Copyright Roger Dean c.2016
FOR A SPECIAL SIRIUSXM BROADCAST EVENT
ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5
IN ADVANCE OF THEIR
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION ON FRIDAY, APRIL 7
YES (L-R): Billy Sherwood, Jon Davison, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes
Photo Credit: Glenn Gottlieb
YES today (4/3) announced a special event with SiriusXM to celebrate the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2017, this Friday, April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The exclusive in-studio audience event"SiriusXM Volume Presents an Artist Confidential with YES" will be hosted by David Fricke and broadcast live this Wednesday, April 5 on VOLUME, the first 24/7 talk radio channel dedicated to the discussion of music, starting at 8pm ET/5pm PT.VOLUME delivers a variety of programming including live daily shows, artist interviews, weekly specials, a music trivia game show, and in-depth docuseries hosted by the most respected, knowledgeable, and passionate people in music today - including artists themselves. The VOLUME channel (ch. 106) debuted in October 2016 on SiriusXM.
The hour-long event will feature an interview with the YES line-up of Rock Hall inductees Steve Howe (guitar) and Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined Yes in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood(guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire's choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015), plus a few acoustic performances.
As they prepare for their induction, Steve Howe and Alan White recently reflected on the band's near 50-year history and what's still to come for one of the world's most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands. Read Howe's interview with Newsweek HERE and a Q&A with White HERE.
Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces "Roundabout," "Close to the Edge," "I've Seen All Good People," "Owner of a Lonely Heart," "Starship Trooper," and countless others. Its albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans,Relayer, Going For the One and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA, and have sold over 50 million records total in its career that has so far spanned almost five decades. Among the world's most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, YES continuescreating masterful music that inspires musicians, fans and music lovers around the world.