Steve Howe Re­ceives ‘Prog God’ Award

Steven Wil­son also tri­umphs at Prog Awards.

Classic Rock - - The Dirt -

Yes gui­tarist Steve Howe was named this year’s Prog God at the 2018 Pro­gres­sive Mu­sic Awards, which took place re­cently at the Un­der­globe in Lon­don’s Globe The­atre. Howe was the third mem­ber of Yes to re­ceive the hon­our (fol­low­ing Rick Wake­man and Jon Anderson) in its seven-year his­tory (the oth­ers are Peter Gabriel, Ian Anderson, Tony Banks and Carl Palmer).

Hosted by co­me­dian Al Mur­ray, the event saw Steven Wil­son nom­i­nated in three cat­e­gories and win­ning two of them – Al­bum Of The Year for To The Bone, and the UK Band/Artist Of The Year, and Car­a­van picked up a Life­time Achieve­ment award. There were also wins for the PFM, Space Rocks fes­ti­val, Big Big Train, Alan Par­sons Project, Clau­dia Brücken, Gary Brooker, John Lees and Phil Man­zan­era.

Steven Wil­son re­leases a con­cert film, ti­tled Home In­va­sion, on Novem­ber 2 via Ea­gle Rock En­ter­tain­ment. It was shot on the fi­nal night of his shows at Lon­don’s Royal Al­bert Hall in March this year and will be avail­able in var­i­ous for­mats. A deluxe five-LP vinyl set will fol­low in March. DL

Steve Howe: re­cip­i­ent of the Prog Awards’ top hon­our.

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