He feels Anderson and Wakeman did not share Yes's commitment to playing material from all eras of their 44-year career. "For Yes to evolve we had to have people who were committed to it, to warrant a position in the band. If you come in and say, 'I play the drums but in Yes I'm going to play the bongos,' we would say 'But we want a drummer.'," Howe tells Classic Rock Revisited.
"You've got to be able to provide the full story. We don't just look at little pockets when certain people were in the group. We look at the group as a whole." He had more to say about that and what's different with Asia.