Jon Anderson Has Eight New Songs For a Final Yes Reunion Album



Jon Anderson Has Eight New Songs For a Final Yes Reunion Album
Like Al Pacino said in Godfather 3, “Just when I thought I was out, they suck me back in.” But in the case of Yes it’s usually a case of “Its not how you fall down, It’s how you get up.” In Yes it seems most family members eventually come home. We all like to talk about the revolving doors and fans saying Jon Anderson’s time in the group was done and dusted. Well, like we just reported concerning Genesis, you never know.
Rolling Stone magazine just reported on Anderson’s new album “1000 Hands” A project with a great name considering how many guest musicians on there including Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain, Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice, Rick Derringer, the Tower of Power horn section, violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and pianist Chick Corea. 

This new album was an unfinished album from twenty-nine years ago that Anderson started with his ex-Yes bandmates Chris Squire and Alan White. Producer Michael Franklin approached Anderson about finally finishing the project so he and Anderson recruited all the new crew of musicians to play along with Squire, White, and Anderson including Steve Howe on guitar. Everyone was thinking they’re bad blood between Howe and Anderson because of Jon creating his own version of Yes with Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman but maybe they’re all good plus Anderson’s version of the band may be finished. Anderson said, “just called him up and he said he’d love to play on it, I haven’t sang with him in many, many years. It felt really comfortable and cathartic to do that. We’re brothers. Sometimes you don’t understand or misunderstand your brother and want to do different things. I think that is called a family.” Which bring us to a Yes reunion.  

First Anderson will go on tour March 29 which he says will be 1/3 the new album, 1/3 Yes songs most likely, “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Yours Is No Disgrace,” “Roundabout” and “Sweet Dreams.” And the rest other solo Anderson songs.  Anderson said he.d be open to a Yes reunion. “I’m very open to it, It’s been 50 years now. You think something has got to happen. To me, a great album has to be made. That’s what I think. I don’t know how it’s going to be made, but the final Yes event should happen. I’ve talked to a couple of people about it and they get it. I really want to do this. I’ve even written eight songs for the record that I’m thinking would work with a full orchestra and a choir.” When Anderson was asked if Steve Howe would be open to it he said,  “I don’t know, Maybe he’ll read this article and say ‘Yes’ or ‘No.’ I don’t know.” Steve, the ball is in your court.

Yes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 and Anderson was on stage with them. – by John Beaudin

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Why Bernie Leadon Is Not In the Current Version Of The Eagles?



Interview Clip #2- Was Bernie Leadon Invited Back Into The Eagles After Glenn Frey’s Death?
July 12, 2019 – When I told some of the followers of this channel that I would be interviewing Bernie Leadon the biggest suggested question was why isn’t he on stage with them now? He left the band after “One of These Nights” in 1975 and was part of the “History Of the Eagles” tour from 2013-2016. So was he asked to come back?
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Go to http://www.bernieleadononline.com . This was a long interview with Bernie Leadon who rejoined the Eagles, as a special guest, for the first time since leaving the band in 1975 for the history of the Eagles tour from 2013-2016. Get set for Bernie Leadon to have our Friday spot for weeks to come. – by John Beaudin

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Temptations' Dennis Edwards Dead At 74



Dennis Edwards Of The Temptations Dead at 74
He sang some big ones with the group including “I Can’t Get Next to You,” “Ball of Confusion” and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone.” Edwards replaced David Ruffin in 1968 and played with them until 1976 and reunited with the band on a few reunions the following decade.

He actually died in Chicago a day before his birthday. Edwards would have been 75 tomorrow. Edwards was born February 3rd 1943 in Alabama. He was also a member of another soul-singing band that, like the Temptations, were on Motown, the Contours. He was also in the U.S. military before he even walked into Motown in 1966. In 1984 he had a big solo R&B #2 hit called “Don’t Look Any Further,” a duet with Siedah Garrett, he also scored with “(You’re My) Aphrodisiac” and “Coolin’ Out” as a solo artist.

Edwards also toured with Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks using the name “Tribute to the Temptations.” he later got in some legal hot water for using the name ‘Dennis Edwards & the Temptations.” Both he and groups settled with the singer eventually calling his touring show The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards.

Edwards was briefly married to Ruth Pointer, whom he wed in Las Vegas in 1977. They had one daughter Issa Pointer, who became a member of her mother’s vocal group, The Pointer Sisters.

Some reports are saying he passed away in hospital following complications from meningitis. – by John Beaudin

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Guitarist Davey Johnstone Says Elton John Saved His Life



Guitarist Davey Johnstone: “Elton John Saved My Life”

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We wonder If Elton John’s long-time guitarist Davey Johnstone has a special place in his heart for the hit “Someone Saved My Life Tonight?” The 1975 tune was not written for Johnstone but it might as well have been.

According to Johnstone Elton did save his life. After losing his nine-year-old son Oliver in a tragic pool accident the guitarist was reinventing the extent of partying to avoid his inner demons.

It all stopped, however, while on tour in Europe. Elton said ‘Why don’t you fly back with me and we’ll spend a couple of days at the house?’ It was to be an informal intervention.

“Then one day he sat me down and said, ‘You should have a look at your life and there might be something you should do to make it better and to honor your kid Oliver’ because I lost a boy when he was nine years old and it almost killed me — as it does any parent who has gone through that awful thing.”

“He said, if you look at your life a little more seriously, instead of just trying to go balls-out every night and having to score a chick or drugs or whatever. It doesn’t have to be that way’. And as a result of listening to Elton, my wife and my kids are happier because they know that they’re not going to see this maniac occasionally appearing.”

Interestingly Johnstone claims to have been on more booze and drug benders than all the member of the Rolling Stones put together but even more interesting the Scottish born guitarist is the only musician that Elton has not sacked in over 40 years. He first joined the band in 1971 for Elton’s fourth album “Madman Across the Water.”

The 64-year-old father of seven is Elton’s Musical Director and saw his boss crashing down the same roads in the 70’s and 80’s but that all stopped 25 years ago.

Elton John is set to release an exciting uptempo album “Wonderful Crazy Night” February 5th and yes Johnstone will be on there as well as longtime drummer Nigel Olsson and percussionist Ray Cooper.

The Elton John band is healthy and happy.

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Arnel Pineda Not Leaving Journey & Neal Schon Not Needing Steve Perry



Arnel Pineda Not Leaving Journey & Neal Schon Not Needing Steve Perry
Lead singer Pineda just posted some solo dates on his website leading some Perry fans to gleefully start dreaming for a moment that maybe he was coming back? Well, even though guitarist Neal Schon says he’d welcome the legendary singer back he doesn’t really need him adding, “We couldn’t even possibly be doing better right now.” He told Atlantic City Weekly that even their management remind him that Journey couldn’t be bigger right now….yeah except if Steve Perry came back. You can say that Neal, it’s not true, but sure stick to that story. Who needs the guy who sang all the hits.

I really like Arnel Pineda. He’s an amazing singer and from all accounts the salt of the earth – truly a nice man but Steve Perry is an insurmountable hill to climb. Pineda followed both Steve Augeri )aw-jearry) and Jeff Scott Soto as replacements for Perry.

The article remind us that the current lineup (excluding Pineda) recorded the band’s two biggest albums, 1981’s “Escape” and 1983’s “Frontiers.” That’s Neal Schon, keyboardist Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory on bass and drummer Steve Smith. That does say something.

After Journey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April of this year Steve Perry did show up but did not sing with the band. It showed some good faith but dimmed the lights on a future reunion. So if Steve Perry is not coming back the boys are left to celebrate the next best thing – all the players on those 2 classic albums. Saying they couldn’t do better?..yeah, unless Steve Perry came back.

So Pineda has some solo shows in November and December, Journey’s touring all summer and Steve Perry has promised us a follow up to his 1994 solo album “For the Love of Strange Medicine” in the fall even though that’s probably not going to happen so soon. Artists who retire have a tendency to take longer to come back. I’m thinking 2018 at the soonest. Perry describes the new album as a “cathartic” and “emotional expression” about the loss of a loved one. – by John Beaudin

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Timothy B Schmit Tried To Avoid The Drama in the Eagles



The Eagles’ Timothy B Schmit Tried To Avoid The Drama in the Eagles
The bassist told the Telegraph he feels exactly like we all do when it come to all those Rock-Gods dying, saying, “It seems like people are just dropping off the Earth, I suppose that happens when you get older. It’s part of life. No one’s getting out of it.”

As for Glenn Frey dying? The 69-year-old former Eagles singer said he had no idea how sick he was saying, “He went into hospital… and didn’t come back.” Frey died on January 18, 2016, aged 67.

On Frey Schmit says, “He wasn’t a wishy washy kind of guy. He knew what he wanted, so you weren’t left guessing about anything. But what I remember most fondly was that he was a belly laugher. He was a funny guy, always telling jokes. If he heard something funny, he would almost fall on the floor laughing.”

As the last Eagle to join the band Schmit was not interested in all the drama adding “I felt the tension, I saw the squabbling, but I didn’t know how deep it was, I was the new guy, I wanted to fit in. I saw it get heavier and weirder, but I missed the build up. I thought, ‘This will pass’.”

He certainly knew his own place, saying, “There was a pecking order. It was Glenn and Don’s band, no question. And they knew what they were doing. I learned a lot from them. A great song has to stand on its own, just singing and playing, and the rest is frosting. But you have to pay attention to the frosting.”

Schmit replaced Randy Meisner in both Poco and the Eagles and his opinion on a reunion? It’s not going to happen. He told the Telegraph, “It looks like it, The Eagles couldn’t be the Eagles without both Don and Glenn. That’s why I think this thing’s over. You see a lot of oldies bands still going out and playing when there’s not one person left from the original line up. I wouldn’t ever want to go there.” – by John Beaudin

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Would Bill Champlin Ever Rejoin Chicago? We Asked Him – INTERVIEW



If you watched the CNN Chicago Documentary you may have noticed the friction around former member Bill Champlin and the band. This is Rock History Music’s third interview with the singer so we thought we’d ask…Any chance of ever rejoining that band?

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Jim Messina Talks About How Loggins & Messina Ended – Interview #7



7 – INTERVIEW – Jim Messina: How Loggins & Messina Ended
Jim Messina is meticulous. It shows in this video series. His attention to detail is like nothing i’ve experienced in the last few years. He has an amazing memory and sure can tell a good story. Here we talk about how Loggins and Messina ended.
Jim Messina has an amazing memory doesn’t he? He is doing shows this year right up to November. Go to Jim Messina.com for details. We’ll have more of our conversation with Jim in one week. – by John Beaudin
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Dick Dale, The King of Surf Guitar, Dead at 81 – Our Tribute



Dick Dale, The King of the Surf Guitar, Dead at 81
Here’s a guitarist who could play fast. He was the pioneer in “surf rock,” best know for his 1962 hit “Misirlou.” He had a distinctive sound mixing middle eastern styles with lots of reverb and extremely fast picking. He once said that his sound was also influenced by the fast drumming of Gene Krupa and screams of wild animals and the feel of being on the beach.

He died last night. He was thew first wave of beach music and the Beach Boys had the second. Dale said he was Leo Fender’s test pilot for fender stratocasters adding, ‘When it can withstand the barrage of punishment from Dick Dale, then it is fit for the human consumption.’ So I blew up over 50 amplifiers. And that’s why they call me the Father of Heavy Metal.”

That 1962 hit Misirlou, which was a traditional song from the eastern Mediterranean region, became a national sensation when he performed it on the Ed Sullivan show that same year, It was also the theme from Pulp Fiction from 1994.Tarantino told Rolling Stone. “Having Misirlou as your opening credit, it’s just so intense, It just says you’re watching an epic, you’re watching a big, ol’ movie … It just throws down a gauntlet that the movie now has to live up to.” “Miserlou” has been streamed over 23 million time on Spotify alone.

He moved to California in the mid-1950’s and immersed himself in surf culture and would play lots of sold out shows at :”surfer Stomps.”

Dale retired from music in the 1970 but got the bug again in the 80’s. In 2015 he told the Pittsburgh City Paper, “I can’t stop touring because I will die. Physically and literally, I will die.” He had numerous health issues including diabetes and post cancer treatment that insurance would not pay for. – by John Beaudin

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Gregg Allman – Music Legend died at 69 – Full Story – Tribute



Music Legend Gregg Allman died at 69
When it came to the Allman Brothers band – he played on everything. They were the quintessential Southern-Rock band even though Gregg disliked that tag.

His management confirmed his death today saying, Allman “passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia, Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans, essential medicine for his soul. Playing music lifted him up and kept him going during the toughest of times.”

He was born Gregory LeNoir Allman on December 8, 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was always the main vocalist and composer.

For many years this group had the The Three Musketeers motto, “All for one and one for all.” They lived together, played and traveled together and partied together which certainly helped at the groups inception in 1969 when they were starving, malnourished and looking for their audience. They still stayed up all night raising hell. When they weren’t practicing it was party time.

Duane’s vision was to have a “different” band with two lead guitarists and two drummers. They even toyed with calling themselves Beelzebub.

Those first two Allman Brothers Band LP’s, the self-titled debut from 1969 and 1970’s “Idlewild South” were not big hits at first even though there classic tunes on both. The first had “Whipping Post” which Rolling Stone magazine called an “enduring anthem … rife with tormented blues-ballad imagery” and it also contained Muddy Waters classic “Trouble No More.” “Idlewild South” had “Midnight Rider” which Gregg Allman called, “the song I’m most proud of in my career.” It also featured a future concert mainstay, “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” a jazz flavored groovy instrumental.

These architects of southern rock found their commercial footing however on their third. A little light bulb went off for Gregg Allman when he realized that without commercial success the band could still survive as a concert act and their drummers were a huge part on that sound. After all the crowds were building so maybe it was time for a live album?

In July 1971 they released, “At Fillmore East.” It’s considered one of the best live albums of all time and it was a hit on the charts peaking at #13 on the charts. Everything changed after that.

With increased popularity came the usual rock n roll carnage, drugs and booze. Duane Allman, bassist Berry Oakley and a few of their roadies went into rehab.

The bands biggest blow came on October 29, 1971. At 24, Duane Allman, was killed in a motorcycle accident. On deciding the future of the band Trucks said, “We all had this thing in us and Duane put it there. He was the teacher and he gave something to us—his disciples—that we had to play out.”

“Eat a Peach” did feature Duane and was dedicated to him and reached #5 on the Billboard charts. It feature the gorgeous tune, “Melissa” that was originally thought to be too soft for the group. Gregg wrote it in 1967 and would later play it at Duane’s funeral. Then bassist Berry Oakley was killed in another motorcycle accident a few blocks from where Duane died. They are buried side-by-side.

Interestingly they called their next project “Brothers and Sisters” even though the family atmosphere in the band was fading fast via drugs and arguments. It did feature, “Ramblin’ Man their only top 10 hits it was their only #1 album. MORE AT www.johnbeaudin.com

John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.

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