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Progtoberfest 2014, Reggies Live, Chicago Oct 24-25th

Reggies presents... a Two Day Progressive Rock Festival! Check out the poster then check out link!

King Crimson 2014 Tour Dates

"King Crimson returns to active service in the front line on September 9, 2014 with 17 US performances, the first since 2008.

Born on January 13, 1969 in the basement of the Fulham Palace Cafe, London, this is the eighth incarnation of King Crimson, with:

Gavin Harrison (drums), Bill Rieflin (drums), Pat Mastelotto (drums), Tony Levin (bass and vocals), Mel Collins (Sax, flute), Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, vocals), and Robert Fripp (guitar)."

King Crimson 2014 dates and venues. Tickets go on sale Friday June 6th 12.00 EST. Available via venues listed and Tickemaster

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Romantic Warriors III - Canterbury Tales: 3rd film of the Progressive Music Saga

"Hey there! Its "Romantic Warriors – A Progressive Music Saga" Documentary Series's directors Adele Schmidt and José Zegarra Holder here! Thank you for taking the time to check out our third film installment: Romantic Warriors III – Canterbury Tales. Since we started this journey of producing the Progressive Music Saga series on progressive rock, we have completed two feature length documentaries, Romantic Warriors I (2010) and Romantic Warriors II - About Rock in Opposition (2012).

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Nash the Slash, a.k.a. Jeff Plewman, dead at 66

Nash the Slash, a.k.a. Jeff Plewman, dead at 66. Original member of FM and solo artist.

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Amon Düül II Reissue

"... what’s more exciting is the long awaited return of this iconic German outfit after a nearly 20-year absence from the music world with a new album, Düülirium! This stunning new album features 3 of the group’s founding members - guitarist John Weinzierl, guitarist/violinist Chris Karrer, and vocalist Renate Knaup - and will be simultaneously released on both CD and vinyl June 10. "

Led Zeppelin First Three Albums Newly Remastered With Previously Unreleased Companion Audio

Some of my favorite albums as a teen, Led Zeppelin has announce the reissue of their entire catalog, with bonus audio and deluxe packaging. The first three albums are available in early June:

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Bernd "Nossi" Noske, R.I.P.

"Dear fans and friends of Birth Control,
Unfortunately I have to post a very, very sad message. On Tuesday, 02.18.2014, our drummer and singer Bernd "Nossi" Noske passed away! The funeral took place in silence in the circle of family.
Who would like to support Nossi's widow with a donation can be sure that these will be thankfully accepted! Kornelia Sommerfeld-Noske, Zum Bäumchen 9, D-53809 Ruppichteroth, Germany

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Francesco Di Giacomo, R.I.P.

Re-posted from Greg Walker, of Synphonic:

"It is with great sadness to announce that Francesco Di Giacomo (the beloved tenor singer of Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso") passed away today from the result of a car accident. Details are sketchy about what caused the accident but it may be health related. Here is the posting on the internet and the English translation":

PFM to play Chicago 4/6

"Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) (translation: Award-winning Marconi Bakery) is an Italian progressive rock band. They were the first Italian group to have success abroad, entering both the British and American charts. Between 1973 and 1977 they released five albums with English lyrics. They also had several successful European and American tours, playing at the popular Reading Festival in England and on a very popular national television program in the U.S.A.

Albums you should know, Part 5: Blossom Toes - We Are Ever So Clean

Song: What On Earth (1967)