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Yes' Jon Anderson Named Prog God 2016

Yes' Jon Anderson is to be honoured with the Prog God Award at the 2016 Prog Rock Awards.The 71-year-old musician - who was the frontman of the iconic group on-and-off from 1968 to 2004 -...

Ex-yes Stars Form New Supergroup

The rock veterans have announced a 2016 North American tour, which will begin in Orlando, Florida in October (16). "To be able to sing and perform with Rick and Trevor at this...

Rick Wakeman Releases David Bowie Tribute Tracks For Charity

The Let's Dance singer passed away on 10 January (16) after a battle with cancer, and his former bandmate Wakeman later headed into the studio to create "a celebration of David" by recording...

Rick Wakeman Postpones Tour Dates Over Health Issues

The keyboardist was scheduled to hit the stage at the Wakemanfest in October (15) and in Scandinavia for 16 piano shows in November and December, but the 66 year old has decided to...

Rick Wakeman To Score Hawk The Slayer Sequel

The original movie starred Lost actor John Terry as the titular adventurer, opposite Jack Palance as his evil brother Voltan, who battle it out for the power of a magic sword, and now...

Rick Wakeman To Front New Touring Life Documentary

The progressive rock veteran's Tales From the Tour Bus: Rock 'n' Roll on the Road takes a look at the glamorous side of touring and is scheduled to debut on 24 April (15)....

The Results For The Third Progressive Music Awards Are In! And Peter Gabriel Has Been Named 'Prog God'!

English singer/songwriter, Peter Gabriel, has been honoured at the annual Progressive Music Awards, by being the award for 'Prog God', for his five decade long music career. The event was held at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre...

Peter Gabriel Honoured At Progessive Music Awards

Peter Gabriel was named Prog God at the Progressive Music Awards.The 'In Your Eyes' rocker - who was also named the evening's guest of honour - accepted the Prog God award, which celebrates musicians who...

Prog-rock Singer Gary Pickford-hopkins Loses Cancer Battle

Singer Gary Pickford-Hopkins, who appeared on former Yes star Rick Wakeman's groundbreaking 1970s concept albums, has lost his battle with cancer, aged 65.Pickford-Hopkins was a featured vocalist on Journey to the Center of the Earth,...

Genesis Honoured With A Lifetime Achievement Award

British rock group Genesis were honoured with a Lifetime Achievement prize at the inaugural Progressive Music Awards in London on Wednesday night.Guitarist Mike Rutherford and keyboardist Tony Banks picked up the trophy during the ceremony...

Former Yes Stars Up For Prog God Award

Veteran musician Rick Wakeman is to go head-to-head with his former Yes bandmate Jon Anderson for a leading honour at the inaugural Orange Progressive Music Awards.The keyboard player has been named on a shortlist in...

Ewan Mcgregor Pays Tribute To Deep Purple Star Jon Lord

Jon Lord, organ player for one of the most influential groups of all time in Deep Purple, has sadly passed away aged 71, and unsurprisingly the tributes have come flooding for a man who played...

Prog-rock Garden Party Scrapped Over Broken Stage

A festival which was to feature performances by prog-rock icons Rick Wakeman and Hawkwind has been scrapped due to health and safety concerns.The Crystal Palace Garden Party was scheduled to take place in London on...

Fourth Marriage For Rick Wakeman

Rocker Rick Wakeman has wed for a fourth time - to a woman 25 years his junior.The former Yes musician, 62, married 37-year-old Rachel Kaufman in a ceremony at a windmill in Norfolk, England on...

John Paul Jones Honoured At Classic Rock Awards

Led Zeppelin star John Paul Jones was given the Outstanding Contribution award at the Marshall Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards last night (10.11.10).The bass player received the prestigious accolade at the annual event -...

Wakeman Feared He Was Poisoned

YES star RICK WAKEMAN feared for his life after finding out he has twice flown on the same jet as a fatally poisoned spy. The rocker was terrified after Foreign Office bosses informed his son Adam...

Wakeman: 'Brits Didn't Know I Could Sing'

Rock legend RICK WAKEMAN was surprised to learn he was unknown in his native Britain as a musician. The former Yes star found a whole new fan base through his appearances on the British TV...

Yes To Tour With Wakeman's Son

Progressive rock supergroup YES are to hit the road for their 40th anniversary tour with departed keyboard player RICK WAKEMAN's son OLIVER as a new recruit. Wakeman Sr. explained his reasons for not taking part...

Wakeman's Unusual New Year Celebration

Former YES rocker RICK WAKEMAN once tried to welcome in the New Year with a romantic romp, before his passion was killed by the sight of late British TV presenter ANDY STEWART. The 57-year-old keyboardist...

Wakeman To Wed For Fourth Time

Former YES rocker RICK WAKEMAN is set to marry for a fourth time, after proposing to girlfriend RACHEL KAUFMAN - who is 25 years his junior. The keyboardist, 57, previously declared he would never tie...

Wakeman Laughs Off Rsi Rumours

YES keyboardist RICK WAKEMAN has laughed off reports he is suffering from repetitive strain injury (RSI). The WONDEROUS STORIES star, 57, insists he is healthy and can play the keyboards just as good as ever....

Wakeman Rocks Out For God

Cape-sporting keyboard supremo RICK WAKEMAN is teaming up with opera star RAMON REMEDIOS to perform two spectacular shows in aid of his local churches. The former YES organist, who lives in Scole, on the border...

Van Halen To Reunite For Space Rock Mission?

Estranged VAN HALEN co-stars DAVID LEE ROTH and SAMMY HAGAR are set to reunite - in space. The JUMP rockers have been invited to be part of extraterrestrial research expert MICHAEL LUCKMAN's hotly-anticipated Signal...

Rockers Team Up For Pink Floyd Tribute Album

A host of rockers have teamed up to record a tribute to PINK FLOYD's classic 1979 album THE WALL. BACK AGAINST THE WALL, which is due to be released on 27 September (05), will...

Harrison Reunited With Lennon In London Tribute

A memorial plaque for late BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON is being planned, and it will be positioned next to a similar tribute for JOHN LENNON. The Harrison plaque is being organised by the HERITAGE FOUNDATION...

Mercury To Be Honoured At Family Home

Rockers QUEEN and fans from all over the world are expected to gather at FREDDIE MERCURY's British family home to pay tribute to the band's late frontman at the unveiling of a plaque in his...

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