Solo careers are an interesting aspect of the music industry. As a member of a band a singer/musician/songwriter may experience a great deal of success. Once that same member launches a solo career it truly is a crapshoot. There are many examples of solo career success stories including Phil Collins, Sting and Don Henley. But … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Throw Me Down By Kerry Livgren
Since leaving Genesis in 1977 Steve Hackett has, to varying degrees, included Genesis music in his live shows. In 2013 he took it to a whole new level with his Genesis Revisited tour where he performed an entire set of 1970's Genesis songs. Since that successful tour a Genesis Revisited set has been a … Continue reading Your Ultimate Genesis Tribute Band
A Dying Planet may be a brand new progressive metal band, but the architects behind the music are veterans of the metal scene. Jasun and Troy Tipton arrived on the scene in 1999 with the debut album of their progressive metal powerhouse Zero Hour. The band's second release, the brilliant concept album, The Towers Of … Continue reading A Dying Planet – Facing The Incurable: A Vital Progressive Metal Debut Album
I have been an enormous fan of the band Genesis since 1981. I discovered their music shortly after the release of their game changing album Abacab. I had never heard music quite like this before and I was hooked immediately. Abacab was the start of my lifelong love affair with the music of Genesis. As … Continue reading Progtastic Band Recommendations For Genesis Fans
How many would you accept? How many band members add up to a legitimate band? These days a band that consists of all it’s original members, like U2, is an extremely rare thing. Bands like Kansas, Foreigner, Styx and Journey are the norm. Their rosters mix and match founding members, long standing members with new … Continue reading Genesis – And Then There Were???
There are some fans that just want to hear Steve Hackett play Genesis songs. And then there are those who fully support the solo music that this brilliant musician has been producing for forty plus years. The latter group will appreciate a song like Anything But Love from Steve Hackett's recent studio album The Night … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Anything But Love – Steve Hackett
Recently I was driving and my iPod was on shuffle. As one song ended I found myself skipping the next few songs. Several good songs played briefly, but I kept skipping. I did not know what song it was that I was looking for. Then The Colony Of Slippermen by Genesis came on and I … Continue reading Steve Hackett And The Future Of Genesis Revisited