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Yes Star Anderson: 'It's Time To Stop Touring'

19th October 2008

YES frontman JON ANDERSON fears the classic rock act's constant touring and lack of passion will eventually end the group for good - unless his bandmates agree to take a break and work on new...

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Squire Open To Anderson Returning To Yes

10th October 2008

YES rocker CHRIS SQUIRE has invited sick bandmate JON ANDERSON to return to the group when he's well again - after replacing the singer for a new tour. The prog-rock stars initially axed their road...

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Anderson Fumes At Yes Snub

23rd September 2008

YES rocker JON ANDERSON is furious the band is embarking on a new tour without him, insisting he feels "disrespected" by the move. The prog-rock legends initially axed their road trip plans back in June...

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Yes Find Replacement Frontman For Tour

11th September 2008

Rock veterans YES are to go ahead with their 40th anniversary world tour - with a replacement singer from a tribute band. The prog-rock legends were forced to pull the plug on the tour in...

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Yes Say 'No' To Concert

5th June 2008

British rocker YES have cancelled their 40th anniversary tour of North America after singer JON ANDERSON was diagnosed with acute respiratory failure. The 63-year-old was hospitalised last month (May08) after a severe asthma attack, and...

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Yes To Tour With Wakeman's Son

20th March 2008

Progressive rock supergroup YES are to hit the road for their 40th anniversary tour with departed keyboard player RICK WAKEMAN's son OLIVER as a new recruit. Wakeman Sr. explained his reasons for not taking part...

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Hazlehurst Dies At 79

2nd October 2007

Legendary jingles man RONNIE HAZLEHURST, who penned the theme tunes for hit British TV shows such as YES, MINISTER and ARE YOU BEING SERVED, has died aged 79. Hazlehurst died in hospital in Guernsey,...

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Yes Rockers Bring The Countryside Into Studio

17th July 2007

British rockers YES converted their London studio into a countryside scene to placate band members who were hoping to record in a quiet retreat. While keyboardist Rick Wakeman and frontman Jon Anderson wanted to record...

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Yes Rocker Pulls Out Of Fundraiser

10th July 2007

YES rocker JON ANDERSON pulled out of a charity fundraising concert, after his spiritual adviser told him not to perform. The frontman of the classic rock band was due to perform at the Paul Green...

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Fascinating Fact 2836

12th February 2007

Former YES rocker RICK WAKEMAN is bidding to take over British sports car manufacturers Blackpool Automotive - formerly TVR Manufacturing - in his role as a director of UK sports car makers Melling Sports Cars....

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Wakeman's Unusual New Year Celebration

2nd January 2007

Former YES rocker RICK WAKEMAN once tried to welcome in the New Year with a romantic romp, before his passion was killed by the sight of late British TV presenter ANDY STEWART. The 57-year-old keyboardist...

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Fascinating Fact 2453

16th November 2006

The title of YOKO ONO's new album, which features collaborations with THE FLAMING LIPS, SPIRITUALIZED and PEACHES, among others, will be called YES, I'M A WITCH.

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Wakeman To Wed For Fourth Time

11th October 2006

Former YES rocker RICK WAKEMAN is set to marry for a fourth time, after proposing to girlfriend RACHEL KAUFMAN - who is 25 years his junior. The keyboardist, 57, previously declared he would never tie...

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Fascinating Fact 1943

11th August 2006

The top performers at an upcoming Ohio fantasy band camp, which will feature DR JOHN, ROGER DALTREY and YES star IAN ANDERSON as rock coaches, will get the chance to support DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY...

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Fascinating Fact 1738

7th July 2006

YES legend STEVE HOWE's son is DYLAN HOWE - the drummer in THE BLOCKHEADS, who are still going strong despite the death of frontman IAN DURY in 2000.

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Freeman Rocks With The Blockheads

12th June 2006

Actor MARTIN FREEMAN was terrified of performing with British rockers THE BLOCKHEADS on Friday (09JUN06), because he had to fill in for late frontman IAN DURY. THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY star sang ONE...

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Wakeman Laughs Off Rsi Rumours

29th May 2006

YES keyboardist RICK WAKEMAN has laughed off reports he is suffering from repetitive strain injury (RSI). The WONDEROUS STORIES star, 57, insists he is healthy and can play the keyboards just as good as ever....

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Rascall Flatts Make It Three Weeks On Top

26th April 2006

Country trio RASCAL FLATTS have scored a third week at the top of the US album charts thanks to another healthy sales week. The group sold another 143,000 copies of their latest album, ME +...

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Yes Future In Doubt

17th April 2006

The future of prog rock supergroup YES looks shaky following news that a planned 2006 reunion tour has been scrapped. The oft-feuding group had scheduled to join up this summer (06), but guitarist STEVE HOWE...

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Wakeman Rocks Out For God

13th March 2006

Cape-sporting keyboard supremo RICK WAKEMAN is teaming up with opera star RAMON REMEDIOS to perform two spectacular shows in aid of his local churches. The former YES organist, who lives in Scole, on the border...

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Van Halen To Reunite For Space Rock Mission?

27th January 2006

Estranged VAN HALEN co-stars DAVID LEE ROTH and SAMMY HAGAR are set to reunite - in space. The JUMP rockers have been invited to be part of extraterrestrial research expert MICHAEL LUCKMAN's hotly-anticipated Signal...

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Happy Mondays To Record First Album In 13 Years

25th September 2005

British band HAPPY MONDAYS are set to release their first new material in more than 13 years through OASIS' record label Big Brother Recordings. The STEP ON rockers haven't released a studio album since...

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Fascinating Fact 111

31st August 2005

Rockers YES rockers STEVE HOWE, RICK WAKEMAN, CHRIS SQUIRE, ALAN WHITE and BILLY SHERWOOD and DEEP PURPLE stars GLENN HUGHES and STEVE MORSE are among the actors featured on a new PINK FLOYD tribute album,...

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Allen Pleased With Her Iambic Delivery Talents

27th July 2005

FACE/OFF star JOAN ALLEN found she was more adept at delivering her lines with a poetic rhythm in the 2004 movie YES than she had anticipated. Yes director SALLY POTTER asked Allen and her...

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Downey Jr Gets Musical For Real

23rd September 2004

ROBERT DOWNEY JR is set to become the latest actor to get serious about his musical skills after signing a new record deal with SONY CLASSICAL. The actor, who showed off his singing talents...

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Dean Offers Yes Mugs

20th April 2004

The British artist who gave rockers YES their distinctive album artwork is branching out with a set of decorative mugs. ROGER DEAN has designed a series of Yes art on a set of...

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Arnie Gives Gray Davis Acting Advice

4th February 2004

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER has been dishing out acting advice - to the man he replaced as Californian Governor. The TERMINATOR star bumped into GRAY DAVIS at an American football SUPER BOWL event and offered his...

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Springsteen + Joel Dj Dies

30th January 2004

An influential disc jockey who helped kickstart the careers of megastars including BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and BILLY JOEL has died aged 55. ED SCIAKY, who passed away in New York yesterday (29JAN04), was regularly credited...

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Pavarotti Makes Portia's Xmas

24th December 2003

Christmas Day means LUCIANO PAVAROTTI for former ALLY McBEAL star PORTIA DE ROSSI - because she can't function until she's seen the opera great's 1982 film YES, GIORGIO. The actress admits the film isn't...

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Emmy Nominations Announced

17th July 2003

The nomination's for this year's EMMY AWARDS have been announced - with black comedy/drama SIX FEET UNDER leading the race with 16 nominations. It is hotly followed by political drama THE WEST WING, which...

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