Books David Weigel Books by David Weigel David Weigel has written books about: Arts & Entertainment Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about David Weigel Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, an essential prog-rock band derided in the 1970s by critic Lester Bangs. Chris Walter/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chris Walter/WireImage/Getty Images Music Interviews Can't Prog Rock Get Any Respect Around Here? July 18, 2017 Critic Lester Bangs once declared progressive rock "musical sterility at its pinnacle." David Weigel, author of The Show That Never Ends: The Rise And Fall Of Prog Rock, begs to differ. Can't Prog Rock Get Any Respect Around Here? Listen · 7:13 7:13 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/534577902/537844781" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews Prog Rock Gets Some Respect In 'The Show That Never Ends' June 13, 2017 David Weigel is primarily a political reporter, but in The Show that Never Ends he spins his love of prog rock into a detailed, affectionate history of a genre that's never completely gone away.