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11 days, 11 stages and even some prog bands

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Milwaukee’s Summerfest — billed as “the world’s largest music festival” — begins this week, and I must say I’m excited. Plenty of progressive bands — or at least bands with progressive tendencies — can be found on the Summerfest bill this year. (OK, less than a couple dozen in a field of 800 is not “plenty,” but it’s still more than I recall in past years.)

The best non-metal solos of all time

In case you were wondering, here’s what Goldmine writer Martin Popoff and his voting army came up with as the greatest non-metal guitar solos of all time (Can you guess which two Martin snuck in there? Here’s a clue: ZZ T_p and F_ank Za_pa).

Backstage Pass: A trip to Asia and beyond with Steve Howe

In August 2001, when this interview took place, Yes guitarist Steve Howe had just released his first all-acoustic solo studio album, Natural Timbre. In addition, he had recently helped out on two tracks on Asia’s Aura LP.

Known for his clever, imaginative guitar work, Howe remains one of the most influential guitar players the progressive-rock genre has ever produced. And he had a lot to say about Yes and the band’s bold fashion statements, his work on Queen’s “Innuendo” and his time in Asia.