Tag Archives: progressive rock

Steve Stevens

STEVE STEVENS

STEVE STEVENS (1959–PRESENT). While a guitarist of many talents, including progressive rock and flamenco, Steve Stevens is without a doubt best known as Billy Idol’s stage and studio foil, where, armed with a Les Paul and a glam rock image borrowed from equal parts Johnny Thunders and Siouxsie Sioux, he has infused the best of the veteran punk rocker’s material with a hard rock edge that helped the two crossover into mainstream success in the 1980s and has continued to drive their career into Read more [...]
Triumph

TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH (1975–93; 2007–PRESENT). Rik Emmett (guitar/vocals), Mike Levine (bass), Gil Moore (drums/vocals). While the Canadian power trio Triumph were often compared to their fellow Canadians Rush, due to their three-person format and high-pitched vocal range that singer-guitarist Rik Emmett and Rush’s Geddy Lee shared, Triumph was a much more mainstream hard rock/metal band with far fewer prog-rock tendencies. Their melodic songwriting helped them to become one of the few Canadian hard rock Read more [...]
Steve Vai

STEVE VAI

STEVE VAI (1960–). One of the most recognizable guitarists on the rock scene over the last twenty years, Vai, along with his erstwhile teacher Joe Satriani, has only worked within established groups for short periods of time, instead having established a successful solo career of largely instrumental albums. After graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Vai started his professional career in 1979 as a transcriber for Frank Zappa, going on to play guitar for Zappa’s band for Read more [...]
WISHBONE ASH

WISHBONE ASH

WISHBONE ASH (1969–PRESENT). Andy Powell (guitar/vocals), Ted Turner (guitar/vocals, replaced by Laurie Wisefield, Jamie Crompton, Phil Palmer), Martin Turner (bass/vocals, replaced by John Wetton, Trevor Bolder, Mervyn Spence, Andy Pyle, many others), Steve Upton (drums, replaced by Ray Weston, Mike Sturgis, others). Wishbone Ash are on the periphery of metal, along with bands such as Uria Heep who seemed to fall more in the art rock camp at times. The band started as a project of guitarists Read more [...]