Jon Anderson: Bitter About Yes Sacking
Jon Anderson has slammed his former band Yes for the way they got rid of him – and he’s none too impressed with their new album either!
Taling to Rolling Stone, the man who fronted Yes until 2008, when he was replaced by Benoit David, claims he only found out that he was no longer in the band from a friend.
“They didn’t tell me anything. They were just off and running. But what can you do? I was pissed off in the beginning, but then you say, ‘Oh well, the boys want to go on tour and be rock & rollers. Let them to do it’. Now people come see me and I’m suddenly 30 years younger!”
And he doesn’t think the current Yes album We Can Fly is up to much.
“I wasn’t really convinced. The new singer is singing good, but it sounded a bit dated to me. Also, the production wasn’t as good as I expected. They’ve got a great producer with Trevor Horn, so what the hell are you doing?”
Anderson has been doing his own solo stuff recently, as well as working with old yes pal Rick Wakeman. And there are plans for the pair to reunite with Trevor Rabin, another one-time Yes colleague, on a new project, the details of which should be annoumced soon.
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