The return of Jethro Tull on the cover of the new issue of Prog, on sale now!

Prog 126
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Jethro Tull grace the cover of the brand new issue of Prog, which is on sale now...

We celebrate the release of the first new Tull album for 19 years, The Zealot Gene. Ian Anderson explains why he's returned to religion for inspiration for the new album, much as he did with Aqualung 50 years ago. He discusses what lays in store for Tull fans over the coming year and looks back on 1970's Benefit album and chats about his new lyric book too.

You get two great Jethro Tull art prints free with this issue too, as well as a 20-track MoonJune Records sampler, featuring great new music from the likes of Stick Men, Soft Machine, PAKT, Markus Reuter and more.

There's also the results of the 2021 Prog Magazine Readers' Poll and we also pay tribute to the late Big Big Train singer David Longdon.

Also in Prog 126...

Fish - we caught up with the big man to find out the current state of play, and to mull over highpoints from his life in music.

PFM - Italian prog legends discuss androids, social media and very tasty bread!

John McLaughlin - the fusion guitar maestro on his new album and that Mahavishnu debut.

David Longdon - Prog pays tribute to the late Big Big Train singer who sadly died in November.

MoonJune Records - owner Leonardo Pavkovic celebrates 20 years of the Canterbury-inspired label.

Rachel Flowers - the US multi-instrumentalist progs things up on album number three.

Maybeshewill - the Leicester post-rockers return after a four-year hiatus.

Swallow The Sun - The mournful Finns have created their proggiest work yet with Moonflowers.

Readers' Poll - you voted. We counted. The results are in. So, who’s won what?

Matt Berry - The comedian and musician celebrates a decade on the Acid Jazz label.

Prognosis Festival - Our in-depth guide to next year’s Prognosis Festival in Eindhoven.

Between The Buried & Me - Tommy Rogers and Dan Briggs discuss Between The Buried & Me returning to their Colors concept for their latest album.

Anna Phoebe - violinist Anna Phoebe discusses a prog world full of Jethro Tull, Jon Lord and, er, allotment gardening!

Plus album reviews from Jethro TullBig Big Train, King Crimson, Hawkwind, Wobbler, AsiaOzric TentaclesAnhtny PhillipsAirbag, Richard Dawson, CanRenaissanceStrawbsKarnivoolIan AndersonTangerine Dream, CardiacsJohn LodgeBill NelsonNosound and more!

And live reviews from MarillionProg The ForestBlanket and Sleep Token.


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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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.