John Elefante is probably best known for replacing Steve Walsh in Kansas from 1981 to 1985; he sang lead vocals on “Play the Game Tonight” and “Chasing Shadows,” and also co-wrote “Fight Fire With Fire.”
After a decade of fits and starts, Italy’s Frontiers Records — a company that has long defined itself by giving such former major-label bands as Journey, Toto, Winger, Whitesnake and Asia new life — might (finally) have an anchored presence in North America.
Italy’s Frontiers Records has reissued limited editions of three titles that at least deserve to be heard by progressive-rock fans, if not owned and slotted next to their Asia and Kansas CDs.
Most of the songs on this Kansas CD have been previously released on live albums or as bonus tracks on expanded editions. Like Legacy’s “Playlist” series, Setlist titles come in eco-friendly, plastic-free packaging
There’s no doubt that the Kansas guitarist influenced a generation of up-and-coming guitar players. So, which albums changed Rich Williams’ life?
If the very nature of being progressive is to be innovative and always moving forward, then Detroit area rockers Tiles certainly adhere to and embrace that philosophy.
It was the early ’70s and the concert scene in Chicago was a cornucopia of talent.
I had already had witnessed The Who and Herman’s Hermits in 1967 at the International Amphitheatre and Humble Pie in Berlin, Germany in 1971 while in the Army. Some of the gigs in and around Chicago prior to 1974 that I was fortunate enough to see were The Kinks, Lindisfarne, Foghat, Dr. Hook, Steely Dan, Cat Stevens, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Henry Gross to name a few.
by Michael Popke — If you frequent online progressive-rock communities, you’ve no doubt seen the question “What is prog?” posted countless times. …
Four-fifths of Kansas’ current lineup — Phil Ehart (drums), Richard Williams (guitar), Billy Greer (vocals/bass) and David Ragsdale (violin) — have started a side band called Native Window.