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Latest news: Happy Holidays! The third (and final) edition of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock is coming soon. Written, fact-checked and proofread, I am in the process of finalizing this edition for press. For those that have purchased the first edition of the book, it is a considerable upgrade with over 200+ more records added to the timeline, fact-checked, edited, and a new prologue and epilogue. On sale beginning March 27th, 2020!

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Jean-Michel Jarre's Electronica World Tour 2017

Jean-Michel Jarre's Electronica World Tour is coming to the US. See you in Chicago!

5/9/2017 Toronto, ON Canada Sony Center for the Performing Arts
5/11/2017 Montreal, QC Canada Bell Centre
5/16/2017 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
5/18/2017 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
5/20/2017 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
5/22/2017 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
5/24/2017 Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center
5/26/2017 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre
5/27/2017 Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theater

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Jaki Liebezeit, RIP

From Can's Facebook page: "It is with great sadness we have to announce that Jaki passed away this morning from sudden pneumonia. He fell asleep peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones. We will miss him hugely."

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Oxygene 3 > Jarre, Jean Michel

Artist: Jean-Michel Jarre
Label: Sony Music, Columbia
Catalog#: 88985361882, 88985361882
Format: CD
Country: Europe
Released: 2016-12-02

Yes inducted to Hall Of Fame

Today, it was announced that the "Union Tour" lineup of Yes will be inducted this year to the Rock-N-Roll Hall Of Fame. Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Steve Howe, Tony Kaye, Trevor Rabin, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White will get the honors, Squire of course, posthumously. No mention of Peter Banks, their original guitarist who also gave the band their name, as well as the Buggle duo of Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes, and keyboardist Patrick Moraz.

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Greg Lake, RIP

Greg Lake lost his battle with cancer yesterday, December 7th, at age 69. RIP, Moonchild.
"Yesterday, December 7th, I lost my best friend to a long and stubborn battle with cancer. Greg Lake will stay in my heart for ever, as he has always been. His family would be grateful for privacy during this time of their grief. Many thanks, Stewart Young"

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Violeta de Outono

Warming up for the launch of Violeta de Outono's new album Spaces, here is the first single, 'A Painter Of The Mind'. The song has lyrics inspired by Swiss artist Paul Klee's poems.

Gilli Smyth, RIP

From Orlando Allen's Facebook page:

NIHAO HAMTAÏ > Magma

Artist: Magma
Label: Seventh Records
Catalog#: NIHAO
Format: DVD
Country: France
Released: 2016-09-00

Revolver > Beatles, The

Artist: Beatles
Label: Parlophone
Catalog#: PMC 7009
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1966-08

RIP, Roye Albrighton of Nektar

From Nektar member Derek "Mo" Moore,

"Nektar guitarist Roye Albrighton dies after a long illness.
It is with a heavy Heart I have to report that our music brother Roye Albrighton,after a long illness, died last night in Poole Dorset. His organs just gave out on him. He was fighting against the infection that grasped him until he could fight no more.