Alan White, Steve Howe, Trevor Horn, Chris Squire, Geoff Downes , Jon Davison - Still as relevant today as in the 70s, YES has maintained a loyal following while constantly attracting new crowds of music fans throughout 47 years of its outstanding career. - United Kingdom - Tuesday 26th April 2016
Yes Drummer Alan White Has Confessed He Is The Inspiration For One Of The Most Hilarious Scenes In Classic Comedy Movie This Is Spinal Tap, Revealing He Once Became Trapped In A Prop Egg Onstage During A Show.
In the film, Harry Shearer's character finds himself stuck in a pod while the comedy rockers attempt to make a grand entrance on a futuristic stage set - and White insists he was the inspiration for the famous scene.
He tells UltimateClassicRock.com, "The people who made the movie based the idea on me getting stuck in a drum kit in one of the Yes tours of the '70s. We were playing Tales From Topographic Oceans onstage, and we used to have this butterfly kind of thing. It was a very majestic part of the show.
"It used to open up and close, but one night, it closed the wrong way and I wasn't in the next bit onstage. I usually had to get off the drum kit and not be on my drums, but I couldn't get off. I had to lie on the ground so nobody could see me, and I was locked in the drum kit, basically. I couldn't get out. It was very weird.
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Steven (Ryan Phillip) and Shannon (Rachelle Lefevre) want nothing more than to have a child of their own. After some deliberation, the couple decide to adopt a child from Haiti, although when she goes missing the same evening, they realise that things are not as they seem. After consulting the local police, they discover that this known practice of 'reclaiming' is a scam, set up to take large amounts of money from wealthy individuals. Soon, the couple begin to spiral further into the seedy underworld of child trafficking as they battle against the sinister Benjamin (John Cusack) to keep either their money or their lives.
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Yes Steve Howe, Jon Davison, Alan White, Geoff Downes and Chris Squires - Rock Band YES appearance at Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp at Rouge Lounge inside MGM Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas, NV, United States - Tuesday 16th July 2013
The Led Zeppelin star joined the prog-rock pair for a string of recording sessions shortly after John Bonham's death in 1980, and he insists the time is right to release what they came up with.
He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "They had some interesting stuff... It was good synchronicity.
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The drummer, who quit the band in 2004, is getting fit to help sufferers of Alzheimer's Disease.
White, currently performing in new band Trio Valore, is hoping to raise $3,200 (GBP2,000) before the big race on 25 April (10), reports NME.com.
British rockers DUSTIN'S BAR MITZVAH are to split following drummer TOBY BURROWS' decision to leave the band.
The four-piece group from Acton in West London, released their debut album GET YOUR MOOD ON in December last year (06), and will play their final gig together on 8 May (07) at the capital's 100 Club.
Frontman DAVE LAZAR broke the news to fans on their official MySpace page, stating that the remaining three members will continue making music under another group name.
He says, "When we got back from Germany, Toby told us he didn't want to be in a band anymore. It's not like he's (former Oasis drummers) TONY MCCARROLL or Alan White, Dustin's worked because it was the four of us.
"Me, ROB and BACO have got a new drummer and lots of new songs, we are looking for a keyboard player. The new band will be a continuation on from Dustin's Bar Mitzvah in a way; we are thinking of keeping the Dustin's part of the name and then adding to it, but the name's not the priority at the moment.
"We will keep you posted on progress, hopefully will have some songs up by the end of summer."
Oasis were forced to pay a sacked drummer GBP348,000 ($678,600), according to newly released accounts for the group.
Alan White, who played with the SOME MIGHT SAY rockers for nine years, was told to leave the band in 2004 by brothers NOEL and Liam Gallagher after he chose his then-girlfriend over the group.
Liam explains, "Turns out he's hanging out with his woman in Spain. Once the word 'woman' and 'Spain' are mentioned together, it's like OK, 'Oasis versus girlfriend'."
Ringo Starr's son Zak Starkey has been offered a full-time job as drummer for Oasis, songwriter Noel Gallagher has confirmed. Starkey has been drumming for the ALL AROUND THE WORLD rockers since former sticksman Alan White left during recording of the band's 2005 album DON'T BELIEVE THE TRUTH. The drummer is set to perform with The Who later this year (06) after completing Oasis' current world tour. Gallagher enthuses, "He's definitely, definitely, definitely going to record on the next (Oasis) record and definitely going to be out on the road, if he wants to. "We always said that we'd sit down and talk about that at the end of the tour. There's no point in getting in business discussions while you're soundchecking. "It just doesn't work. If he came to me tomorrow and said, 'I want to leave The Who and join you lot permanently,' I'd say, 'Brilliant. Get me your dad's autograph and you're in.'"
The talented drummer tapped out the rhythm on a cardboard box for the sixth track on the new record, titled THE MEANING OF SOUL - a song penned by Liam Gallagher.
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The son of legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker has contacted The Who guitarist Pete Townshend to offer his services, following last week's (ends25MAR05) news that ex-BEATLE Ringo Starr's son Zak Starkey has quit the band.
Starkey's decision to continue playing with OASIS - who sacked their own drummer Alan White last year (04) - led to The Who scrapping plans to tour and record a new album.
However, Baker's son KOFI has now volunteered to fill the role once occupied by wildman KEITH MOON - although he doesn't have the same taste for the high life as the late sticksman had.
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