Van Epperson 
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Re: “The White Stuff: Yes Drummer Talks about how the New Line-Up Handles the Old Tunes

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.

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Posted by Van Epperson on 08/08/2013 at 1:08 PM

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