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Thursday, 20 December 2012

LINK: Yes Guitarist Steve Howe on How He Feels Being Called 'Prog-Rock'


Rob Shanahan
It may just be the ultimate classic rock triple-header – Grammy-winning icons Yes are hitting the road to perform three of their classic albums in their entirety, all in one concert. The historic shows will all feature 1971's The Yes Album, 1972's Close to the Edge and 1977's Going for the One.

The band, now featuring guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davison, kick the tour off March 1.

The news is a big deal for fans of all stripes and influence, including none other than the keyboard wizard from Dream TheaterJordan Rudess, who was kind enough to share his thoughts about Yes with us. "The music of Yes has had an enormous impact, not only on my musical life, but to my whole being as a person. There is a spirit and glory to their music and their message that is incredibly positive and healing. I'm thrilled to see the boys continuing the legacy and taking three of their finest albums all across North America."

Noisecreep had the pleasure of speaking with Steve Howe recently about the tour, the band's iconic album covers and the rock 'n' roll and jazz legends that changed his young life.

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