Thomas Mangano

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A Deep Journey Into the Music and Poetry of Greg Lake – Annie Barbazza & Max Repetti’s MOONCHILD

For Immediate Release A Deep Journey Into the Music and Poetry of Greg Lake – Annie Barbazza & Max Repetti’s MOONCHILD Produced by Greg Lake! Limited edition 1000 papersleeve CD and 500 gatefold coloured audiophile vinyl! Italy – Much to the excitement of Greg Lake & ELP fans worldwide, Annie Barbazza & Max Repetti are … Continue reading

Press Release For Marcelo Pagnini

For Immediate Release Guitar Virtuoso Marcelo Paganini Releases New EP Feat. Pink Floyd’s Durga McBroom & Jazz Legend Deodato  The Great Gig Beyond 2001 – Paganini, McBroom, Deodato, Husband, Madore Prog Odyssey  On July 2016 French-Brazilian guitar virtuoso Marcelo Paganini had a “what if” moment and asked common friend Fernando Perdomo to help him get … Continue reading

Press Release For Rick Wakeman

For Immediate Release Rick Wakeman’s The Real Lisztomania Limited Edition Box Set Now Available For Pre-Order! The Real Lisztomania to be released as Rick Wakeman always wanted – available CD/DVD & Deluxe Box Set! London – Keyboard legend Rick Wakeman’s The Real Lisztomania Limited Edition Box Set is now available for pre-order! This is an … Continue reading

Press Release For Bill Bruford

For Immediate Release Scholar and Drum Legend Bill Bruford Authors New Book, “Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer” Pre-order in hardback, softback or e-book Scholar and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bill Bruford, best known for his work with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis and his prolific solo career, has authored a new book, … Continue reading

Press Release For Gong

For Immediate Release Gong Expresso’s New Album “Decadence” Available For Pre-Order! Featuring Gong Alumni Francois Causse, Benoit Moerlen and Hansford Rowe! Montreal – Gong Expesso featuring Gong alumni Francois Causse, Benoit Moerlen and Hansford Rowe with guitarist Julien Sandiford’s new album titled “Decadence” is now available for pre-order! Says Hansford, “ ‘Decadence’ is the title … Continue reading

Press Release For John Mayall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2018 Blues Hall of Fame Member John Mayall’s Trio Unleashes New Three for the Road Live Album on February 23 from Forty Below Records   LOS ANGELES, CA – Blues Hall of Famer/“Godfather of British Blues” John Mayall will release an album of live recordings titled Three for the Road … Continue reading

Press Release For Bill Bruford

For Immediate Release Drum Legend and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Bill Bruford Releases Definitive Boxed Set, “Bruford 1977-1980: Seems Like A Lifetime Ago” Pre-order the Limited Edition 8-disc Box Set, with unreleased, remixed or remastered material & a signed certificate Drum legend and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bill Bruford, … Continue reading

Press Release For King Crimson Fall Tour

For Immediate Release King Crimson To Tour The US Fall 2017! Now in their 48th year, King Crimson will be returning to America in the Fall of 2017! The new dates see the group performing in some states and cities that have not been visited in a while. Atlanta, Georgia, for example, last had live … Continue reading

Press Release For Dennis Johnson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Slide Guitar Master Dennis Johnson Set to Release New Rhythmland CD September 15 on Root Tone Records SACRAMENTO, CA – San Francisco Bay Area-based slide guitar master Dennis Johnson announces a September 15 release date for Rhythmland, his latest CD on the Root Tone Records label. Johnson plans to release his first … Continue reading

Press Release For Magma

For Immediate Release French Music Legends Magma’s Critically Acclaimed 1975 “Magma Live” Album Remastered With Bonus Tracks Remastered 2-CD In DigiPack – contains Booklet with text & lyrics – original recordings & bonus tracks Paris – Much to the excitement of Magma fans worldwide, the band’s critically acclaimed 1975 live album “Magma Live” has been … Continue reading

Press Release For Greg Lake Autobiography “Lucky Man”.

For Immediate Release ELP Legend Greg Lake’s Eagerly Awaited Autobiography “Lucky Man” Now Available In The UK! London – Greg Lake first won acclaim as lead vocalist, bass guitarist and producer when, together with Robert Fripp, he formed King Crimson. Their first album, the landmark In the Court of the Crimson King, co-produced by Greg, … Continue reading

Press Release For Magma 2017

For Immediate Release   French Music Legends Magma Release Remastered “Wurdah Ïtah” Featuring Unreleased Material!   Featuring 25 minutes of previously unreleased material!   Paris, France – French music legends Magma have released a new remastered version of their critically acclaimed 1974 album“Wurdah Ïtah” on CD! The release includes for the first time, “Wurdah Ïtah … Continue reading

Press Release For John Wetton & Geoff Downes

For Immediate Release   Wetton/Downes’ iCon Announces the Mainstream Release of “Urban Psalm” on 2CD/1DVD – OUT NOW!   London, UK – The collaboration of the ASIA co-founders, John Wetton and Geoff Downes’ iCon, has led to the formation of Epicon Records (via Cherry Red) and its first release of “Urban Psalm” as a 2CD/1DVD … Continue reading

Percy Jones Interview: On The Scene

New interview with Percy Jones reveals insights into his career and work with Eno & MJ12. Continue reading

Press Release For Grand Funk

For Immediate Release Audio Fidelity To Release Grand Funk’s Shinin’ On in Original 3-D Art Package on Limited Edition Hybrid SACD Includes a BONUS pair of 3-D Glasses! Camarillo, CA – Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity will be releasing Grand Funk’s widely popular classic rock album Shinin’ On on limited edition hybrid SACD. Riding high off … Continue reading

Press Release For John Wetton

King Crimson / Asia Legend John Wetton Releases “Official Bootleg Archive Vol 1” Six CD Set! OUT NOW! John Wetton TOBA -Vol 1 med res.jpg For Immediate Release King Crimson / Asia Legend John Wetton Releases “Official Bootleg Archive Vol 1” Six CD Set!  OUT NOW! London, UK – John Wetton is best known as … Continue reading

Press Release For Nikki Squire

For Immediate Release   Esquire Featuring Nikki Squire Release New Album “Esquire III – No Spare Planet”! OUT NOW!   London, UK – Much to the excitement of prog fans worldwide, Esquire featuring Nikki Squire, the first wife of Chris Squire from YES, has released their first new album in several years! On their new release … Continue reading

Press Release For Magma

For Immediate Release   French Music Legends Magma To Perform With The Mëtalïk Orkestra At The Olympia In Paris – February 2 & 3, 2017!   Paris, France – Bands and trends might come and go, but some of it is meant to stay. Far beyond a mere jolt to the music world or a … Continue reading

Press Release  For  Rick Wakeman and  Chris Hadfield  

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Press Release For The Box Tops

For Immediate Release   Sixties Music Legends The Box Tops To Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary!   Memphis, TN – The Summer of 2017 marks the legendary Memphis blue-eyed-soul group THE BOX TOPS’ 50th anniversary of the release of their worldwide #1 smash hit debut single “The Letter.”  To celebrate, they anticipate extensive touring and perhaps … Continue reading

Press Release For Stick Men

For Immediate Release   Prog Legends Stick Men Feat. King Crimson Members New Album “Prog Noir”  Available For Pre-Order   Berlin, Germany – Much to the excitement of music aficionados worldwide, prog legends Stick Men will be releasing their new album “Prog Noir” on October 21, 2016, which is now available for pre-order as a … Continue reading

Press Release For The Beatles And World WWII

“The Beatles and WWII” Featuring Elton John, Brian Ferry, Keith Moon, Rod Stewart, Jeff Lynne, Peter Gabriel, The Bee Gees and Others On 2CD/DVD Set

Music sung by:
Elton John, The Bee Gees, Bryan Ferry, Jeff Lynne, Leo Sayer, Keith Moon, Rod Stewart, David Essex, Tina Turner, Helen Reddy, The Four Seasons, Lynsey De Paul, The Brothers Johnson, Richard Cocciante, Henry Gross, Status Quo, Peter Gabriel, and Frankie Vallii
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Press Release For Jon Anderson

YES Legend Jon Anderson To Receive Prog God Award From Progressive Music Awards! Continue reading

Press Release For Focus

For Immediate Release: Dutch Music Legends Focus Release New Album “Focus 8.5 / Beyond The Horizon” OUT NOW! Continue reading

Sound Views – Fred Frith Interview

Fred Frith is the thinking musician’s guitarist.  Best known for his strange and beautiful guitar improvisations with the 70’s Avant-garde bands Henry Cow and Art Bears,  Frith has navigated a long and prolific career  that has fearlessly flown below the music industry’s radar.   Always unconventional and frequently controversial, his unique music continues to appear in numerous productions  with surprising variety.  Employed by filmmakers, choreographers, … Continue reading

Press Release For Percy Jones & MJ12

For Immediate Release   MJ12 Featuring Bass Legend Percy Jones To Release Debut Album!   London, UK – MJ12, featuring Brand X bass legend Percy Jones, will be releasing their eagerly awaited debut album on Gonzo Multimedia UK on June 24, 2016. Recorded in the summer of 2015 at Shelter Island studios in Manhattan, MJ12 … Continue reading

Beyond The Physics Of Sound: Jean-Luc Ponty Interview

We spoke with iconic fusion violinist-composer, Jean-Luc Ponty about his latest project with famed Yes singer, Jon Anderson.  Their band is appropriately named, The Anderson-Ponty Band and they have released a a most intriguing album of hybrid tunes that combines  Yes standards, Ponty Standards as well as some new and highly stylized original compositions.  The album, “Better Late Than … Continue reading

Press Release For Rick Wakeman

For Immediate Release   Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman To Release “Starship Trooper” Compilation Feat. Steve Hillage, Nik Turner, Steve Howe, William Shatner and Others!   Los Angeles – On April 15th Purple Pyramid records will be releasing an out of this world collection of extraordinary performances by legendary YES keyboardist Rick Wakeman! For more than … Continue reading

Press Release For Vivian Stanshall’s “Sir Henry At Rawlinson End”

For Immediate Release   Bonzo Dog Band’s Vivian Stanshall’s “Sir Henry At Rawlinson End” Soundtrack by Michael Livesley and Brainwashing House feat. Rick Wakeman and Neil Innes To Be Released   “A tour-de-force and a work of Art” – Neil Innes   London, UK – Vivian Stanshall, widely acknowledged as one of the most influential … Continue reading

Breaking Blues- John Mayall Interview

We spoke with original Blues Breaker John Mayall during his most recent tour to discuss his induction into the Blues Hall of Fame and to grab some unique view points on the blues and a passion driven career. Continue reading

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