Prog-Rock Interviews

Steve Howe of Yes – Inventor of Musical Possibilities

Steve Howe of Yes – Inventor of Musical Possibilities

Posted April 17, 2014 at 8:28 am | No comments

Yes is about to embark on a 35-date summer tour that will have them performing–in their entirety–1971’s groundbreaking album Fragile for the first-time ever and a repeat performance from last year’s tour of 1972’s Close to the Edge, followed by an encore of the band’s greatest hits.

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Chris Squire of YES – The Quintessential Live Concert Tour in 2013!

Chris Squire of YES – The Quintessential Live Concert Tour in 2013!

Posted January 2, 2013 at 6:49 am | 3 comments

The iconic progressive rock band YES will be kicking off a North America tour on March 1st and performingthree of their classic albums in their entirety; The YES Album from 1971, Close to the Edge from 1972 and their 1977 release, Going for the One.

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Guitarist Daryl Shawn Talks About Strange Influences, Maxwell Horse and Oaxaca

Guitarist Daryl Shawn Talks About Strange Influences, Maxwell Horse and Oaxaca

Posted October 24, 2012 at 11:04 am | No comments

By: William Clark Daryl Shawn is one of modern day music’s most unique and creative acoustic guitarists to step out into the scene. He possesses the ability to be able to take a nylon string guitar and make it roar with dynamic precision and raging power, a talent that many upcoming guitarists would just kill […]

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Japanese Guitarist Tak Matsumoto Talks About Kansai Blues, His Signature Les Pauls and Bonnie Raitt

Japanese Guitarist Tak Matsumoto Talks About Kansai Blues, His Signature Les Pauls and Bonnie Raitt

Posted September 6, 2012 at 9:46 am | 4 comments

Guitarists around the world may want to pay attention to the Japanese band called B’z, or its guitarist Tak Matsumoto and maybe learn a few things about how to make their guitars wail and scream, whine and soar.

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Ian Crichton Talks About Saga, Guitars, Throwing Shapes and 20/20

Ian Crichton Talks About Saga, Guitars, Throwing Shapes and 20/20

Posted August 25, 2012 at 10:49 am | 2 comments

Ian Crichton is easily one of progressive rock’s most experienced and talented guitarists: he has contributed to several recording sessions with Asia, released several successful solo albums, and aside from that is a founding member for one of the world’s largest and most successful progressive rock bands, Saga.

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Jeff Kollman of Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats discusses Live Meat And Potatoes

Jeff Kollman of Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats discusses Live Meat And Potatoes

Posted August 23, 2012 at 11:12 am | No comments

Consisting of drummer Chad Smith, guitarist Jeff Kollman, bassist Kevin Chown, and keyboardist Ed Roth, the band first formed in 2008 and have just issued their first-ever live recording, Live Meat and Potatoes.

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Steve Hackett Talks About His and Chris Squires new Squackett Album, His Sitar and Fans in China

Steve Hackett Talks About His and Chris Squires new Squackett Album, His Sitar and Fans in China

Posted June 5, 2012 at 9:24 am | 2 comments

Today, Steve Hackett, the prolific guitarist who captured the spotlight when he joined Genesis is releasing a new album , Steve Hackett and Chris Squire: Life Within a Day, with bassist, Chris Squire, who rose to fame with the ’70s progressive rock band, Yes.

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Neal Morse Interview: A Plethora of Musical Creativity

Neal Morse Interview: A Plethora of Musical Creativity

Posted April 27, 2011 at 8:33 am | No comments

Vocalist and keyboardist Neal Morse is a busy guy, and he likes it that way. Not only did he recently finish a tour with Mike Portnoy’s Yellow Matter Custard Beatle’s cover band, he is currently in the studio finishing up two new album, Testimony 2, the follow up to highly received 2003 album and the first album with a new project featuring Portnoy, Steve Morse, Casey McPherson and Dave LaRue. Most artist would be happy working on one of these projects in any given year, but for a workhorse like Morse, it’s business as usual.

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Adrian Belew Interview: Cars, Guitars and David Bowie

Adrian Belew Interview: Cars, Guitars and David Bowie

Posted April 13, 2011 at 9:47 am | One comment

The name Adrian Belew is always linked to Robert Fripp and King Crimson, the legendary progressive band that he’s been playing in for 30 years as composer, singer and of course guitarist. However, a quick look at his short, home-made video “Life in A Nutshell” on YouTube reveals countless collaborations with very diverse artists such as Frank Zappa, Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Joan Armatrading, Nine Inch Nails, Paul Simon, Tori Amos, David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Mike Oldfield, Cyndi Lauper, Crash Test Dummies, Jean-Michel Jarre, Robert Palmer, Artie Traum, Joe Cocker, Sara Hickman, Garland Jeffreys, Jerry Harrison and The Bears.

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Roye Albrighton Interview: 40 Years of Nektar and Just Getting Started

Roye Albrighton Interview: 40 Years of Nektar and Just Getting Started

Posted March 30, 2011 at 7:57 am | No comments

After finding international success in the 1970s, Progressive-Psychedelic rock band Nektar found themselves going their separate ways, and not releasing an album after 1980s Man in the Moon. The next two decades found Nektar’s band members doing solo project and pursuing other endeavors as the band moved further away from their heydays of the ‘70s. While many other bands would have simply moved on and called it quits after such a long time apart, in 2002 Nektar reunited and have been recording and touring together ever since.

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