Both Geoff and Jon D. have gotten better at covering their parts since they started touring with this version.
Saw Yes on the current tour in Huntsville, Alabama, and it was a fantastic show. Jon Davison is excellent, and the band was in top form. Geoff Downes covered the keyboard parts just fine.
Quite interesting that in all these interviews people avoid commenting on or asking about the charlatan keyboard player they now have, who single handedly is responsible for 30-50% of what Van Epperson calls "sloppy, ragtag outfit".
Put him in Asia, Van Halen, REO Speedwagon, Bon Jovi or Europe and he'll do quite well, but for anyone with even a modicum of understanding of Yes music he's a major catastrophe.
You should check your facts before going to print, the band left Jon behind in 2008 , they later dumped his replacement with the current flavor of the month.
Off Topic is Val Kaiser still around ?
Jon Anderson did not leave YES. YES dumped him after nearly 40 years while he was in the hospital recovering from flat lining twice. Now they go on the road playing almost exclusively songs written by Jon Anderson, profiting from his creativity even while refusing to let him back in his own band every time he asks. Alan White blatantly lies in this interview a number of times, all in an effort to cover what jerks he and his band mates have been to the man who wrote the songs they play and who guided YES to infamy. The current YES is a sloppy, ragtag outfit compared to past incarnations and they have proven in five years worth of interviews (they dumped Anderson in 2008, not 2012) that they are untrustworthy liars who cannot in any way embody the ideals of the wonderful Jon Anderson songs they continue to claim as their own. In his one man show, Jon Anderson says, "I'm playing the YES songs for you the way I played them for the band when I wrote them." In his interviews, he has said, "This is NOT Yes on tour" and "I thought we were friends", comments that clearly demonstrate an artist with a broken heart.
Jon Anderson didn't leave in 2012. The band abandoned him in 2008. Get your facts right!
Looking forward to another awesome festival with my family! You can't beat reggae at the Ledges. Cleveland is lucky to have Packy put on this event every year.
His former band is spelled HONOR ROLE, who played shows with Between Home and Serenity. The Promise Hero never did.
As an avid yes fan since 1969 and now 197 concerts, i fell that i can voice my opinion.... yes with all their different line ps has worked in some degrees and has inspired me as a muscian. then again in my heart the real yes has always been with jon a. and rick w. hope to see them back with chris, steve and allan. and maybe with bill b at some point. i thought union was a tremendous act and wouldnt mind seeing something like that again. thanks for many many great years of enjoyment
Since Alan did not answer the question I will. He only played on Goinf for the One. Bruford was on Close to the Edge and the Yes Album.
Bollocks... Yes are doing fine and drawing favourable reviews for their current lineup and concerts. And Jon Anderson has left the band a couple of times on his own accord to do his own thing. The band are doing their own thing. Be happy for them.
Yes without Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman is No.
I don't think Jon Anderson left the band as much as the band left him.
Um, I know this is an ancient article, but Paul Stanley's dad is not Al Eisen of 2,000 flushes fame, that was just a urban legend/myth. Perhaps some fact checking would have discovered that.
The band has remained creatively relevant through all the line-up changes....which is a tribute to every musician throughout the many decades.
#Epicness #Salute Big Homie!!!!!
It is a real shame that although Cleveland is home to the Rock Hall, there is a decidedly, and noticeable void of quality summer rock festivals that rival ones being played out in many other major cities across the country.. Sure we get Vans Warped, but where is Cleveland's version of shows that can rival the likes of: Coachella, SXSW, NXNE, Riot Fest?
Blossom once had Lollapalooza, but that was so long ago. Today There is no end to the list of cool bands reuniting, bands who love to play these all-day festivals, but not many are being grouped together into one notable festival right here in NE Ohio.
This is certainly not a slam on the few good venues here who do book consistently good national acts - ie., The Beachland Ballroom, The Grog Shop, House of Blues, Now That's Class. To supplement their tireless efforts we need a regular summer festival like the ones mentioned above that can find a way to get classic bands together, festival style, here, like: The Replacements, X, Guided by Voices, Iggy and the Stooges, Violent Femmes, Toots and the Maytals, Blondie, Public Enemy, The Selecter, The Pixies, Blink 182, Joan Jett, Bob Mould, The Specials and many more.
I find it hard to believe I am the only one who ses this disparity.
The show at the Opera House in San Francisco, was the Best show I been in years. Ian is an Outstanding musician and performer. Jethro Tull band play this surreal theatrical musical with grace an full energy. Bravisimo!
I've had the honor to see and hear Hammer play. He's a beast!!
For all his Cleveland references, I will let his blasphemy slide....this time. Just don't let it happen again, we don't like to hear about that M word city and their team.
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