News: Band News


Lang Lang returns home

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Pioneering Chinese pianist and cultural icon Lang Lang is returning to Universal Music Group in a major new long-term recording agreement which aims to bring a fresh approach to classical music and inspire a new generation of young music lovers. He will reunite with Deutsche Grammophon – the label...

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Rick Wakeman Won’t Be Attending Yes’ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Rick Wakeman has confirmed that he will not be on hand for Yes‘ long-awaited induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “I have no idea if there will be any sort of reunion,” Wakeman says via his official web site, “but whatever happens under no circumstances will I be any part of it...

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Herbie Hancock Confirms Love Supreme Summer Festival 2017

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Visionary pianist, composer and bandleader Herbie Hancock was announced on Monday as the second artist confirmed for next year’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival. Hancock joins ten-time Grammy-winning George Benson on the bill for the festival’s fifth edition, which is shaping up to be its biggest...

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Erik Norlander conjuring otherworldly sounds

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Erik Norlander has made a career conjuring otherworldly sounds from towering racks of gear. Now the multi-keyboardist, known for everything from sound design to tours with the super-group Asia, returns with a new solo release, Surreal, which marries evocative instrumental textures with a classic rock...

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Rick Wakeman Debussy’s Clair de Lune!

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Revered keyboardist, songwriter and broadcaster Rick Wakeman will release Piano Portraits, the record-breaking 160th studio album of his career, on January 13th 2017. Recorded at The Old Granary in South Norfolk, the album sees Wakeman embarking on a voyage through a varied selection of music including...

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Leon Russell dies

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Leon Russell, who emerged as a rock ‘n’ roll star in the 1970s after working behind the scenes as a session pianist for other musicians, died Sunday in Nashville, his wife Janet Bridges said. He was 74. Russell died in his sleep, his wife said in a statement posted on his website. Honey...

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Dream Theater Releases New Version Of ‘Our New World’ Featuring Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale

Monday, September 12th, 2016

A new version of the Dream Theater song “Our New World”, featuring a guest appearance by Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale, can be streamed below. “Our New World” is taken from Dream Theater’s latest album, “The Astonishing”, which was released at the beginning...

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Stereo MCs’ London studio

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Anyone who was around in the early ’90s will remember the hypnotic grooves emanating from Stereo MCs’ portfolio of Top 20 hit singles including Connected, Step It Up and Ground Level. Struggling to deal with the demands that success placed upon them, the band retreated at their peak to set up...

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Progressive rock legend Emerson dies

Monday, March 14th, 2016

“We regret to announce that Keith Emerson died at his home in Santa Monica, Los Angeles,” read a statement on the band’s Facebook page. Yorkshire-born Emerson was one of the top keyboardists of the prog rock era. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Santa Monica...

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JOIN CASIO IN CELEBRATING THE RELEASE OF ROSHON’S NEW SINGLE

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

One Grand Prize winner will win a Casio CGP-700 Compact Grand Piano Autographed by Roshon. One First Runner up will win a G-Shock GDX6900FB-8 watch previously worn by Roshon. One Second Runner up will win an autographed photo of Roshon. Post your favorite photo of Roshon with his Casio keyboard...

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Dizzy Reed on Guns N’ Roses Reunion: ‘Whatever Happens, Happens’

Monday, November 16th, 2015

We’re all well aware that only Axl Rose knows what the future holds for Guns N’ Roses and keyboardist Dizzy Reed, who marks his 25th anniversary in the lineup this year, knows that better than most.  Reed was asked to offer his insider’s perspective on some of the fans’ most-asked questions,...

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MKL discover the concept behind the synth legend’s new album

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Famed for his stunning live concerts and the multi-million selling album Oxygène of 1976, French composer and electronic pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre is still going strong. Having studied music in the ’50s, Jarre has a unique and fascinating insight into the unfolding history of electronic music,...

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PRINCE TO TOUR THE UK AND EUROPE LATER THIS MONTH?

Friday, November 13th, 2015

This super talented man has caused quite a storm over the past couple of years – after tearing around the UK with a run of last minute and impromptu gigs as part of his Hit N’ Run tour with 3RDEYEGIRL, closing it off with a secret gig at Koko.

Now, the Purple One looks set for...

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Korg partners with OK Go to launch special edition volca sample

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

This special unit comes with 100 samples from the band’s latest album.  Korg has teamed up with US indie rock outfit OK Go to launch a special edition of its volca sample digital sample sequencer.  Featuring 100 audio samples from the band’s latest albumHungry Ghosts, the unit allows users to...

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Keyboard Players Wanted

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

A band is looking for a keyboard player to complete a Swindon based synth/ guitar rock covers group. Do you know anyone that might be interested ? The vocalist is extremely talented and has toured Europe with his original prog rock band. They will be covering bands such as Rush, Marrilion , Tubeway...

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