Jon Anderson remains hopeful that he’ll some day return to the band he co-founded, but in the meantime he’s been developing new projects with fellow former members Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin.
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Ask cofounding member Jon Anderson why Yes is not yet a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and you get a blunt answer: “It’s very simple,” Anderson says. “They don’t feel like Yes is important.”
Former Yes vocalist and songwriter Jon Anderson has teamed up with Italian composer/conductor Marco Sabiu to produce the digitally released track “Limitless Lives.” Hear an excerpt here!
Something Else! Playlists: 2011 Yes remix, with extras from Jon Anderson, Billy Sherwood and Alan White
It has been, quite literally, the best of times and the worst of times for fans of Yes.
Jon Anderson, ousted from the band he co-founded in 2008, says Yes is “never going to be the same band” without him.
Former Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin has completed a new instrumental solo effort called Jacaranda, with a release date set for May 8 via Varese Sarabande Records. There are also plans for new album with fellow Yes alums Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman.
Though at first it appeared Jon Davison would only be a stop-gap replacement as Yes’ frontman, it’s since become clear that Benoit David is gone for good. The question then becomes: Does Davison continue as lead singer past this ongoing tour?
Jon Anderson hasn’t been in contact with Yes’ Chris Squire, about a possible reunion or any other project. “I haven’t spoken with Chris in four years,” Anderson said in a release this afternoon.
Benoit David, who replaced the legendary Jon Anderson in Yes, will be replaced. But, this time, the band says the change is only temporary.
Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman are appearing this week on “InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands,” as the syndicated rock radio show celebrates the 40th anniversary of Yes’ Fragile.