Prog 43 – New Issue On Sale!
Prog 43 is on sale today, featuring Genesis guitarist/bassist Mike Rutherford on the cover.
As Mike releases his autobiography The Living Years, the first from a member of Genesis (as well as celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Mike & The Mechanics album of the same name), we talk to him about some of the amazing revelations about both the band and himself, unearthing a whole new, hitherto unseen side of the band. Plus we catch up with Tony Banks and both he, Mike, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel talk about those never ending reunion rumours.
Also in Prog 43…
Peter Hammill & Gary Lucas – how two eccentric legends combined to crate otherworldy soundscapes.
William Shatner – Boldy “pushing the imagination to the limit…” Captain Kirk joins the prog elite.
Rush – “It was an unsettling time” declares Alex Lifeson of the band’s 1982 album Signals – the album where the synths really took over!
Within Temptation – Metal! Prog! Hip-hop! Dutch masters give borth to Hydra, a brand new monster.
Cynic – “We got into prog and jazz and we never looked back.” One band’s fight back from the brink of death (metal)!
Anette Olzon – “I’ve paid my dues!” Ex-Nightwish singer defends her reputation and sheds light on being fired from the band.
Airbag – “Diversity makes the Airbag sound!” That and 18 months in an Oslo studio…
Clannad – “We loved Jethro Tull and jazz rock.” They’re one of Ireland’s most successful bands, but what we want to know is how prog are Clannad?
Edison’s Children – Marillion man Pete and pal Eric are back for round two. It’s going to get epic!
Panic Room – Are the band moving away from prog? We catchup with them – in a castle in Wales!
Vienna Circle – “We tried to be perfect. it got out of hand!” Vrit prog brothers take the pretty route.
Bigelf – The fabulous Mr. Fox an friends face down adversity and return triumphant!
Synaesthesia – Welcome to Prog Readers Tip For 2014. How will they fare this year then?
Gandalf’s Fist – ‘Get pissed with the Fist’? The Cumbrian duo do it with a smile on their faces.
Geoff Downes – spills the beans on the new Yes album Cruise and UK tour.
BJ Cole – Life with Ayes, Gilmour and Scott Walker. The lap steel player par excellence gets a prog grilling.
Reviewed: Mike Oldfield, The Crimson ProjeKCt, Cynic, Edison’s Children, Hammill & Lucas, Pat Metheney, Sunn O))) & Ulver, Herbie Hancock, Brand X, Holger Czukay, Steve Hackett and more…
Lives: Trans -Siberian Orchestra, Steeleye Span, Wisdom Of Crowds, IQ, Steve Hogarth, Pallas, Nektar, Judy Dyble and more…
Plus… Over an hour of exciting new prog sounds on CD with exclusive new music from Bigelf plus Synaesthsia, The Dream Electric Sleep, Hammill & Lucas, Twinscapes, Freedom To Glide and more. Plus regular columnists Steve Davis and Rick Wakeman…
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