Peter Banks, after an impressive, fan-driven campaign to raise funds, has been cremated in a private ceremony at north London’s Golders Green Crematorium.
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‘Very special stuff’: Billy Sherwood polishes up some final sessions by Peter Banks for Prog Collective 2
Producer Billy Sherwood is substantially finished with the star-flecked Prog Collective 2, which will include some of the final recordings of Peter Banks, the original Yes guitarist who passed earlier this month.
The addition of new vocalist Ted Leonard, late of the band Enchant, has brought Spock’s Beard back to its complex but consistently upbeat roots with Neal Morse.
‘Communicating in the most positive way’: Deep Purple’s David Coverdale, Ritchie Blackmore patch things up
After a season of loss for David Coverdale, the Deep Purple and Whitesnake frontman says he’s reaching out to former band mates like Ritchie Blackmore — saying life is simply too short to nurse bad feelings.
Renaissance’s Grandine il Vento won’t simply be Annie Haslam’s final collaboration with Michael Dunford. The forthcoming studio project is also a long-awaited reunion with former touring mate John Wetton.
The long-time manager of Peter Banks says his body is finally being released, and he hopes arrangements can move forward for cremation by Friday — more than two weeks after the original Yes guitarist suddenly passed.
Exclusive stream: Conspiracy featuring Chris Squire and Billy Sherwood, “New World” (2004; 2013 reissue)
Stream an advance track from the long-awaited remaster of Conspiracy Live, featuring former Yes band mates Chris Squire and Billy Sherwood.
Soft Machine will never come to exist again, but one of the best of the Canterbury bands still lives on in an alumni band called Soft Machine Legacy. Together since 2002, the lineup is dominated by members of the underrated mid 70s version
In a shocking turn of events, the body of Peter Banks — co-founder of the group Yes, and someone dubbed an architect of progressive music by the BBC — reportedly remains unclaimed.
Peter Banks, original guitarist for progressive rock legends Yes, has passed away, confirms former band member Billy Sherwood. Banks, 65, played on the first two albums by Yes, suggested the name and even created the band’s first logo.