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Rick Wakeman And Jazz Star Justin Swadling Join Forces On Upcoming Single

Rick Wakeman has joined forces with jazz musician Justin Swadling on an upcoming collaboration.The Prog Rock legend and Saxophone player and composer will release their single, 'Into The Light', on May 14.A press release states...

Rick Wakeman Wants Mars Gig

Rick Wakeman wants to perform his new album on Mars.The 71-year-old musician's latest LP, 'The Red Planet', is a concept record about the planet and though he's looking forward to performing it at Starmus, Brian...

Rick Wakeman Hopes Coronavirus Ends Wet Markets

Rick Wakeman hopes that the coronavirus pandemic lead to the end of wet markets.The keyboardist believes the global health crisis will stop people from buying animal produce, as the deadly respiratory virus is said to...

Rick Wakeman Postpones Tour Dates Over Health Issues

The keyboardist was scheduled to hit the stage at the Wakemanfest in October (15) and in Scandinavia for 16 piano shows in November and December, but the 66 year old has decided to...

Rick Wakeman To Score Hawk The Slayer Sequel

The original movie starred Lost actor John Terry as the titular adventurer, opposite Jack Palance as his evil brother Voltan, who battle it out for the power of a magic sword, and now...

Rick Wakeman To Front New Touring Life Documentary

The progressive rock veteran's Tales From the Tour Bus: Rock 'n' Roll on the Road takes a look at the glamorous side of touring and is scheduled to debut on 24 April (15)....

The Results For The Third Progressive Music Awards Are In! And Peter Gabriel Has Been Named 'Prog God'!

English singer/songwriter, Peter Gabriel, has been honoured at the annual Progressive Music Awards, by being the award for 'Prog God', for his five decade long music career. The event was held at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre...

Peter Gabriel Honoured At Progessive Music Awards

Peter Gabriel was named Prog God at the Progressive Music Awards.The 'In Your Eyes' rocker - who was also named the evening's guest of honour - accepted the Prog God award, which celebrates musicians who...

Prog-rock Singer Gary Pickford-hopkins Loses Cancer Battle

Singer Gary Pickford-Hopkins, who appeared on former Yes star Rick Wakeman's groundbreaking 1970s concept albums, has lost his battle with cancer, aged 65.Pickford-Hopkins was a featured vocalist on Journey to the Center of the Earth,...

Genesis Honoured With A Lifetime Achievement Award

British rock group Genesis were honoured with a Lifetime Achievement prize at the inaugural Progressive Music Awards in London on Wednesday night.Guitarist Mike Rutherford and keyboardist Tony Banks picked up the trophy during the ceremony...

Former Yes Stars Up For Prog God Award

Veteran musician Rick Wakeman is to go head-to-head with his former Yes bandmate Jon Anderson for a leading honour at the inaugural Orange Progressive Music Awards.The keyboard player has been named on a shortlist in...

Ewan Mcgregor Pays Tribute To Deep Purple Star Jon Lord

Jon Lord, organ player for one of the most influential groups of all time in Deep Purple, has sadly passed away aged 71, and unsurprisingly the tributes have come flooding for a man who played...

John Paul Jones Honoured At Classic Rock Awards

Led Zeppelin star John Paul Jones was given the Outstanding Contribution award at the Marshall Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards last night (10.11.10).The bass player received the prestigious accolade at the annual event -...

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