Steven Wilson

Born Nov 3, 1967

Steven John Wilson is an English musician, best known as the founder, lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. He is involved in many other bands and musical projects both as musician and producer and also maintains a solo career. In 2010, Wilson began writing music alongside Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt for their project, Storm Corrosion.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Steven Wilson.


1967 Birth Born on November 3, 1967.
1969 1 Year Old A current ongoing project for Wilson is remixing the back catalogue of King Crimson from 1969–84 into MLP (Meridian Lossless Packaging) 5.1 and new stereo mixes, as well as remixing the back catalogue of Jethro Tull, he also did the remix for In the Land of Grey and Pink by Canterbury scene band Caravan. … Read More


1992 24 Years Old 1 More Event
No-Man's debut full-length release – a compilation of EP tracks called Lovesighs – An Entertainment – followed in 1992, as did Porcupine Tree's infamous LSD-themed maxi-single "Voyage 34" which made the NME indie chart for six weeks. … Read More
1993 25 Years Old The second full-length album, Up the Downstair (though Wilson considers it the first 'proper' PT album since it was made as such and not simply compiled), was released in 1993 and had a very good reception, praised by Melody Maker as "a psychedelic masterpiece... one of the albums of the year". … Read More


2005 37 Years Old In 2005, Porcupine Tree released Deadwing, a record inspired by a film script written by Steven Wilson and his friend Mike Bennion. … Read More
2006 38 Years Old Wilson started writing Porcupine Tree's next album in early 2006 in Tel Aviv, Israel, alongside work on the second album for his side-project Blackfield. … Read More
2007 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Wilson has become known for his 5.1 surround sound mixes: the 2007 Porcupine Tree album Fear of a Blank Planet was nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Mix For Surround Sound" category. … Read More


2008 40 Years Old At a European show in August 2008, Wilson said that Porcupine Tree was beginning work on material for their next album with an eye toward a release in 2009. … Read More
2010 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2010 Wilson and Mikael Åkerfeldt, the front man of Opeth, decided to work on a new project as a collaboration under the name of Storm Corrosion. … Read More
2011 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Wilson's second album, Grace For Drowning, was released in September 2011 in CD, vinyl and Blu-ray formats. … Read More
2012 44 Years Old 1 More Event
He also won the "Guiding Light" title in "Progressive Music Awards" 2012.
2013 45 Years Old 1 More Event
He still contributed to the band's fourth album in 2013 as singer and producer, but Geffen was the primary driving force and will remain so in the future.
2014 46 Years Old Wilson departed from the band after a short European tour in February 2014 and a final date in New York City on 1 May 2014, due to his increasingly tight schedule with his solo career and upcoming projects.
2015 47 Years Old …  In 2015, he received three awards at the London Progressive Music Awards for his services to the world of progressive rock music and crowned "the king of prog rock". … Read More
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