Yes have announced their first-ever rock festival — Yestival — which will take place August 3 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey. The band, which will be performing 1971's The Yes Album and 1972's Close to the Edge in their entirety, will be joined by the Musical Box, Renaissance featuring Anne Haslam, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy and other acts (TBA).
In April, guitar legend Jeff Beck hosted a Rock 'n’ Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas. Now rock fans will get a chance to learn from prog-rock legends Yes, including guitarist Steve Howe, when the band hosts its own camp in July.
Steve Howe is not predisposed to retreat, particularly not in the morning. One of rock music’s most respected and prolific guitar heroes — and a cornerstone of two enduringly iconic classic-rock bands — Howe has eased up just a bit on his overtime, with an eye on getting back to his solo career.
Guitarist Peter Banks, a founding member of Yes, died March 7 at his home in London. He was 65. A statement on Banks' website said he was found in his home after he failed to show up for a recording session. Yes — who are in the middle of a US tour — released a statement on their Facebook page, mourning the loss of the band's founding guitarist.
Prog-rock legend Steve Howe has officially announced his departure from Asia, the supergroup he helped found with John Wetton (King Crimson, Uriah Heep), Geoff Downes (Yes, The Buggles) and Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Atomic Rooster).
In 2006, the four original members — Steve Howe, John Wetton, Carl Palmer and Geoff Downes — reunited and have since released three successful studio albums: Phoenix, Omega and their latest, XXX (pronounced “Triple X”), a flawlessly executed album that continues to push the barriers of progressive rock.
If you’ve ever wondered how the influences of classical guitarist Andres Segovia and The Shadows’ instro-rocking legend Hank Marvin might blend, no doubt your imagination could take you to many places. It’s not that surprising, then, to learn that you might find Steve Hackett — a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in 2010 for his work with Genesis — at the end of your journey.