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2015-05-06: Todd Rundgren Recalls Missed Opportunities to Produce the Who and Talking Heads
Todd Rundgren could easily rest on his legacy as a recording artist, but as rock fans are aware, he’s also built up a mighty impressive list of production credits — albeit one that, as he recently told the A.V. Club, is still

2015-05-06: IO EARTH announce the release of their third studio album, "New World"
After what seems like a very long wait, IO Earth have announced that their much anticipated third studio album "New World" is now available for pre-order. Since 2009, Dave Cureton and Adam Gough's signature genre-blending sou

2015-05-05: Readers' Poll: 10 Acts That Should Enter the Hall of Fame in 2016
You can't blame the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee for not bringing Deep Purple in. They've put them on the ballot several times over the past few years, but for whatever reason the voters just don't seem to

2015-05-05: King's X coming to The Regent Theatre
Few hard rock bands are as widely respected yet criminally overlooked as King’s X. The band, which combines progressive rock and soul with vocal arrangements influenced by gospel, blues and British Invasion groups, still feat

2015-05-03: 40 Years Ago: King Crimson Ends Classic Era With Thunderous Live LP ‘USA’
In 1974, King Crimson mastermind Robert Fripp announced the extinction of his legendary prog-rock act, promising that the band was “completely over for ever and ever.” That same year, Crimson released Red, a thunderous statem

2015-05-03: Nightwish triumph under the stars
Nightwish's growth in America is barely short of remarkable, and the vast array of products available to hardcore devotees — everything from shirts and tote bags to bikinis and alarm clocks — suggests the band might well be F

2015-05-02: Marco Minnemann new solo album: "Celebration"
My new album CELEBRATION will be released June 1st and is available for pre-order now. Versus the previous release EEPS (which was assembled by using a lot of crazy and different pieces and textures), CELEBRATION stays in one

2015-05-02: Pink Floyd star sees dark side of digital
Roger Waters of Pink Floyd has hit out at the “gallery of rogues and thieves” in Silicon Valley who make it impossible for young musicians to earn a living from their music. In an interview for today’s Times Saturday Review t

2015-05-01: Innerview: Kansas - River of destiny
It can be said with complete certainty that there’s never been a band like Kansas. From the outset, with its 1974 self-titled debut album, the group combined British progressive rock influences with American blues, boogie and

2015-05-01: AAJ Review - David Torn: Only Sky
Despite a career that now goes back over three decades, the relative infrequency of releases from guitarist and sound sculptor David Torn renders any new one, at the very least, a cause for speculation...if not enthusiastic a

2015-04-30: Sad article that does not apply to Progressive Rock fans: New study shows that people stop listening to new music at 33
If you’re 33 or older, you will never listen to new music again—at least, that’s more or less what a new online study says. The study, which is based mainly on data from U.S. Spotify users, concludes that age 33 is when, on a

2015-04-30: The Road Not Taken: The History of Roger Waters’ ‘The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking’
The history of Pink Floyd, and maybe of classic rock itself, turns on The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking. How could that be? After all, it remains a largely forgotten Roger Waters solo effort — one that only crept to No. 31 in

2015-04-30: Kickstarter Campaign: "Zeitgeist" A Pedal Giant Animals Progressive Music Project by Frank Wyatt
Zeitgeist is a collaborative music endeavor featuring members of the progressive rock bands Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun, and the Pedal Giant Animals project. This recording project started out as an idea for a Happy The Man r

2015-04-29: Steve Hackett 2015 US Tour Dates Announced (including Lynn Auditorium)
November 2015: Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Revisited - The Total Experience◾18 November - Grand Opera House, Wilmington, DE, USA ◾19 November - Lynn Auditorium, Lynn, MA, USA ◾20 November - Keswick The

2015-04-29: Listen to John Lodge’s New Song ‘In My Mind’
Moody Blues singer and bassist John Lodge is about to release 10,000 Light Years Ago, his first solo album in 38 years. We’re pleased to present the premiere for “In My Mind,” which you can listen to above. Lodge tells Ultima

2015-04-29: Concert Review: Classic Rockers Kansas Find a Way to 'Carry On'
Like many bands that are just starting out, Kansas faced its share of obstacles as it was on the way to eventual success. But for guitarist Richard Williams, it came down to teamwork and sharing a common goal when it came to

2015-04-28: RIP: Guy Leblanc of Camel, Nathan Mahl (and NewEARS alumni)
Guy LeBlanc (born October 16, 1960, died April 27, 2015) was a Canadian keyboardist and composer. He led his own progressive-rock band - Nathan Mahl, and had been a member of the British progressive band Camel since 2000. He

2015-04-28: 26 Years Ago: Adrian Belew's Solo Career Takes Off With "Mr. Music Head"
By the late '80s, Adrian Belew had compiled an incredible list of credits that included stints with Frank Zappa, King Crimson and Talking Heads. His greatest success, however, lay just ahead and it would come courtesy of

2015-04-28: Alex Lifeson says Rush is slowing down, not going away
The upcoming Rush tour is billed as a 40th anniversary celebration — but it could just as easily be advertised as a retirement party of sorts. No, the beloved Toronto power-prog band isn’t going away, exactly. But the virtuos

2015-04-28: AGUSA: Swedish Psychedelic/Prog Outfit Signs With The Laser’s Edge For Summer Release Of Sophomore Album
The Laser’s Edge has signed Malmo, Sweden-based psychedelic/prog outfit, AGUSA, for the release of the eclectic outfit’s impending sophomore album this Summer. With almost forty minutes of new material, AGUSA delivers a wide

2015-04-27: New Progression Magazine now available
Progression Magazine issue No. 67 has been mailed to all domestic and international subscribers and soon will be dispatched to all subscribers internationally. It now is available for single-issue ordering. Featured in this i

2015-04-27: Roger Waters discusses the Beatles’ impact on Pink Floyd: ‘There was a value in that freedom’
Pink Floyd recorded its 1967 debut just one studio over from the Beatles at Abbey Road studios. But that’s where the similarities between Piper at the Gates of Dawn and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band end, Pink Floyd’s

2015-04-26: Super-producer Bob Ezrin Slams State of Music Today
Bob Ezrin, best known for his work as a producer with Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd and Kiss, has taken a hard look at the current state of music – and he’s horrified. “Where are the anthems, the protest songs, the songs to march

2015-04-26: Steve Hackett: My 'wage' with Genesis peaked at £100 a week
Fame & fortune: The rock guitarist talks about his tough upbringing, stage splurges and the power of rock band royalties. Steve Hackett, 65, found fame as the lead guitarist with the rock band Genesis from 1971 to 1977. Today

2015-04-25: AAJ Review: Steve Hackett: Wolflight (Extended Edition)
After spending the better part of three years recording, releasing and touring Genesis Revisted 2 (Inside Out, 2012), and not one but two resultant live documents—Genesis Revisited -Live at Hammersmith (Inside Out, 2013) and

2015-04-24: Frontiers Signs BILLY SHERWOOD For New Project & World Trade
Frontiers Records are pleased to announce the signing of former Yes (official) member Billy Sherwood for the release of a new, exciting band and concept album entitled 'Citizen'. The creator of the record is former YES member

2015-04-22: 46 Years Ago: The Who Debut ‘Tommy’ in Concert
On April 22, 1969, the Who performed their new work, Tommy, for the first time. The concert, which took place in Dolton, Devon, was a full month before the groundbreaking double album was released. Though the Who, to this poi

2015-04-22: Spock's Beard: announce new album 'The Oblivion Particle'
Legendary progressive-rockers Spock's Beard are pleased to announce that they will return with their brand new 12th studio album 'The Oblivion Particle', to be released at the end of August 2015. They will also head back to E

2015-04-21: Moody Blues Bassist Hoping Band's Classic Lineup Will Reunite for Days of Future Passed's 50th Anniversary
A major milestone in the history of The Moody Blues is approaching in the not-too-distant future, as the 50th anniversary of the release of the band's landmark concept album, Days of Future Passed, will take place in the fall

2015-04-21: 46 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Mixes Genres on the Experimental ‘Uncle Meat’
By the time Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention released their fifth album, Uncle Meat, in April 1969, it was evident that he was a creative, prolific and adventurous force. Uncle Meat was the second double album of the

2015-04-21: Marillion: the complete conversation
By frontman Steve Hogarth’s own admission, Marillion’s weekend conventions started out in 2002 as “a bit of an experiment, really,” in which the British art-rock stalwarts took over a holiday camp and watched as a United Nati

2015-04-20: Roger Waters’ The Wall to receive global screenings
Roger Waters isn’t finished building The Wall. A documentary about his three-year blockbuster tour is coming to cinemas on September 29, 2015 for a special global screening that will include both the film and an “in conversat

2015-04-20: Robert Rich's Space Music Lands at Echoes, Live Tonight
Robert Rich is from the first generation of California synthesists to be influenced by German space music and Minimalism. On his latest album, Filaments, he returns to that source while creating one of the most distinctive so

2015-04-17: 31 Years Ago: Styx Come to a Screeching Halt With Release of Live Album, ‘Caught in the Act’
Styx were on top of the world during the early ’80s, with a string of multi-platinum albums and a growing collection of hit singles to their credit — but it was all about to come to a screeching halt. As is often the case wit

2015-04-15: KIRK HAMMETT Says New METALLICA Material Is A 'Bit More Progressive' [???] Than Last Year's 'Lords Of Summer' Song
METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett says that the material the band has been writing for its forthcoming album "is a little bit more progressive" than the song "Lords Of Summer", which was performed for the first time more than

2015-04-15: Roger Waters’ ‘Amused to Death’ Will Be Reissued in July
Roger Waters‘ Amused to Death, a guest-packed – and still very relevant – indictment of a screen-obsessed culture, is returning with a multi-format remastering. The reissue, due July 24, will be available in a variety of conf

2015-04-15: New York Times Review: Magma Plays Prog-Rock at Le Poisson Rouge
The progressive rock that arose in the late 1960s took pride in complexity, using large-scale structures, long-form narratives, jumpy melodies, dissonant harmonies, layers of polyphony, tricky meters, sudden transitions and t

2015-04-13: Dweezil Zappa plays Frank Zappa’s music at Berklee
Because fans of Frank Zappa’s music tend to be a bit obsessive, Dweezil Zappa, son of the late great songwriter, mixes up what he performs with Zappa Plays Zappa, the tribute act he’s been fronting for the past decade. “I try

2015-04-12: Justin Hayward Recalls the Incredible '80s-Era Rebirth of the Moody Blues
The Moody Blues had already pulled off a successful second act when the '80s heralded a third. First came a late-'60s reshuffling, after the initial success of their single 'Go Now' which charted at No. 1 in the U.K. and

2015-04-12: 31 Years Ago: Rush Explore a Bleak, Synth-Driven Landscape in ‘Grace Under Pressure’
When asked for the definition of “guts” in a long-ago magazine profile, author Ernest Hemingway replied that he meant “grace under pressure.” With that, he not only coined a popular phrase but unwittingly named the 10th studi

2015-04-11: Progsheet - A Few More Words With...Amanda Lehmann
I was sitting on a chair just the other day thinking it was time to check in on Amanda Lehmann again. I dropped her a note & she was happy to talk once more. She's on the new Steve Hackett record - Wolflight. In addition to t

2015-04-10: Drummer Mike Portnoy Talks Rush Influence in Ultimate Classic Rock Video
Through his work with Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob, the Winery Dogs and other projects, drummer Mike Portnoy has inspired countless younger players. Naturally, he had inspirations of his own as a teen — and as he tells Ultim

2015-04-08: Steve Hackett on His Rangy ‘Wolflight,’ the Joys of Collaboration and Genesis
Steve Hackett‘s descriptions of his work are nearly as dynamic as the music itself. Ask him to detail a song’s creation, and he typically responds with an epic poem. Reflecting, for instance, on the disparate influences behin

2015-04-08: Mike Portnoy to join Twisted Sister farewell tour
Two weeks ago, Twisted Sister said they would make a decision soon as to the future of the band. And it looks like its official: After 40 years, the band is planning to call it quits. The news isn’t a total surprise. Followin

2015-04-07: Boston Globe Music Review: Brian Wilson, ‘No Pier Pressure’
When the Beatles expanded sonic boundaries with “Revolver” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” their innovations (with the possible exception of sitar-as-rock-instrument) seeped into the bedrock of popular music, whi

2015-04-07: Fish details Misplaced Childhood shows
Fish has announced a run of live shows to mark the 30th anniversary of Marillion’s Misplaced Childhood. He’ll play the album in its entirety on the Farewell To Childhood tour which stops off in the UK at the Cropredy festival

2015-04-07: Watch Steve Hackett’s New Video for ‘Love Song to a Vampire’
Progressive rock fans who are into Steve Hackett and vampires are going to love the former Genesis guitarist’s new video for “Love Song to a Vampire.” You can watch the exclusive premiere above. The video was directed by Paul

2015-04-07: 1st album: Lef, Colin Edwin, Pat Mastelotto and Carmelo Pipitone
We are O.R.k. Lef (Obake, Berserk!) + Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) + Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson) + Carmelo Pipitone (Marta sui tubi). Pre order now our 1st album "Inflamed Rides" and be the first to listen to our new music

2015-04-06: MorseFest 2015 Announced for September 4 - 6
Back for its second year and sure to be even better than before... Join Neal in his home town for this two-day music festival! Long time collaborators Mike Portnoy and Randy George, as well as Neal Morse Band anchors, Bill Hu

2015-04-06: Echoes Interview: Forrest Fang
Forrest Fang started out as a violinist, but somewhere along the path he turned towards the weird, picking up instruments from around the world, like the Chinese Gu Cheng, the Vietnamese Dan Bau, Tibetan bells and more. Mergi

2015-04-06: Yes and Toto Announce Summer Tour
Yes and Toto will join forces late this summer for a co-headlining North American tour that’s scheduled to span 26 dates starting in August. The tour finds both bands celebrating the release of a new project. Toto’s new album

2015-04-05: Innerview: Markus Reuter
With each passing day, composer, touch guitarist and producer Markus Reuter’s career continues to evolve. Since the mid-‘90s, the German musician has pursued an uncompromising, intriguing and occasionally incendiary path, wri

2015-04-03: Styx Announces Massive Vinyl Box Set
Styxes best-known albums will be reissued in an eight-disc vinyl box set that recasts their A&M Records releases together on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. Styx: The A&M Albums 1975-1984 begins with 1975Œs transitional Equinox

2015-04-03: Magma - Venue, Vancouver BC, April 2
Parisian progressive rock band Magma formed back in 1969, and in the 45 years and dozens of band mates they have burned through since, they had never played anywhere in Canada before last night (April 2). Appearing in front o

2015-04-02: Listen to Todd Rundgren's New Song 'Soothe'
Todd Rundgren returns April 7 with Global, his 25th solo album and first since 2013's State. And we have an exclusive premiere of the song 'Soothe' which offers fans an early glimpse of what Rundgren promises is a conte

2015-04-02: AAJ Review - Adam Holzman: The Deform Variations
He's been Steven Wilson's keyboardist of choice (and rightfully so) since the British progressive rocker first hit the road in 2011, after years fronting Porcupine Tree, in support of the Kscope artist's first two albums as a

2015-04-02: Emerson gig is highlight of Moog tribute
3-day London event will mark the life of iconic synth creator. A performance by Keith Emerson's Three Fates Project will bring the curtain down on a celebration of the life of Dr Robert Moog. The Moog Concordance event – to m

2015-04-02: Frank Zappa’s Last Album to Be Released in June
The last album Frank Zappa completed before his death from cancer on Dec. 4, 1993, will be released in June. According to JamBase, Dance Me This will be the late artist’s 100th official release. Buzz about the record first st

2015-04-02: Musical? Play? All That’s Sure Is David Bowie Is Involved
Four decades after his star turn as an alcoholic alien in the film “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” David Bowie is now co-writing a new stage work based on the same story. Off Broadway’s New York Theater Workshop said on Thursday

2015-04-01: Roger Waters’ Amused to Death to be reissued with new artwork
It appears that former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters will see a reissue of his 1992 solo album, Amused to Death, this summer. Amazon’s German site has a posted a listing for the “remixed/remastered” version of the concept al

2015-04-01: New Tool Music Leak
"This music leak is unsettling on many levels. First off, it truly sucks to have your unfinished music available on the interweb without your consent. And second, to have it immediately picked up by someone and released as th

2015-03-31: 35 Years Ago: Genesis Begin Their 80s Domination With 'Duke'
Genesis weathered a number of ups and downs during the 70s, scaling ever-greater heights of commercial success even as a series of lineup changes thinned the band's ranks to a trio. As the decade drew to a close, they'd

2015-03-30: Immersing oneself in Magma: a Christian Vander interview
Any music geek who has spent time in Japan knows it: the Japanese are better at geeking, musically speaking, than we are. Like: imagine seeing Godspeed You! Black Emperor in Tokyo, and the audience stands absolutely still. It

2015-03-30: IRON MAIDEN, PORCUPINE TREE Members Featured On 'The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Prog Rock Classics'
Only a world-class orchestra could pull off a project this ambitious, an undertaking so vast that none other than the hallowed halls of Abbey Road Studios could contain and record music of this magnitude. The Royal Philharmon

2015-03-30: Steve Hughes (Big Big Train, The Enid) releases "Tales From The Silent Ocean"
The Album is FINALLY here and available to buy from the shop page. Just click on shop and scroll down to the bottom where You can use paypal to buy it there. If you would like Steve to sign your copy then please get in touch

2015-03-28: Anekdoten Premiere New Song, “Get Out Alive”
Premiere of our new song Get Out Alive from the upcoming album Until All The Ghosts Are Gone. Jan Erik says: “How to pick a first single from the forthcoming album? Choose a song that is fairly representative and has a bit o

2015-03-28: Laurie Anderson speaks at Harvard
It’s tough to know what to call Laurie Anderson. Composer? Musician? Artist? She’s all that and then some. Anderson, 67 and still spiky-haired, delivered the Louis C. Elson Lecture at Harvard the other night, talking about he

2015-03-27: Steve Hackett - 'Wolflight' related videos launched!
Music pioneer Steve Hackett returns with his new solo album Wolflight on the 30th March 2015 in Europe. To celebrate the impending release of the album, he is now pleased to reveal the stunning, cinematic promo video for the

2015-03-27: Obsessive Progressive - Mike Portnoy interview
Long Beach native Mike Portnoy is a regular Long Island guy. He also happens to be one of the most respected and revered drummers on the planet. As a founding member of the prog-metal machine Dream Theater (and a player in to

2015-03-26: Art of Rush by Hugh Syme
The Art of Rush is a 272 page coffee table book that delves into the 40 year relationship with Rush and their longtime artist and illustrator Hugh Syme. The stunning book begins with a foreword penned by Neil Peart, and conta

2015-03-26: Deep Purple Announce U.S. Summer Tour
Deep Purple fans in the States will be able to get their concert fix this summer, when the band returns to the U.S. for a month-long tour. The groupfs summer run, which finds the band continuing to promote 2013Œs Now What?!

2015-03-25: Radiohead and The Doors albums added to Library of Congress
Albums by RADIOHEAD and THE DOORS are to be preserved for future generations by the Library of Congress. The Doors' self-titled debut disc and OK Computer by British rockers Radiohead are among 25 musical works selected for i

2015-03-24: Phil Manzanera on Jay Z, Kanye West and the riff that changed his life
The first thing you hear on Jay Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' is a remix of an 'obscure' 1970s guitar sequence. Now it's being played in films and commercials and Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera can't believe his luck.

2015-03-23: 42 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Take Us to ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’
The numbers attached to The Dark Side of the Moon are pretty impressive. More than 50 million copies sold worldwide, 15 straight years on Billboard’s album chart, consistently ranked in the Top 10 of many best-albums-ever-mad

2015-03-23: 42 Years Ago: King Crimson release "Larks' Tongues In Aspic"
Can you recall the day you first encountered this album? Please leave your comments on the guestbook. You can read my take on that over on the blog. In the meantime here's what Ian McDonald, writing in the New Musical Express

2015-03-23: Raise the Blind: An Interview with Floor Jansen (Nightwish)
Having followed the career of Nightwish since the release of their 2002 album Century Child, I’m aware of the challenges involved in fronting such a project. Both Tarja Turunen and Anette Olzon, the band’s previous singers, h

2015-03-21: Charity single Hackett/Beggs/ Reed/Longdon/Booth/Nick_D'Virgilio
The Esoteric Antenna label is pleased to release and support the new EP in aid of the Parkinson’s Society UK, "SPECTRAL MORNINGS 2015”. The project was the brainchild of ROB REED (of Magenta & Kompendium) who explains; "I’ve

2015-03-20: SWEDISH PROGRESSIVE BAND ANEKDOTEN UNVEILS DETAILS AND COVER ART OF THEIR NEW ALBUM
Swedish prog rockers Anekdoten return after an eight year hiatus with their sixth album Until All The Ghosts Are Gone. The album will be released on April 10 th 2015 through their own label, Virta in Europe and North America

2015-03-20: Toto’s Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams Share the Story of ‘Toto XIV’
At the peak of the band’s popularity, critics derided Toto as a faceless “corporate rock” band, but underneath the complex arrangements that fueled their immaculately produced hits, the group’s music has always been the bypro

2015-03-19: The Aristocrats’ Third Album Title: “Tres Caballeros” – Plus North America Tour Dates!
Fresh off their wildly successful 2013-2014 Culture Clash world tour, The Aristocrats – by any measure the hottest new band in instrumental rock/fusion today – rewrote their own rules for their third studio album, Tres Caball

2015-03-18: Rockin' Rich Lynch Radio Interview With Todd Rundgren
Join your host Rockin' Rich Lynch as he brings you another amazing independent radio show. The show opens with a new track "Hollywood Star" from the RICH LYNCH BAND. This episode also features great interviews with TODD RUNDG

2015-03-18: New IZZ Track, "Can't Feel the Earth, Part IV" streaming on Youtube!
The new IZZ track, "Can't Feel the Earth, Part IV" is now available for streaming on Youtube! Click on this link to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGi0YsG5Do8&feature=youtu.be

2015-03-18: District 97 extend (again) their Kickstarter opportunities for their new upcoming album "In Vaults"
Many people have contacted us saying they're sorry they missed out on our Kickstarter campaign, so we are reopening pledges for our new album at http://www.district97.net/store/last...-our-new-album through April 1st! This is

2015-03-17: Between the Buried and Me Announce 'Coma Ecliptic' LP, North American Tour
Progressive metalcore crew Between the Buried and Me are pushing past their grandiose Parallax project to put out another LP. The band's next set is called Coma Ecliptic, and Metal Blade puts it out July 7. A press release ex

2015-03-16: With Legal Obstacles Out of the Way Tool Are Again Hard at Work
In mid-February, Tool guitarist Adam Jones posted a short film on his Facebook page in which Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee walks into the lounge of a studio where both bands are working, and asks Jones what he’s doing. The gui

2015-03-15: DEVIN TOWNSEND Wins JUNO Award In 'Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year' Category
Devin Townsend was honored in the "Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year" category at this year's Juno which was held on Sunday, March 15 at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This category is an award to honor ar

2015-03-15: RIP: Mike Porcaro, Bassist for Toto, Dead at 59
Mike Porcaro, longtime bassist for the stadium rockers Toto, died on Sunday morning after a long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease), according to Rolling Stone. He was 59. His brother, St

2015-03-14: Franco Mussida has just left PFM
Franco Mussida lascia la Pfm "Chiedo scusa, troppi impegni". Dopo tanti anni di intenso lavoro insieme, Franco Mussida ha deciso di uscire dalla Pfm.

2015-03-13: RIP: Gong founder Daevid Allen has died, aged 77
Daevid Allen, the leader of the legendary prog-jazz eccentrics Gong, has died aged 77. The news was confirmed on the Facebook page of Allen’s son, Orlando Monday Allen. And so dada Ali, bert camembert, the dingo Virgin, divid

2015-03-13: Nightwish stream their track Shudder Before The Beautiful, featuring a spoken introduction by Richard Dawkins.
”Kappaleen "Shudder Before The Beautiful" ydin on hetkessä kun katsomme Linnunrataa kirkkaana talviyönä, kun näemme Voyager 1:n ottaman valokuvan Maapallostamme pienenä sinisenä keitaana käsittämättömässä äärettömyydessä, kun

2015-03-13: Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody tops another poll
Queen classic Bohemian Rhapsody has topped another popularity poll on its 40th anniversary year. The single – the most expensive of all time on its release in 1975 – has been named the UK’s favourite number one hit of that de

2015-03-12: Hear Muse Go 'Psycho' on New Song
After exploring the wubby depths of dubstep and dance on 2012's The 2nd Law, Muse are back to bashing out stadium-sized riffs on new track, "Psycho," the first taste of their upcoming LP, Drones. The track is centered around

2015-03-12: Fates Warning announce 2015 US tour dates!
Progressive metal masters Fates Warning will be touring the US in October 2015 - initial confirmed dates are below, and more will be added in the coming weeks.

2015-03-11: King’s X and Living Colour frontmen team up for tour
King’s X frontman Doug Pinnick and Living Colour counterpart Corey Glover have announced a US tour together. They’ll hit the road in April, delivering a set made up of tracks from both their careers. Promoter Michael Smith sa

2015-03-11: Judas Priest to 'reconnect' with Nostradamus
Rob Halford says Judas Priest are working on plans to "reconnect" with their 2008 concept album Nostradamus. Although he stops short of confirming the band will follow-up last year's Redeemer Of Souls with another concept rec

2015-03-11: Watch Styx Perform ‘Renegade’ in an Exclusive Sneak Peek From Their New Live TV Special
Styx fans have a new concert special to look forward to on March 15 — but you don’t have to wait until Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas premieres on AXS-TV to get an exclusive glimpse of the show. Ultimate Classic Rock pre

2015-03-11: Rush Manager Weighs Odds That This Is the Band’s Final Tour: ‘Somewhere Between Possible and Probable’
Rush have been such road warriors throughout their career that it’s tempting to add a grain of salt to their prediction that the band’s upcoming 40th anniversary shows will serve as their “last major tour,” but according to t

2015-03-11: Boston’s ‘More Than a Feeling’ Featured in New Trailer for Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’
Aerosmith‘s “Sweet Emotion” offered the perfect soundtrack to the previous teaser for Pixar’s upcoming animated adventure Inside Out, but for the movie’s latest trailer, another band from Boston gets the honor. For the film’s

2015-03-11: Muse Reveals Release Date, Art & Track List for New 'Drones' Album
Muse has just shared the vital details on what promises to be one of 2015's most high-profile rock albums. The British arena rockers will release Drones, their seventh studio album, on June 9 via Warner Bros. Records. This ve

2015-03-11: Hear Mastodon's Ode to 'Game of Thrones' Villain 'White Walker'
Winter is almost coming to Westeros as the fifth season of Game of Thrones draws near, but before George R.R. Martin's fantasy series returns on April 12th, HBO will drop the second volume of their Catch the Throne: The Mixta