Marillion's Steve Rothery Asks Fans To Kickstart His Solo Album
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guitarist Steve Rothery has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support the release of his first-ever solo album. The record will be called The Ghosts Of Pripyat and it's set to appear in September 2014. He's seeking £15,000 to cover costs, and he's already received pledges of more than £4000. His decision to turn a 30-year ambition into reality comes after he performed a show with his own band at the Plovdiv Guitar Festival last month. Audio and video recordings are on sale now. Rothery explains on his campaign page: "I had an offer to record a solo album from EMI during the recording of Misplaced Childhood in 1985. However, it led to a strong disagreement within the band, and the idea was shelved. "While recording Brave at Miles Copeland's chateau in France I was offered a deal to make an instrumental album for his label. I decided to record the first Wishing Tree album instead. more on this story Prog Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Prog Magazine - Excerpted here with permission. Marillion
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Marillion To Play Fairport Convention Fest
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and Al Stewart join Chas & Dave as the first acts to be announced for Fairport Convention's legendary Cropredy Festival that will take place next August. Renowned as being the UK's friendliest little festival, and holding up to 20,000 in its picturesque rural setting, Cropredy's online box office will open on 8 December and tickets will be on sale until 18 December to guarantee pre-Christmas postal delivery to UK addresses. The three-day event takes place annually with 2014′s dates being Thursday 7, Friday 8 and Saturday 9 August. This year the organisers have had Christmas in mind for festi-fans. Details here. Prog Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Prog Magazine - Excerpted here with permission. Marillion
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Ian Anderson, Marillion & Steve Hackett win at Progressive Music Awards
... Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited at Hammersmith Apollo Anthem [Sponsored by Roadrunner Records] - 'Flowers & Rust' Von Hertzen Brothers Album Of The Year [Sponsored by InsideOut] - 'The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)' ' Stephen Wilson Band Of The Year [sponsored by Boodles Gin] - Marillion
Storm Thorgerson Grand Design Award [sponsored by Alchemy] - 'Once Upon A Time' box set - Family Visionary [Sponsored by Eagle Rock] - Steve Hillage Virtuoso - Mike Portnoy Guiding Light - Thomas Waber, founder of InsideOut Music Lifetime Achievement [sponsored by USM] - Dave Brock, founder of Hawkwind Have Your Say Click here to win an iPhone5! Ian Anderson, Marillion
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Steve Rothery (guitar)
Mark Kelly (keyboards)
Pete Trewavas (bass)
Ian Mosely (drums)
Fish (vocals) 1979-1988
Steve Hogarth (vocals) 1988-
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Originally, they were named Silmarillion, after the book by J.R.R. Tolkien. When Rothery joined, they changed the name. They decided to drop part of the name every time someone left (eventually getting down to "Lion"), but later decided against it. (thanks, Luis Aurelio - Lagos de Moreno, Mexico)
Their original vocalist was Fish, whose real name is Derek Dick. He got his nickname from taking marathon baths when he was a teenager. Fish lives on a farm in Scotland, where he has his own recording studio called The Funny Farm.
Hogarth was formerly the singer for an English band called How We Live.
Ian Mosely used to be Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett's drummer.
Their biggest hit was "Kayleigh," in 1984.
In 1997, the band toured the US solely on money raised by it's fan club. Online, they raised over $50,000 for the tour.
They hold the unofficial world record for the fastest pressing of a DVD of a live performance. They played a show on a Friday night during a fan weekend, and fan's could pick up their copy before they left Sunday morning.
Their fan club is called The Web, after a single from their first album, Script for a Jester's Tear. Their online fan club members are called Freaks, after a B-side from their second album.
They have their own recording studio, called the Racket Club. (thanks, Andy - Indiana, PA, for all above)
They were originally asked to do the soundtrack to the first Highlander movie, but their agent wouldn't let them work on a side project until their current album was finished. Queen got the job instead. (thanks, Andy - Indiana, PA)
In 2004, Drum magazine named Ian Mosely one of the 10 most influential progressive drummers of all time, joining names like Neil Peart. (thanks, Tom - Olympia, WA USA, WA)
For their album Marillion.com, a request was sent out before the album was released asking for photos from the fans to be included on the album cover. 732 fan faces appear on the final sleeve. (thanks, Andy - Eatontown, NJ)
A talented lyricist, Philip helped revive Neil Sedaka's career with the words to "Laughter In The Rain" and "Bad Blood."