Saturday, 4 August 2012

YES: The revealing science of interviews

In all the years that I have been following Yes, they have always seemed to be very guarded in interviews and have given very little away. Recently, however, that seems to have changed, and the latest round of interviews have been rather revealing...

Another year, another new singer for Yes — or at least that’s how it seems at times. The veteran British progressive rock group first lost founding frontman Jon Anderson to health issues in 2005, then controversially replaced him with Benoit David, who sang in a Montreal-based Yes tribute band. Then, after recording Yes’ 2011 album “Fly From Here,” David also contracted a respiratory illness, leading Yes to bring on Jon Davison of the Nashville group Glass Hammer.

Guitarist Steve Howe says that Davison is “doing fantastic” but acknowledges that it’s been a turbulent period in the group’s nearly 45-year history.

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