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Progression Magazine has suspended publication as of issue No. 74
as we mull our way forward in these difficult times for print media and life in general.
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“I tend to write things I’m comfortable playing, so in the process of noodling around with ideas, yeah, I definitely come up with stuff that’s busier than it should be. If the No. 1 concern was having commercial success, pretty much everything I do is the opposite
“That’s it for the full-on, hardcore touring. But will we continue to do shows if they come up in the future, like one-offs? Sure. If we do record
a new album, I want it to be one
we’re proud of, like Worlds Apart.
We lived and breathed the making
of that record.”
“My taste in music is very eclectic, though obviously coming out of a jazz place originally. I gradually got into music with backbeats and grooves and then found my way into more hard-hitting, edgy stuff. Once I got a solid-body guitar that changed things just a little bit more.
“For me, progressive rock’s enduring staying power is its inclusion of so many genres, its variation and experimental edge.” Hackett’s crowd-pleasing first- and last-night theater shows bookended the festival, furthering his reputation as honorary “Dr. Feelgood.”