Stephen Humphries is a freelance writer in Los Angeles who also blogs at: www.stephenhumphries.blogspot.com. His first novel, The Lobster Thief, will be released this fall.
Monday, May 7 2012
The British art-rock duo No-Man, consisting of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson, has long toiled in semi-obscurity. But thanks to the success of Wilson's other band, Porcupine Tree, No-Man is finally beginning to receive its proper due on the eve of its new release, Love and Endings.
Monday, April 9 2012
The members of the band Marillion aren't millionaires, but they do call themselves Marillionaires because of their profitable relationship with their family of fans. Singer Steve Hogarth talks about his new album collaboration with Porcupine Tree's Richard Barbieri, Marillion’s groundbreaking business model, and the band’s imminent first tour of North America since 2004.
Wednesday, September 22 2010
Steven Wilson took a break from recording his latest solo record plus remastering the King Crimson back catalog to chat with PopMatters about Porcupine Tree’s exile from the mainstream, why heavy metal is passé, and why today’s musicians lack the mystique of earlier rock stars.
Thursday, August 13 2009
The former guitarist for Robert Plant and the Gambia riti virtuoso discuss their unlikely, but incredibly fruitful, musical partnership.
Tuesday, July 21 2009
The critically acclaimed bluesman talks to PopMatters about his musical path, bringing the banjo back to its roots in black music, and his new album Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs that marks his return to the guitar.
Friday, July 17 2009
She’s something special. Now, if someone would just sort out that wardrobe…
Wednesday, September 28 2011
The Porcupine Tree frontman reveals why he's jazzed about his unconventional new solo album.