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Simon Collins: “I grew up on tour with Genesis, so I had a very early introduction to progressive rock”

Simon Collins: “I grew up on tour with Genesis, so I had a very early introduction to progressive rock” BY: LUCY O'TOOLE Following the release of his acclaimed solo album, Becoming Human, Simon Collins discusses moving to Ireland; the state of prog rock; and the influence of his father, Phil Collins, and Genesis. Photo: Only1AndyWright. After a turbulent decade for Simon Collins, the genre-blending multi-instrumentalist reemerged in late 2020 with Becoming Human – one of the […]

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Steve Hackett new release ‘Under A Mediterranean Sky

Steve Hackett new release ‘Under A Mediterranean Sky According to a 1970 ad he placed in British music magazine Melody Maker, guitarist and songwriter Steve Hackett displayed an early interest in pushing “beyond existing stagnant music forms.” This attitude landed him a high-profile gig as the guitarist for progressive rock pioneers Genesis during a run of celebrated albums. His refined, high-minded approach meshed synergistically with Genesis’ obscure, theory-driven arena rock. Since the mid-1970s, […]

todayJanuary 18, 2021

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