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Steve Rothery: "People still think Marillion are a Scottish heavy metal band”

The Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery talks soundtracks, photography, his relationship with Fish and keeping your sanity in the music business…

Steve Rothery nearly caught fire the first time he played a gig with Marillion. “The career could have ended there and then,” he says matter-of-factly. That was 37 years ago. Marillion were still called Silmarillion, and making their debut appearance in front of one man and his dog (and a teenage Steven Wilson) at Berkhamsted Civic Centre in suburban Hertfordshire. But more on that story later…

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