Bill was today interviewed for a 11-part TV series called Metal Evolution, to premiere on VH1 Classics in America this November. The shows explore all the roots of heavy music, from Howlin’ Wolf and Chuck Berry to Wagner and Paganini right up to the hip-hop that influenced nu-metal.
The episode that includes Bill will trace the roots of progressive rock and metal. As one of the architects of this genre, whose work is referenced by many of the other musicians interviewed, Bill is seen as key to the story. He was asked about the origins and legacy of Yes, his heavy innovations on King Crimson’s Red, his musical influences and philosophies on creating progressive music, and the best local pub for a ploughman’s lunch for the film crew.