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Onstage in 2015, Steve Rothery digs into his Blade RH4 Classic, at left, as singer Steve Hogarth takes flight and bassist Pete Trewavas holds steady. “We enjoy each other’s company,” says the guitarist. “If there’s any friction it’s soon forgotten.” Photo by Alison Toon

Armed with uncommon axes and amps, a raft of stompboxes, and mojo borrowed from his 6-string heroes, the veteran prog-rocker creates a world of vivid soundscapes on the band’s new crowd-funded album.

Very few bands make exciting music by the time they get to their 18th album. What generally separates nostalgia acts from innovators is the virility of their creative output. Prog-rockers Marillion still fall into the latter category, as their latest album, F.E.A.R., attests. They’ve long been recognized as pioneers both musically and entrepreneurially, but the secret to inspired longevity, according to guitarist Steve Rothery, is not necessarily Marillion’s individuality, but rather their chemistry.

“We are quite unique,” he humbly states. “Not only in the way that we write and fund our music, but also in the fact that there’s still this amazing creative spark between us. It’s something most bands have long since lost by this time.”

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Prog legends Yes and Marillion team up for the second annual Cruise to the Edge, a five-day music festival that will travel from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico.

Miami, FL (August 26, 2013) -- Legendary progressive rock bands YES and MARILLION will lead an all-star lineup aboard the second annual CRUISE TO THE EDGE, a full-ship charter departing from Miami, FL April 7, 2014 for five days and nights of live music, interaction between musicians and fans and plenty of fun in the sun. General on-sale tickets will be available beginning Thursday, August 29.

Billed as one of the greatest progressive rock festivals of all time, CRUISE TO THE EDGE will visit beautiful Caribbean ports including Isla de Roatan, Honduras and Cozumel, Mexico, providing a rare opportunity for fans to get up-close-and-personal with over 25 bands and artists. Featuring non-stop entertainment, activities and events, information regarding the unique fan opportunity is available now at CruiseToTheEdge.com.

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