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Yes: Isolated Bass on “Heart of the Sunrise”
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Yes: Isolated Bass on “Heart of the Sunrise”

The 1971 Yes album, Fragile ends “Heart of the Sunrise”, a bass-heavy track anchored by the one and only Chris Squire. Here’s the bass line in all its glory, with a little bit of the rest of the track bleeding through.

Chris Squire Working on Autobiography
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Chris Squire Working on Autobiography

Yes founder and bassist Chris Squire is in the process of writing his autobiography, with the help of his actor friend Vincent Gallo, according to an interview with BANG Showbiz. They’ve been working on the book for about a year, Squire says. The pair meet and talk about Squire’s life, then Gallo transcribes the conversations. No deal yet exists for...

Yes Releases The Studio Albums 1969-1987 Box Set
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Yes Releases The Studio Albums 1969-1987 Box Set

In Yes, bass — or perhaps more accurately, the bassist — is the band’s linchpin. The legendary prog-rock group’s co-founder and bassist Chris Squire is the only band member to appear on every album since the group’s late 1960s inception, and his spectacular work is all over a remastered and expanded . The set includes 12 albums on the Atlantic...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Nominees
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Nominees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the list of nominees for the 2014 induction, and the bass world is well represented. Half of the artists have been nominated before, with several returning from last year’s picks, while the other half are all first-time nominees. This includes Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, the Replacements, Yes, Link...

Yes Announce Yestival
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Yes Announce Yestival

Yes fans, mark your calendars: the iconic progressive rock band has announced their first ever festival, called “Yestival.” Set for Saturday, August 3rd at Camden, New Jersey’s Susquehanna Bank Center, the day long event will include performances by the band as well as The Musical Box, Renaissance featuring Anne Haslam, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy and other acts to be announced....

Bass Player Live! 2012
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Bass Player Live! 2012

Bass Player Magazine’s annual exhibition Bass Player Live! is set to take place October 20th and 21st at SIR Studios and the Key Club in Los Angeles, California. The event brings guest artists to present clinics and concerts as well as exhibits from bass-centric companies. The highlight of weekend is the presentation of this year’s “Lifetime Achievement Award,” which will...

The Prog Collective Releases Debut Album, Featuring Chris Squire, Tony Levin and Others
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The Prog Collective Releases Debut Album, Featuring Chris Squire, Tony Levin and Others

Musician, producer and former Yes member Billy Sherwood has put together what he’s dubbed “the biggest super group of progressive rock players ever assembled,” to form The Prog Collective. The group has released their self-titled album this week, featuring John Wetton (Asia), Tony Levin (King Crimson), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia), Alan Parsons (Alan...

Chris Squire and Steve Hackett Release “Life Within A Day”
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Chris Squire and Steve Hackett Release “Life Within A Day”

Life Within A Day, the long-awaited album by the duo of Chris Squire and Steve Hackett – otherwise known as “Squackett” – is out this week. As we reported in January, Squire and Hackett had been planning an album for years, and it took over four years to make. Squire, the legendary Yes bassist since 1969 and Hackett, who gained...

Chris Squire: “Roundabout” Isolated Bass (Isolated Bass Week)
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Chris Squire: “Roundabout” Isolated Bass (Isolated Bass Week)

Today we’re kicking off a week-long celebration of bass with a number of isolated bass tracks, starting with the bass work of Chris Squire on the classic Yes hit “Roundabout”.

Chris Squire and Steve Hackett To Release Collaborative Album as “Squackett”
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Chris Squire and Steve Hackett To Release Collaborative Album as “Squackett”

Prog-rock bassist Chris Squire’s collaboration with former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett is finally coming to fruition, according to the Yes founder. Going by the name Squackett, the duo have been planning an album for years, and Squire has finally said that fans can expect the wait to be over this spring with the release of an album of original material....

Yes Releases “In the Present – Live From Lyon”
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Yes Releases “In the Present – Live From Lyon”

With over 40 years under their belt, the prog icons in Yes have released In the Present: Live From Lyon, a new live CD/DVD combo with footage taken from their December 2009 performance in France. The band plays hit songs from throughout their career, including “Roundabout” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” though with the fresh face of singer Benoit...

Yes Announces European Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Yes Announces European Tour Dates

The prog-rock legends in Yes have announced a new European tour in support of their latest album, Fly From Here. Scheduled to start November 3rd in Lisbon, Portugal, the tour will make it’s way to the UK before visiting nearly every major European city and wrapping up on December 15th in Moscow. “We’re looking forward to performing new music live...