In our exclusive interview with Mike Portnoy, the Sons of Apollo co-founder and drummer talks about song craft, why frontman Jeff Scott Soto was the right choice for the band, and those Rush rumours floating around.
Talking to Yes’ Billy Sherwood about the new live album, celebrating the music and memory of Squire, the 20th anniversary of ‘Open Your Eyes,’ his first album as a band member, and much more.
So many music books, so little time. Depending on what the sounds that person in your life loves, there’s a ton of great books out there to choose from this … Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Books for Music Fans
Biff Bam Pop’s Andy Burns talks to Yes keyboardist Geoff Downes about the band’s current tour.
In 1991, I was a 14-year-old kid who had become obsessed with progressive rock. I (regrettably) passed on seeing Yes on their massive Union tour, telling a friend I only … Continue reading Talking About the Massive ‘King Crimson: On (and off) The Road’ Box Set
Every year I try to highlight some cool progressive rock offerings for our readers, and this year is no exception. For those of us that love the genre, 2015 was … Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For The Prog Rock Fans
As longtime Biff Bam Pop readers are aware, I’m a huge Yes fan. Over the years we’ve had reviews of the various recordings from the group, along with multiple interviews … Continue reading Biff Bam Pop Exclusive: Andy Burns talks to Jon Anderson about Yes, the Anderson Ponty Band, Chris Squire and more
A new album from a classic group can often be problematic – nobody sells albums anymore, especially bands of an older ilk who are faced with an aging fan base … Continue reading Yes Move Heaven and Earth And Create A Beautiful Album
Thirty years into a band’s career is hardly the point where one would expect to find adventurous songwriting and career defining songs, however that is exactly what Marillion have done … Continue reading Spectacular Sounds: Darrin Cappe on Marillion’s Sounds That Can’t Be Made
Progressive rock giants Yes are currently touring across Canada with their 3 album tour, playing their classics Close To The Edge, Going For The One and The Yes Album (in … Continue reading Biff Bam Pop Exclusive: Geoff Downes on Asia’s Gravitas, Yes’ Heaven and Earth and more
While they may not have made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it was still a very big year for progressive rock icons Yes. The band hit … Continue reading Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide: Three Yes Essentials
“Biff Bam Pop, right. You were in the front row tonight. Are you going to review the show?” So asked Geoff Downes, keyboardist for legendary progressive rock band Yes when … Continue reading Review: Yes, Live At Massey Hall, April 11th, 2013