Yes-Men: An Interview with Yes’ Alan White

Almost 50 years ago, another band graced our stages. Their sweet, funky tunes grooved from our speakers and into our hippie homes, brightening dark days—or adding more flavor to an already sunny hour. They were recently welcomed with wide arms into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and now …

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An Interview with Jason Mraz: Yes – The Mother Of All Positive Words

Jason Mraz has accomplished quite a bit since the release of his debut album in 2002, and he’s adding another unique credit in the form of the upcoming Five Boroughs tour, which will hit Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and culminate with two shows at Radio City Music Hall. …

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An Interview with Jon Davison from Yes: Out Of Order

Playing not one but three classic albums in their entirety, Yes guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and singer Jon Davison have been delighting fans on a nostalgic musical journey spanning albums released between 1971 and 1977. Hailed as icons of progressive rock, the …

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Jon Anderson: Yes Man

After his years as frontman for classic rock legends Yes, Jon Anderson took off on a quite successful solo career including successful collaborations with both Vangelis and Kitaro. He also just recently finished touring the East Coast and South America with his old companion Rick Wakeman. This March, Anderson comes …

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Yes: In The Present: Live From Lyon

It’s common practice on live albums to edit out mistakes or wrong notes, and on the tapes from this Dec. 1, 2009 performance (featuring no new songs) Yes—perhaps admirably—didn’t retouch their performance. As a result, the band shows their age on this three-disc (two CDs, one DVD) set.

Though fans …

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Interview with Jon Anderson: Opening Up

There may be no band more important to the development of modern, virtuosic progressive music than Yes. And, to that end, there is no person more important to the development of that band than their legendary (now former) singer and visionary Jon Anderson.

After being kicked to the curb in …

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Yes/Styx @ Susquehanna Bank Center

CAMDEN, NJ—On a balmy Fourth of July evening Styx came out with a visually appealing, simple stage setup, they opened up with a loud and powerful version of “Blue Collar Man” that energized the crowd. The videos playing behind the band added welcome accents to the experience.

During “Too Much …

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Interview with Chris Squire from Yes: Sustained

Certainly no conversation about progressive rock is complete without Yes. A key influence to every prog-leaning band since their inception in 1968, Yes are titanic figures in the genre with repeated and successful crossover pop hits that have brought to them new audiences while satisfying old ones at the same …

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Interview with Lawrence Gowan from Styx: Progressive Volumes

Styx started out in Illinois way back in 1972 as a progressive band taking their cues from British groups like Emerson, Lake & Palmer and the Moody Blues. They had a loyal Midwestern following, but it took the 1974 hit “Lady” to break the band on radio, and when Tommy …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Sweet Soul Man Turns Sour

As I was too stoned to take notes reviewing Yes at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City the summer of ’75, I split The Aquarian byline with a friend. Shortly after that, Al Green appeared to be even more stoned than I was as he fumbled through two songs at The …

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