Prog News!!

  • Jon Hiseman (Colosseum & II etc drummer) seriously ill....


    He had a a brain haemorrhage... an absolute emergency situation with the crash team involved. A second brain surgery was carried out to remove a large blood clot from the left “good” side of the brain . He was returned to Intensive Care and (as I understand it) put into a coma. A CT scan was carried out, which fortunately showed no damage to his brain. He remains in a coma while his team of doctors, surgeons and neuro specialists monitor his condition and decide their next move.


    Sad news indeed!.....:(

  • RIP!!  :(


    Sergio Lattuada, has died, the keyboard player from the band Maxophone


    Sad news indeed!...........:(



    Maxophone has disbanded after the reaction...

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  • Riverside news


    Well, we're back in the game! We're happy to tell you that our seventh album will be called "Wasteland" and will be released at the end of September this year. More info soon!


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    Great! Can't wait 8):thumbup:

  • New music from Keith Emerson and Robert Berry


    NEW SONG ALERT: Singer/multi-instrumentalist/producer Robert Berry’s new album, “The Rules Have Changed,” will be released under the name 3.2 on Frontiers Music srl on August 10, 2018. The full-length album will feature musical contributions by the late KEITH EMERSON, whom Berry was a bandmate with in the band 3. This is the last musical project in which Emerson was involved prior to his untimely passing in 2016.


    A preview of the album, the track, “Somebody’s Watching” has been released today. It is available on all streaming services as well as an instant download with digital pre-orders. Hear it here:




    The working relationship between Emerson and Berry began in 1987 when former YES (official) manager Brian Lane and Carl Palmer arranged a meeting between the two prolific musicians. The plan was to form a more melodic, song oriented band, compared to the complex symphonic rock compositions for which Emerson, Lake & Palmer was known, which would allow Emerson, Berry and Palmer to follow in the footsteps of the success that Original Asia and GTR were enjoying during that period.


    The result of that collaboration between Emerson, Berry and Palmer was the band 3 and the album “... To The Power of Three,” was released worldwide by Geffen Records in 1988. The first single, “Talkin' 'Bout” reached #9 on the Billboard charts and the band successfully toured the U.S. to support the album.


    With the success of the first release, Geffen urged the band to go back into the studio to begin work on a second album, but Emerson felt uncomfortable with Geffen’s momentum stifling, inconsistent strategy that ultimately cut the first album's success short, consequently prompting the band to call it quits. At the time of the band’s dissolution, several songs were already written for the band’s second release with some of the songs later being released on Robert Berry’s solo album, “Pilgrimage To A Point”.


    In October 2015, conversations about a new 3 album started between Robert Berry and Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino as Robert had been speaking to Emerson about releasing the band’s long delayed follow-up album. Berry relayed those conversations to Emerson and in turn sparked revived enthusiasm from him for pursuing the project. The exchange of musical ideas ultimately paved the groundwork for “The Rules Have Changed.”


    After Emerson’s death in 2016, Berry was left with Emerson’s final musical ideas for the project. From old cassette tapes, keyboard parts written over the phone and long discussions between the two friends about style, the framework of the album was set and ready to be brought to life.


    After several months of grieving and contemplation about what to do with these co-written songs and musical fragments from Emerson, Robert decided to resume work on the material that was created and craft a record that would ultimately be a fitting tribute to Keith Emerson’s musical legacy and at the same time re-energize and update the musical style started with 3 some 30 years ago.


    “Keith and I developed together a vision of what the new album would be like, explains Berry. “There were many times over the past 30 years since 3 had come out that Keith either played on a session for me or we just talked on the phone. The new album consists of some past 3 writing from 1988, some newly written last efforts from Keith, and some songs written exclusively by me after Keith’s death. “


    The final result is “The Rules Have Changed,” a reboot of the original 3 project, centered on Robert Berry’s amazing musical talents.


    This is a record that deserves to be heard by every fan of the great Keith Emerson and includes many exquisite musical adventures, which every progressive music fan will be delighted to experience and enjoy.


    “Every second I worked on writing, recording, and performing those songs I had one thing on my mind,” says Berry. “The phrase... ‘What would Keith do’...drove me, it guided me, it consumed my creativity. It was so important to me to fulfill our vision for this album. I believe Keith worked through me. I especially felt him with me when I did the solos. The songs we had worked on together but the solos were to be improvised while recording. You will hear his flare coming through on the solos. The solos are played by me, but, at the same time, also by him. I would never say I was even close to being the player Keith was. But I believe you can hear his spirit in the sound and in my playing. I am so proud of this album. I can’t help but think somehow he is proud of the results too.”



    TRACKLISTING:


    1. One by One

    2. Powerful Man

    3. The Rules Have Changed

    4. Our Bond

    5. What You’re Dreaming Now

    6. Somebody’s Watching

    7. This Letter

    8. Your Mark on The World


    PRODUCED BY: Robert Berry

    SONGWRITERS: Keith Emerson, Robert Berry

    ARRANGEMENTS: Keith Emerson, Robert Berry

    RECORDED and MIXED BY: Robert Berry at Soundtek Studios, Campbell, CA MASTERED BY: George Horn Mastering, Berkeley, CA

    INSTRUMENTATION: Robert Berry



    Robert Berry added this on his posting:


    Pre-orders this week. 3 tour ended 5/21/88. Pre-orders start 5/22/18. The saga continues exactly 30 years later.


    Time—-the new 3.2 album is out. I’ve waited 30 years for this day! The more preorders they get - the bigger the push by Frontiers. And—— a tour may be coming next year. Stay tuned.


  • It's pretty good, but I was never a fan of Asia and only appreciated a small portion of GTR's output, which is what this reminds me of. Great talent, but not my cup of tea.

  • Legendary keyboardist Rick Wakeman is launching his official YouTube channel in June 2018! The channel will feature many rare and unreleased videos, as well as the exclusive premiere of Rick's forthcoming film “Live Portraits.”


    Watch the promotional trailer: https://rick-wakeman.lnk.to/watch_trailer


    “Would you believe I now have an official YouTube channel. If you fancy subscribing to it you're going to see lots of different things. Some things perhaps you've seen before...certainly a lot you've never seen before. There will be some exclusive stuff - exclusive purely to this channel. So please subscribe and see some of the silly things I get up to, and the musical stuff as well.” - Rick Wakeman


    Check out Rick Wakeman's new YouTube channel:https://rick-wakeman.lnk.to/youtube

    To subscribe to Rick Wakeman's new YouTube channel:https://rick-wakeman.lnk.to/subscribe


    To celebrate the launch of Rick's official YouTube channel in style, subscribers are asked to vote for the top track they want to see from the film “Live Portraits” (track listing below). Voting can be made here on PledgeMusic https://artists.pledgemusic.co…e-portraits/updates/97478


    Once the votes have been counted, the ten most voted tracks will be posted exclusively on Rick's YouTube Channel for 48 hours. Fans should subscribe to Rick's official YouTube Channel to be notified when this event will take place. Click here to Subscribe https://rick-wakeman.lnk.to/subscribe


    1. MORNING HAS BROKEN

    2. AND YOU AND I

    3. SUMMERTIME

    4. SWAN LAKE

    5. SPACE ODDITY

    6. AFTER THE BALL

    7. SWEET GEORGIA BROWN

    8. HELP

    9. AMAZING GRACE

    10. WONDROUS STORIES

    11. MERLIN THE MAGICIAN

    12. LIFE ON MARS

    13. ELEANOR RIGBY

    14. CLAIR DE LUNE


    In other news:


    Following the hugely successful “Piano Portraits” tour last year, in support of the album of the same name, Rick Wakeman will return in Autumn 2018 with a new show based on the follow up release, entitled “Piano Odyssey.” The fourteen-date tour will feature even more classic tracks given Rick's unique piano treatment, and will travel to towns and cities not previously visited in 2017.


    A live version of Rick's critically acclaimed album “Piano Portraits” was filmed & recorded at the Lincoln Cathedral in London on March 7th, 2018. “Live Portraits” will be released on CD/DVD soon. It can be ordered exclusively from Pledge Music by using the following link: https://www.pledgemusic.com/pr…ck-wakeman-live-portraits

  • Jon Hiseman (Colosseum & II etc drummer) seriously ill....


    He had a a brain haemorrhage... an absolute emergency situation with the crash team involved. A second brain surgery was carried out to remove a large blood clot from the left “good” side of the brain . He was returned to Intensive Care and (as I understand it) put into a coma. A CT scan was carried out, which fortunately showed no damage to his brain. He remains in a coma while his team of doctors, surgeons and neuro specialists monitor his condition and decide their next move.


    Sad news indeed!.....:(


    Just in case anyone hasn't seen this statement from his daughter Ana:


    "We have been told there is no hope for my dad now and it will be just a matter of days. He has been moved to our local hospice - he is not receiving any treatment or food, but he is in a peaceful state and gradually drifting away."


  • Just in case anyone hasn't seen this statement from his daughter Ana:


    "We have been told there is no hope for my dad now and it will be just a matter of days. He has been moved to our local hospice - he is not receiving any treatment or food, but he is in a peaceful state and gradually drifting away."

    My prayers are with Jon and his family. We're not guaranteed tomorrow, so make today a good day :|

  • Jon Hiseman - RIP at 73


    Sadly Jon has passed way ;(.....He was suffering from a brain haemorrhage. The Doctors could not do anything.:(


    Excellent drummer from Colosseum and Colosseum II. Plus his wife's band Barbara Thomson.



    Drum legend, composer, arranger, recording engineer, record producer and music publisher Jon Hiseman passed away in the early hours of this morning 12th June 2018… Jon had been diagnosed with brain tumor last month.


    Recently Jon formed a new trio with long time friend Clem Clempson and Mark Clarke. Under the name of JCM the band recorded Heroes in late 2017 and the band had recently embarked on some UK tour dates.





    Clem Clempson said of his friend: “It is with great sadness and a feeling of utter disbelief that I must share the awful news that my dear friend and colleague of almost 50 years, the great Jon Hiseman, passed away early this morning after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Hard to believe that this could come to pass just a few weeks after we were playing together onstage with JCM. For all who worked with him he was a constant guiding light, inspirational and indefatigable, a true leader who will be greatly missed by his many colleagues and legions of fans. Thanks for everything Jon, RIP.”


    Most noted for his work with Colosseum & Colosseum II, however this would merely scratch the surface. Perhaps we should let the music speak…

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