Sunday, January 18, 2009


Chris Squire says that the current lineup of Yes will probably be heading into the studio this year. Yes is currently on a break from their 40th anniversary In The Present tour which includes Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, and keyboardist Oliver Wakeman -- the son of legendary Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman. Fronting the band is temporary lead vocalist Benoit David who's filling in for Jon Anderson, who is suffering from respiratory failure due to chronic asthma.

Just before the New Year, Squire said that it was looking more and more likely that the band would be heading into the studio: "Yeah, well we've been talking about that today. We're going to definitely look into making some new music next year, and y'know, with this lineup, and yeah... we're looking at that."

Squire says that he pushed for the band to incorporate new music into the current set lists: "One of the things that I wanted to do on this tour, as well -- as there was going to be a difference in our whole presentation -- was to do some new material. And Steve Howe is also playing some new instrumental pieces. He does his solos which are new for him to present. And yes, so I had this song called 'Aliens Are Only Us From The Future,' and it's now become part of 'The Fish' section of the show."