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Progressive Rock

Remembering Keith Emerson (the Way We Ought to)

Roger Weisman | Posted 03.22.2017 | Arts
Roger Weisman

He was one of the titans of the genre, leading the charge for musicians of the time, and inspiring artists of the future.

Keyboard Legend Keith Emerson Dead At 71

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.11.2016 | Entertainment

Keith Emerson, the legendary keyboard player in Emerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP), died Thursday night at the age of 71. Fellow band member Carl Palmer b...

Interview: Opium Denn

Anthony Tinsman | Posted 02.04.2017 | Entertainment
Anthony Tinsman

Randy Radic contributed to this interview. Opium Denn is a bit of a mystery. Initially, I thought it was a band composed of three or four or five m...

Dream Theater's John Petrucci Talks About 'The Astonishing'

Phil Simon | Posted 01.15.2017 | Arts
Phil Simon

For more than 30 years, Dream Theater has pushed the boundaries of progressive rock and metal. Aside from being incredibly talented and proficient musicians, they're actually all very nice guys.

The Sad Passing of Chris Squire Reminds Us That Yes Belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Larry Atkins | Posted 07.01.2016 | Entertainment
Larry Atkins

Stop saying "no" to Yes. Unfortunately, Squire won't be around to see Yes get its rightful place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But I know that I, along with other dedicated Yes fans, will continue to urge the Hall of Fame to give Yes their just due.

Understanding Ian Mosley: An Interview With Mark Pardy

Phil Simon | Posted 05.07.2015 | Home
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.

Hand. Cannot. Erase. -- An Interview With Steven Wilson

Phil Simon | Posted 05.01.2015 | Arts
Phil Simon

His latest effort is a full-fledged concept album. Hand. Cannot. Erase. is nothing short of an epic tale of modern-day isolation. Wilson wrote the songs from a female perspective, finding inspiration for the concept and story in the fascinating case of Joyce Carol Vincent.

CD Review: "I Am Love" by I Am Love

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.31.2015 | Arts
Christopher Zoukis

I Am Love just released a self-titled album which reflects their personal tastes in music: the psychedelic; the Vaudevillian; a little Seattle grunge; and what, for lack of a better term, is called theatrical rock.

Ghost of a Chance: A New Paradigm for Pop Music Success?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Ghost's success continues unabated with the release of an EP entitled If You Have Ghosts, which was produced by none other than legendary musician/rock impresario David Grohl (who also contributed as a drummer).

Progressive Rock Musician Constructs Two Worlds

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

Dominated by acoustic piano, Interior City ranges from solo piano passages to layers of harsh, inharmonious sections. The songs are made complex by musical suites that stretch out. He also sings, albeit, raw and disquieting.

Borders: A Texas Quartet Seeks to Erase the Line Which Divides

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Marcel Hidalgo

Liquid Casing is a quartet from the Lone Star State. But, they are not all native Texans. John Pitale is from New Jersey, Jim Stettner is from Upsta...

Ghost Story: Something Wicked This Way Comes?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Ghost is a sextet that describes itself as a cross of "death metal and pop music." There are certainly some elements of metal in their music, but nothing that even comes close to the skin-flaying assault of bands, for example, like Meshuggah, Dark Funeral, and the covens of fellow travelers in this genre.

Rush's Triumph at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (By The Way, Randy Newman Was Inducted Too)

Roger Weisman | Posted 06.27.2013 | Arts
Roger Weisman

Rush fans can celebrate together that their guys have been accepted at last, and that they helped to make it happen. As a Randy Newman fan, I will still just quietly smirk at the acknowledgement that I am one of the few who gets it.

Ian Anderson and 'Plays Thick As a Brick 1 & 2'

Hank Bordowitz | Posted 12.15.2012 | Fifty
Hank Bordowitz

Ian Anderson knows his audience.

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.

"The Best of Times" for Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"...the core of our fans have always been a combination of musicians, metal fans and prog fans. We've never been the "flavor of the month".