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‘A booze up send off’: Lively celebration of original Yes guitarist Peter Banks’ life is in the works

‘A booze up send off’: Lively celebration of original Yes guitarist Peter Banks’ life is in the works

Peter Banks launched his solo career in 1973 with an album called Two Side of Peter Banks. Now fans, stricken over his sudden death, can enjoy the other side of mourning: Celebrating the ex-Yes guitarist’s life.

‘Not just a collection of pop songs’: Rick Wright remembers Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

‘Not just a collection of pop songs’: Rick Wright remembers Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

In a newly unearthed talk, Pink Floyd co-founder Rick Wright offers fresh insights on Dark Side of the Moon during its 40th anniversary, and on the tangled relationships that eventually tore the group apart.

‘It’s a pretty amazing journey’: Despite ups and downs, Styx’s Chuck Panozzo just keeps on rocking

‘It’s a pretty amazing journey’: Despite ups and downs, Styx’s Chuck Panozzo just keeps on rocking

For original Styx bassist Chuck Panozzo, the journey has been worth every moment of adversity. Panozzo, who founded the band with sibling John and neighbor Dennis DeYoung more than 50 years ago, has seen Styx breakup and reform

‘Let’s hope it will progress into another decade’: Asia celebrates arrival of new guitarist Sam Coulson

‘Let’s hope it will progress into another decade’: Asia celebrates arrival of new guitarist Sam Coulson

John Wetton describes Sam Coulson’s arrival as the beginning of a new chapter for Asia — a less fussy, harder-hitting chapter. Coulson himself says Asia will likely have a heavier edge.

After weeks in limbo, original Yes guitarist Peter Banks is finally cremated

After weeks in limbo, original Yes guitarist Peter Banks is finally cremated

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.

‘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.

Spock’s Beard – Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep (2013)

Spock’s Beard – Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep (2013)

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

‘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.

Something Else! sneak peek: Renaissance with John Wetton, “Blood Silver Like Moonlight” (2013)

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 fans have been great’: Original Yes guitarist Peter Banks’ remains finally set to be released

‘The fans have been great’: Original Yes guitarist Peter Banks’ remains finally set to be released

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.