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Robert Fripp takes a bow on the cover on the new issue of Prog, on sale now!

Prog 132
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King Crimson leader Robert Fripp graces the front cover of the new issue of Prog Magazine which is on sale now...

An eternal enigma, he is the leader of one of the greatest prog bands of all time, responsible for some of the best and most complex progressive music ever. Yet he spurns the prog tag, has had a fractious relationship with some of his band mates over the years and defies perception by appearing with wife Toyah in a series of light-hearted lockdown videos. So who is the real Robert Fripp? Prog was invited to Sunday lunch to find out. 

This issue also comes with four unique King Crimson post cards and an 18-track sampler from US prog label Lasers Edge Records featuring music from Wolverine, Discipline, White Willlow, Tiles, Kingcrow and more...

Also in Prog 132...

Adrian Belew - Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads, King Crimson, Nine Inch Nails… Who hasn’t Adrian Belew worked with? Here he reveals all!

Lonely Robot - John Mitchell opens up on his most personal Lonely Robot album yet.

Tim Bowness - Singer-songwriter celebrates 40 years of his solo career with Butterfly Mind.

Ryo Okumoto - The Spock’s Beard keyboardist releases his first solo album for 20 years!

Al Di Meola & John McLaughlin - The fusion maestros discuss their work with the late, great Paco De Lucia.

Ed Wynne - Ozrics leader discusses his latest work with Gre Vanderloo from Gracerooms.

Oceans Of Slumber - Vocalist Cammie Beverly on the religious and political oppression that inspired the new Oceans Of Slumber album.

Fairport Convention - Ahead of their live performance of the album at Cropredy, the surviving Fairports tell the story of Full House.

Charlie Griffiths - The Haken guitarist shares his passion for palaeontology on his solo debut.

Al Stewart - How history became the inspiration for 1973’s Past, Present & Future.

Black Midi -  Former BRIT schoolers refine their complex proggy sound on album
number three.

Birth - Former Astra musicians create stunning new progressive music on their debut.

Elmer Gantry - The Velvet Opera’s Elmer Gantry, aka Dave Terry, recollects a career that takes in Fleetwood Mac, Alan Parsons Project, Cozy Powell and Jon Lord.

Lazuli - Lazuli’s Dominique Leonetti on a prog world full of Genesis, Marillion and AC/DC. 

Plus new and reissue reviews of Six By Six, Pink Floyd, Gentle Giant, MuseLonely Robot, Voivod, Talk Talk, Long Distance Calling, Dim Gray, Adrian Belew, Steeleye Span, Heilung, Soft Machine, King's X, God Is An Astronaut, The Blackheart Orchestra and loads more...

And live reviews of YesMagmaIQHerbie HancockJordan RudessTears For Fears and more...

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Here's our guide on how best to get a hold of your copy of Prog while we're still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.

* Prog is still on sale in the UK in most supermarkets and newsagents, even during current Covid-related restrictions, so you should have options on the high street. You can use our store finder to find your nearest stockist. Delays are possible as stores prioritise the delivery of different lines of stock. 

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* In North America, Prog is available is branches of Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, although new issues do not go on sale until a couple of weeks after they're published in The UK. 

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Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.