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Heaven and Earth appears to have divided Yes’ fanbase like no album since 1973’s Tales from Topographic Oceans

Heaven and Earth appears to have divided Yes’ fanbase like no album since 1973’s Tales from Topographic Oceans

Mike Tiano on whether this polarizing Yes album is a detour or a new path.

‘I don’t mean to sound like everyone’s dull': Jon Davison admits Yes’ new Heaven and Earth is ‘easy listening’

‘I don’t mean to sound like everyone’s dull': Jon Davison admits Yes’ new Heaven and Earth is ‘easy listening’

The softer-edged current project from Yes made a respectable debut at No. 26.

‘Heaved it at least 150 feet': Peter Frampton teaches video-obsessed concertgoer a lesson

‘Heaved it at least 150 feet': Peter Frampton teaches video-obsessed concertgoer a lesson

Don’t use your cell to film a Frampton show. Not if you want it back.

‘We all had our demons': Jack Bruce on Cream’s pitfalls, and surviving them

‘We all had our demons': Jack Bruce on Cream’s pitfalls, and surviving them

The resurgent bassist has some stern advice for his younger self.

Rush – Presto (1989; 2014 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

Rush – Presto (1989; 2014 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

It’s difficult to dislike the approachable ‘Presto,’ but harder still to love it.

‘Definitely a momentum killer': Mike Love laments the lost Beach Boys classic SMiLE

‘Definitely a momentum killer': Mike Love laments the lost Beach Boys classic SMiLE

“What would have happened,” Love muses, “had there not been drugs involved?”

‘Some of it was a little bit overblown': Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs

‘Some of it was a little bit overblown': Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs

Anderson says he and contemporaries in ELP and Yes were often just showing off.

‘I’m not trying to slag the guy': David Crosby returns to Crosby Stills and Nash’s failed Rick Rubin collaboration

‘I’m not trying to slag the guy': David Crosby returns to Crosby Stills and Nash’s failed Rick Rubin collaboration

This mismatched partnership generated far more headlines than actual music.

‘They don’t talk about it much': John Stamos on the Beach Boys’ Charles Manson connection

‘They don’t talk about it much': John Stamos on the Beach Boys’ Charles Manson connection

“Never Learn Not to Love,” from 1969’s ’20/20,’ grew out of an original song by Manson.

‘The more user-friendly half': Sammy Hagar says new shows provide Van Halen fans a special moment

‘The more user-friendly half': Sammy Hagar says new shows provide Van Halen fans a special moment

Hagar takes pride in the musical legacy he’s recreating with Michael Anthony.