The beginning of Spock’s Beard was one of personal and professional growth
Mike Portnoy, the drummer who founded Dream Theater and saw it through a quarter-century of ups and downs, is leaving his own band. So what happens now?
Where else but in our Market Watch would you find a picture disc showing Madonna sucking toes competing with a vintage Beatles, for the top spot in the countdown.
The current repertoire of Teal Sound, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based drum and bugle corps, is titled “In the Presence of Enemies” — named after a Dream Theater cut and featuring the music of Dream Theater, Jordan Rudess, Coheed and Cambria.
“New World Man” is a third collection of Rush covers released by Magna Carta. But did we really need another one of these?
After a successful worldwide “Progressive Nation” headlining tour, Dream Theater are finishing up the year with an opening slot on Iron Maiden’s Final Frontier tour
Gentle Giant had lost a brother … literally.
After touring in support of perhaps the British progressive-rock voyageurs’ finest hour, that sublime fusion of classical and rock elements that magically combined in 1973’s Octopus, Phil Shulman, feeling the tug of familial obligations, decided to part ways with the band he’d helped found.
His two siblings, Derek and Ray, were left behind to pick up the pieces.
Surreal, dreamy, opaque — all are words that could describe the evocative lyrics of Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade Of Pale.” Emerging from the mists of England’s late-’60s progressive-rock bog, “Whiter Shade Of Pale” — with a little help from the offshore pirate radio station Radio London — unexpectedly shot straight up to #1 in the U.K. and stayed on top of the charts for six weeks. Stateside, it climbed to #5 and sold more than a million copies. The man responsible for the impressionistic imagery of the song’s lyrics is Keith Reid.
A price guide to Van Der Graaf Generator U.S. 45s and albums, taken from the "Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records, 1950 to 1975, 6th Edition," by Tim Neely.