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Yes, “Machine Messiah” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes, “Machine Messiah” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

This song, like the underrated album ‘Drama,’ stands with the best that Yes has ever released.

Los Lobos, Patrick Moraz, Geoff Downes + others: Preston Frazier’s Five Recommended Stocking Stuffer CDs

Los Lobos, Patrick Moraz, Geoff Downes + others: Preston Frazier’s Five Recommended Stocking Stuffer CDs

A pair of musicians with Yes affiliations are among Preston Frazier’s recommendations for Best of 2015 gift ideas.

Geoff Downes talks up Yes’ often-forgotten Drama: ‘It’s a quite astonishing piece of work’

Geoff Downes talks up Yes’ often-forgotten Drama: ‘It’s a quite astonishing piece of work’

When a reworked Yes issued ‘Drama’ on August 18, 1980, it divided the loyalties of a stunned fanbase. Geoff Downes saw things differently.

Geoff Downes discusses Yes’ challenges in replacing Jon Anderson: ‘There’s a certain resentment’

Geoff Downes discusses Yes’ challenges in replacing Jon Anderson: ‘There’s a certain resentment’

Has Yes finally hit upon a successor to Jon Anderson who diehard fans will accept? Keyboardist Geoff Downes thinks so – and here’s why.

John Wetton, Geoff Downes say success nearly killed Asia: ‘The pressure got to some of us’

John Wetton, Geoff Downes say success nearly killed Asia: ‘The pressure got to some of us’

Released this week in 1982, ‘Asia’ heralded a sure-fire supergroup. By 1983, they’d split. John Wetton and Geoff Downes tell us what went wrong.

The Buggles’ ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ heralded a then-unknown age

The Buggles’ ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ heralded a then-unknown age

Geoff Downes discusses the deeper complexities of “Video Killed the Radio Star” ahead of a planned Buggles reunion with Trevor Horn.

Gimme Five: Overlooked Yes Albums (And Why Some of  Them Should Be)

Gimme Five: Overlooked Yes Albums (And Why Some of Them Should Be)

For every ‘Fragile,’ Yes has several other projects that are routinely ignored.

Something Else! sneak peek: Asia – Gravitas (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Asia – Gravitas (2014)

Given an expectation that the young Sam Coulson, who’s taken over for long-time guitarist Steve Howe, was going to provide a bit more of a metallic crunch to the proceedings, Asia’s opening statement on the forthcoming Gravitas couldn’t be more surprising.

Something Else! Interview: Geoff Downes on new albums with Asia + Yes, and learning from the past

Something Else! Interview: Geoff Downes on new albums with Asia + Yes, and learning from the past

Geoff Downes better be wearing comfortable shoes, because he’s going to be on the run in 2014. The busy keyboardist just finished a new album with Asia, and is in sessions for another with Yes

John Wetton, Geoff Downes + John Payne on Asia’s ‘My Own Time,’ ‘I Know How You Feel,’ others: Deep Cuts

John Wetton, Geoff Downes + John Payne on Asia’s ‘My Own Time,’ ‘I Know How You Feel,’ others: Deep Cuts

Founded as one of the 1980s initial supergroups, Asia made a fast start with its four-times platinum 1982 debut album. There’s more to this group, however, than its initial Top 20 hits “Heat of the Moment” and “Only Time Will Tell.”