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Pink Floyd-The Division Bell- David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Rick Wright

 Listening to this interview, one of the last ever with the late gentle and fragile original Pink Floyd keyboard player Richard Wright, you would have no indication of the circumstances under which we had this conversation. In mid-March 1994…

YES-Talk- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin March 1994

Before their 1994 album Talk   was even released, YES co-founder/ singer Jon Anderson and band sparkplug Trevor Rabin came to my Q102 afternoon radio show in Dallas/ Ft.Worth to hand-deliver  and talk about it. The album underwent a two-year…

YES- 90125- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Alan White, Tony Kaye

After experiencing YES  performing in the round on a revolving stage in Fall 1978 in Memphis, I distinctly recall thinking that this was the best way to see any band larger than a quartet. At the time YES  consisted of musicians with exceptional…

Deep Purple-Now What?! with Roger Glover

Hands down, Deep Purple's Now What?! was the album to beat in 2013 for "Comeback Album of the Year". Not that the Fathers of Heavy Metal ever went away from touring the world these last years, but Now What?!  was their first new studio album…

Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Rick Wright

To illustrate how seriously many of the post-British Invasion bands were approaching the rock idiom by April 1973, you need look no further than Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon  to see how this “progressive “ rock movement had matured …

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson Suffered Father's Gay Intolerance

(This is part four of my Ian Anderson interview about the brilliant Thick As a Brick 2 and the forthcoming continuation Homo Erraticus, to be performed on the 22-date UK tour in May, and move on to various concerts in Europe through the Summer,…

Moody Blues- Icon 2 best of the '80s

Listening to four decades of Moody Blues music distilled back-to-back on their latest compilation Icon 2 , it's surprising how consistent their musical vision has remained regardless of musical trend or fashion , and singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Hayward modestly acknowledges that critics either love them or crucify them for it. "At least we've been #1 without being outrageous !" Hayward chuckles in this week's classic rock interview. "It's the larger-than-life things that happen in this (entertainment) world, but that's why we've made a point of not following any trend or any fashion , just doing our own music and trusting our own judgment, and doing what we wanted to do. We've been under a lot of pressure to compromise . We've never given in to that pressure..."(more)