Thomas Mangano

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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  

Starmus tribute to Stephen Hawking and David Bowie Continue reading

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

Percy Jones Interview: On The Scene

New interview with Percy Jones! Percy talks about his career and his work with Eno and his latest project MJ12. 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

Press Release For Rick Wakeman & David Bowie

For Immediate Release Rick Wakeman Releases Piano Version of Life on Mars in Aid of Macmillan “It was obvious from the listeners’ response to Rick playing ‘Life On Mars’ on Radio 2 Drivetime last Monday, that they wanted to own a copy of this beautiful piece of music, as well as make a contribution. With … Continue reading

Press Release For Final Daevid Allen Album

For Immediate Release   GONG Legend Daevid Allen’s Final Album “Daevid Allen Weird Quartet – ELEVENSES” To Be Released February 12, 2016   The Final Recordings from Gong & Soft Machine Co-Founder Daevid Allen!   Los Angeles – Purple Pyramid Records will be releasing on February 12, 2016 the final album from legendary Daevid Allen, … Continue reading

Press Release For Andy Powell

For Immediate Release   New Autobiography by Wishbone Ash Guitarist Andy Powell “Eyes Wide Open: True Tales Of A Wishbone Ash Warrior” Now Available!   Written by Andy Powell with Colin Harper Foreword by Ian Rankin   Five decades of life on the road, in the studio, and in the courtroom with progressive-rock pioneers Wishbone Ash … Continue reading

Press release For Peter Murphy

For Immediate Release   A Previously Unreleased Live Album From Mercurial Bauhaus Frontman Peter Murphy To Be Released By Cleopatra Records!   Los Angeles, CA – Peter Murphy is one of the most revered and recognizable figures in the dark side of art rock, having fronted the legendary gothic post-punk quartet Bauhaus in the late ‘70s … Continue reading

Press Release For Renaissance

For Immediate Release   Symphonic Rock Icons Renaissance To Tour The US & UK In Support of New DVD Release  “Live at The Union Chapel”   Symphonic rock icons Renaissance featuring legendary singer Annie Haslam will be performing in the US & UK in support of their new DVD release “Live at The Union Chapel”! Filmed at The Union Chapel in … Continue reading

A Conversation With Narada Michael Walden

Narada Michael Walden has one of the most impressive songwriting and production resumes in the business. From the early performances with iconic acts like: Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, Tommy Bolin and Weather Report to blockbuster productions with some of the most influential artists in the business, Walden has been an unstoppable river of energy traveling in many directions. Continue reading

Press Release For Sam Coulson

For Immediate Release   ASIA Guitarist Sam Coulson Releases Debut Album “Electric Classical”  OUT NOW!   London, UK – Sam Coulson is the current guitarist in legendary rock band ASIA. Coulson also has a tremendous following online through his extensive Youtube tuition and performance videos. “Electric Classical” is his FIRST solo album and features guitar … Continue reading

Press Release For Uriah Heep

For Immediate Release   URIAH HEEP Announces the Release of Obscure Re-Recordings Anthology, Now Re-Branded TOTALLY DRIVEN – OUT NOW!   London, UK – Legendary band URIAH HEEP was formed in 1969 and still actively tours the world today. This release re-brands a previously released obscure re-recordings anthology as TOTALLY DRIVEN. The album features 27 … Continue reading

Steve Hackett Interview – Back In The Pack

Steve Hackett once again takes to the road for his 2015 world tour dubbed,  From Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Revisited—the Total Experience.  After several years of touring Genesis Revisited, Hackett now celebrates his own solo career and the 40 year anniversary of the landmark album that launched it, Voyage Of The Acolyte.   Wolflight is an album very close to the … Continue reading

Press release For Magma

For Immediate Release   Music Legends Magma Release Iconic 1975 Live Album “Magma Live Hhaï” on Limited Edition Vinyl!   Paris, France – Completing the series of vinyl reissues, French music legends Magma will be issuing their iconic 1975 live album Magma Live Hhaï on limited edition vinyl. This double LP was released by Jazz Village … Continue reading

Press Release For The Giraffes

For Immediate Release   Silver Sleeve Records Launches With The Return of Hard Rock Outfit The Giraffes!   First single “Product Placement Song” Premiered on Brooklyn Vegan Brooklyn Vegan  Premiere : Giraffes – “Product Placement Song”   Get the first single for your reviews and online posts:  Single on Soundcloud   Upcoming Showcase: Oct 03, 2015 The Wick – Brooklyn, … Continue reading

Press Release For Tangerine Dream

For Immediate Release   Audio Fidelity To Release Tangerine Dream “Thief” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack On 180g Vinyl   “An impressive soundtrack…a signature film score and certainly one of the best electronic scores of the 80’s.”   Camarillo, CA – Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity will be releasing Tangerine Dream’s Theif OST on 180g vinyl in … Continue reading

Press Release For John Wetton

For Immediate Release   King Crimson and Asia Legend John Wetton Releases “Live Via Satellite” OUT NOW!   London, UK – JOHN WETTON is the lead singer of ASIA, UK and the “Red” era of KING CRIMSON, with an extensive solo catalogue, which now includes “Live via Satellite”    This 2 CD set collects together both … Continue reading

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