When you're out there on stage performing, are there moments that have caught you by surprise, since assuming the bass role in Yes? Sure. There are certain moments, and they’ve been different in each tour. For instance, the first tour that we did, it happened for me when we were playing “Owner.” That little bass … Continue reading Billy Sherwood on Missing Chris Squire and Special Moments on Stage That Keep Him With Us Always
We recently asked Yes guitarist Steve Howe, having then recently come off performing the band's exquisite and oft overlooked masterwork, Drama in its entirely on tour, about the sessions for that album. "We were playing at very high speeds, and it was intricate and it was very, very rocking. I think it’s great when Yes … Continue reading Steve Howe on Drama: “Yes Are Fundamentally a Rock Band”
We sat down to talk about Topographic Drama (Tales from Topographic Oceans and Drama, the band's astounding new live album from the 2016 tour of America) and found Yes' powerhouse drummer well along in his back surgery recovery and eager to get behind the kit once again. Tales From Topographic Oceans and Drama are two … Continue reading Alan White on His First Album with Yes
Here's an excerpt from a longer, exclusive interview that will appear in a new project we're working on very soon! When we sat down to talk about the amazing Topographic Drama tour with Geoff Downes recently, we couldn't help but observe that some of the great music from the Drama days is a thread that weaves … Continue reading Yes’ Geoff Downes Talks Drama Rarities and That Album’s Defining Moment
I felt freer to interpret things than I normally can with JA material. That was a lot of fun for me
This exclusive interview with Steve was conducted to promote the release of his first Anthology CD in 2015. Steve's music cannot easily be categorized. His first solo album debuted forty years ago, and launched him on a journey that has taken him down a seemingly endless array of pathways, ranging from jazz, blues and classical, to … Continue reading Steve Howe’s Anthology: A Solo Career Retrospective
Yes is a certain combination of chemistry of people that create a certain kind of energy that comes off the stage. You can’t really put your finger on it, but you know it when you feel it.