It's hard to believe that the classic Marillion album 'Misplaced Childhood' is now 35 years old! Released on 17 June 1985, the album was for many their gateway into the music of Marillion. It remained in the UK charts for a total of 41 weeks, peaking at number one and ultimately gaining Platinum status. Featuring … Continue reading Classic Rock Albums: Misplaced Childhood
One of the advantages of the Lockdown is the chance to catch up on some music, and especially find new artists (or new to you) and bands, that you haven’t heard before. There’s plenty of online, virtual gigs ranging from singer songwriters to full rock bands. And there’s also major bands releasing live concerts recorded … Continue reading Turn your Lockdown into a Rockdown
Legendary rock drummer Ginger Baker died today (6th October 2019). Born on 19th August 1939, Peter Edward ‘Ginger’ Baker became a pioneer of rock drumming, often dabbling in jazz fusion and world music. The line up of bands and musicians he played with was incredible and helped cement his place as one of the most … Continue reading Bye Bye Ginger!
The answer is yes if you’re a big (and rich) follower of Dave Gilmour. Pink Floyd’s guitarist, singer and songwriter Dave Gilmour broke all records with the sale of over 120 of his guitars. A massive $21.5 million was raised for the non-profit environmental law group – ClientEarth – from the auction. Lasting more than … Continue reading Is any guitar worth $3.975 million?
Just when guitar making giants Gibson seemed to be turning a corner, their debts being managed, new management team and new models launched they go and blow it. In a YouTube message their Director of Brand Experience – Mark Agnesi – seemed to warn other guitar makers that Gibson was out to protect their brand … Continue reading Play authentic! Gibson You Tube Fail
Fans of progressive rock music are expected to descend on the Glen Pavilion in Dunfermline for the inaugural Prog in the Park festival on Saturday 6th April. This 12 hour marathon of progressive rock music will feature a range of well-known cover bands playing their tributes to some of the giants of this genre including … Continue reading Prog in the Park