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Marillion's Mark Kelly on F*** Everyone and Run (FEAR)

Phil Simon | Posted 10.07.2016 | Arts
Phil Simon

This is a seasoned, confident band at the top of its game with quite a bit to say.

Can the IoT prevent the next Flint?

Phil Simon | Posted 08.20.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

Twenty years ago back in grad school, I remember watching Roger & Me, Michael Moore's moving 1989 American documentary about Flint, MI and the declin...

Marillion's Steve Rothery Talks F.E.A.R. and Postcards from the Road

Phil Simon | Posted 06.30.2016 | Books
Phil Simon

I've had the pleasure of speaking with über-talented Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery a number of times over the years. (Click here and here for...

The Business of Photography: An Interview with Alison Toon

Phil Simon | Posted 04.20.2016 | Arts
Phil Simon

'm old enough to remember life before smartphones. These days, just about everyone in the industrialized world is carrying around portable minicompute...

Marillion: Unconventional -- An Interview With Tim Sidwell

Phil Simon | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Phil Simon

Over the course of three absolutely magical days, Marillion -- one of my very favorite bands -- captivated thousands of hard-core fans with over eight hours of fantastic music.

Mark Kelly on Marillion's Forthcoming Album

Phil Simon | Posted 09.02.2016 | Arts
Phil Simon

The very act of making an album today often barely resembles its 1970s or 1980s counterpart.

Understanding Ian Mosley: An Interview With Mark Pardy

Phil Simon | Posted 05.07.2015 | Books
Phil Simon

Another batterista is fellow Marillion nut Mark Pardy. I recently had the chance to sit down with him to talk about his new book, Ian Mosley - Marillion's Heartbeat. It looks at the unique playing style of the band's drummer.

Is Spotify Fair to Musicians? A Chat With Mark Kelly

Phil Simon | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

The fundamental question is one of fairness. Are artists being rightfully compensated for their contributions? And what about future artists? Will sufficient incentives exist for them to make music?

An Interview With Steve Rothery

Phil Simon | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Phil Simon

Nearly a year later, I recently sat down with him to talk about his first solo record, The Ghosts of Pripyat, (now available on iTunes), among other subjects. We also touch upon Postcards from the Road, his book of photographs.

Interview with Steve Hogarth on His New Book

Phil Simon | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

Few musicians, lyricists, and vocalists can move an audience as profoundly as Steve Hogarth of the English band Marillion. I've interviewed h befor...

Interview With John Wesley

Phil Simon | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
Phil Simon

Today I sit down with John Wesley to talk about his excellent new album, Disconnect. We also touch upon Rush and Marillion, among other topics.

An Interview With Steve Rothery

Phil Simon | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
Phil Simon

Over the years, Steve Rothery has served as an inspiration to untold numbers of fans and musicians. And his talent doesn't stop there. While not playing, he often takes beautiful photographs.

Mark Kelly on the Origins of Crowdfunding

Phil Simon | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Phil Simon

Crowdfunding is all the rage these days. Sites like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, and hundreds of others make it easy-or, easier at least-to launch new prod...

An Interview with Mark Kelly of Marillion

Phil Simon | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts
Phil Simon

Mark Kelly knows a thing or thirty about the music industry. He's served as keyboardist of the English band Marillion for more than three decades. Tod...

An Interview with Steve Hogarth of Marillion

Phil Simon | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts
Phil Simon

About a year and a half ago, I interviewed Marillion's Steve Hogarth about his band's then-forthcoming album, the excellent Sounds That Can't Be Made....

Review: Sounds That Can't Be Made by Marillion

Phil Simon | Posted 12.05.2012 | Arts
Phil Simon

I've listened to the album about 20 times now and here's my review. In short, fans will not be disappointed. Sounds is a melodic and challenging album worth seeking out, the band's most complete effort since 2004's Marbles.

Conversations With Mary Chapin Carpenter, Marillion's Steve Hogarth, and Magda Rosa Galbán, Plus Erin Barra's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna