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Yes (Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman) Manager Challenges ‘The Other Yes Band’ to ‘Identify Their Key Members’

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With both Yes and the splinter band fronted by original lead singer Jon Anderson planning to tour this summer, Brian Lane, the manager for Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman, has issued a challenge to Yes to publicize the fact that the current incarnation has no original members. This afternoon, we received an e-mail with the following statement from Lane.

“It would help prevent confusion among the fan base if the other Yes band would identify their key members as we have,” it read. “If you just want to see the original Yes this summer, Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman is the band for you.”

The e-mail continues by saying that Lane “wants to make it clear, under no uncertain terms, that Jon Anderson is the co-founder and the original creative soul of of the band Yes and is not a member in the band that is touring under the name Yes for the Yestival Summer 2017 Tour.”

Last month, only a few days after Anderson, Wakeman and Rabin were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as members of Yes, the trio, who formed as ARW for a tour last year, began using the Yes brand — which Anderson co-owns — to announce their upcoming tour. “It’s very simple: The fans want it, we want it and it’s our right to use the name,” Anderson said. “Yes music is in our DNA.” Back in March, Anderson said that they were also working on an album.

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