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2020-10-01: Aryeon release new video for Daniel’s Descent Into Transitus Medley
Ayreon have release a video for for Daniel’s Descent Into Transitus Medley, which main man Arjen Lucassen refers to as "the most outrageous mini movie I ever made!" Clocking in at over seven-minutes the song is the latest vid

2020-09-30: Dream Theater: Every Album, Every Song - (2020) Jordan Blum
Ever since its launch a couple of years ago, Sonicbond Publishing has published books in a series called On Track, where the discographies of artists and bands from Elton John through Queen to Judas Priest get analyzed album-

2020-09-30: Album Review: AYREON Transitus
For roughly twenty-five years, Dutch maestro Arjen Anthony Lucassen has been the master of theatrical prog rock/metal concept albums. While all of his projects—Star One, Guilt Machine, The Gentle Storm—have been wonderful, it

2020-09-30: Krautrock Legends Mani Neumeier & Zeus B. Held Release New Album “The Secret Lives”
This is how a spontaneous project came about – long overdue! A colorful bouquet of ideas, rhythms, sounds, images and stories … They met in 1973 at a Krautrock Festival in Frankfurt – Mani played and was Guru Guru, Zeus was t

2020-09-30: James LaBrie announces he's working on a new solo album
Dream Theater singer James LaBrie has announced he has begin working on a new solo album, his first since 2013's Impermanent Resonance. LaBrie has also announced that this time he's not working with long-time solo music part

2020-09-29: THEO - Figureheads (new album feat. Tom MacLean)
K @ PE: Some of you may remember THEO's debut album The Game of Ouroboros from 2015, a prog rock project led by jazz organist Jim Alfredson. Well, Jim has been busy and today he and my little label Generation Prog Records hav

2020-09-29: In Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company, An Overlooked Institution of Moog Music
David Borden saw possibilities in Robert Moog’s early synthesizers that the inventor himself had not yet imagined. In the late ’60s, the Harvard-educated jazz aficionado returned stateside after studying music in West Germany

2020-09-29: Daily prog show launches on Internet Radio station Radio Albatross
A brand new daily radio show "exploring the broad canvas of the progressive music and art rock world" has launched on Internet radio station Radio Albatross. Games Without Frontiers, hosted by Prog reader Paul Leader, will ai

2020-09-29: Fish denied No 2 chart placing for Weltschmerz
Fish's final album Weltschmerz, which was released on Friday, would be happily resting at No. 2 in the Official Chart Company midweek chart listings - a good pointer to where an album will end up in the charts. IF Fish wasn't

2020-09-29: HAWKWIND Supergroup HAWKESTREL Release Second Album PIONEERS OF SPACE Plus Single Featuring ROBERT CALVERT!
Hot on the tail feathers of last year’s debut album from Hawkestrel, the project spearheaded by former Hawkwind bass player Alan Davey, comes this brand-new album from the quintessential Hawkwind supergroup! Made up of more H

2020-09-28: Fish - Weltschmerz review
And so this is it. The end. Last orders on a career that has finished where it began more than 40 years ago, in the heart of Lothian, having circled the globe a hundred times over, taking in all the boozy highs and red-eyed l

2020-09-28: ProgStock Presents Virtual Series Announces Virtual ProgStock 2020
ProgStock Festival, the American Northeast’s Only International Progressive Rock Festival, is proud to bring you the ProgStock Presents Virtual Series. The pandemic has closed music venues and brought in-person live music per

2020-09-28: Lunatic Soul - The Passage (from Through Shaded Woods)
Lunatic Soul premiere first single and video for 'The Passage' from the new album 'Through Shaded Woods' out 13th November. Following the announcement that will release their new and seventh album Through Shaded Woods, throug

2020-09-28: Billy Bruford is selling his drums
Interview at Graham Russell Drums. You can buy his entire percussion rack. Or the 90s yellow kit. The legendary Bill Bruford drummer from bands such as Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks, and Genesis visited us in-store today to t

2020-09-27: New Melodic Energy Commission album!
Sonic enhancement for times when your mind wants to drift freely outside of the machine driven world. A concept album designed to be best listened to in entirety. NB May be habit forming. Includes unlimited streaming of Elect

2020-09-26: New Chester Thompson Interview
For Episode #36 of SOAL Night Live we chat with Chester Thompson, the legendary drummer who played with Frank Zappa, Weather Report and Genesis. We go over early inspirations, playing with Zappa and the Mothers on seminal al

2020-09-26: Jon Anderson on Yes: Everything Was so Spinal Tap, It was Total Chaos (The Union Album)
PE: I can't say I've ever heard or read this version of what went on during the recording of the 1st ABWH album or the subsequent attempt at the 2nd album. I always wondered why Steve Howe did not go to Montserrat to record A

2020-09-26: Prog Music Artist Tim Morse To Release New Compilation “The Archaeology Project”
“The Archaeology Project” is a compilation of prog music artist Tim Morse’s music from 2005-2020. There’s no real concept for this release, given that it is a compilation album, however the title and the artwork ties the musi

2020-09-26: Why Rush’s Record Label Changed the ‘Caress of Steel’ Cover Art
As Rush's art director since 1975, Hugh Syme designed some of the prog-rock band's signature images: the glowing Red Star of the Solar Federation that adorns 2112, the visual puns of Moving Pictures, the scene of cheerful des

2020-09-25: "Reaching Revery" by ReFrame
Here it is!!! A long time coming but ReFrame's Reaching Revery album is live on digital platforms now via Luminol Records. Reaching Revery was recorded at American Recording Studio by Jason Gillespie of ExoThermic Productions

2020-09-25: Tim Bowness of No-Man Discusses Thematic Ambition Amongst Social Division
A global pandemic, populist authoritarianism, fake news, police brutality, terrorism, widespread socio-political discontent. There's been a good reason to feel a certain existential dread over the last few years. Art often pr

2020-09-25: THE FLOWER KINGS – From The Ground (Visualizer)
Another track from the new album has been uploaded by Inside Out. Undeniably TFK. "Islands" is the new double studio album by progressive rockers THE FLOWERS KINGS and will be released as 3LP+2CD box set, 2CD Digipak and on a

2020-09-25: Echoes Interview: Jon Anderson of Yes - Jon Anderson’s 30-Year Old Lost Album Reborn
There are few voices out there as distinctive as Jon Anderson‘s. The founder of progressive rock icons Yes, has a high pitched, choirboy yearning that cuts through even the most bombastic of Yes productions. He was the mystic

2020-09-25: District 97 announce virtual Screening Tour this October
District 97 have teamed up with ProgStock to host a virtual Screening Tour on October 3 at 9pm BST/4pm EST. The band, whose touring plans for latest album Screens, were scuppered by the pandemic, have put together a 90-minute

2020-09-25: Dream Theater announce new live album and share video for Pale Blue Dot
Dream Theater are preparing to release their ninth live album this autumn. Distant Memories – Live In London, out on November 27, was recorded during their February 2020 show at London's Hammersmith Apollo. The release contai

2020-09-25: STEVE HACKETT - The Cinema Show (Live at Hammersmith, 2019)
Taken from the album "Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith", out September 25th, 2020. The live package is out today through InsideOut Music on on 2CD/DVD, 2CD/Blu-ray and on a limited edition

2020-09-25: Neil Peart voted the greatest prog musician of all time
Late Rush drummer Neil Peart has been named the greatest prog musician of all time by readers of Prog magazine. The magazine had a shortlist of just under 250 figures from the prog world, from which fans were encouraged to vo

2020-09-24: Porcupine Tree's "In Absentia" was released today 18 years ago!
Definitely one of their strongest releases. So many great, stand out songs. In Absentia is the seventh studio album by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, first released on 24 September 2002. The album marked severa

2020-09-24: Jethro Tull - Aqualung (45 RPM 200 Gram Double LP on Clarity Vinyl)
The pinnacle of high-quality vinyl — the Ultra High Quality Record (UHQR®) from Analogue Productions! Definitive handmade limited run reissue of Jethro Tull's classic Aqualung. Remastered by Chris Bellman from the original ma

2020-09-24: Pink Floyd to Release Restored ‘Delicate Sound of Thunder’ Movie and LP
Pink Floyd will release a restored, re-edited and remixed edition of their 1988 concert movie and album Delicate Sound of Thunder on Nov. 20. The set will be available in multiple formats, including Blu-ray, DVD, vinyl and CD

2020-09-24: Frost* release video trailer for 13 Winters anthology
Frost* have announced they will release an eight-disc anthology entitled 13 Winters which comes in the form of an artbook offering a comprehensive sonic journey through the dynamic, daring and exciting past releases. You can

2020-09-23: Derek Sherinian releases Making Of Phoenix documentary
Keyboard player Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Black Country Communion, Sons Of Apollo) has released a new documentary about making his recently released solo album The Phoenix. You can watch the video in full below. Sherini

2020-09-23: The Roundhouse’s Special Meaning for Pink Floyd and Nick Mason
For Nick Mason, everything old is new again. He's leading Saucerful of Secrets through a return trip to his pre-Dark Side of the Moon days with Pink Floyd, but – as the recently released Live at the Roundhouse project shows –

2020-09-22: Steven Wilson - EMINENT SLEAZE (Official Video)
New video from the upcoming album: "Eminent Sleaze". Video Concept by Miles Skarin, Steven Wilson, Simon Moore - Video Produced by Crystal Spotlight - Director, Editor, VFX - Miles Skarin - Production Manager - Jack Hubbard -

2020-09-22: Anathema announce indefinite hiatus
Modern UK prog rockers Anathema have announced they are to go on indefinite hiatus. In a surprise announcement on the band's Facebook page, they said: "Dearest Anathema Family: This year is one like no others. We've all - eve

2020-09-22: Classic Rock Legends BADFINGER Team Up With The King Of Keyboards RICK WAKEMAN For A Very Special Rendition Of The Paul McCartney-Penned Hit “COME & GET IT!”
Joey Molland’s Badfinger has been experiencing quite the career revival recently with artists ranging from indie rock icon Matthew Sweet to Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson participating in exciting new versions of Badfinger’s exte

2020-09-21: Jon Anderson's Song Of Seven to get remastered reissue
Former Yes singer Jon Anderson will have a remastered and expanded reissue of his 1980 solo album Song Of Seven released through Esoteric Recordings on November 27. Song Of Seven was second solo effort, following on from the

2020-09-20: Saucerful Of Secrets
The band are delighted that Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets Live At The Roundhouse is now out! If you've already managed to get hold of it on vinyl, DVD/CD, Blu-ray or digitally, what have you thought of it so far? We'd lov

2020-09-20: Trey Gunn leads Modes Course this Fall
For all instrumentalists and singers. For musicians of any level from beginner to advanced. In these courses we will break down the fundamentals of pitch and melody using the modes as our framework. The courses are based on

2020-09-20: Space Cowboy by Gazpacho
JB: I knew months ago that this would be a contender for my AOTY, and I'm glad that it's lost none of its beauty and power since. Wonderful record. This track alone is one of their greatest compositions, and probably one of t

2020-09-19: Prog Rock Visionaries SONTAAG Release New Single “BEYOND FOREVER!”
International rock collective Sontaag, whose eponymous debut album is a multi-generic collision of progressive space opera, cinematic ambience and sci-fi storytelling that arrived to significant critical acclaim in 2014, are

2020-09-19: US Prog rockers Crack The Sky release video for Another Civil War
US prog rock sextet Crack The Sky have released a video for Another Civil War. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album Tribes which will be released through Carry On Music in January 15, 2021. You can watch the vide

2020-09-19: Flying Colors reveal live video for You Are Not Alone
US prog supergroup Flying Colors have released the live video for You Are Not Alone. It’s taken from their new album Third Stage: Live in London, which is out now via Music Theories Recordings. Says drummer Mike Portnoy: “Wel

2020-09-19: Tarja to release expanded edition of her From Spirits And Ghosts Christmas album
Tarja has announced From Spirits And Ghosts (A Dark Score For Christmas) will be re-released on November 6 via earMUSIC. An addition to the 12 reworked Christmas carols from the 2017 edition, the reissue includes a special ch

2020-09-18: Echoes Podcast: Michael Rother-The Echoes Interview - German Progressive Guitar Icon Goes Dreaming
In the Echoes Podcast, Michael Rother, a legend of progressive rock and electronic music, In the early 1970s he was in an early version of Kraftwerk, then co-founded the bands Neu and Harmonia and went on to developed a dist

2020-09-18: How Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp Ended Up Doing Pink Floyd Songs
In many ways, the lineup for Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets makes perfect sense. The band's rhythm section, for instance, also includes longtime Pink Floyd collaborator Guy Pratt on bass. Keyboardist Dom Beken previously w

2020-09-18: Pain Of Salvation to reissue updated version of The Perfect Element, Pt. I
Pain Of Salvation are to release a special anniversary reissue of The Perfect Element, Pt. I. It’s due out on November 20 via InsideOut and comes with updated artwork and new liner notes. The band's concept album from 2000 fo

2020-09-18: Gazpacho share the title track from their new album Fireworker
Gazpacho have released a video to the title track of their new album, Fireworker – out now via Kscope. Keyboard player and songwriter Thomas Anderson explains the concept behind it, “The album is about our deepest instinctual

2020-09-18: Has Muse’s Matt Bellamy outshone Disturbed with his new Simon & Garfunkel cover?
Disturbed struck commercial gold in 2016 with their haunting reworking of Simon & Garfunkel’s 1965 hit The Sound Of Silence, but could Muse frontman Matt Bellamy eclipse the success David Draiman’s band enjoyed with his own t

2020-09-17: Gazpacho - Fireworker (Album Review)
How can a piece of music hold such beauty and impending dread at the same time? For nearly 20 years, Norwegian sextet Gazpacho have excelled at creating atmospheric meditations on somewhat challenging or disturbing themes. Wi

2020-09-17: New Trevor Rabin Interview - (Yes, ARW, Rabbitt)
For SOAL Night Live Episode #33 we caught up with Yes/ARW guitarist Trevor Rabin. We had an in-depth interview about a wide variety of topics including- His new solo retrospective boxed set, Changes, which includes all four

2020-09-17: 'Love' is Steve Howe's newest solo melody
By his own estimation, guitarist Steve Howe has been in 10 bands, the most famous of which, Yes, in 1969, started without him. His debut on the band’s third record, in 1971, though, was the one that catapulted Yes into the st

2020-09-17: How Hans Zimmer Covered Pink Floyd’s ‘Eclipse’ for ‘Dune’ Trailer
The version of Pink Floyd's "Eclipse" found in the new trailer for Dune was recorded using social distancing, with Hans Zimmer, the film's score composer, overseeing the sessions remotely. According to Variety, Zimmer hired c

2020-09-17: Ayreon release video for Talk of The Town
Ayreon have released a new video for Talk Of The Town. The song is taken from the band's upcoming double album Transitus which will be released through Music Theories Recordings on September 25. The new video features former

2020-09-17: Brian Eno announces Film Music 1976-2020
Brian Eno has announced he will release Film Music 1976 – 2020 through UMC on November 13, featuring music used in such films as Trainspotting, Derek Jarman's Jubilee, David Lynch's Dune, work from BBC's Horizon programme on

2020-09-16: Neil Peart tribute concert available to stream until December
On Saturday night, some of the biggest drummers in prog, rock and metal paid tribute to Rush great Neil Peart. The show was part of the 2020 Modern Drummer Festival and saw a star-studded lineup of artists including Mike Port

2020-09-16: Sabaton’s building block recreation of a World War 1 battle is strangely moving
Sabaton have displayed great visual flair in bringing to life songs from their 2019 album The Great War, and with their new video for The Future Of Warfare, the Swedes have once again raised the bar. Joakim Brodén’s band have

2020-09-16: NewView Virtual Tour - Preview Clip 4 from the "CircuLive::NewView" CD/DVD/Blu-ray
We're proud to announce that a concert film of the spectacular ProgStock Festival performance is being released in several formats in October this year. "CircuLive::NewView" captures the band in a fantastic performance, somet

2020-09-15: Sanguine Hum announce new album for November
UK prog rock trio Sanguine Hum have announced they will release their new album, A Trace Of Memory, through Bad Elephant Music on November 6. A Trace Of Memory is the follow-up to 2018’s widely acclaimed Now We Have Power. Re

2020-09-15: Art Rock/Contemporary Jazz Artist Potter’s Daughter to Release New EP “Casually Containing Rage” On September 15, 2020!
Art Rock/Contemporary Jazz artist Potter’s Daughter to release EP “Casually Containing Rage” on September 15, 2020! The EP will be released by MRR and available both digitally, and as a CD. Potter’s Daughter released their de

2020-09-15: Steve Vai and Joe Satriani to Appear at ‘Six String Salute’ Benefit
An assembly of rock’s biggest guitarists will come together for Six String Salute, a virtual concert to support touring and venue crew who have had their lives turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Steve Vai, Tommy

2020-09-15: Adele producer Paul Epworth releases "70s space concept album"
Until now Paul Epworth is a name you were more likely to see on production or songwriting credits on albums from Adele, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, U2, or even picking up an Oscar as co-writer of the James Bond theme for Skyfal

2020-09-15: Prognosis - The Peter Gabriel Experience performing Mercy Street
It has been a long time since Prognosis has posted any videos. Here is a look at us from a recent rehearsal working on the Peter Gabriel song Mercy Street. I created this video in the stye of MYV's Pop Up Video. Hope you enjo

2020-09-14: Martin Barre to release personal best of Jethro Tull
Former Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre celebrates his own 50th anniversary of being a member of Jethro Tull by announcing his own 50 Years Of Jethro Tull double CD release for November 6 through Store For Music. This is al

2020-09-14: Jason Momoa jamming with Primus’ Les Claypool is a pure and beautiful thing to see
Jason Momoa is getting excellent value from the Fender bass he received as a gift for his 41st birthday. Having previously displayed his four-string skills by banging out a more-than-passable version of the Red Hot Chili Pepp

2020-09-14: Hear Fu Manchu Cover Rush’s ‘Working Man’
Fu Manchu have recorded a version of Rush's "Working Man" for charity as a tribute to drummer Neil Peart, who died this past January. The band wrote in a Facebook message: "In tribute to the Professor, Neil Peart, we are rele

2020-09-13: Unitopia's Gone in the Blink of an Eye. Covered By UPF America
Here’s the new live video we recorded during the lockdown. It holds great significance to what has happened to our world this year. Our US tour was cancelled in 2020, but we still plan on coming as soon as life finds some nor

2020-09-12: Anthony Phillips: Missing Links I-IV Remastered 5-CD Coming, November 27, 2020
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of Missing Links I - IV, a newly re-mastered 5 CD clamshell box set comprising the four original Missing Links albums. The Missing Links series was begun as a way to fil

2020-09-12: The Flower Kings release lyric video for new single Broken
Swedish prog rock quintet The Flower Kings have released a lyric video for their new single Broken. It's the first music released from the band's recently announced new double album Islands, which will be released through Ins

2020-09-12: Jakko Jakszyk releases video for It Would All Make Sense
King Crimson singer and guitarist Jakko Jakszyk has released a video for brand new track It Would All Make Sense. The song is taken from Jakszyk's upcoming solo album Secrets & Lies, which is released through InsideOut Music

2020-09-11: Rise Twain release live video for Oh This Life
US prog rock duo Rise Twain have released a live video of their song Oh This Life. The song originally appered on the duo's ( Echolyn's Brett William Kull and author and playwright J.D. Beck) self-titled debut album, which wa

2020-09-11: Fish releases video for new single This Party's Over
Fish has released a video for his latest single, This Party's Over. The song is taken from his long-awaited, upcoming and final album Weltschmerz which will be released on September 25. This Party’s Over is an honest and refl

2020-09-11: Prog Ensemble DarWin to Release Second Album “Darwin 2: A Frozen War” on November 6, 2020
Following the release of critically acclaimed debut album “Origin Of Species” in early 2019, DarWin is set to release the follow up album “Darwin 2: A Frozen War” on the 6th November 2020. Once more DarWin has assembled a stu

2020-09-11: How Nick Mason Brought Back a Lost Pink Floyd Song: Exclusive Interview
Pink Floyd's first attempt at recording a follow-up to "See Emily Play" in October 1967 ended with a shower of laughter. Maybe they never really got serious about "Vegetable Man," though at one point it was apparently schedul

2020-09-11: Porcupine Tree - The Delerium Years 1991-1997 (boxset pre-order)
Deluxe limited edition 13 CD box set chronicling the evolution of Porcupine Tree,bringing together all of the band's recordings issued by the Delerium label between 1992-97. The period is documented visually though a 140-page

2020-09-11: Tangerine Dream Virgin Recordings 80-83 box set announced
German electronic prog pioneers Tangerine Dream will have the follow-up to 2019's In Search of Hades box set released on October 30. Pilots Of The Purple Twilight - The Virgin recordings 1980–1983 will be a ten disc set featu

2020-09-10: Interview: John Petrucci on When Fans Can Expect New DREAM THEATER, His New Solo Album
If you're reading this, chances are you already know all about John Petrucci, the incredible guitarist and founder of progressive metal pioneer Dream Theater (whose entire discography is analyzed in my new book. Hooray for sh

2020-09-10: Great review and photos of the IQ show at the Islington Assembly Hall, September 7th 2019
The launch of a new IQ studio album is a special event – they only happen about every 4 or 5 years, so it’s understandable that there was a definite air of anticipation and expectation in a packed Islington Assembly Hall. Wha

2020-09-10: Pain of Salvation "Panther" charting worldwide
Sweden’s Pain of Salvation have recently released their new studio album “PANTHER” worldwide via Inside Out Music and next to strong media acclaim, the release has also managed to enter various international sales charts as

2020-09-10: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.- SOAL Night Live #31 (Jellyfish, Lickerish Quartet, Beck)
For Episode #13 our guest is Roger Joseph Manning Jr. He drops by to discuss the re-release of his solo catalog on vinyl and digital formats. He tells us about the next Lickerish Quartet EP (#2) and gives a little bit of in

2020-09-10: Neil Peart Tribute Show to Feature Rick Allen and Taylor Hawkins
Some of the biggest names in rock are set to appear in a tribute show to late Rush drummer Neil Peart. The event takes place on Sept. 12 and is part of the 2020 Modern Drummer Festival. Carmine Appice, Rick Allen of Def Leppa

2020-09-10: Pain Of Salvation release drum playthrough video for Accelerator
Pain Of Salvation drummer Léo Margarit leads us through a drum playthrough video of Accelerator. The song is taken from the Swedish prog metallers latest album Panther, recently released through InsideOut Music. You can watch

2020-09-10: Flying Colors release live video of More
Prog supergroup Flying Colors have released a new live video clip of More. It's taken from the band's upcoming live album Third Stage: Live In London which will be released through Music Theories Recordings on September 18. M

2020-09-10: Katatonia announce new live album
Swedish prog metallers Katatonia have announced they will release a new live album, Dead Air, through Peaceville Records on November 13. The 20-song set was recorded when Katatonia performed an extensive and majestic set of f

2020-09-10: Former IQ and Frost* men unite in Rain
Rain, the new band featuring former IQ and Arena bassist John Jowitt and former Frost* and IQ drummer Andy Edwards have signed a record deal with GEP Records. The band will release Singularity, their debut album this November

2020-09-10: This Muse cover is the wildest thing you'll see online today
Muse have never been shy about embracing rock music’s most outrageous, ridiculous excesses, so we’re betting that Matt Bellamy and co will just love what Russian pianist Gamazda has done with their rampaging space odyssey Kni

2020-09-09: Career-encompassing Greg Lake anthology to be released
Greg Lake is to have a career-encompassing Anthology released. The Anthology - A Musical Journey will be released through BMG on October 23 and will feature music from Emerson Lake & Palmer, King Crimson, Lake's solo career,

2020-09-09: Rikard Sjoblom announces live stream show
Rikard Sjoblom has also announced that he will perform a live-streamed release concert from his home town of Gävle on September 11. He will be joined by Gungfly band mate Petter Diamant on drums as well as Robert Hansen on ba

2020-09-09: Pink Floyd put the pieces in place for new range of jigsaw puzzles
Pink Floyd are the latest artist to be included on Zee Productions’ ever-growing range of Rock Saws jigsaw puzzles. The UK firm have previously released a series of puzzles in association with artists including Rush, Def Lepp

2020-09-09: Think Deep Purple's best days are behind them? Think again
Ian Gillan is sanguine about many things, so it’s no surprise he’s not getting too stressed about the impact the global pandemic has had on Deep Purple. Their twenty-first album, Whoosh!, was originally due to be released in

2020-09-08: Rock Legend Todd Rundgren Releases First Single “Espionage” From His Forthcoming Album ‘Space Force’
Following his critically-acclaimed album of collaborations, White Knight, released in 2017 on Cleopatra Records, rock legend Todd Rundgren is releasing a new single “Espionage” from his forthcoming album Space Force. In contr

2020-09-08: Rush’s Geddy Lee Isn’t Dead, Just Trending on Twitter
It's been a year filled with perpetual bad news, so Rush fans inevitably freaked out when they saw "Geddy Lee" trending on Twitter. But rest easy, Geddy-heads: The bassist didn't die, as he playfully confirmed on the official

2020-09-08: How Roger Dean Accidentally Named a Yes Album
Roger Dean left the members of Yes “bemused” when he first showed them his cover art for their 2014 album Heaven & Earth. The record – their first with singer Jon Davison and the last with bassist Chris Squire – had a differe

2020-09-08: Kraftwerk announce coloured vinyl reissues
German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk have announced that the 2009 UK and German vinyl 12345678 Catalogue remasters are to be made available as limited edition, individual heavyweight LPs on October 9, most of which have never

2020-09-08: Ian Anderson announces Jethro Tull book paperback release in new video
Ian Anderson has announced in a new video clip that the Jethro Tull book The Ballad Of Jethro Tull has been released in paperback. You can watch the clip in full below. "I promised you a few weeks ago," says Anderson, "The Ba

2020-09-07: Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly - ‘Alone Together’
It’s been less than two years since inimitable Swedish singer/songwriter/multiinstrumentalist Rikard Sjöblom (Big Big Train, Beardfish) released his last Gungfly opus, Friendship. A deeply complex and vibrant—yet personal and

2020-09-07: Chilean proggers Aisles introduce new singer with video for Smile Of Tears
Chilean prog rockers Aisles have released a video for new track Smile Of Tears. The video introduces 25-year old Israel Gil as the band's brand new singer. He replaces Sebastián Vergara, brother of guitarist and founder Germ

2020-09-07: The Pineapple Thief - Versions of the Truth
English art-rock quartet The Pineapple Thief has always stood out due to the wonderful songwriting and singing of founder Bruce Soord. As a result, their gradual but steady shift toward more accessible music has remained quin

2020-09-06: Kevin Gilbert Memories- SOAL Night Live #29 (w/Marc Bonilla, Dave Kerzner & Stan Cotey)
For Episode #29 we take a fond look back at the life and career of one of the 90s brightest progressive talents- Kevin Gilbert. Our guests are three musicians from three phases of his career- Stan Cotey from Giraffe, Marc Bo

2020-09-05: Daryl Stuermer to Sell Genesis, Phil Collins Tour Gear
Daryl Stuermer—the guitar great who has served as Phil Collins' lead guitarist and toured with Genesis from the '80s through recent reunions—is selling a great collection of gear from throughout his career. The Official Daryl