Prog 41 – New Issue On Sale!!
Prog 41 goes on sale today, featuring the legend that was Frank Zappa on the cover.
As the 20th Anniversary of Zappa’s untimely death approaches, Prog talks to his family and the musicians who worked with him to discover what made this icon of popular music tick, how he came up with the ideas to be found on no less than over 80 albums that bear his name. And we also reprint the last ever interview Zappa conducted with a UK journalist in the weeks before he died.
Also in Prog 41…
“We have finally given in and made a concept album!” – 80s neo-proggers Solstice continue their modern day renaissance with new album Prophecy, and some Steven Wilson remixes!
“So was the end of idea of me being a sort of cult artist…” – the inside story of how Peter Gabriel cracked the mainstream.
“When my brother died, my mother asked me if I would get his work on CD.” – Francis Dunnery on his latest sibling-related project, Frankenstein Monster.
“Hanging with shaman in the Amazon blew away the veil!” – Some of us go to the pub. Aussie proggers Dead Letter Circus went a bit further with new album The Catalyst Fire!
“The songs are based on dreams, hallucinations…” – the real story behind Also Eden‘s new album [REDACTED].
“We aspired to play like Tower Of Power and Frank Zappa…” – so how prog, exactly, were hardened Glaswegians the Sensational Alex Harvey Band?
“We were trapped in a hamster wheel. So we embraced our past.” – Losing a singer gives US band Midlake a new, proggier lease of life.
“We’re better off now than when we had Number One albums!” – Steve Rothery, Mike Portnoy, Steve Hillage, Mikko Von Hertzen and Dez Nagle conclude the Prog Rocks! artists discussion.
“If Andrew Lloyd Webber’s reading this, give us a call!” – rising UK stars Freedom To Glide aim high!
Plus: 2013 Critics’ Choice – what were the Prog writers’ albums of 2013? Also a Progmas Gift Guide and Robert Fripp and wife Toyah share their King Crimbo Cake recipe!
Reviewed: Steeleye Span and Terry Pratchett, Also Eden, Crippled Black Phoenix, Ihsahn, Solstice, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Wooden Shjips, A Perfect Circle, Steven WIlson and more…
Lives: Peter Gabriel, Camel, Steve Hackett, Steven Wilson, Von Hertzen Brothers, Anneke Van Giersbergen and more…
A ten track CD featuring new music from Mostly Autumn, Solstice, Sisare, Fying Colors, Agent, Antlered Man and more… And regular columnists Steve Davis and Rick Wakeman, whilst tennis star Pat Cash gives a look at his record collection.
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