1. Ed Sheeran Set For Another Week of U.K. Singles Chart Dominance

    January 17, 2017 1:26 AM EST Ed Sheeran’s record-breaking comeback tracks are on course for another lockdown of the top tier on the U.K. singles chart while the xx's   new album is an early leader for the albums chart title. Sheeran’s “Shape of You” (Asylum) and “Castle on the Hill” continue to occupy positions 1-2…

  2. Rick Wakeman Changes Tune, Will Now Attend Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction With Yes

    January 05, 2017 12:10 PM EST Rick Wakeman has had a change of heart and now will be joining Yes for its Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in April, after appearing close to the edge of not being there. After expressing some initial disdain when Yes was short-listed for the Hall last fall -- "I might be washing my…

  3. William Shatner Gathers Stellar Line-up for Prog-Rock Set 'Ponder the Mystery'

    October 03, 2013 2:09 AM EDT William Shatner, 82, who startled Star Trek fans by recording tunes like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" on his 1968 debut "The Transformed Man," will release a new album -- his fifth -- on Oct. 8. “Ponder the Mystery,” a prog-rock effort with Billy Sherwood of Yes,…

  4. Yes Putting New Singer to Work on 21st Studio Album

    January 02, 2013 12:20 PM EST "He's definitely a creative spirit," Chris Squire says of Jon Davison; But first a tour where the band will play three classic albums As it prepares to dig deep into its past for its upcoming North American tour -- which will feature three of its 70s albums in their entirety --…

  5. Yes Bassist Chris Squire Preps Collaboration with Genesis' Hackett

    January 12, 2012 12:00 PM EST Though Yes will be busy with a spate of touring in support of 2011's "Fly From Here" and the new concert album "In The Present: Live From Lyon," bassist Chris Squire is also preparing to roll out his long-gestating collaboration with former Genesis guitarist Steve…

  6. Jon Anderson on Being Booted From Yes: 'Anger Isn't There'

    July 11, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Jon Anderson may no longer be in Yes , but he's hardly wanting for creative endeavors. The vocalist, who was bumped out of the band in 2008 after health problems sidelined him from a tour, has just released "Survival & Other Stories," the first of three planned albums…

  7. Yes Bassist Talks 'Fulfilling Experience' of Recording 'Fly From Here'

    June 23, 2011 2:00 PM EDT A friendly get-together between old bandmates is what led to the return of former Buggles partners Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes to the Yes fold for the veteran prog rockers' new album, "Fly From Here." Bassist Chris Squire, Yes' lone constant member, tells Billboard.com…

  8. Slash, AC/DC, Rolling Stones Win At Classic Rock Awards

    November 11, 2010 11:40 AM EST Classic Rock magazine held its annual awards ceremony at London's Roundhouse, with the big winners including AC/DC , the Rolling Stones , Cheap Trick and Led Zeppelin . The Nov. 10 Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour event kicked off with a performance from Florida's Alter Bridge ,…

  9. Billboard Bits: Daft Punk, Faith No More, Smashing Pumpkins and More

    March 10, 2010 6:17 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. New Daft Punk music has surfaced, courtesy of the latest trailer for the forthcoming "Tron Legacy" film. According to Spinner , Daft Punk are also reportedly making a cameo in the film…

  10. Yes Plots Winter U.S. Tour

    December 08, 2009 4:49 PM EST Prog rock veterans Yes return to the U.S. in February for an 18-date run of small venues that kicks off Feb. 2 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and wraps 26 days later in Boca Raton, Fla. Tickets go on sale Dec. 11. The group's lineup remains founding bassist Chris Squire, longtime guitarist Steve…

  11. May 18, 2009

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Andy Capps of Built to Spill dies at his home in Boise, Idaho, at the age of 37. 2004 – Jazz drummer Elvin Jones of the John Coltrane Quartet dies of heart failure in Englewood, N.J., at the age of 76. 1999 – The Backstreet Boys release their third album, “Millennium.” 1999 –…

  12. Steve Howe Doing Double-Duty With Yes, Asia

    May 05, 2009 12:42 PM EDT Steve Howe expects to be making some new music with both Yes and Asia after the two bands complete a joint U.S. tour this summer. Though the guitarist insists specific plans are "hypothetical" at the moment, he tells Billboard.com that Asia is "hot on the trail of another…

  13. Squire: Anderson 'Absolutely' Still Part Of Yes

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Although it's hitting the road this fall with a different lead singer, Yes hardly considers ailing frontman Jon Anderson to be out of the band. Although it's hitting the road this fall with a different lead singer, Yes hardly considers ailing frontman Jon Anderson to be out of the…

  14. Yes Turns 40 With Summer Tour, Live Disc

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT English progressive rock act Yes will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a 26-date North American amphitheater and arena tour, beginning July 12 at Canada's Quebec City Festival, and wrapping Aug. 22 English progressive rock act Yes will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a 26-date…

  15. Howe Touring Solo While Yes Sleeps

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Howe says that after extensive touring in 2003-2004, Yes had agreed to take 2005 off but expected to be back to work this year. When considering his fans' wishes for his solo shows, guitarist Steve Howe notes, "I think they like the Yes music. There's no doubt about it."…

  16. Electronic Music Pioneer Moog Dies At 71

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and one of the most significant figures in the evolution of electronic music, died yesterday (Aug. 21) at his home in Asheville, N.C. Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and one of the most significant figures in…

  17. Yes, Allman Bros. Plan Live Releases

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock outfits Yes and the Allman Brothers Band are readying vintage live recordings for summer release, although of vastly different scope. Veteran rock outfits Yes and the Allman Brothers Band are readying vintage live recordings for summer release, although of vastly different scope.…

  18. Elvis, Chemical Bros. Top U.K. Charts

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley resumed his rule over the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 30) when RCA's latest reissue of his original British chart-toppers, "It's Now or Never," debuted at No. 1. Elvis Presley resumed his rule over the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 30) when RCA&…

  19. The Secondman's Middle Stand

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ex-Minutemen bassist Mike Watt's third solo set (his first in seven years, delayed by his commitments with the re-formed Stooges) ranges into new and oft-unusual territory. Ex-Minutemen bassist Mike Watt's third solo set (his first in seven years, delayed by his commitments with the…

  20. Bootsy, Tortoise Get Their 'Moog' On

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, Tortoise, Stereolab, Luke Vibert and Money Mark are among the artists contributing new songs to the "Moog" soundtrack, due Sept. 14 from Hollywood Records. Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, Tortoise, Stereolab, Luke Vibert and Money Mark are among…

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