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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.

‘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.

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.

A week after his death, body of original Yes guitarist Peter Banks reportedly still unclaimed

A week after his death, body of original Yes guitarist Peter Banks reportedly still unclaimed

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.

Original Yes guitarist Peter Banks (1947-2013): An Appreciation

Original Yes guitarist Peter Banks (1947-2013): An Appreciation

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.

‘I’ve only got myself to argue with now': Jon Anderson is at peace, even as Yes begins latest tour without him

‘I’ve only got myself to argue with now': Jon Anderson is at peace, even as Yes begins latest tour without him

As Yes prepares to kick off a new tour featuring performances of three classic albums, departed co-founding frontman Jon Anderson wonders what might have been. See, he was the one who first floated the concept.

‘Yes management said no!': Jon Davison can’t sing with his original band for Cruise to the Edge

‘Yes management said no!': Jon Davison can’t sing with his original band for Cruise to the Edge

For Yes frontman Jon Davison, the answer is no. He asked to sing with Glass Hammer during the upcoming Cruise to the Edge concerts, and was rebuffed by management.

‘There could still be a Yes': Chris Squire says time ought not to stop his legendary prog-rock group

‘There could still be a Yes': Chris Squire says time ought not to stop his legendary prog-rock group

Since its late-1960s founding, the pioneering progressive-rock band Yes has seen an ever-shifting line up transform its sound time and time again — to the point that bassist Chris Squire sees the group going on without him.

‘It would have to be with everybody': Are Yes’ ever-shifting lineups hurting its Hall of Fame chances?

‘It would have to be with everybody': Are Yes’ ever-shifting lineups hurting its Hall of Fame chances?

Does Yes’ apparent inability to earn induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have something to do with how many members have passed through its lineup over the years? Stalwart Chris Squire thinks that just might be it.

‘You get an instant feeling to sing': Jon Anderson talks about his remarkable post-Yes resurgence

‘You get an instant feeling to sing': Jon Anderson talks about his remarkable post-Yes resurgence

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8nyL5ksJqs&w=500&h=305] Four years ago, Jon Anderson was in the midst of a series of medical crises. You’d never know it these days, as the ex-Yes vocalist has emerged on a creative jag unseen across his legendary career.