Drummer Alan White on Yes finally getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and other ongoing activities.
Goldmine Magazine’s latest group of Hall of Fame inductees includes great vocalists, male & female, Jazz, classic groups of all flavors & Rock & Roll’s greatest drummer?
Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes and Jon Davison will perform “The Yes Album,” “Close to the Edge” and Going for The One” in their entirety.
One of the interesting wrinkles in the circuitous history of Yes concerns the XYZ project from early 1981, which found Alan White and Chris Squire surreptitiously converting guitarist Jimmy Page into a prog-rock monster. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t long after John …
Montrealer Benoit David, known for his work with his band Mystery and the Yes tribute act Close To The Edge, takes on the lead vocal role for “Fly From Here.”
Today marks a momentous occasion for veteran proggers Yes. Fly From Here, the band’s first studio since 2001’s Magnification, is released to coincide with “We Can Fly” — the first Yes video in a decade.
Yes is one of the many Progressive Rock groups ignored by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
“Fly From Here” will be released on Frontiers Records July 2011.
“Fragile” and “The Yes Album” are still refreshing to hear as both albums celebrate their 40th anniversaries.
On tour and ready to release a new album, the current Yes lineup consists of three recognizable names and a few new ones: vocalist Benoit David and keyboardist Oliver Wakeman.