In April 2010 DGM performed a show in Rome to celebrate the Band's 15 year anniversary. This was recorded and released in September in the same year as the 2-disc CD/DVD 'Synthesis'. The DVD disc contained the complete live show including backstage access and a 'Making of' film of the album 'Frame'. The CD is a 'best of' collection, containing songs from throughout the band's career re-recorded and re-arranged with the current line-up. The CD also contained two new songs 'Just like Before' and 'The Only One'.
A band featuring four veteran heavy-hitters of British and American hard rock, Black Country Communion are rooted in an alliance between bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) and blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. At the suggestion of engineer and producer Kevin Shirley, journeyman drummer Jason Bonham and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) were invited to join, and both obliged. Collection includes: Black Country Communion (2010); Black Country Communion 2 (2011); Live Over Europe (2012); Afterglow (2012).
“The Passage” is DGM’s eighth studio album and is the culmination of almost 20 years of hard work that started back in 1997 with the release of their self-produced mini-album, ‘Random Access Zone’. The band went through several incarnations and lineup changes during the years, but since singer Mark Basile joined the group in 2007, DGM evolved and developed their sound into what they have now become.
A spinoff of its parent magazine, Classic Rock Presents Prog takes a look at progressive music and the artists who weave them together. Each issue takes a soul-searching foray into the hearts and minds of the heroes of rock, reviewing both new and old releases. Building upon the history of some of the most genre-defining pieces ever devised and those who followed who continue to refine, revolutionise and completely discard the formulas of those who came before. Reflecting on the proud genesis of this unexpected genre, Classic Rock Presents Prog is an able tutor for those in the dark about the evolution of progressive music, and a tonic for existing fans.
A lot of people return to their first lovewhen they reach a certain age. In Mick Fleetwood’s case, his first love was the blues. When he founded Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac together with Peter Green back in 1967, which was later shortened to Fleetwood Mac after John McVie joined the fold, this group went on to grow into one of the most successful blues acts of its time. ”Black Magic Woman” (with which Santana later also had a hit), “Oh Well”, and “Man Of The World” became major chart successes,and their instrumental, “Albatross”, became Fleetwood Mac’s first no. 1 hit in the UK.