The latest Then & Now looks at prog rockers Marillion. Xavier Russell was there right at the beginning, but has not clapped eyes on the band since March 1983. So, we sent him along to check out Marillion at the High High Voltage Festival. First off, his review from The Marquee Club, London in 1981 has been reprinted as it originally appeared in Sounds magazine, under the heading: A Return To Kaftans And…
Rococo were all things to all fans. But not enough of one thing to appeal to the music industry. So while this 70s Brit crew had the ability to be megastars, in the end they were visited by their hairy godfather, who said: “You shall go to the Cult Heroes section.” Almost punk pioneers, as well as being uniquely progressive, Rococo nearly worked with David Bowie, and had one cunning…
One-time Journey drummer Steve Smith played at Ronnie Scott’s in London last night (May 25) with current band Steve Smith & Vital Information, showcasing the jazzier end of his repertoire. Xavier Russell gets all syncopated to check it out. N-i-i-i-i-c-e!
As the fall-out from the volcanic eruption in Iceland continues, with hardly any planes flying around Britain, Classic Rock thought it would put together a suitable playlist to ‘help’ those stuck at airports. So, this is what we recommend as appropriate listening:
Genesis are not taking Peter Gabriel’s absence from the band’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a snub.
Peter Gabriel will not be attending the Rock And Roll Hall Fame induction of Genesis.