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Almost Hits: The Art of Noise, “Close (to the Edit)” (1984)

Almost Hits: The Art of Noise, “Close (to the Edit)” (1984)

< Before Chicago finally joined the cable age, we were stuck with half-hour shows that played music videos. I vividly recall coming home after school and turning on Music Video 50, a short-lived daily program

‘Special meaning, now and forever’: New Prog Collective features more final recordings from Yes’ Peter Banks

‘Special meaning, now and forever’: New Prog Collective features more final recordings from Yes’ Peter Banks

Billy Sherwood, fresh off a stint in the reconstituted Alan Parsons Project, has completed work on Epilogue — the second Prog Collective effort. Parsons will be featured on this new album, as well as several current and former members of Yes.

‘They just get fed up with me’: Long-time leader Chris Squire explains Yes’ ever-shifting lineups

‘They just get fed up with me’: Long-time leader Chris Squire explains Yes’ ever-shifting lineups

Over its many eras, Yes has boasted no fewer than 17 regular working members, with bassist Chris Squire as the only one to appear in each incarnation. He says he has a theory on why.

Something Else! Interview: Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

Something Else! Interview: Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson, even as a massive four-DVD set of live Jethro Tull performances is set to be released next week, continues a well-received solo tour, highlighted by a June 30 stop at London’s Royal Albert Hall and then a string of U.S. dates.

‘My phone rings at 11:30 at night’: Did Emerson Lake and Palmer almost lose Keith Emerson to Yes?

‘My phone rings at 11:30 at night’: Did Emerson Lake and Palmer almost lose Keith Emerson to Yes?

Keith Emerson says he was asked to join Yes. The late-night query came during a period in which Rick Wakeman had come and gone — even while his own band, Emerson Lake and Palmer, were in the midst of their 1970s hey day.

‘The only time it will ever be done’: Yes legend Rick Wakeman on his unique new concerts

‘The only time it will ever be done’: Yes legend Rick Wakeman on his unique new concerts

Rick Wakeman will make a series of UK appearances in June, beginning on the 15th in Gloucestershire, where the Yes legend will perform an exciting all-new program featuring some of his best known work.

‘We still have a good rapport’: Geoff Downes is friendly with Steve Howe, despite exit from Asia

‘We still have a good rapport’: Geoff Downes is friendly with Steve Howe, despite exit from Asia

When Steve Howe quit Asia, he was only leaving one of the two band lineups that he shares with Geoff Downes. The pair continues forward in the current edition of Yes — and Downes says there’ve been no hard feelings.

Circa – Circa: 2007 (2013)

Circa – Circa: 2007 (2013)

Arriving in a period in which Yes wasn’t doing studio work, and including contributions from no less than five musicians with ties to the band, the comparisons for Circa came early and often. A new reissue from Cleopatra underscores the differences.

Something Else! Interview: Yes’ Steve Howe on Jon Davison, performing classic LPs, a renewed solo focus

Something Else! Interview: Yes’ Steve Howe on Jon Davison, performing classic LPs, a renewed solo focus

It seems quitting Asia, with whom Yes’ Steve Howe has recorded and performed in tandem since 2008, has only given the guitarist more to do.

‘It’s a pretty daunting task’: Yes’ Geoff Downes on following Rick Wakeman, and avoiding the capes

‘It’s a pretty daunting task’: Yes’ Geoff Downes on following Rick Wakeman, and avoiding the capes

When Geoff Downes was invited, along with fellow Buggles co-founder Trevor Horn, to join Yes just before 1980’s Drama, the keyboardist was taking over a seat once warmed by the legendarily talented, and memorably caped Rick Wakeman.