|News from the last weeks:
Pink Floyd news about the new album release "The Endless River":
And yes Graham Nash, David Crosby and Durga McBroom are already confirmed as collaboraters on the album... just like Philly Manzanera ....
New Pink Floyd Album 'The Endless River' Out in October.
Pink Floyd may be releasing a new record this fall, according to guitarist David Gilmour's wife Polly Samson, who tweeted (and possibly leaked?) the news earlier this morning.
"Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called 'The Endless River'" Polly Samson tweeted. "Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright's swansong and very beautiful."
Consequence of Sound reports that touring vocalist Durga McBroom-Hudson, who sang backup with the band throughout the 1980s and 1990s, provided further proof on her Facebook page later in the day, posting a photo from a recording session, confirming that the record will consist of "all unreleased material," and adding:
"The recording did start during 'The Division Bell' sessions (and yes, it was the side project originally titled "The Big Spliff" that [Floyd drummer] Nick Mason spoke about). Which is why there are Richard Wright tracks on it. But David and Nick have gone in and done a lot more since then. It was originally to be a completely instrumental recording, but I came in last December and sang on a few tracks. David then expanded on my backing vocals and has done a lead on at least one of them. That's the song you see being worked on in the photo."
The band's longtime engineer Andy Jackson also confirmed the album's release via fan site Floydian Slip; while the band's current label home, Warner, has yet to confirm the release, Gilmour's manager hinted to the site that a proper announcement would come this monday (July 7). Billboard has reached out to the label and will update as the story progresses.
If the reports are true, "The Endless River" would come just in time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's final album, 1994's "The Division Bell"; the "new" material would have been recorded around the same time. Gilmour currently has a solo album in the works; no word on whether Roger Waters will have been included, but his last appearance on a Floyd record was in 1983 with "The Final Cut," and he reportedly has a new solo album in the works.
Keyboardist Rick Wright -- whose membership in Pink Floyd fluctuated over the years, thanks to a brief exit in 1979 stemming from clashes with Waters while recording "The Wall," a stint as a live session musician while the band toured that album, and an official reentry into the band by the time "Division Bell" was released -- died at 65 of cancer in 2008.??
It may only end up being a one off, but the BBC seems to have persuaded Genesis members to perform together for the first time since Peter Gabriel parted ways with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Steve Hackett. The reunion concert will be the highlight of a documentary that will delve into the history of the Prog Rock masters that a Peter Gabriel web site post says managed to '...perplex and enrage the die-hards' by heading in an increasingly pop direction during its last incarnation. No broadcast timetable has yet been announced, nor have details about where and when the live performance will be staged. Royal Albert Hall would be quite a setting, but O2 Arena is probably more likely, assuming it's going to be in front of a live audience.
Mostly Autumn made an outstanding 11th studio album; Dressed in Voices!
Exciting news from down under!
Although, well known Australian Progressive Rock group Unitopia have decided to call it a day, the musical spirit still lives on in the newly
formed United Progressive Fraternity. A phoenix from the ashes, UPF are a tour de force with ex-Unitopia members Matt Williams on guitar,
David Hopgood on drums, Tim Irrgang on percussion and the ever magical voice of Mark ‘Truey’ Trueack, whose vision this juggernaut
is. Added to this, Mark has managed to corral some progressive rock heavyweights in the form of keyboard player, guitarist, vocalist and song-writer,
friend Guy Manning (Manning, The Tangent), bass guitarist, Daniel Mash - bass, vocals (The Tangent)
Marek Arnold - sax, clarinet, keyboards .
On 31 March, UPF will be formally announcing their existence with the video release of ‘The Water’, from the debut album ‘Fall in Love with the World’ (due for release in October 2014) and which includes a collaboration with ex- Yes front man Jon Anderson and input from former Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett. Steve Unruh will also appear as a special guest on the album, playing the violin and flute.
Water the video
Steve Hackett has launched a clip from his upcoming live DVD in which he performs Genesis classic Carpet Crawlers with Ray Wilson.
Hackett was joined at London's Royal Albert Hall for a unique Genesis Revisited show by guests Roine Stolt, John Wetton and Amanda Lehmann, and his band Roger King, Gary O'Toole, Rob Townsend, Lee Pomeroy and Nad Sylvan.
The guitarist said: "It was a thrilling musical experience for all concerned with a fantastic light and visual show. Paul Green and his team filmed it brilliantly too. It's a feast for eyes, ears and all the senses."
Genesis Revisited: Live At The Royal Albert Hall will be released via Inside Out on June 30.
video carpet Crawlers.
Pendragon to release new album ‘Men Who Climb Mountains’ in october 2014.
“Most of you will know by now that Pendragon have parted ways with Scott Higham and we welcome Craig Blundell who is the new boy on the drum stool, he recorded the drum parts for Men Who Climb Mountains a couple of weeks ago and we think you’ll be as impressed as we are when you hear the results. “
URIAH HEEP released digitally the brand new single “One Minute”.
“Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the digital release of URIAH HEEP first single “One Minute” today. The new single is available from today for download (iTunes, Amazon etc) and legal streaming (Spotify, Deezer, etc) on all digital platforms across the world! The new single is also available in a special version with German lyrics and it is called “Eine Minute”.
YES SET TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN JULY ON FRONTIERS RECORDS “HEAVEN & EARTH”.
“Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning, YES are proud to announce they will release their new studio album, HEAVEN & EARTH, on July 18th on Frontiers Records. Having sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades, HEAVEN & EARTH sees YES continuing with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative.
While he continues his six-year (and counting) journey to complete the upcoming sequel to his 1976 debut album, former Yes vocalist Jon Anderson
is already on to his next project: A new band with violinist Jean-Luc Ponty.
Camel Forced To Change Keyboard Player For Tour!
Ton Scherpenzeel (Kayak) will join!!!!
Camel keyboard player Guy LeBlanc has been forced to sit out the next batch of live dates from the reinvigorated prog legends due to ill health. He will be replaced by Dutch keyboard player Ton Scherpenzeel, who played on Stationary Traveller, Dust & Dreams and Rajaz and was also a member of the band’s 2003 Farewell Tour lineup.
Sunday, 2nd March 2014 Amsterdam, PARADISO
Monday 3rd March 2014 Eindhoven, MUZIEKGEBOUW,
Tuesday 4th March 2014 Belgium - Gent, VOORUIT,
Thursday 6th March 2014 Germany - Filderstadt/Stuttgart, FILHARMONIE
Friday 7th March 2014 Germany - Cologne, THEATER AM TANZBRUNNEN
more dates @ this site; tourdates.
Message from Steven Wilson
A reminder that a short Blackfield tour of Europe starts a week from today, with concerts in 6 cities in 7 days. Unfortunately, due
to increasing activities with my solo work and other new projects, these will also be my final shows with Blackfield, and for this reason
the set list will draw mainly from the first 2 albums, which were the ones that myself and Aviv Geffen collaborated on most closely (my role
on the recent fourth album was as a guest only). Aviv will continue recording and touring as Blackfield with new collaborators, but for me
this is going to be a thank you and “farewell”, so I would love to see you there!.
Crystal Palace has delivered a very strong album called "The System Of Events" ('13). Highly Recommended!
They are on tour in April, some dates with their friends RPWL, please check them out!
Highy recommended!!! Frequency Drift
New cd out from Mostly Autumns keyboard player Iain Jennings; "My Dark Surprise"!
Gary Chandler and Martin Orford will do gig together: Saturday June 7th. And they are working
on unreleased material for a new album " 'A Thousand Staring Eyes'
which will be on the forthcoming 'Medium Rare 2' CD.
Roger Waters confirms that a new album is in progress:
And yes David Gilmour is working on a solo album too, David Crisby and Graham Nash are invlved again.
Camel have re-recorded The Snow Goose as teaser for the upcomming shows. All shows are sold out except Manheim and Fulda!
IQ announces a new album!
UK rockers TOUCHSTONE are due to release their first single from the upcoming new album ‘Oceans Of Time’
(Hear No Evil/Cherry Red Records). The single, ‘Flux’, will have a digital release on September 9 and will feature both a
radio edit and full album version B-side.
The first review 10/10 you find here.
Co-headline tour dates with Von Hertzen Brothers Official - October 2013. For info see
Knight Area has a new album.
Riverside hits the road again.
New festival in the far far North of the Netherlands, Sat 12 Oct, De Uthof, Siegerswoude:
The Aurora Project, Minor Giant, Pink Faces (Pink Floyd tribute) and Leap Day betreden het podium.
Comedy of Errors with Ivy’s Dream and The Aurora Project have canceled their Dutch tour!
Song premiere: Dream Theater's 'The Enemy Inside'
Hogarth/Barbieri Tour Cancelled!
After having delivered a fantastic album last year (Not the Weapon but the Hand), and having announced a mini tour of Europe earlier this year, economic concerns and artistic aspirations clashed.
From a post by h and Richard Barbieri, posted today on Facebook:
It is with extreme regret and no little reluctance that Richard and I must announce the cancellation of our forthcoming August and September shows. We have worked hard and planned carefully to make this tour a memorable musical event. We assembled a brilliant creative unit of talented musicians and performers and were careful to communicate to our respective fan-bases the intention to play a spectrum of music from across our careers. Unfortunately, the process has seen expenses spiralling beyond our initial estimates and tough economic times have led to a slow take-up of ticket sales so far. Financially the tour just won't work. We can't compromise the quality of the band or the performance and, in this instance, we're not backed by a large corporation and all expenses and losses will have to be incurred personally. This has left us with little alternative but to pull the plug on the project.
Support from the public has been enthusiastic, and we're grateful to those of you who have rushed out early and bought tickets. We will do all we can to ensure existing ticket-holders are refunded. We do appreciate that there may be people who have incurred travel and hotel expenses in connection with our tour and, especially during these tough times, we are truly sorry if you are out of pocket over this.
We hope to revisit this project in the future as and when our respective Marillion and Porcupine Tree schedules allow as we were very excited about the show we had been planning.
Steve Hogarth and Richard Barbieri.
An interview with Tracy and Pete from Landmarq is on-line; Interview
An interview with Gerben from Knigh Area is on-line; Interview
Trevor Bolder from Uriah Heep lost his battle against cancer (21 May), RIP Trevor.
Ray Manzarek: The Doors Keyboardist Died.
The legendary musician Ray Manzarek has died at the age of 74 in Germany from cancer, 20 May.
My fav cd of this moment: Comedy of Errors
, they will tour in the Netherlands with Ivy’s Dream and The Aurora Project!
Line-upp changes at Mostly Autumn
Sleeping Pills & Lullabies the debut album from LUNA ROSSA
Flying Colors @FlyingColors
This is an open secret, so let's make it official: Flying Colors is working a concert BluRay and
DVD from our 2012 tour!...
spring tour dates announced the DVD, shot @ De Boerderij Zoetermeer is out..
Hogarth and Barbirie will do a tour together in autumn 2013.
CRS Latest News
Sunday 24th February 2013
2012 Awards Winners
Our 2012 award winners were:
Best Male Vocalist - Damian Wilson
Best Female Vocalist - Christina Booth
Best Keyboard Player - Mike Varty
Best Bass Player - Yatim Halimi
Best Drummer - Henry Rogers
Best Guitarist - Chris Fry
Best Album - Beneath The Waves, Kompendium
Best Band - Mostly Autumn
Best Track - Lovers End Pt 3, Moon Safari
Best CRS Live Act - Magenta
Best Newcomer- Riversea
Unsung Hero - Jon Patrick
Outstanding Contribution to Music (chosen by the CRS Committee) - Andy Tillison
Kevin Ayers passed away on Monday 18th February 2013. Kevin was a member of Softmachine and build up a nice solo career.
Interview with Bart from the Dutch Foyd.
The new dvd from
Mostly Autumn is at the pressing plant.
News about the new solo release from
Interview with Olivia Sparnenn (Mostly Autumn).
Free cd's "The Ghost Moon Orchestra", click here +
free tickets for the upcoming Dutch X-mas gigs.
Riverside cd release announced + tracklist + cover art.
Pendragon tourdates in May 2013.
Paatos tour canceled!
Roger Waters Europian dates announced!
is a had rock band with Andy Smith from Mostly Autumn.
Rob Cottingham is delighted to announce that the Rock Hall of Fame inductee,
Steve Hackett, has recorded a guitar solo specially for his solo album, Captain Blue.
Heather Findlay will sing on the album.
Somewhere In Between - extended version online from RPWL is online,
check out their tourdates.
Listen to the new Genesis Revisited from Steve Hackett:
The covered Imagine cd is almost out, a nice collection of covers from great bands by a great band from Australia
Unitopia, more info here
Are you wanted to cruise in the Caribic with.... Yes, Steve Hackett, Saga, IO Earth &&&?
Cruise To The Edge…much more than a concert cruise, this is an interactive experience with some of the giants who have built the
genre! This is truly the event of a lifetime, bringing back great memories and building new ones hanging out with
YES, Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited, UK, Carl Palmer Band, Tangerine Dream, Saga, Nektar, Zebra, IOEarth, Heavy Mellow
Following the sad departure of Dave Wagstaffe from the band, Landmarq are very pleased to
announce that their new drummer is Daniel (Danny) Martin. Tour dates.
In this little home movie, Arjen Lucassen reveals what his next project (due in 2013) will be.
It's going to be an AYREON! YouTube.
The Tangent is dissabanded, tourdates are prosponed, more info assap.
Annette Olzon departs Nightwish: nightwish.com/,
and here some comments of Tarja
www.progrockmag.com/. Floor Jansen will replace her.
Heather Findlay announces her band.
Tour dates annouced for
Steve Hacketts `Genesis Revisited`.
Renaissance have been forced to postpone nine of their forthcoming (October) US Tour Dates. Annie has recently been diagnosed with
a serious spine injury and will be out of action for two to three months.
A small interview with Chris
Jonker from Mangrove.
And an interview with Roberto from
The Reasoning: album cover and a pre-listening of a floydian track... this friday 31 August
they will upload a 10 minute sound sample as teaser.
Heather Findlay (Ex-
Mostly Autumn) will sing as guest on Rob Cottingham (from
Touchstone) solo release.
Beautiful pictures from
Touchstone by Howard Rankin,
25 August 2012!
And Mostly Autumn at Cambridge by
Rob Reed from Magenta will release another solo album with some big names!
Added XII Alfonso with a great line of guest musicians on their latest album.
An interview August 2012 with Erik Laan from the promising
band Dutch band
Free tickets for Mostly Autumns DVD recording @ De Boerderij Zoetermeer, 15 September '12:
competions + tickets for The Reasoning and Touchstone/ Dutch dates.
Karnataka with a new double live cd, dvd + Blue Ray.
Electric Litany to record their next album with Alan Parsons! More info at www.kickstarter.com/.
The Reasoning pre-order available + news, release date 24 September!
Listen to an album teaser here:
Steve Hackett news: factory fires are burning in the big push to meet the Genesis
Revisited II deadline. With Steven Wilson, Nik Kershaw, Nad Sylvan, Simon Collins, and and and and ... on course for end October release...
News from Alan Reeds (ex-Pallas) solo album.
The Reasoning wil do some acoustic shows in Norway, end of july, pleasce check them out.
Rob Cottingham (Touchstone) will release a solo album.
A review d\from the new album of Asia is online.
The Subterana album of IQ will be transformed in a movie.
Alan Parsons will be enginering the new Steve Wilson album + tourplans.
New clip from Marillion: YouTube, tourdates!!!
John Lord died today, 17 July 2012, he lost the battle against cancer.
OMG The Ghost Moon Orchestra has arrived!
Stunning, read more here.
Landmarq is planning a tour together with Silhouette, the first date is announced: 9 feb @ De Boerderij Zoetermeer.
More news here!
News from Threshold and a side project of Mark West.
New album from Kaipa.
COMPETITION: MostlyPink is giving away a Touchstone bundle, their latest cd with a lot of goodies, please join the competition @
DPRP, the Prog Site with daily hot news, cd and gig reviews.
Roger Waters anounced tourplans for 2013 and a new album.
The Reasoning finished the recordings of the new album and are next wek in the studio for mixing, they have a guest singer and her name is
Charlotte Evans (from Mr.So & SO).
They give away free downloads, check out their page (till 18-July).
Two new albums from the Mostly Autumn family are in the shops: Stolen Earth &
Tourdates and a new labum by Galahad
Fans of Heather Findlay (ex-Mostly Autumn):
Heather Findlay and Maidu:
//www.junodownload.com/artists/Maidu/ electronica-based tunes.
Clive Nolan with news about his musical
Added an interview with Clive Nolan (May '12).
Album cover revealed, fre song for download, tourplans and more from
Silhouette to his website, and excellent Dutch Prog band with a new release, with art work from Ed Unitsky!
Live recordings from their latest show in NY City are on line as download + unreleased track:
Roger Waters to Release a Wall Tour DVD + Plans New Solo Album:
DVD from Pendragon is delayed till September.
The new cover of of Marillion revealed.
Great live reviews from The Reasoning and Panic Room at this spot, tourdates of both bands you'll find
here (The Reasoning with Touchstone!).
Mark Bogert will be the new guitarist of Knight Area.
Alan Parsons back in the lovely South of the Netherlands;
tourdates (2012 / 2013).
A new album from Pineapple Thief in the pipeline! Release date: somewhere in Autumn.
A free "best of Iona - Treasures" to download for free.
Peter Gabriel will cellebrate his 25 year anniversary from So with a new tour which starts in North America.
Ann-Marie Helder and her band Panic Room
will release their new album in Summer, it's called "SKIN", please check out their tourdates!
A review from Mostly Autumns release party and the first impressions of their new album can be found at www.kalyr.com/.
Added an interview with Clive Nolan
by Michel Scheijen.
You're interested in Steve Wilson playing a niew song live? Follow this link.
Wanna her new songs of SQUACKETT – the collaborate project by Steve Hackett and
Chris Squire: click here.
RPWL added new gigs in 2012 & '13: tourdates.
Competition; win the official live bootleg from the Watch "Selling England by the Pound"
Or tickets for their show @ 12 May @ Ulft NL supported by Enorm/ Marathon
tomorrow an interview with Simone from the Watch @ www.paperlate.nl
+ new exciting releases !
Owain Roberts is still missing, so
The Reasoning had to find a guitarist to fill the silence, please read more here
and help to find Owain.
The Reasoning will support Marillion!
And if you like stropped down shows; check out
2 diva's and a piano.
Tourdates from Flying Colors:
Mike Portnoy / Neal Morse / Casey McPherson / Dave LaRue / Steve Morse.
You want ot hear how they sound? Go to www.progstreaming.com.
Pre-sales avaialable for the new album SKIN by Panic Room.
Riverside cancels 3 festivals in the upcoming summer!
3 weekends in 2013 + a lot of more tourdates.
Unfortunately has Martin Meads, the drummer of the band Credo, decided to leave the band.
FLood the new band from Chloë Apler, yes from Pure Reason Revolution.
from Rush and info.
If you go to Mostly Autumn @ De Boerderij 15 September your ticket includes the Moonsafari
gig @ 19th September, info @ De Boerderij.
More tour dates U.K. & Dutch.
A new album from Ann-Marie Helder and her friends in Panic Room will see the daylight in June 2012.
PinkPopClassic; 25 of August, with Saga, Toto, Big Country, Fischer Z & Massada.
14 December Parkstad Theaters Heerlen; X-mas show! Tickets on sale 16 April.
Anthony Phillips releases another solo effort.
Squackett a collaboration with Steve
Hackett and Chris Squire.
Edisons children with
Pete Trewavas and the whole Marillion cast.
Chris Frey the guitarist form
Magenta released his first solo cd.
Marillion and Steve Wilson annouced more dates: tour dates.
Saga and Sylvan complete the line up @ Lorelei Night of the Progs, also with Steve Hackett,
Arena and more proggy stuff. Info here .
Owain Roberts is missing, guitarist of the Reasoning, hope to hear news quickley, info:
Mark Vermeulen the great guitarist left Knight Area.
Jadis is back in the studio.
Free cd's "Beyond Man and Time" / RPWL.
New re-sheduled tour dates for Eloy
More tourdates of Marillion, like one in the Boerderij Zoetermeer!
Zappanale 01.08 - 04.08. 2012: Riverside -
Quantum Fantay - DeWolff - Triggerfinger & more Zappanale.
And a real prog festival wil be the CELEBR8 Festival> in the UK, 7/8 July.
Mangrove will be the support act of Focus, 15 april @ Podium Gigant, see www.gigant.nl.
A new song from Anathema on YouTube.
The Watch and Frank Carduccie sold out Mons.
Steve HAckett, the Flower Kings and Hasse Froberg confirmed on Lorelei.
Line-upp Rosfest complete.
Steve Hackett, Franck Carducci, David Jackson, Richard Sinclair and and are gathered in The Rome Pro(G)ject
David Gilmour working on a new album????
Listen to this, he talks about the Wall... but the last line... ;-))))0
Interviews: Steven Wilson @ /www.innerviews.org.
YES Recruit New Singer; Jon Davison!
Free tickets for The Watch, the Dutch dates @ classicrockfestival.weblog.nl/
New song from Anathema on YouTube.
A bootleg of YES found the daylight, with Levin, Bruford, Howe, Anderson & Wakeman.
Mostly Autumn announces a new album + tourdates.
A review from "Beyond Man and Time" / RPWL.
Release date 9 March 2012.
Steve Hogarth and Richard Barbieri released an album Not the Weapon But the Hand.
Steven Wilson & Aviv Geffen working with Anathema’s Vincent Cavanagh on Blackfield IV!
STORM CORROSION is the new collaboration with Mikael Akerfieldt (Opeth) and Steve Wilson.
Marillion and Steve Wilson annouced more dates: tour dates.
Jadis is back in bussines with a new album laterz this year.
Touchstone Back Catalogue To Be Reissued.
The Gathering are currently working on a new album, for release in September, some tour-dates are planned in
Familie news: The Reasoning will release an EP and their splitt offs: Sankara and
Shadow Of The Sun are very busy too. Click on the links for sound samples/ YouTubes.
Anathema: "We have very great pleasure in announcing that our
new studio album WEATHER SYSTEMS will be released on APRIL 16th on Kscope! More info here.
Rutger Hauer works together with Arjen Lucassen.
After a long time Lana Lane is proud on their new album.
Prog metal Rockers are back It Bites.
The return of the Flower Kings.
And there is The Reasoning with the new cover!
Announcing Flying Colors, the new band from
Steve Morse, Casey McPherson, Neal Morse
, Dave LaRue and Mike Portnoy.
Former members of EPICA, DELAIN and
AFTER FOREVER have joined forces in a brand new band called
Threshold canceled all their pre-sales in April, including Rockittervoort!
Pink Floyd Will Not Reunite At The London 2012 Olympics, According To David Gilmour!
Folks, just to clarify news elsewhere of a new Blackfield album coming this year - please note that this time my involvement will be as a contributor rather than a member. I will still be mixing the album, and maybe sing on a couple of Aviv's songs (there will be other guest singers I understand), but with my complete blessing Blackfield is now under his sole curatorship, a process which really began with Welcome to My DNA.
Gazapacho on tour.