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  • Interview: Steve Howe of pioneering prog-rock band Yes talks 50th anniversary tour and more

    Interview: Steve Howe of pioneering prog-rock band Yes talks 50th anniversary tour and more

    English progressive rock band Yes are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018. Since their formation in 1968, the band has gone on to be one of the most successful, and more importantly, one of the most influential groups in the progressive rock movement. Later prog-rock bands like Rush and Styx...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see the Alan Parsons live Project

    There are those fans who remember the Alan Parsons Project albums that pervaded every physical sense that one could have after taking a couple of drags, donning headphones, kicking back and entering the sounds of Dark Side of the Moon, I, Robot, and Eye in the Sky. It was pure escapism. Those albums...
  • Umphrey’s McGee surprise fans with unannounced release of ‘it’s you’

    Umphrey’s McGee surprise fans with unannounced release of ‘it’s you’

    Umphrey’s McGee have had a busy 2018 so far, mainly focused around the release of their 20th anniversary album, It’s Not Us back in January. On Friday, the popular prog-rock jam band gave their fans quite the surprise to start the weekend, as they released a brand new 10-track album titled it’s you...
  • Interview: Alan Parsons talks about the making of his forthcoming concept album

    Interview: Alan Parsons talks about the making of his forthcoming concept album

    When the Alan Parsons Project had a big hit with their Eye in the Sky album in the early ’80s, fans had to be content just with playing their copies of the album, as the band did not tour. That’s because there was no band. Parsons, the man who engineered the Beatles’ Abbey Road and Pink Floyd’s The...
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    5 reasons to see Styx live

    The legendary progressive-rock band, Styx, is on tour again this spring. The band is well known for their four consecutive certified multi-platinum albums starting in 1977 with The Grand Illusion. The band has changed members over the years, but Tommy Shaw, James “J.Y.” Young, and Chuck Panozzo are...
  • Guitar Legend Steve Hackett talks about his 2018 tour, new releases

    Guitar Legend Steve Hackett talks about his 2018 tour, new releases

    When progressive rock pioneer Steve Hackett starts his “Steve Hackett Genesis Revisted, Solo Gems & GTR 2018 Tour de Force” on Saturday, Feb. 10, he will have nearly 50 years of material from which to choose his setlist. The iconic guitarist will be honoring the 40th anniversary of the first...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Umphrey’s McGee close out night two of Beacon residency with heavy hits

    Umphrey’s McGee took the stage nearly right at their scheduled 9 p.m. start time for the second of their three-night residency at New York’s Beacon Theatre on Saturday. The dependability of the veteran prog-rock/jam band has been one of their strongest assets for the past 20 years, a was sublime...
  • Umphrey’s McGee announces three-night Red Rocks run

    Umphrey’s McGee announces three-night Red Rocks run

    Umphrey’s McGee will be returning to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo. this summer for a three-night, six-set run lasting July 5-7. The popular prog-rock/jam band turned their annual appearance at the famous outdoor venue into a three-night affair for the first time in 2017, so fans should...
  • Interview: Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist Joel Cummins talks new album, 20th anniversary and his favorite moments from 2017

    Interview: Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist Joel Cummins talks new album, 20th anniversary and his favorite moments from 2017

    Umphrey’s McGee have done a pretty good job of keeping their music and their live show fresh for the countless fans who still follow them around the country every year. After 20 years of writing and performing their signature mix of improvisational prog-rock, the group from rural Indiana could say...
  • Which One's Pink?, Pink Floyd tribute band to perform at City National Grove of Anaheim

    Which One's Pink?, Pink Floyd tribute band to perform at City National Grove of Anaheim

    In news that will likely delight Southern California-based classic rock fans, acclaimed Pink Floyd tribute band Which One's Pink? will be coming to the area in early 2018. On Feb. 24, the group will perform at Anaheim, Calif.’s own City National Grove of Anaheim. Tickets for this sure to be...
  • Watch: Circa Survive talk 'The Amulet' & perform on Brooklyn's Baeble Music

    Watch: Circa Survive talk 'The Amulet' & perform on Brooklyn's Baeble Music

    Things are busy in the Circa Survive camp these days, but the Philadelphia prog rockers took some time to speak with Brooklyn-based music platform Baeble Music about their latest release, The Amulet. The group sat down to discuss the writing process and perform a trio of songs from the excellent...
  • Find your groove with the self-titled album by Ozone Squeeze

    Find your groove with the self-titled album by Ozone Squeeze

    If you turn on the radio - no matter the genre - you're likely to hear a lot of music that sounds very similar. That being the case, it's nice to hear some music that doesn't fit nicely into any category. On its self-titled album, Ozone Squeeze shows that it is one of those bands who wants to create...
  • Watch: Nothing More’s new music video for ‘Don’t Stop’ featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach

    Watch: Nothing More’s new music video for ‘Don’t Stop’ featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach

    The Visionary San Antonio alternative rockers, Nothing More, have premiered the official music video for the song, “Don't' Stop” (you can watch the video above). The track is from the band's brand new album, The Stories We Tell Ourselves, that dropped Sept. 15 via Eleven Seven Music/Better Noise...
  • Alysse Gafkjen

    Nothing More extends 'The Stories We Tell Ourselves' tour into 2018

    Based on the success of Nothing More’s recent sophomore album, The Stories We Tell Ourselves which hit shelves Sept. 15 via Better Noise Records, the San Antonio rockers have announced they will be extending their current headlining North American 'The Stories We Tell Ourselves' tour into 2018. The...
  • Pete Roche

    Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman weave Yes magic in Akron

    It’s been fifty years since Yes first introduced the world to its symphonic rock, but the progressive rock yeomen remain caught up in perpetual change. The first lineup change occurred back in 1970, when guitarist Steve Howe replaced Peter Banks.  Then organist Tony Kaye stepped aside for keyboard...
  • Wizards of Winter announce new album and Fall tour

    Wizards of Winter announce new album and Fall tour

    Tis the season for holiday tunes! Progressive rock giants Wizards of Winter have announced their first set of tour dates for Fall 2017. Composed of a variety of musicians, including former members of the Trans Siberian Orchestra and Alice Cooper band, Wizards of Winter deliver grandiose holiday...
  • Left to right: Trevor Rabin, Jon Anderson, and Rick Wakeman.

    Yes singer Jon Anderson talks tour with Rick Wakeman, Trevor Rabin

    It took half a century, but Jon Anderson was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Yes in April 2017. It almost didn’t happen. And the Rock Hall’s reluctant (and decidedly non-prog-friendly) voting committee wasn’t the band’s only obstacle. You might say Anderson and his cohorts...
  • Interview: Bassist Tony Levin talks Stick Men, King Crimson

    Interview: Bassist Tony Levin talks Stick Men, King Crimson

    Peter Gabriel calls Tony Levin the “Emperor of the Bottom End." It’s a fitting description: Since the early ‘70s Levin has been the go-to bass man for such superstars as David Bowie, Alice Cooper, John Lennon and Paul Simon. He’s also longstanding member of King Crimson—and key contributor to...
  • Pete Roche

    Yes jams at Jacobs Pavilion with Todd Rundgren, Carl Palmer

    In the documentary "Yes Years," singer Jon Anderson likened Yes (and, by extension, its music) to a bus whose musician passengers get on and off (and on again) depending on whether they’re hip to whatever the destination appears to be at the time. That was 27 years ago, on the eve of the Yes Union...
  • Review: Anathema bring 'The Optimist' tour to New York City

    Review: Anathema bring 'The Optimist' tour to New York City

    In 2001, British prog rockers Anathema released their sixth studio album A Fine Day To Exit. The album's cover depicts an empty car on the beach belonging to a man bewildered about the ongoings of his life. 16 years later, the band decided to revisit this story with their 11th studio album The...
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