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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Yes: Jon Anderson Offered To Return To Yes
Anderson was offered to return to Yes after they sacked his
replacement last month – but he says the band don’t want to know.
he’s lambasted the prog rock outfit he co-founded for letting fans
down in favour of the pursuit of money, adding they’re not
interested in making new music.
sacked Anderson in 2008 and he maintains they did it because he was
too ill to tour. Tribute artist Benoit David took his place – but
in February he revealed he’d been dismissed without being told,
also because he was ill.
tells the Dallas
“I’ve told them that since I an healthy again that I would get
back with them.
told them that i wanted to create new music, but they don’t want to
do that. They just want to go on the road and make money. They don’t
care for the integrity of the band.
feel they have let a lot of fans down – they’re just in it for
says he nearly died during the health episode that left him in
hospital, and also lost him his role in Yes. “I nearly died a
couple of times,” he reports. “It was a very tough time for me.
Several things were happening at the same time. I ended up having
seven or eight operations over a period of six months. But after they
were all finished I felt like I had been to Jiffy Lube and I had a
much better engine.”
recently told fans how he was replaced by current singer Jon Davidson
after being ordered not to tour: “I subsequently learned from a
band member’s interview that I had officially left Yes and my
departure was permanent. As this is the situation, everyone should
know that I will be eternally grateful for the opportunity I was