John Wetton, the prog-rock stalwart who's served as singer, songwriter and bassist for a lengthy list of acts that includes Asia, King Crimson and UK, recently underwent major surgery to remove a cancerous growth.
Asia has begun its newest post-Steve Howe era with a song that focuses more on the evolving songwriting partnership of John Wetton and Geoff Downes than on the presence of their new 20-something guitarist.
Purple Pyramid's ongoing series of tribute records has offered new re-recordings of hits by a growing list of artists that includes Genesis and Yes. The latest offering pays tribute to the Steve Miller Band.
Asia just blew through the Turning Stone Casino only a month ago and even after 30 years of music they're not showing any signs of losing steam. While other classic artists are re-releasing material, these guys are writing new stuff.