When Steve Howe quit Asia, he was only leaving one of the two band lineups that he shares with Geoff Downes. The pair continues forward in the current edition of Yes — and Downes says there’ve been no hard feelings.
“We still have a good rapport with each other,” Downes tells Eric Blair in the video below.
Howe co-founded Asia with Downes, John Wetton and Carl Palmer, eventually appearing on five of the group’s studio albums — including its blockbuster 1982 debut and — after a long hiatus, then a 2006 reunion — on last year’s well-received anniversary recording XXX.
Howe was replaced by the 26-year-old Sam Coulson, in an announcement made later the same day.
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