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Chris Squire, Yes Bassist, Passes Away at 67

Iconic bassist Chris Squire, who co-founded rock band Yes with former lead vocalist Jon Anderson in 1968, passed away over the weekend. He was 67. The band confirmed the news with a statement on their official Facebook page: “It’s with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Yes co-founder, Chris Squire,” the statement read. “Chris peacefully passed […]


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Rock Rewind: Yes “Owner Of a Lonely Heart”

Progressive rock band Yes had achieved icon status in the rock world long before “Owner Of a Lonely Heart” came out in 1983. In fact, they had been there, done that, and called it a day as of two years prior. As it turned out, several of the original Yes members had found their way into another band called Cinema, and at the request of the record label executives, re-assumed […]


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Up-and-Comers: The Dear Hunter

I have to be honest: The Dear Hunter are not typically a band I’d write about, simply because I leave prog-rock to other writers to cover. But after a number of years of plugging away at the scene, their recent release Migrant is starting to give them a level of national attention they have long deserved—and I can definitely understand why. The truth is, The Dear Hunter have never been […]


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Peter Banks, Original Guitarist for Yes, Found Dead

Guitarist Peter Banks, founding member and original guitarist for progressive rock band Yes, was found dead in his London home on March 7, according to reports. Banks was 65. An official statement released on Banks’s website states that he died of apparent heart failure, and was discovered in his home after failing to show for a recording session. Active as a guitarist throughout his life, Banks was part of the […]


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Coheed and Cambria “The Afterman: Descension”- Album Review

The saga continues…and continues. Seeking to fill in the gaps in their long-running band persona storyline, concept prog rockers Coheed and Cambria this week released The Afterman: Descension, the “part 2” to The Afterman: Ascension released last year. Let’s face it: creating a concept band around a fictional narrative can get complicated. First of all, the longer the story behind the band moves forward, new fans have to invest an […]


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Muse “The 2nd Law”: Do Nothing Small

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When it first became known that progressive rock band Muse was incorporating dubstep, of all things, into their new release The 2nd Law, you could almost sense the global assembling of the critics at the starting gate, hovering like so many hyenas and vultures, ready to pick the album apart the second the advance copies came out. After all, with dubstep now as intensely popular in the EDM scene as […]