Prog Rock FAQ

Prog Rock FAQ

All That’s Left to Know About Rock’s Most Progressive Music

by Will Romano


Prog Rock FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Rock’s Most Progressive Music by Will Romano explores the controversial, but much-misunderstood musical genre of progressive rock.

Romano covers household names and hidden gems as he looks back over its five-decade history, spanning the rise, eventual decline, and recent resurgence of one of the most inventive and storied art form, famous for mind-bending experiments on an ambitiously large scale. Along with historical and musical insights and critical appraisals of concept albums, memorable bad reviews, and plenty more, Romano features many ofhis conversations with past and present prog luminaries, including original Jethro Tull guitarist Mick Abrahams, former Genesis guitarists Anthony Phillips and Steve Hackett, District 97 lead singer Leslie Hunt, and minimalist composer Steve Reich.

Prog Rock FAQ digs deep to deliver a view of progressive rock never seen before. Romano talks with technical wizards, visionary producers, groundbreaking album-cover illustrators, and even innovative musical instrument vendors to separate memory from myth, fact from fiction, and recount prog rock’s most historically significant milestones and little-known tales.

Prog Rock FAQ volume addresses topics taboo and burning alike, while welcoming the reader on an enthralling journey filled with visions, enigmas, and, most of all, powerfully imaginative music.

November 18, 2014
Paperback Original
6″ x 9″
400 pages
Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group


Will Romano is a music journalist who has written for such publications as the New York Post, the New York Daily News, Guitar Player, Modern Drummer, American Way, and PLSN. He is the author of Mountains Come Out of the Sky: The Illustrated History of Prog Rock and Big Boss Man: The Life and Music of Bluesman Jimmy Reed, both published by Backbeat Books. He lives on Long Island, New York.




Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporations, publishes books on the performing arts under the imprints Hal Leonard Books, Backbeat Books, Amadeus Press, and Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.

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