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2014-09-18: Great pictures of King Crimson in Boston from Tony Levin's Web Diary
Here in Boston, I'm thrilled, as always, to return to the city I was born in and grew up in. In Copley Square, a visit to the Boston Public Library where I used to work in the music department after school.

2014-09-18: Fish: A Personal statement on the Scottish Referendum
What is going on up here in Scotland now and what has been going on for a very long time and what will be decided today I cannot ignore and would be an absolute lie if I chose to pretend it did not affect me and chose to avoi

2014-09-18: Queen release "Killer Queen" vodka on 40th anniversary of song
The ultimate accompaniment to any band’s rider, and drink of choice for the legendary late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Queen have unveiled a premium Freddie Mercury celebratory vodka, ‘Killer Queen’. Released on the 40th

2014-09-17: Rush's R40 – 40th Anniversary Collectors Box Set Available In DVD & Blu-ray
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Rush’s eponymous debut album in 1974. This superb collector’s box set brings together live performances by Rush from each decade of their career. It includes “Rush In Rio”, “R

2014-09-17: Lifesigns Live DVD on PledgeMusic
HI! We need YOU to help us record our live DVD this autumn. Pledge with us and be a part of making this come true! Here’s how it works. Over three nights in or near London we are going to record a Live DVD before a very selec

2014-09-17: James Cameron Wins Another ‘Avatar’ Lawsuit
Litigants seeking to cash in on the global popularity of James Cameron’s uber-blockbuster are now 0-for-4 in the past year. A New York judge today threw out a copyright-infringement suit by artist Roger Dean — who has created

2014-09-16: King Crimson to Release Long-Coveted ‘Blue Tapes’
For years, the so-called ‘Blue Tapes’ have been among the most sought-after items for King Crimson fans, coveted as much for the musical clarity on display during these 1973-74 concerts as for their scarcity. Not anymore. Rob

2014-09-16: Pictures of King Crimson getting ready for Boston
Some photographs from today's set-up and soundcheck. First up from the camera of the Mighty Trev, a view of the grand old venue that is the Colonial Theatre...Into the soundcheck...

2014-09-15: Jeff Lynne Says There May Be More ELO Shows on the Way
After a return performance to the stage last night, Jeff Lynne said that there may be more performances from Electric Light Orchestra in the future. Lynne performed with ELO as part of BBC Radio 2Œs Festival in a Day in Lond

2014-09-15: Boston Globe Music Preview: Fripp plays favorites with a new King Crimson
In 1989, when the English rock band King Crimson released a so-called “Definitive Edition” of its 1971 album, “Islands,” a hidden track that closed the original LP was omitted through an engineer’s error. The change was sligh

2014-09-14: RIP: John Gustafson, bassist for Quatermass, Roxy Music, Ian Gillan and others
John Gustafson, who memorably collaborated in the ’70s with Ian Gillan and Roxy Music, has died at 72. He had once been deemed the “second most important bassist ever to come out of Liverpool” for his work in the groundbreaki

2014-09-14: RoSfest Saturday lineup announced for ROSfest 2015
The twelfth edition of The Rites of Spring Festival will take place on May 1st – 3rd 2015 in Gettysburg, PA. UK progressive metal band Haken will headline the Saturday bill on May 2nd. The supporting slots for Saturday have b

2014-09-12: Jerry Gaskill of King's X sufers second heart attack
We unfortunately have to announce that during a scheduled minor procedure, Jerry Gaskill has suffered a heart attack during the post operation recovery, and as a result must undergo double bypass surgery within the next 72 ho

2014-09-11: Prog Awards 2014 Winners In Full
The third annual Progressive Music Awards took place tonight in the majestic setting of the Underglobe, underneath Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. It was a spectacular and star-studded event, with Peter Gabriel scoopin

2014-09-11: Deep Purple Announce New Concert Film With Orchestra
Deep Purple‘s forthcoming ‘Live in Verona’ DVD finds the group working with strings again — more than 45 years after their groundbreaking ‘Concerto for Group and Orchestra’ pushed the boundary between classical music and rock

2014-09-09: Queensryche Is 'Making a New Record Right Now,' Eyeing Early 2015 Releease
Its lengthy and bitter legal battle with former frontman Geoff Tate ended, Queensryche is putting the throttle down on moving past the problems and getting its future in full gear. Drummer Scott Rockenfield tells Billboard th

2014-09-09: Great pictures from Tony Levin on King Crimson warm-up show
Here at 'The Egg', in Albany -- it's the venue where we'll start off the tour on Tuesday. But we loaded in Saturday night, and have two days of production rehearsals to get used to the stage setup and our concert sound system

2014-09-09: Mike and the Mechanics Announcement: Successful Hits Tour to hit the US and Canada
That’s right, it’s hot off the press – Mike + The Mechanics will be touring America in early 2015 – February and March – and we hope to see you there! We’re excited to announce that we will be flying over to America before hi

2014-09-08: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan Leads Thousands of Guitarists Through ‘Smoke on the Water’
In 2013, the inaugural Guitars on the Beach event collected the biggest single gathering of guitarists playing simultaneously in the history of Britain. For the follow-up, which was held on Sept. 6, organizer Geoff Baker set

2014-09-08: Nostalgic ride through Steely Dan’s career
Old pop stars don’t fade away — they tour the summer circuit endlessly, playing greatest-hits shows for fans looking to relive some memories for a couple hours. Steely Dan, perhaps the most stylishly subversive band of its or

2014-09-07: TIFF 2014: Roger Waters rocks red carpet
We don’t need no thought control. Veteran British rocker Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame says that pretty much sums up why his 1979 double album The Wall, which inspired the recent The Wall Live world tour that has now been t

2014-09-05: Genesis Documentary ‘Sum of the Parts’ Coming in November
The upcoming BBC documentary ‘Together and Apart‘ will be paired with another film called ‘Sum of the Parts,’ set for release in November on DVD, to form a comprehensive history of Genesis. Together, they trace the history of

2014-09-05: Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin To Perform Live Scores of Cult Horror Classics Dawn of the Dead and Suspiria at Roadburn Festival 2015
We’re extremely excited to announce that Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin will return to the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival, set for April 9 – 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands, to perform their much acclaimed movi

2014-09-04: Geoff Tate Bids Farewell to Queensryche
After many years and a lot of legal drama, former Queensryche singer Geoff Tate performed under the band’s name for the final time on Aug. 30, marking the end of an era for longtime fans. The occasion was marked with appropri

2014-09-03: Radiohead drummer Phil Selway says band's best album 'is still to come'
Radiohead drummer Phil Selway has insisted that the band's best work is "still to come". In this week's issue of NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally, Selway revealed that the band are set to begin sessions

2014-09-03: Kate Bush faces a battle to save Devon clifftop home from falling into the sea
Kate Bush's big comeback to the top of the pop scene might be spoiled by a sudden fall – as her cliff-top hideaway inches closer to the sea. The publicity-shy singer, 56, bought the five-bed mansion for a reported £2.5 millio

2014-09-02: Scottish take on Top 10 Prog Bands
1 Jethro Tull: Led by Scot Ian Anderson and recognised as one of the leading prog rock bands. 2 Yes: Rick Wakeman played with Yes, who were in the vanguard of the movement. 3 Pink Floyd: Arguably the most successful band to d

2014-09-02: Fripp launches King Crimson YouTube channel
The aim of DGM is to connect music, musician and audience in a way that supports the power of music, the integrity of the musician and the needs of the audience. DGM Live offers music for download with photographs, diary arch

2014-09-02: Battersea Power Station: The life, death and rebirth of a London icon
Ever since it appeared on the cover of Animals, Pink Floyd's 1977 album, Battersea Power Station in London has been famous around the world. It has appeared in everything from the Beatles' 1965 movie Help! to Christopher Nola

2014-08-31: Ian Anderson ‘Thick As A Brick: Live In Iceland’ — DVD Review
Back in 1972, Jethro Tull unleashed the “mother of all concept albums” with ‘Thick as a Brick,’ which told the tale of a young lad called Gerald Bostock. It became a No. 1 hit, due in no small part to the momentum from their

2014-08-31: Artist Roger Dean at 70 - in pictures
Roger Dean, the famed artist, designer, architect, and publisher, turns 70 on 31 August. Featuring some of his greatest fantasy landscapes and designs for artists such as Yes and Asia, let’s celebrate with a selection of some

2014-08-29: RIP: Glenn Cornick, bass player for Jethro Tull
It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Glenn Cornick, bass player with Jethro Tull from the band’s inception 1968 until 1970. Of course, he had also played with the John Evan Band for the year during

2014-08-29: Mike Portnoy ‘Wouldn’t Put Money’ on Returning to Dream Theater
Drummer Mike Portnoy has offered his latest thoughts about the possibility of him rejoining his longtime band Dream Theater, and he feels that the chances are slim to none. In the latest issue of U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine,

2014-08-29: Photos of Pink Floyd’s New Album The Endless River on Vinyl
Acoustic Sounds has shared some photos of Pink Floyd’s new studio album The Endless River they are working on for release in October 2014. Acoustic Sounds were chosen to handle the release of the double vinyl of the album and

2014-08-27: Kate Bush: Before the Dawn – reviews roundup
Taking stock of Kate Bush’s comeback was always going to be tricky. The sense of anticipation around her return to the stage after 35 years was so fevered that its opening night seems beyond criticism altogether, a time for p

2014-08-26: HELIOPOLIS Release “City of the Sun” on 10T Records
Formed in Los Angeles in the summer of 2012, Heliopolis set out determined to celebrate the uplifting power of music. They began writing their debut album, “City of the Sun,” while simultaneously undertaking a string of accla

2014-08-25: Show Review: Deep Purple Burns Down the MPAC
Deep Purple unleashed a scorching show to an enthusiastic crowd at the MPAC. Deep Purple is an English rock band that is still going strong since its inception in the late 1960's. They are among the pioneers of hard rock and

2014-08-22: Genesis Announce New ‘R-Kive’ Box Set
When Genesis teased fans with the promise of “exciting news” to be announced on Aug. 22, speculation ran wild; given that former members recently participated in an upcoming retrospective documentary, some hoped that the dorm

2014-08-22: Boston Globe Music Pick: Yanni at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
“I don’t like to define my music. To me, music is pure emotion. It’s language that can communicate certain emotions and the rhythm cuts across genders, cultures, and nationalities. All you need to do is close your eyes and fe

2014-08-22: Dream Theater announce "Breaking The Fourth Wall", live from the Boston Opera House
On March 25th, 2014, Dream Theater performed at the Boston Opera House with very special guests from the Berklee College of Music orchestra and choir. Filmed and directed by Pierre and François Lamoureux, and mixed and master

2014-08-21: Carl Palmer’s retirement joke
In a video posted on his Facebook page, the prog icon announces: “Carl Palmer has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands. “Along the way his dazzling speed and

2014-08-20: Toronto International Film Festival to Premiere Roger Waters The Wall
Fans of Roger Waters and Pink Floyd's monumental The Wall, get ready. This immersive experience of Waters's The Wall Live tour, shot in three cities across two continents, is a rib-rattling, sonically stupendous piece of film

2014-08-20: Kate Bush Pleads With Fans NOT To Use Phones & Tablets At Comeback Shows
It's been 35 years since she last took the stage - at which point the first ever mobile phone was just a glint in some dreamer-turned-bazillianaire's eye. Kate Bush has asked fans not to film her London shows. Or bring their

2014-08-20: Eccentric Orbit Announces the Release of Creation of the Humanoids
Proudly announcing our new CD, "Creation of the Humanoids," dedicated to our friend Mark Cella. The new CD builds on the sounds and vibe of our debut, "Attack of the Martians," adding the sounds of electric violin, synth guit

2014-08-20: echolyn cancelling october shows
echolyn is disappointed to announce that we need to cancel our three live performances this fall. In juggling family, work and school obligations we are faced with the reality that the timeline we are presented with to proper

2014-08-19: Jon Anderson on Working With Jean-Luc Ponty, Yes’ New Album and More – Exclusive Interview
Jon Anderson parted ways with Yes in 2008, when health concerns kept him from committing to a tour. But he has remained incredibly active over the intervening six years, juggling an endless variety of projects at a time — and

2014-08-19: WOW! Kate Bush by Gered Mankowitz
I am delighted to announce details of the pre-launch process for WOW!, the latest ultra-large-format limited edition book by our publishing arm, Ormond Yard Press, featuring the very best work from Gered Mankowitz’s incredibl

2014-08-18: 20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Genesis
It’s easy to think you’ve heard all there is to hear about Genesis. Between selling some 130 million albums worldwide, papering MTV with videos, and a well-deserved Hall of Fame nod — not to mention launching the hitmaking so

2014-08-15: AAJ Review: InterStatic - Arise
Its beginnings may have been a little closer to the jazz side of the jazz-rock equation with Anthem (PVY Records, 2011), but British expat keyboardist Roy Powell's and trio with Norwegian guitarist Jacob Young and drummer Jar

2014-08-15: District 97 New Music Sneak Preview/Kickstarter Launching August 25th
We're delighted to give you a sneak peak at a track from our upcoming 3rd studio album. The song is called Takeover, and was filmed on June 12, 2014 at Martyrs': Please share! If you'd like to hear this and the rest of our n

2014-08-14: 'The bloody thing burned to the ground': Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan recalls that fire in the sky
Deep Purple are considered to be among the forefathers who forged hard rock and heavy metal, thanks to their unmistakable blend of heavy guitar riffs, anthemic keyboards, and sweeping melodies in songs like “Smoke on the Wate

2014-08-14: Tool's Danny Carey to Play With Primus in September
Tool drummer Danny Carey will sit in on a handful of Primus dates in September while the band's original drummer, Tim "Herb" Alexander, continues to recover from open heart surgery following a heart attack last month. "The mi

2014-08-13: Queen see future with Lambert
Former American Idol contestant Lambert is out on the road with May and Roger Taylor and has won praise for the way he has filled in for the late Freddie Mercury. May tells Eddie Trunk: “I think he’s woken us up — and just in

2014-08-13: Singer says farewell to Queensryche
Don't let the word “farewell” in Geoff Tate's August tour give you the wrong impression. The former long-time singer/songwriter of Queensryche isn't hanging up his microphone by any means. But he is bringing an end to an era

2014-08-13: Limelight for Rush: Toronto rockers get a park named in their honour
It may not be very rock-and-roll to get a park named in your band’s honour, but musical icons Rush have always defied the genre. “I know my mom is very happy!” frontman Geddy Lee told the Star. Lee and co-founder Alex Lifeson

2014-08-12: Faust: Whatever happened to ‘the German Beatles’?
The late 1960s and early 1970s saw in West Germany the formation of an extraordinary handful of experimental groups, including Amon Düül 2, Can, Kraftwerk, Neu! and Cluster. These groups were often misunderstood and even igno

2014-08-08: Interview: Queensryche
“Keep on keepin’ on,” seems to be the unofficial motto of the hard-rocking bandmates of Queensryche, who, after a tumultuous couple of years, have found their collective center. Juggling lawsuits, line-up changes, and new alb

2014-08-08: ProgDay: Travis Larson Band and Zombie Frogs perform,
Travelers applying for an US visas worldwide have been having difficulty completing visa requests due to a global system failure at the US Department of State. The problem, which began back in July, has unfortunately left Luz

2014-08-06: Ian Gillan Rules Out Reunion with Ritchie Blackmore if Deep Purple Is Elected to Rock Hall
There’s always a fair amount of fuss when bands refuse to reunite with former members for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction performances, but Deep Purple‘s Ian Gillan knows exactly where those groups are coming from.

2014-08-06: Steve Rothery solo update
We had an amazing two days down at Real World studios at the end of June recording live tracks and shooting the documentary footage for the special edition of my Ghosts of Pripyat album with Lasse Hoile. It was also the first

2014-08-02: Robert Fripp: “My professional life has been so devoid of joy”
Uncut joins Robert Fripp and the latest incarnation of King Crimson in the rehearsal studio to hear about their upcoming gigs, the problems with touring and his setlist plans, in the new issue, out now. “My professional lif

2014-08-01: Jon Lord tribute gets DVD release
A concert held in honour of the late Jon Lord and featuring some of the biggest names in rock is to be released on DVD. Celebrating Jon Lord - At The Royal Albert Hall will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and CD on Friday, Septe

2014-07-31: The Winery Dogs Live In The WAAF Studio
These Dogs already know all the tricks and are applying that vast knowledge to this new Band. Not "Project". This is a real band that plays for real. It can't get any more real than the Bass wrangling of Billy Sheehan(Davi

2014-07-30: RIP: Dick Wagner, esteemed Michigan rock guitarist, dead at 71
It was a final medical battle Dick Wagner couldn’t win. Wagner, the Michigan-bred guitarist renowned for his work with Alice Cooper, the Frost, Lou Reed and others, died this morning in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 71.

2014-07-30: DAVID JACKSON at ProgDay 2014!
Best known to progressive rock fans as a former member of VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, saxophonist, flautist and composer DAVID JACKSON will be performing at ProgDay as a special guest of ALEX CARPANI BAND. The band is currently

2014-07-30: Queensryche Starring Geoff Tate Changes Name To ‘Operation: Mindcrime’
The long-running saga for the name rights between Geoff Tate and Queensryche appears to have taken its final, albeit logical, step. Tate revealed today (July 30) that, beginning in September, the band he now fronts will be kn

2014-07-29: Flying Colors reveal their Second Nature
Flying Colors have confirmed the release of their album Second Nature on September 29 via Music Theories/Mascot Label Group. The prog supergroup – featuring Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Steve Morse, David LaRue and Casey McPhers

2014-07-28: ‘Some of it was a little bit overblown’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs
If prog rock was once about pushing at the boundaries of music, then Ian Anderson asserts that those days have come to a definitive end. Moreover, if his band Jethro Tull was once considered a prog-rock outfit, he’s at a loss

2014-07-27: Peter Gabriel says Real World record label can last another 25 years
Musician Peter Gabriel says his world music label can carry on for at least another 25 years. Gabriel, who runs Real World records, made the prediction despite dwindling CD sales and the growth in streaming. "As long as the a

2014-07-26: Jon Anderson And Jean-Luc Ponty Announce Details Of Collaborative Project
Back in March, we learned that former Yes singer Jon Anderson had begun working on a new project with noted jazz fusion violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. Now, the duo have unveiled more details of the Anderson Ponty Band, who are loo

2014-07-26: Jethro Tull, ‘A Passion Play: An Extended Performance’ – Album Review
With Jethro Tull‘s 1972 opus ‘Thick as a Brick,’ band mastermind Ian Anderson aimed to subvert the bloated prog-rock excess of his peers while also paying tribute to their epic sweep. And he succeeded. With its absurd lyrical

2014-07-25: Morsefest announced for November 14-15 in Nashville, TN
For the first time ever, you can join Neal in his home town for a two-day music festival! Special guests, like Mike Portnoy, will be joining Neal in performances of the entire "One" and "Testimony 1" albums. Hear the music in

2014-07-25: Arena split with John Jowitt
Arena bassist John Jowitt is to leave the band by mutual consent, they've confirmed. He joined soon after they formed in 1995 but won't take part in their 20th anniversary celebrations next year, including the launch of eight

2014-07-25: The History of John Rutsey and Rush
Rush have survived 40 years in the music industry, persisting through critical hatred and shifting musical trends, and they owe much of that longevity to the consistently inventive drumming of Neil Peart. Within that view, it

2014-07-24: Enchant break their 10-year silence
Enchant will break a ten-year silence when they launch The Great Divide in September via InsideOut. It's their first release since 2004's Live At Last and their first studio outing since Tug Of War, which appeared the previou

2014-07-24: John Petrucci Talks About The Future Of Dream Theater...
Prog Magazine caught up with John Petrucci when Dream Theater played at Sonisphere Festival recently. The guitarist talked about how excited the US prog metal legends were about headlining the Saturn Stage at Sonisphere on th

2014-07-24: John Payne (Asia), Fired Las Vegas Musical Director Sues Casino
John Payne claims his creative contributions were copyrighted and that his rights assignment was executed under duress. After being fired from the Las Vegas musical "Raiding the Rock Vault," co-director John Payne has fired o

2014-07-23: Progtoberfest announced for Chicago October 25-26
Spock's Beard, Stick Men, Bigelf, Richard Sinclair, Oblivion Sun, District 97 & more (24 bands)

2014-07-23: Yes celebrate new chapter
Yes veteran Chris Squire has described 20th studio album Heaven & Earth as a "new chapter" in the band's history. Speaking in the promotional video below, where each member has their say, the bassist points to the addition of

2014-07-20: Deep Purple’s Roger Glover on Their Upcoming U.S. Tour, A New Album + Working with Bob Ezrin
When we last spoke to frontman Ian Gillan about a year ago, Deep Purple was preparing to release ‘Now What?!’ — their the first new studio effort in eight years. At that time, U.S. dates seemed unlikely, according to a frustr

2014-07-19: Yes, ‘Heaven & Earth’ – Album Review
The opening notes on Yes‘ 21st studio album are like sonic comfort food: Guitarist Steve Howe teases an ethereal melody, his delayed notes conjuring the mystical waterfalls and hovering spaceships of any good Roger Dean cover

2014-07-18: Rush men could have park named after them
Rush men Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson could have a park named after them in the place they grew up. The community council of Willowdale, Toronto, Canada, will be asked to vote next month on whether a "unique creative space" sho

2014-07-15: Keith Emerson To Guest on New World, A Progressive Rock Album by Dave Kerzner (Sound Of Contact)
I'm thrilled to share with you that one of my heroes, legendary Progrock keyboardist Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, will be guesting on a track for the Deluxe Edition of my album "New World"! This news is even more

2014-07-14: BACKHAND Plays ProgDay 2014!
Four giants from the Venezuelan music scene and an Emmy Award winning singer based in Canada merge their talents and passion for music into an exceptional eclectic prog band. BACKHAND consists of ADRIANUS VAN WOERKOM (keyboar

2014-07-09: ALEX CARPANI BAND Performs at ProgDay!
Swiss-born, Italian-based keyboardist and composer ALEX CARPANI started his musical journey at an early age. While having recorded dozens of albums of music between self-released discs, electronic music, soundtracks and music

2014-07-09: Portnoy slams Floyd album as 'disrespectful'
Mike Portnoy has slammed news of a first Pink Floyd album in 20-years as "disrespectful". The former Dream Theater and current The Winery Dogs drummer is a self-proclaimed Floyd fanatic and he took to his official Facebook pa

2014-07-08: Floyd describe the Endless River as 'ambient'
Pink Floyd have confirmed they'll release their first album since 1994's The Division Bell in October. It follows a Twitter post from David Gilmour's wife Polly Samson in which she said the record will be called The Endless R

2014-07-07: Yes forges ahead with classic albums and new music
When the guitarist Steve Howe joined Yes, a promising young English band at the forefront of a growing progressive-rock movement, in 1970, he could hardly have known that “Perpetual Change,” the last song on 1971’s “The Yes A

2014-07-06: Dream Theater: being uncool was our main weapon
John Petrucci from Dream Theater says being "uncool" became the prog outfit's greatest strength. And the guitarist says the new generation of progressive rock bands is heartwarming for Dream Theater, who are relative veterans

2014-07-06: Phil Collins’ son Simon Collins arrested in England on suspicion of supplying, possessing drugs
The eldest son of rocker Phil Collins is in too deep. Fellow musician Simon Collins was busted in England for suspicion of supplying Class A drugs and possession of a Class B drug, the Daily Mail reported Saturday. Collins, 3

2014-07-05: More Details on Pink Floyd's New "Endless River" Album Emerge Including a Possible Audio Preview
A series of recordings made during the sessions for 1994's "The Division Bell" but never before released, are apparently the basis for a forthcoming Pink Floyd recording called "The Endless River" Dubbed "The Big Spli

2014-07-03: Things Get Hot At Styx & Foreigner’s Show In Philly
This Styx & Foreigner tour is on fire! No, literally. The tour stopped in Philly on Wednesday, and things really lit up. As TMZ puts it, 2 tour buses “turned into vehicular torches” that afternoon before the show. We’re still

2014-07-02: SENSATIONS' FIX at ProgDay 2014!
The story of SENSATIONS' FIX begins – and never quite ends – with FRANCO FALSINI. Blazing a trail for DIY recording in his early years, Falsini employed a floor model mini-moog and a tricked out Teac 4-track as the core of hi

2014-07-02: Gillan to sing Smoke with 1000s of guitarists
Deep Purple's Ian Gillan is backing a world record attempt for the most number of amateur guitarists playing at the same time. The singer will take a break from Deep Purple’s world tour to front Guitars On The Beach, the mass

2014-07-02: Steve Walsh resigning from Kansas
On June 30, 2014, Steve Walsh informed the members of KANSAS that he is resigning from the band. His last performance with KANSAS will be August 16, 2014, in Sioux City, Iowa, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. As KANSAS contin

2014-07-01: U.S. Postal Service Unveils Janis Joplin Stamp
Weeks before Janis Joplin is scheduled to join Jimi Hendrix on the list of new honorees in the U.S. Postal Service’s Music Icons series of commemorative stamps, we’ve been granted our first glimpse of what the artwork will lo

2014-06-27: Mattias Olsson and David Lundberg bring Necromonkey to ProgDay!
MATTIAS OLSSON, formerly of ANGLAGARD, met DAVID LUNDBERG, keyboardist from GOSTA BERLINGS SAGA, in 2008 while working on GBS's second album. Their discussions of collaboration became reality in 2010 when Olsson and Lundberg

2014-06-27: Phil Collins donates revolution artifacts to Alamo
The British 1980s music icon was at the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and Texas Revolutionary shrine in San Antonio on Thursday, announcing the donation of his collection of related artifacts — one so vast it is considered the wor

2014-06-26: Phil Collins Rehearsing for Possible Comeback Tour
Phil Collins admitted last fall that he’d been considering the possibility of a return to active duty. Now, according to Collins’ longtime bassist Lee Sklar, it looks like a comeback might really be in the cards. In fact, as

2014-06-26: Jeff Beck Cancels Second Leg of European Tour Due to Medical Concerns
Jeff Beck has canceled the second leg of his European tour. Beck, who turned 70 on June 24, has been instructed by doctors to stop performing for six weeks. He also will "undertake a short hospital procedure."