Yes to Perform Live Broadcast on SiriusXM This Wednesday, April 5

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Yes today (l. to r.): Billy Sherwood, Jon Davison, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes
(Photo by Glenn Gottlieb)

Yes announced today (April 3) a special broadcast event on SiriusXM to celebrate the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2017. The exclusive in-studio audience event, “SiriusXM Volume Presents an Artist Confidential with Yes,” will be hosted by renowned rock journalist David Fricke and broadcast live this Wednesday, April 5, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Volume (ch. 106), described as the first 24/7 talk radio channel dedicated to the discussion of music.

The hour-long event will feature an interview plus a few acoustic performances with the Yes Rock Hall inductees Steve Howe (guitar) and Alan White (drums); plus Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined Yes in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire’s choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015).

Yes will be inducted into the Rock Hall this Friday, April 7, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, along with Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Tupac and Nile Rodgers.

Besides Howe and White, the members of Yes who will officially be inducted are the band’s late bassist and founding member Chris Squire, and former members Jon Anderson (vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), Tony Kaye (keyboards), Rick Wakeman (keyboards) and Trevor Rabin (guitar).


Yes were founded in 1968 by Squire and Anderson and have created some of the most beloved music in classic rock, including “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart” and “Starship Trooper,” among many others. The prog rock band’s albums, including The Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales From Topographic Oceans, Relayer, Yessongs and 90125, have sold over 50 million records.

Watch Yes perform “Starship Trooper” earlier this year…

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  1. Mike L
    #1 Mike L 4 April, 2017, 03:53

    The Rock hall of fame is sorely lacking in prog rock bands!! YES is by far the most deserving out of the bands being inducted this year. I’ve seen them many times over the years whether it was with the mostly original lineup or a mixture, or The Union tour where everyone played and was really great..they always put on an awesome performance. It saddens me a bit that Anderson and Wakeman don’t tour with Yes..but I gotta say..I saw Yes last year at Barclays arena and I knew it would be good but they exceeded my expectations and really blew the roof off the arena. Jon Davison sounds just like Anderson and Billy Sherwood nailed down Chris Squire’s bass lines perfectly. It was easy to see why he was Chris’s choice to replace him. Really hope they all play together at the HOF ceremony. Maybe it’ll lead to another Union type tour. I know Pearl Jam has millions of fans but there’s so many older bands not in yet who are way more deserving.

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