Tag Archives: John Wetton

Album review: ROBBY KRIEGER – In Session

ROBBY KRIEGER - In Session

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra [Release date 24.02.17] Like the Cleopatra release before it by Joe Lynn Turner “In Session” collects together some of Robby Krieger’s session work over the years.  The Doors guitarist was always a master of restraint in terms of … Continue reading

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Album review: ASIA – Symfonia

ASIA - Symfonia

Frontiers [Release date 24.02.17] Normally you’d think “not another live Asia album” as there have been a fair few to date, however this one is tinged with sadness with the sad passing of John Wetton shortly before the release of … Continue reading

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News: JOHN WETTON 1949-2017

In this interview extract from April 2009 John Wetton tells David Randall about his early influences, and the immediate aftermath of his departure from Asia in 1991 which led to the release of his second, and favourite, solo album ‘Battle … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN WETTON – Anthology The Studio Recordings Vol.1

JOHN WETTON - Anthology The Studio Recordings

In this interview extract from April 2009 John Wetton tells David Randall about his early influences, and the immediate aftermath of his departure from Asia in 1991 which led to the release of his second, and favourite, solo album ‘Battle … Continue reading

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Album review: Various – Keep Calm And Salute The Beatles (feat ANN WILSON, TODD RUNDGREN and others)

Keep Calm And Salute The Beatles

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra [Release date 27.04.15] Cleopatra are experts in coordinating themed compilations, invariably curated by one-time Yes guitarist/keyboard player Billy Sherwood, and usually featuring a roster of well known artists. This time they lend their collective hands to a selection … Continue reading

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News: MAIDEN UNITED, CSN, COLOUR OF NOISE – Thursday 5 March 2015

Tigertailz - Hard Rock Hell AOR, 21 March 2014

Gunzo is a new rock band featuring bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quite Riot), vocalist Keith St John (Burning Rain), drummer Shane Fitzgibbon and guitarist Tracii Guns (LA Guns). Maiden United release their new album of Iron Maiden covers ‘Remembrance’ on May … Continue reading

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Gig review: ASIA, Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 2 November 2014

ASIA, Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 2 November 2014

For a so-called supergroup Asia have shown remarkable longevity, but their profile is now much lower than it was in the heady days when their 1982 debut went multi-platinum, judging by a disappointing turnout at their first headline London show … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE HACKETT – Genesis Revisited: Live At The Albert Hall

STEVE HACKETT - Genesis Revisited: Live At The Albert Hall

Inside Out [Release date 30.06.14] Steve Hackett seems a genuine sort of guy, so let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and shelve the cynicism at the release of a second CD/DVD box set inside of 12 months capturing … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – June 2014 highlights

Dan McCafferty of Nazareth

June 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website Check back here as we add new features throughout the month. All times, BST (GMT+1) Sunday 22 June 2014, 13:00 Dan McCafferty of Nazareth Dan chats about his career and the … Continue reading

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Album review: ASIA – Gravitas

Asia - Gravitas

Frontiers [Release date 24.03.14] Crop rotation is something those of us of a certain age will recall from O level geography – leaving land fallow and rotating crops leading to bigger and better harvests. Certainly over the years there’s been … Continue reading

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Album review: THE PROG COLLECTIVE – Epilogue

The Prog Collective

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra Records [Release date 14.10.13] Billy Sherwood is a busy man.  The one-time Yes guitarist/keyboard player has carved out a niche coordinating a myriad of projects in recent years – some with a prog angle,  others with a ‘tribute’ … Continue reading

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Album review: FLY LIKE AN EAGLE – An All-Star Tribute To Steve Miller Band

Cleopatra Records [Release date 30.07.13] Producer, engineer and multi instrumentalist and sometime Yes member Billy Sherwood has carved out his a niche for himself with a number of wide ranging all star tribute albums, and now it’s the turn of … Continue reading

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Album review: MARK PONTIN GROUP – Days Of Destiny

Moochee Records [Release date 08.05.13] Mark Pontin Band’s liner notes on ‘Days Of Destiny, makes clear the essential connection between his struggles to get this recording made and the thematic title track of a power trio album with real substance. … Continue reading

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News: ASIA announce new studio album and August festival appearance

ASIA Begins recording album tomorrow, new line-up live shows ‘amazing’ John Wetton, Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer and new recruit guitarist Sam Coulson have certainly hit the ground running.  Following Sam’s debut at a fully sold-out warm up show at … Continue reading

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ASIA RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM “XXX”

 BRITISH SUPERGROUP CELEBRATES 30th ANNIVERSARY WITH UK TOUR AND 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF DEBUT ALBUM Thirty years after its eponymous debut album, ASIA ascended to the top of the Billboard Top 100 chart (where it remained No.1 for nine consecutive … Continue reading

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