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Chris Squire looks back on Yes’ coke-addled years: ‘Blame the Eagles’

Chris Squire looks back on Yes’ coke-addled years: ‘Blame the Eagles’

Yes was “strictly a pot and hash band,” Chris Squire insists, until a fateful 1973 U.S. tour featuring the Eagles as their opening act.

‘Very much a turning point for Yes': Geoff Downes and Chris Squire on the enduring legacy of 1980’s Drama

‘Very much a turning point for Yes': Geoff Downes and Chris Squire on the enduring legacy of 1980’s Drama

The first Jon Anderson-less Yes album has received a critical reevaluation of late.

Yes – Heaven and Earth (2014)

Yes – Heaven and Earth (2014)

More often than not, this amounts to prog for the easy-listening set.

One Track Mind: Yes, “Believe Again” from Heaven and Earth (2014)

One Track Mind: Yes, “Believe Again” from Heaven and Earth (2014)

You have to wonder what the reaction to this music would be, without the expectations.

‘It definitely isn’t everyone’s cup of tea': Chris Squire on the album Yes won’t be returning to in concert

‘It definitely isn’t everyone’s cup of tea': Chris Squire on the album Yes won’t be returning to in concert

Yes has, more recently, been presenting 1970s-era albums in their entirety on tour, including Close to the Edge and Fragile. There’s one, however, that apparently isn’t up for consideration.

‘Jon Davison has brought in an interesting quality': Chris Squire on Yes’ forthcoming Heaven and Earth

‘Jon Davison has brought in an interesting quality': Chris Squire on Yes’ forthcoming Heaven and Earth

Though Jon Davison has been touring with Yes since 2012, the group’s upcoming release will be his first studio collaboration — and the singer-songwriter looks to have had a critical role.

Gimme Five: Post-Yes Songs By Billy Sherwood

Gimme Five: Post-Yes Songs By Billy Sherwood

With the recent news that Billy Sherwood is returning to do some studio work on the new Yes album, fans may be wondering just what the ex-1990s-era collaborator has been up to lately. Here’s a primer

‘They keep pulling me back in!': Yes reunion in the works for 1990s-era member Billy Sherwood

‘They keep pulling me back in!': Yes reunion in the works for 1990s-era member Billy Sherwood

Billy Sherwood, who worked with Yes as a touring musician, studio mixer, producer and then as a full-time member across the 1990s, has returned to the fold as a second engineer on their on-going new studio project.

‘Trying to do something different': Yes gears up for new album, but likely without Trevor Horn

‘Trying to do something different': Yes gears up for new album, but likely without Trevor Horn

Chris Squire says Yes will be at work on a new studio album through February, with songwriting contributions expected from current frontman Jon Davison. That’s not the only change, however, as Yes will probably be missing one key contributor.

‘We invented progressive rock': Chris Squire stakes Yes’ claim as forefathers of the genre

‘We invented progressive rock': Chris Squire stakes Yes’ claim as forefathers of the genre

Chris Squire, of course, had little idea that Yes would still be together as the group was constructing the classic albums featured on their most recent tour. But he knew one thing