Will there be a Yes reunion at this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 7 in Brooklyn. Why, Yes indeed.
Original frontman Jon Anderson confirms to us that the seven living members of Yes are planning to attend the event at the Barclays Center and play together:
"Yeah, we're definitely connected. Bill Bruford's gonna come, which could be great, and Steve (Howe) and Alan (White) and me, Trevor (Rabin) and Rick (Wakeman) are gonna be on stage doing 'Roundabout' and 'Owner,' 'All Good People' maybe, and just have fun and get on with life...It's kind of a funny feeling. I haven't seen them for years. I haven't seen Steve or Tony Kaye or Bill Bruford for many years, so it's gonna be like a celebration."
Howe and White continue to tour with the current incarnation of Yes, while Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman are touring together as ARW. The late bassist Chris Squire's widow will be on hand to accept his trophy, and Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson will induct the group into the Rock Hall. The ceremony will be filmed by HBO for broadcast starting April 29.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.