Author: Tim Price

Interview: Nad Sylvan. Vampirate.

Interview with Nad Sylvan Nad Sylvan took time out of his busy tour schedule with Steve Hackett to talk with Tim Price from RockShot magazine. His new solo album Courting The Widow has just been released on Inside Out Music. He spoke about family, cats, quitting his full time job and John Wayne. Nad, thank you for meeting with us here just two hours before you go on stage for the Genesis Revisited Tour. These Steve Hackett show’s sell out year after year, on worldwide tours, so how long how long do you see yourself being active as the...

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Interview: Tony Banks. Detailed & Revealing.

It was a pleasure to interview Tony Banks on June 22nd 2015 concerning his new box set release, A Chord Too Far, covering his entire acclaimed solo career on the other side of Genesis. Just as Steve Hackett gave us last year, there were some incredibly detailed and revealing responses he gave to my questioning. Tony Banks also has a recall facility which is just as sharp as a tack and he offered rare insights into how both early and late Genesis performed together. We delve into movies, orchestral suites with no tricks of the tales!  TP:  It is incredible...

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All Quiet Now: Chris Squire. Fish Out Of Water.

Chris Squire died in Phoenix, Arizona on 27th June 2015. His unprecedented legacy is that he never left the band Yes, which was formed in 1968 along with  Jon Anderson and is still going today. He played on every album, every session and every tour and even bootleg recordings the manner of which he also supported. He was the stalwart of the band and once told me that keeping Yes together, in whatever form, that was his job, and he did it well. Current Yes keyboardist Geoffrey Downes tweeted  “Utterly devastated beyond words to have to report the sad...

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Live: Steve Hackett @ Birmingham Symphony Hall

Steve Hackett selected the  Symphony Hall Birmingham to be the final date of his third year of Genesis tours, all sold out, time and time again. The bar area of the hall pre-show featured a mature and pleasant audience with an expectant buzz in the air, many are here with the knowledge that this year is the 40th Anniversary of the release of Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Fittingly, the large window structures look out over a bustling Broad Street, this is not New York Broadway but parallels of a bustling and darkened street are drawn, so would the...

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Interview: Dylan Howe: Crossing All Barriers.

With his unique approach to music Dylan Howe provides a bridge between Jazz, Classical, Punk, Hard Rock and Concept Art music taking it all in his stride . In a recent interview with us Steve Hackett said it must be possible to find a possible link to ally all these musical differences and prejudices. In Dylan Howe we may have found that answer.  Tim Price talked to Dylan in his Essex studio. Dylan, it is now some 40 years since you first hit the public spotlight on the inside cover of Beginnings, then pictured with your musical parents who...

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Interview: Jon Anderson. Creating New Spirit.

On a cool English afternoon Tim Price, connected with the legendary Jon Anderson in a sunny California. We learn how a new project with violinist extraordinaire, Jean-Luc Ponty, became a Kickstarter campaign. We delve into the works of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, King Crimson and Yes and the historical content continues as two towns who helped to create history as founders of Association Football* in 1888 are discussed. We also hear about sport being the inspiration for a classic song. We may just have the answer to all those mysterious lyrics. Jon, I am calling you at your home in LA...

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Interview: Steve Hackett. The Future.

In the third and final part of his interview Steve Hackett talks with Tim Price about the future beyond Genesis reunions or revisited and lets us know about his love of George Harrison and other guitar heroes and remembers a TV show with Eamonn Andrews. Revealing these incredible insights of classical roots and how they influenced your Genesis material, and prog rock, really suits how you go about the music in this time of your life career. Would you agree with that? Absolutely, especially with the aspects of what some classical composers were doing back then, especially Edvard Grieg,...

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Interview: Steve Hackett. Past Present & Future. Part 2.

It was a pleasure to interview Steve Hackett on July 1st. His memory is as sharp as a tack and he offered insights into the roots of how some of these Genesis songs came together, citing classical influences such as Ottorino Respighi, an Italian composer who in 1899 went to Russia to be principal violinist in the Orchestra of the Imperial Theatre in St Petersburg. Steve Hackett has opened up another classic musical box. Will The Knife be played on the upcoming 2014 Genesis Revisited tour?: We did a version of the Knife with my present band recently and...

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Interview: Steve Hackett. Past, Present & Future. Part 1.

On a sunny morning in downtown Wolverhampton journalist Tim Price hooked up a line with the legendary Steve Hackett in London and they talked and talked. Here we learn about the Genesis Revisited project and the discovery of Nad Sylvan. The cover of your latest  live album (Geneis Revisted Live at the Royal Albert Hall) is really stunning, revealing the legendary light-shows as we saw in those Genesis 1970’s concerts such as the Seconds Out Tour. The pyrotechnics of the Genesis Live Shows were legendary….. They were indeed… and that is what so many people wanted to see, the whole...

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