planet gong news

news archive : 2022

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Gong 'Magick Moments'

Uncut magazine, February 2023 edition

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Steve Hillage chat

Record Collector magazine, Christmas 2022 edition

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Gong + Ozric Tentacles 'Joint Tour' debrief

that's a wrap - thanks everybody!

reviews : Sheffield | Bristol : 24/7 · The Progressive Aspect | Manchester


Monty Oxymoron

Meditations of the Water Snake (may contain traces of diddleybow), and Resignation - 2 new albums on Bandcamp


Nik Turner

Open-minded and truly eclectic: Nik Turner was the spirit of Hawkwind - Alexis Petridis, The Guardian


'can be heard from space' news…

Funktion-One (our favourite live sound systems - heard in the main hall at the 2006 Gong unconvention) "has supplied a set of prototype high-intensity loudspeakers … recreating the extreme acoustic conditions of a rocket launch - AV Magazine


Elton Dean + Steve Miller + Pip Pyle = Home Brewed

The lost tapes… their first recorded meeting - a private session in December 1976 …four magical co-composed pieces. Liner notes by Philippe Renaud and Aymeric Leroy.

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Arthur Brown : Monster's Ball

The God of Hellfire's spooky new album features Steve Hillage, Nik Turner, Alan Davey and many more…

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Steve Hillage Band

Golden Vibe Tour with special guests The Utopia Strong - Steve and the band (Gong) will be playing tracks from his 1970s albums Fish Rising, L, Green, and Motivation Radio - tickets on sale now from GigsAndTours & SeeTickets : Cambridge Norwich Newcastle Nottingham Manchester Glasgow Southampton Exeter Bristol Birmingham London Brighton

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Craig McFarlane : Piper at the Gates of Town

Craig is now the first official piper for Glastonbury Town Council. Drawing crowds for the recent lighting of the beacon and community procession, the Central Somerset Gazette reports he will join the Town Crier and Mace‑Bearers at formal events. Craig led a procession around the Melkweg in Amsterdam during the 2006 Gong Family Unconvention, appears on albums by Nik Turner and daevid allen's University of Errors, on bandcamp, and is often found in the Assembly Rooms.


Elton Dean Quartet live in Milan 1979

On Italian Roads… Teatro Cristallo : Elton Dean, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo-Moholo - first official release for what many fans consider to be Elton's 'ultimate' quartet.

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Steve Hillage : Uncut

Send the magazine your questions for a forthcoming interview!

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Gong among 30 acts not to miss at Glastonbury 2022

In another only‑at‑Glastonbury bit of programming, sandwiched between dance anthems from Annie Mac and John Digweed are Gong, providing a different kind of transcendence. The prog greats may no longer have founder Daevid Allen after his death in 2015 but the keepers of his flame are skilful and cosmically aligned… - Ben Beaumont‑Thomas, The Guardian

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Steve Hillage Glastonbury Experience

On Friday 21st June 1979, the Steve Hillage Band performed a headline set of soaring psychedelic guitar riffs of cosmic aspirations. The summer solstice night was a pivotal point in Steve Hillage's musical journey, and this recording, provided from Steve's personal archives, will cement the performance as historic.

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daevid allen's unplanned voyage

7‑page deep background centre piece, with curlicues - contains traces of Bob Benamou, Marc Blanc, Patrick Fontaine, Didier Malherbe, Gerry Field, Francis Linon, Tim Blake, Aymeric Leroy - Ian Thompson, Shindig Magazine 127 in shops now or buy online

Gong over Europe


Verviers · Heerlen · Nijmegen · Amstelveen · Minden · Bremen · Hannover · Hamburg · Berlin · Weinheim · Rüsselsheim am Main · Jena

Kavus Torabi

Plymouth College of Art

In an increasingly homogeneous market, anything that encourages students to look beyond the restrictions of form and convention can only be a good thing. interview

Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi

Wolverhampton Literature Festival

: Medical Grade Music : The unlikely story of a 6 time World Snooker Champion turned techno DJ and his relationship with a psychedelic True Believer and their adventures as emerging underground music legends, The Utopia Strong. Express & Star interview · [event+tickets]


Fabio Golfetti : Songs & Visions

New solo album from Gong and Violeta de Outono guitarist, with the rhythm section of Stratus Luna, guest Gong musicians Dave Sturt and Ian East, plus percussionist João Parahyba. During the 1990s, Fabio developed a collaborative solo project under the codename Invisible Opera, linked to daevid allen. With Invisible Opera he released in 1993 the album Glissando Spirit and in 2010 the album UFO Planante. Fabio joined Gong in 2007. The new album Songs & Visions is a journey through imaginary landscapes - 8 instrumental tracks exploring psychedelia and jazz - contains glissando guitar!

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Hansford Rowe : HR Superleggera

Former Gong bassist Hansford Rowe presents his new signature 'HR Superleggera' bass guitar by Tao Guitars. Bass Magazine

The Superleggera's body shape is unique and perfectly balanced. The subtle references to the great Marcello Gandini (Lamborghini Miura, Alfa Montreal) are sublime. The brushed aluminum hardware is entirely bespoke. The bridge is made to my design parameters (as tool free as possible) with Tao's usual attention to detail and magnificent design aesthetics. The pickups are custom Benedetti. - Hansford Rowe