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Something Else! Interview: Tony Kaye, of Yes and Circa

Something Else! Interview: Tony Kaye, of Yes and Circa

Yes has been a part of Tony Kaye’s life, off and on, since the late 1960s. He was a co-founding member, and helped craft the band’s breakthrough release The Yes Album, then returned for its platinum 1980s era.

Greg Lake says friendly rivalry between Yes and Emerson Lake and Palmer almost took disastrous turn

Greg Lake says friendly rivalry between Yes and Emerson Lake and Palmer almost took disastrous turn

In the heady days of the 1970s, prog-rock bands like Yes and Emerson Lake and Palmer were thought to be rivals, trying to top each other in every way — from elaborately constructed tours to even more elaborately constructed albums.

Glass Hammer – Perilous (2012)

Glass Hammer – Perilous (2012)

Sure, there are Yes comparisons to be made here. Frontman Jon Davison is, in his highest range, a dead ringer for Jon Anderson — to the point that he’s been asked to take over as lead singer in Yes.

‘It was an event’: Rick Wakeman on the lavish new reissue of Journey to the Centre of the Earth

‘It was an event’: Rick Wakeman on the lavish new reissue of Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Rick Wakeman will kick off a flurry of activity in November with a private play-back event this week for all of those who worked on a lavish new fanpack reissue of his 1974 solo recording Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

‘I’m enjoying music as much as I ever have’: Yes’ Chris Squire isn’t close to slowing down

‘I’m enjoying music as much as I ever have’: Yes’ Chris Squire isn’t close to slowing down

Chris Squire’s old bandmate in Yes, drummer Bill Bruford, retired from music in 2009. Don’t look for the tireless bassist to go gently into that good night any time soon.

Billy Sherwood – The Art of Survival (2012)

Billy Sherwood – The Art of Survival (2012)

Billy Sherwood again sounds a futureshock alarm on The Art of Survival, resuming an on-going exploration into the way technology is forever changing our lives.

‘No denying the Yes factor’: Glass Hammer rides wave of interest in Jon Davison toward imaginative new project

‘No denying the Yes factor’: Glass Hammer rides wave of interest in Jon Davison toward imaginative new project

Glass Hammer, riding a wave of interest as its lead singer also serves a stint in Yes, is set to issue an epic new project called Perilous on October 23, 2012 — the American prog rock act’s most ambitious concept album yet.

‘Intense music being played by very cool people’: Billy Sherwood takes us inside The Fusion Syndicate

‘Intense music being played by very cool people’: Billy Sherwood takes us inside The Fusion Syndicate

The forthcoming Fusion Syndicate finds Yes alum Billy Sherwood exploring his lesser-known passion for free-form instrumental sounds associated with Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Return to Forever.

Best of September 2012: Reader picks include Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, Jeff Lynne

Bob Dylan, both with and without his legendary collaborators the Band, roared to the top of Something Else! Reviews’ reader poll for September 2012 — with entries at both Nos. 1 and 2.

'We look at the entire career': Steve Howe says Yes' repertoire has expanded without Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman

Former members Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman don’t fit into the current configuration of Yes, guitarist Steve Howe says, because they wouldn’t commit to playing the group’s entire repertoire.