Archive for December, 2009

95.5 KLOS Christmas Show Video Download-coming soon

December 31st, 2009 No comments

ELP archivist Tony Ortiz reports that the video of  the 95.5 KLOS Christmas Show featuring Keith Emerson is soon to be made available as a free download somewhere (presumably on the KLOS website) in January 2010.

Keith Emerson with Orchestre Surreal – 28 Dec 2009

December 30th, 2009 No comments

Keith was scheduled to appear with Elvin Schoenberg’s Orchestre Surreal on 28 Dec in Santa Monica. Details were posted in Keith Emerson’s facebook page.

They describe themeselves as ‘a group of daring Los Angeles studio musicians with a mission: to boldly go where no orchestra has gone before. {They}..blend every musical style imaginable in a  style that is artistic, introspective, fearless, visually stimulating, shocking and always entertaining.’

Perhaps we can get to hear the outcome on the Orchestre website soon. – Prog Radio Station

December 28th, 2009 No comments

morow_logoIn my ongoing attempt to get a wider picture of whats going on the world of Prog Rock I ventured to listen to It’s a ‘web only’ radio station run by three French blokes and is excellent. They play a wide range of progressive rock both old and new from right across the spectrum.

They admirably mention that they are commercial free and that their agenda is purely the dissemination of Prog music.

It was also good to see some support from Prog artists who will definitely benefit including Mark Kelly of Marillion, Devin Townsend Project and Porcupine Tree.

Categories: Classic Prog, Modern Prog

Carl Palmer Christmas Photo

December 26th, 2009 No comments

Carl Palmer’s Christmas photos 2009. It seems a bit bizarre, given that ELP are doing a ‘big one-off’ gig in 2010, that his message focuses on Asia and The Carl Palmer Band. Who can ever tell?

Keith Emerson Christmas Message 2009

December 24th, 2009 No comments

Keith has posted a Christmas video message on his website/You Tube. It consists of  a short rendition of Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’ with Jingle Bells appended. The scene is inside a country house with his grand piano (I’m not sure about the make – any one know?) with a big Christmas tree and a view out to the country – surely a scene which entices all piano players.

Keith scheduled to appear in Mark and Brians Christmas show

December 15th, 2009 No comments

Keith was scheduled to appear along with Marc Bonilla, Travis Davis, Gregg Bissonnette, Steve Lukather, Lee Sklar, Ed Roth, Slash, Jason Bonham, Fee Waybill, Rob Halford on 16 Dec (Beethoven’s birthday, for all Peanut’s fans)

It would be neat to hear Luke and Emo playing together as I think they are both  the absolute best in their respective fields

The main acts were Foreigner, Heart, Richie Sambora, Matt Nathanson.
Details are apparently at

Greg Lake on line Chat

December 5th, 2009 No comments

The online chat with Greg Lake was actually fairly interesting. Whilst there were the usual stupid questions and comments there were a few sensible ones too which revealed some good information.

Perhaps we can get some more of these and get a bit more infromation from Greg about his musical plans, songwriting and collaborations.

Categories: Classic Prog