The Prog Report

Interviews and more with the biggest names in Progressive Rock

Prog Report Top 5 Queen Songs

November 12th, 2018

Queen flirted with prog rock, especially on their earlier albums, and even on their masterpiece A Night at the Opera, so the timing seems perfect to tackle the Top 5 Queen songs.  Joining Prog Report editor Roie Avin for the discussion are two guests who have had their share of ties with the band themselves, legendary writer/editor Lonn Friend (Rip Magazine, Rolling Stone and MTV) and powerhouse vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Sons of Apollo, Soto, Journey).  Of course, we dive into some really deep cuts.  Enjoy this discussion and relive the greatness of these Queen classics.


Prog Report Top 5 The Flower Kings Songs

November 6th, 2018

The Flower Kings founding member and main songwriter, Roine Stolt, also of Transatlantic and The Sea Within, joins Roie Avin and Geoff Bailie to discuss the Top 5 songs from Stolt's band The Flower Kings.  We also talk about his upcoming album Manifesto of an Alchemist.


My Prog Five with Simon Godfrey (Shineback)

October 24th, 2018

Simon Godfrey of the group Shineback joins us to share his choices for My Prog Five, with a wide-range of picks including the Beach Boys, Queen, Echolyn, and more.


Prog Report Top 5 Riverside Songs

October 16th, 2018

Mikael Stanne from death metal group Dark Tranquillity and Prog Report contributor Jordan Blum join Roie Avin to discuss the best Riverside songs.


Yes Years 50 - Episode 5

October 9th, 2018

In this 5th episode of our new series, Yes fan and expert Geoff Bailie looks at Yes's special history as they celebrate their 50th anniversary. Each podcast will look at one year of each of the band's 5 decades. In this episode, we look at 1975, 85, 95, 2005, 15.


Prog Report Fantasy Prog Band Draft

October 2nd, 2018

Ever wished you could make your dream band lineup?  Well, in this episode, we do!  5 of the Prog Reporters (Roie, Nick, Victor, Kyle, and Geoff) pick their own special dream prog band lineups in the form of a fantasy football style draft.  And the results are not what you would expect.  


Richard Henshall (Haken) Interview 2018 - The Prog Report

September 26th, 2018

Haken guitarist Richard Henshall returns to talk about the band's upcoming 5th studio album, Vector, the group's 10th anniversary, working with Mike Portnoy, and more.


My Prog Five with Ed Platt (Enchant)

September 19th, 2018

Enchant bassist Ed Platt talks shares some his influences from Yes and Kansas through new acts like Sons of Apollo on this episode of My Prog Five.


Prog Report Top 5 Non-Prog Bands

August 30th, 2018

On this episode of the Prog Report Top 5, Mike Portnoy returns to join Prog Report editor Roie Avin and contributor Kyle Fagala as they share their top 5 bands that are not generally not known as prog, but are bands that prog fans might enjoy. We also find out what is happening in Mike's world in the coming year.


Essential Modern Progressive Rock Albums

August 23rd, 2018

Prog Report editor Roie Avin is interviewed by host of another podcast The European Perspective, David Elliott about his book the Essential Modern Progressive Rock Albums.  They discuss different albums and bands featured in the book and the reasons behind their significance.