Sep 272010

John Wetton Interview Coming Friday, October 1

Believe us, we care what the groundbreaking popular vote said regarding a poll that resulted from an analysis and discussion to determine – once and for allThe Sexiest Man in Prog-Rock. We care what the humble subject at the root of this heretofore-unexamined topic ultimately may have felt about all the attention he received. We cherish the new friends we’ve made in the last couple of weeks, and we welcome you to our daily gatherings and passionate discussions of rock-related topics, both serious and inane. We’re not sure how the other finalists in our quest to determine – once and for allThe Sexiest Man in Prog-Rock may have felt, but among those we attempted to contact, only go-to bassist/vocalist of the Progressive and Art Rock scene (Asia, King Crimson, Roxy Music, UK, Family, and many more) John Wetton responded to the ardent support of his fan base, summing up the consideration for this honor as follows:

“I’m delighted to be deemed a cute pig in the litter.”

We should all feel delighted to have finally established for all the world’s rock snobs, who have long considered prog-rock the sole domain of stoners and Dungeons & Dragons dudes, that the ladies dig prog-rockers on their own terms, including reasons as earthy as the music may be cerebral or ethereal. Just as cool, a number of Townsmen, regardless of their sexual preferences, felt comfortable discussing the importance of prog-rock bands containing a couple of good-looking guys to pull off those 17/8 time signatures. That’s what I call progressive rock music discussion! Most of all, however, we should feel delighted at the announcement that John Wetton has graciously agreed to subject himself to a Rock Town Hall Interview!

John Wetton: The Rock Town Hall Interview, Coming Friday, October 1.

The interview will cover John’s unique career and, hopefully, stimulate thought and discussion about the inner workings of some of the most-distinctive bands of the 1970s, the difference between “Prog Rock” and “Art Rock,” and the possible threat posed by Punk and New Wave bands. John also gives us a few additional seconds to answer the hard-hitting, rapid-fire questions of Rock Town Hall’s patented Dugout Chatter.

Thanks, John, and congratulations to leading popular vote-getter Carl Palmer and other runners-up Greg Lake, Keith Emerson (yes, the band should have been named PLE!), Chris Squire, and David Gilmour! Finally, thanks to the loyal and enthusiastic followers of one of rock’s most ambitious music scenes for making this silly notion turn into something of lasting value!


  14 Responses to “Once and For All: John Wetton Is…Coming to Rock Town Hall!”

  1. hrrundivbakshi

    That’s awesome! Though I must admit I was disappointed the super-sexy Geddy Lee didn’t win the Bog Choice Poll.

  2. Mr. Moderator

    Great shot of Geddy. For some reason he looks like he should be hosting a woman’s daytime talk-show, like Ellen or something.

  3. alexmagic

    Does this mean we need to do a “who has the nicest feet on the cover of Off The Ground?” thread next in the hopes that Hamish Stuart will win the debate and poll, resulting in the RTH interview for which we’ve all been waiting?

  4. Mr. Moderator

    If that’s what it takes, alexmagic!

  5. These are awesome news, I think! 😀

    And LOL at Wetton’d reaction… I’d have loved more feedback from the other contendants tho… but i won’t complain!

  6. Oh… forgot to tell, somebody gave Carl Palmer the link to this poll and told that ‘he got the kick out of it’. So i think, even having not said a thing, he was amused with all this *g*

  7. 2000 Man

    Wait until John Wetton’s career gets the “RTH Bump.” We may get Prog Rock back to the top of the Charts!

  8. ladymisskirroyale

    Let’s ask Wetton to determine the next LMS topic…Songs with the most bizarre time signatures, perhaps?????

  9. I saw some of his comments about this on another board and he seemed like a really good sport. Looking forward to the interview

  10. Mr. Moderator

    Cool news about Carl Palmer, musicfreak! Wetton definitely meets the RTH Good Egg benchmark, cdm, as you’ll read later this week.

  11. misterioso

    This is really exciting! Now, catch me up here, which brain-numbing band was John Wetton in?

  12. cool for Wetton. What time are we talking about on Fri the 1st?

  13. Mr. Moderator

    It should be up by Friday morning EST, sancia. Thanks.

  14. Mr. Moderator

    Our friends at Rock and Roll Tribe, a fairly new site involving Not Lame’s Bruce Brodeen and friends that’s also doing the Rock Lord’s work, are the first to pick up a press release that was sent out regarding this historic occasion:

    The Wetton interview will be posted sometime after midnight.

Lost Password?

twitter facebook youtube