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‘We have a new album coming out’: Yes’ Steve Howe brushes aside Jon Anderson reunion talk

‘We have a new album coming out’: Yes’ Steve Howe brushes aside Jon Anderson reunion talk

Steve Howe, some 10 years after Jon Anderson’s departure, is clearly getting a little peeved about having to talk about Yes’ departed co-founding frontman. Even more so when there is a new Yes album on the way.

‘Very, very funky, slightly sort of cosmic guys’: Ex-Yes man Jon Anderson puts finishing touches on new supergroup

‘Very, very funky, slightly sort of cosmic guys’: Ex-Yes man Jon Anderson puts finishing touches on new supergroup

Jon Anderson, who has principally toured as a solo act since leaving Yes in 2004, is building a new band around the former Mahavishnu Orchestra violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. Now, he’s ready to talk about the rest of the lineup.

‘We start work in June, I think’: Ex-Yes frontman Jon Anderson’s new band could include Jean-Luc Ponty

‘We start work in June, I think’: Ex-Yes frontman Jon Anderson’s new band could include Jean-Luc Ponty

Some 10 years after splitting with Yes, Jon Anderson has started talking about forming another band again — and, as he revealed during an autograph session with fans, the lineup could include a certified prog-rock and jazz-fusion legend.

Yes’ Jon Anderson – Olias of Sunhillow (1976; 2014 SACD reissue)

Yes’ Jon Anderson – Olias of Sunhillow (1976; 2014 SACD reissue)

Olias of Sunhillow, Jon Anderson’s utterly unique 1976 solo debut, was always meant to be listened to completely — and at very high volumes. With its fantastical storylines (a flaxen hero, the promise of a better day, some seriously weird outer space stuff) and enveloping soundscapes, the former Yes frontman created a rich and rewarding world unto itself.

‘I have this idea of what we could do’: Yes’ Jon Anderson is ready to be in a band again

‘I have this idea of what we could do’: Yes’ Jon Anderson is ready to be in a band again

Since Jon Anderson recovered from a series of ailments that led to his split with Yes, he’s been a fixture on the road — but only as a solo act, or in a duo format with former bandmate Rick Wakeman. That could be changing in 2014.

‘I never laughed as much in my life!’: Jon Anderson on Yes’ inspirational role in Spinal Tap

‘I never laughed as much in my life!’: Jon Anderson on Yes’ inspirational role in Spinal Tap

During the tour for Yes’ early-1980s blockbuster 90125, Jon Anderson found himself driving with a young filmmaker who was at work on a documentary about the group. He suggested that Anderson stop to see Spinal Tap at a local movie theater, and something amazing happened.

Almost Hits: Yes, “Shoot High, Aim Low” (1987)

Almost Hits: Yes, “Shoot High, Aim Low” (1987)

Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin join us to discuss an era when Yes was suddenly expected to craft hit singles — leaving canny updates like this one often completely overlooked.

Movies: Vangelis and the Journey to Ithaka (2013)

Movies: Vangelis and the Journey to Ithaka (2013)

Vangelis is that rarest of soundtrack artists, one who can create not just involving themes but complete musical worlds that stand apart from the films to which they were originally attached.

New Music Monday: Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Jon Anderson, Art Pepper, Steve Hackett, the Yardbirds

New Music Monday: Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Jon Anderson, Art Pepper, Steve Hackett, the Yardbirds

Back up the reissue truck! Here comes an avalanche of revisionist good times, as we take a second look at favorites from across a dizzying spectrum even while digging into some tasty new live stuff.

‘One of the best shows Yes ever did’: The threat of gun fire in Argentina didn’t slow Jon Anderson

‘One of the best shows Yes ever did’: The threat of gun fire in Argentina didn’t slow Jon Anderson

Yes arrived in Argentina with “Owner of a Lonely Heart” in their back pocket as a charttopping smash. Turns out, however, that the date was still a bit too close to the end of the Falklands War.