The Prog Report

Interviews and more with the biggest names in Progressive Rock

Moron Police Interview

September 11th, 2019

One of our favorite new discoveries is the band Moron Police out of Norway.  Their recent release 'A Boat on the Sea' is a refreshing fun ride through prog, jazz, alternative, and whatever else they could throw in.  Lead singer/guitarist Sondre Skollevoll joins the podcast, along with keyboardist Lars Bjørknes to talk about the band, the album, and more.  Please enjoy and check out their album.

Rise Twain Interview (Brett William Kull & J.D. Beck)

September 4th, 2019

Brett William Kull (producer, audio engineer, and member of Echolyn, Grey Eye Glances, and Francis Dunnery’s New Progressives) and J.D. Beck (Beck-Fields, The Scenic Route, author & playwright) join the podcast to talk about their new collaboration Rise Twain.  The self-titled album is out on Sept 6th. We talk about the album, their backgrounds, touring, and more. 

Top 5 Asia Songs with Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (Sons of Apollo)

August 19th, 2019

Fresh off his new role as lead singer for Asia on the recent Royal Affair Tour with Yes, Sons of Apollo guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal joins the podcast, with his guitar in hand, to talk about the best Asia songs, what he learned in his new role with the classic band, his appreciation for Kerrygold Butter, and tons more, for one of our most entertaining podcasts. 

Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats) Interview

August 8th, 2019

Bryan Beller, bassist for The Aristocrats and a number of other artists like Joe Satriani, joins the podcast to talk about the new Aristocrats album 'you Know What' and their current tour, as well as his upcoming solo album 'Scenes From the Flood'.  

Top 5 Jellyfish Songs with Roger Joseph Manning Jr and Mike Portnoy

July 30th, 2019

Jellyfish co-founder, keyboardist and songwriter Roger Joseph Manning Jr joins the podcast along with drummer and Jellyfish superfan Mike Portnoy (Sons of Apollo, Neal Morse Band) and host Roie Avin to talk about the best songs from the short-lived but beloved group. Jellyfish only had 2 albums and disbanded in 1994, but their 2 albums Bellybutton and the brilliant Spilt Milk are still revered to this day. Here, Manning talks about the stories behind this band's wonderful songs.  This is a must-listen for any Jellyfish fan!

Top 5 Porcupine Tree Songs with Richard Henshall (Haken)

July 16th, 2019

Haken guitarist Richard Henshall joins the podcast to discuss his new solo album The Cocoon, what's new with Haken, and debate the best Porcupine Tree songs.  The Cocoon comes out July 26th.

Nad Sylvan Interview - The Regal Bastard

July 9th, 2019

Vocalist  Nad Sylvan join the podcast to talk about his latest release The Regal Bastard, as well as his current tour with Steve Hackett. 

Top 5 Kansas Songs with Ted Leonard (Pattern-Seeking Animals, Spock’s Beard)

July 2nd, 2019

Ted Leonard, vocalist for Spock's Beard, Enchant, and the new group Pattern-Seeking Animals, joins Roie Avin and Geoff Bailie to pick the Top 5 Kansas songs.  We also talk about the debut Pattern-Seeking Animals album and his involvement in Neal Morse's Jesus Christ The Exorcist.

Prog Report Mid-Year Show 2019

June 18th, 2019

Host Roie Avin is joined by Geoff Bailie as they recap the year so far and countdown the top 10 songs of the year at the midway point of 2019.

Top 5 Prog Guitarists with guest Michael Sadler of Saga

June 10th, 2019

Legendary vocalist from Saga, Michael Sadler, joins regular Prog Report contributor Kyle Fagala and host Roie Avin to discuss the best prog guitarists of 3 separate eras. We also catch up on what's new in the world of Saga. This was a tough a podcast as we have ever had.  Enjoy and share your top 5s!