Blog Posts - Rick Wakeman



In Photos: Stone Free Festival [Day 2] – o2 Arena, London 19/06/2016

Yesterday marked the second date of the Stone Free Festival weekend at London’s o2 Arena. Crossing over from the previous night of hard rock into Progressive Rock. The lineup featured Knifeworld, Haken, Wilko Johnson, Steve Hackett, Marillion...
by Pure Rawk on Jun 20, 2016

One Track Mind: Jon Anderson on Yes’ “And You and I,” “Endless Dream,” “I’ve Seen All Good People”

Jon Anderson stopped by before embarking on a new solo tour of Australia and New Zealand to discuss a few key moments from his career — including key Yes tracks from Close to the Edge and The Yes Album. In an exclusive SER Sitdown, Anderson tal...
by Something Else Reviews on Mar 28, 2013

Nektar – A Spoonful of Time (2012)

When you saw that Nektar was working with Billy Sherwood — a guy whose Rolodex needs its own boarding pass — you might have guessed that an all-star album was on the way courtesy of Cleopatra Records. You would have been right. Sherwood,...
by Something Else Reviews on Nov 25, 2012

Jon Anderson at work on new studio album with former Union-era Yes collaborator

As a much talked-about project featuring Yes alums Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman continues to percolate, Anderson is hard at work on his next solo album. The former co-founding Yes frontman, who released the well-received Survival and O...
by Something Else Reviews on Nov 14, 2012

The Fusion Syndicate, with Billy Cobham, Larry Coryell, Billy Sherwood – The Fusion Syndicate (2012)

Amazon.com Widgets Billy Sherwood, both with Yes and on his recent helming of the Prog Collective, has already established himself as a staunch advocate for the 1970s’ signature rock style. So why shouldn’t he do the same with 1970s jazz?
by Something Else Reviews on Oct 14, 2012

On Second Thought: Yes – The Yes Album (1971)

Because I was a huge fan of progressive rock back in the 1970s, I believed I was among music’s most enlightened devotees. My love of prog grew from being a fan of Yes, the sub-genre’s most popular and successful band. It all started with...
by Something Else Reviews on Aug 26, 2012

Colin Moulding, Rick Wakeman and Billy Sherwood, “Check Point Karma” (2012)

For all of the intrigue surrounding Billy Sherwood’s recombining with members of Yes on a pair of new Cleopatra projects, his collaborations with XTC’s Colin Moulding have emerged as perhaps the most interesting moments. That includes the...
by Something Else Reviews on Aug 13, 2012

One Track Mind: Colin Moulding, Rick Wakeman and Billy Sherwood, “Check Point Karma” (2012)

For all of the intrigue surrounding Billy Sherwood’s recombining with members of Yes on a pair of new Cleopatra projects, his collaborations with XTC’s Colin Moulding have emerged as perhaps the most interesting moments. That includes the...
by Something Else Reviews on Aug 13, 2012

Billy Sherwood, Chris Squire, John Wetton, others – Songs of the Century (2012)

With names like these, with pedigrees like these, you might be expecting this Supertramp tribute project to become a somewhat academic affair. Instead, these guys sound like they’re having a blast — and it’s contagious. Producer Bil...
by Something Else Reviews on Aug 11, 2012

Marc Almond to join host of artists to celebrate Marc Bolan’s 35th Anniversary

Marc Almond to join host of artists to celebrate Marc Bolan’s 35th AnniversaryMarc Almond will join a stellar line-up of artists for a special concert to mark the 35th anniversary of Marc Bolan’s death, it was announced today. Organised by t...
by MusicMafiaUK on Jul 13, 2012

‘Leave it to me’: Rick Wakeman’s genius first-take contribution to Bowie’s “Space Oddity”

Dan Wooding, author of 45 books, was the first journalist to ever write a story about the young Rick Wakeman. That gives him a unique perspective on the legendary keyboardist’s work with prog-rock pioneers Yes, but also his interesting solo wor...
by Something Else Reviews on May 16, 2012

‘We relit the fire’: Billy Sherwood reunites with ex-Yes bandmate Chris Squire for prog project

As Billy Sherwood assembled an all-star cast for the forthcoming 2012 Cleopatra Records release The Prog Collective, he thought of an old friend: Former Yes bandmate Chris Squire. “I asked him,” Sherwood tells us, “if he wanted to sing with me...
by Something Else Reviews on May 4, 2012

Jon Anderson talks possible reunion with Yes, working with Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin

by Something Else Reviews on Mar 24, 2012

Something Else! Playlists: 2011 Yes remix, with extras from Jon Anderson, Billy Sherwood and Alan White

It has been, quite literally, the best of times and the worst of times for fans of Yes. The prog-rock legends issued their first album in a decade last year. But not before enduring the wrath of some old-line fans who were angry because Yes had moved...
by Something Else Reviews on Mar 3, 2012

All-star Supertramp tribute, new prog-rock album on tap for Yes alum Billy Sherwood

Billy Sherwood, a 1990s-era member of Yes, is working on two new all-star projects – a tribute to Supertramp and an original prog-rock album. A track like “The Laws of Nature,” for the Cleopatra Records prog release, illustrates the guest-packe...
by Something Else Reviews on Feb 21, 2012

Yes alum Trevor Rabin to issue new instrumental project Jacadranda in May

Former Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin has completed a new instrumental solo effort called Jacaranda, with a release date set for May 8 via Varese Sarabande Records. There are also plans for new album with fellow Yes alums Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman. J...
by Something Else Reviews on Feb 18, 2012

Tony Levin at work on new Stick Men album, digital King Crimson photo book, possible project with Rick Wakeman

Legendary bassist Tony Levin has a busy 2012 on tap, including a new album with the Stick Men, a re-release of a King Crimson-themed photo book for iPad and a possible collaboration with Yes’ Rick Wakeman and Deep Purple’s Ian Paice. Levin, who h...
by Something Else Reviews on Feb 16, 2012

Rick Wakeman discusses possible new studio collaboration with Tony Levin and Ian Paice

Former longtime Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman says a new collaboration could be in the works with Tony Levin and Ian Paice. Levin has played with King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd and Paul Simon, among many others. Paice is the only founding mem...
by Something Else Reviews on Feb 15, 2012


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