Prog Legends Yes Finally Nominated For Rock Hall
... (Prog) Prog rock legends Yes
have finally been acknowledged by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The band were announced as one of the nominees for 2014, alongside Peter Gabriel, Deep Purple, Cat Stevens, The Zombies and others. Once again the public will play a key role in deciding who will inducted into the Hall Of Fame as they vote alongside the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 10, fans can vote on RollingStone.com for the nominees they'd like to see inducted. The top five acts will comprise a "fan's ballot" that will count as one of the more than 600 ballots that determine the class of 2014. Despite Genesis being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame back in 2010 and Rush being inducted last year, progressive rock has been, in the eyes of many fans, largely overlooked over the years, especially bands like Yes
, ELP and Jethro Tull, who were all massively successful in the States throughout the 70s. To that extent a US cross party group of Republicans and Democrats joined forces earlier this year to form a pressure group aiming to have Yes
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The Meters, Nirvana and Yes Among Rock Hall Nominees
... Late last night the list of 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees was revealed by AndyGreene of Rolling Stone. The list featuresfirst-time nominees Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, the Replacements, Linda Ronstadt, LinkWray, CatStevens, Yes
, The Zombies and Hall and Oates. Previously nominated acts back on theballotare the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, LL Cool J, N.W.A., the MetersandKiss. Fans can vote for the acts they feel deserve to be enshrined atthe Cleveland museum, but bear in mind the top five choices picked by fans will count asonlyone of the over 600 ballots that determine who gets in. Musicians, industry vets,historians, critics and past Rock Hall inductees make up the rest of the voting bloc.Nirvana is the only band to be nominated in their first year of eligibility as the Seattlelegends released a cover of "Love Buzz" in 1988. The Meters, Nirvana and Yes
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William Shatner Plans Tour With Yes Legends From Circa
... we learned on Monday that he will be teaming up with some of those same stars to perform the album in full at a series of concerts in October. Shatner has announced three upcoming concerts in California where he will be backed on stage by Circa, the prog rock band that features former Yes
members Tony Kaye and Billy Sherwood. Sherwood produced and co-wrote the music on Shatner's new prog album, "Ponder The Mystery" which will be released on CD and vinyl formats on October 8th. The also features guests appearances from a who's who of rock, prog and country including Rick Wakeman, Al DiMeola, Steve Vai, Robbie Krieger, Vince Gill, Edgar Winter, George Duke, Zoot Horn Rollo and Dave Koz. Tour Dates: October 23 - Saint Rocke - Hermosa, CA October 24 - The Canyon Club - Agoura, CA October 25 - The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA William Shatner Tour Dates/Tickets William Shatner CDs, DVDs and MP3s William Shatner T-shirts and Posters William Shatner CDs, vinyl and rarities . ...end .News Reports William Shatner Plans Tour With Yes
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Jon Anderson (vocals) 1968-1980, 1983-1990, 1994-
Chris Squire (bass, vocals) 1968-1980, 1983-
Tony Kaye (keyboards) 1968-1971, 1983-1994
Peter Banks (guitar) 1968-1970
Bill Bruford (drums) 1968-1972
Steve Howe (guitar, vocals) 1970-1980, 1991-
Rick Wakeman (keyboards) 1971-1974, 1976-1980, 2002-
Alan White (drums) 1972-1980, 1983-
Patrick Moraz (keyboards) 1974-1976
Geoff Downes (keyboards) 1980
Trevor Horn (vocals, bass) 1980
Trevor Rabin (guitar, vocals) 1983-
Billy Sherwood (various) 1997
Igor Khoroshev (keyboards) 1997-2000
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They got a lot of exposure opening for Cream at their farewell concert and by appearing on John Peel's BBC program Top Gear.
From 1981-1982, they took a hiatus to work on solo projects. When they came back, Wakeman rejoined the band.
Trevor Horn and Geoffrey Downes were members of the Buggles, whose song "Video Killed The Radio Star
" was the first video played on MTV.
In 1989, Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe released an album under the name Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe. Due to legal issues, they weren't allowed to call themselves Yes. (thanks, Mike - Mountlake Terrace, Washington, for all above)
Howe and Downes were both in the supergroup Asia.
Yes holds the record for the most performances at New York City's Madison Square Garden during the 1970s. (thanks, Chester - St.Catharines, Canada)
Founder member Peter Banks played with Yes for their first two albums, '1969's Yes and 1970's Time And The Word, but a disagreement about the direction of the band led to his dismissal before the release of the second LP. Banks was found dead in his London home on March 8, 2013 due to heart failure. He was reportedly discovered after failing to show up for a recording session.
The band's name came from their first guitarist Peter Banks because it was "Short and sweet." (thanks, Patrick - Des Moines, IA)
Prior to Jon Anderson rejoining Yes for the recording of 90125, the other bandmembers Chris Squire, Alan White, Tony Kaye, and newcomer Trevor Rabin had formed as a new group and called themselves Cinema. This lineup is also known by Yes fans as Yes West, because their recordings were held in Los Angeles. (thanks, Randy - Colerain Twp., OH)
One of their first gigs was opening for Cream at their Farewell Concert at London's Royal Albert Hall in 1968. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
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