John Lodge Talks "10,000 Light Years Ago"
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:07:37
The Moody Blues are a band synonymous with the progressive rock sound of the 1960's and 1970's. Their hits, "Nights in White Satin", "Question" and "Tuesday Afternoon" soundtracked an era of modern culture where music and politics collided with spiritual exploration. However, refusing to live in the shadow of a decade that many consider gave birth to counter-culture music, they are a band that has evolved through time, ever-exploring the boundaries of rock, and they now represent an element in the culture of music that extends beyond the genre which they helped define. John Lodge, songwriting partner and bassist for the band has been with the Moody Blues since 1966, has recently released 10,000 Light Years Ago, a solo project that continues the spirit laid out by his band.
Lodge is also set to embark on Cruise to the Edge — a cruise tour to Mexico, with a line-up of iconic Prog Rock artists; YES!, Kansas, Steve Hackett, John Wetton and Mike Portnoy — where he will be performing with a band assembled to bring his solo project and classic Moody Blues songs to an intimate audience of die hard fans.
John spoke with ARTISTdirect's Christopher Friedmann ahead of the tour, looking forward to seeing what the prog-rockers are up to these days, to reflect on the defining moments of the Moody Blues and to recapture the tranquility that only being at sea can bring.
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