Quote: "We have now lost, who for me, are the two greatest bass players classic rock has ever known. John Entwistle and now Chris. There can hardly be a bass player worth his salt who hasn't been influenced by one or both of these great players.... "Chris's passing truly marks the end of an era." Former Yes star Rick Wakeman pays tribute to the band's late bass player, who lost his battle with cancer in Arizona on Saturday (27Jun15).
Fact: Marillion and Caravan will join rockers Yes on their third annual Cruise to the Edge next autumn (15). The floating festival will hit the high seas in November (15). It will depart from Miami, Florida and head for "a private island in the Bahamas".
Fact: British designer Dame Vivienne Westwood turned her London Fashion Week runway show into a protest for Scottish independence by sticking 'Yes' badges on all her models' outfits. The Scots go to the polls this week (beg15Sep14) to decide whether they want to leave the U.K.
Quote: "In some ways I knew the way it worked. Many of the other people who were on that short list with us had been nominated before, and I figured that unless you're in Nirvana you're not going to get in the first year, so there you go. I'm not too disappointed. I'm sure it'll come up again." Yes star Chris Squire on his band's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snub.
Fact: Rockers Yes will be performing their classic albums Fragile and Close To The Edge in their entirety on tour in North America this summer (14). The supergroup will launch a 35-date tour in Boston, Massachusetts on 8 July.
Tweet: "Yes!! Hulaween Is Still On!!" Veteran entertainer Bette Midler refuses to cancel her annual Halloween party in light of Hurricane Sandy. The defiant singer/actress is due to host the bash in New York on Wednesday (31Oct12).
Fact: 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.
Fact: 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 on the two groups' autumn (06) tour.
Fact: 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.
Fact: <p>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, Back Against the Wall. </p>