Credit: Rob Ayling In March, Trevor Rabin released a CD box set called Changes that delved deeply into his solo career, and now the ex- Yes guitarist says he's focusing on a new collection of original solo material. Rabin tells ABC Audio that he's been working on the new album, a follow-up to 's mostly instrumental Jacaranda , for several years. He notes that he was halfway done with it when he got sidetracked putting together the box set, as well as taking part in multiple tours with the Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman project in , and Trevor says, unlike Jacaranda , the upcoming album will feature "vocals and the whole enchilada. He adds, "I finally want to get this record finished. And so, I've been working pretty hard on it. As for whether he planned to have guest musicians take part in the recording, Rabin reveals, "At this point…I'm just writing the stuff, and I will definitely be getting people in. At this point, I haven't decided who and when and how.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. So obviously I learn the piece but then I work really hard to express it in my way and change things -- obviously with due respect to the original. And with my stuff which Rick wasn't involved in, he does the same thing. It makes it quite exciting and things take on a whole new life. Rabin calls "Rhythm of Love" "one of the absolutely favorite things for us to do live," despite the song's somewhat difficult origins. The track, which hit No. Rabin recalls that the song was written under pressure to produce another hit single, which led to an arduous creative process. Eventually I came up with a melody that sounded right for Jon and he loved singing it, and we put it out with a view of it becoming the single -- but," he adds with a laugh, "'Love Will Find a Way' became the first single anyway!
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Former Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin revealed that his collaboration with band co-founder Jon Anderson and keyboardist Rick Wakeman is now in the past. The trio had played a string of critically acclaimed tours as ARW before adopting the Yes moniker for its concert billing. It is definitely over. We had a splendid time and it was a lot of fun, but now it's over. The problem is that we all live in different places around the world, so logistically it's so hard to carry on this on. I was working on several ideas for the proposed album, and I know Rick had a few thoughts of his own for it.
Yes guitarist Steve Howe says that a Yes reunion is "completely unthinkable," even though singer Jon Anderson is pushing for it. Yes fans have spent the past 15 years hoping that the surviving members of the group will put aside their differences for a reunion tour, but guitarist Steve Howe tells Rolling Stone that that is a very unlikely proposition. To be in a band together or even to do another tour like Union is completely unthinkable. We made a nightmare of possibly a good thing back in Howe last toured with frontman Jon Anderson and keyboardist Rick Wakeman in This created a rather tense situation where there were essentially two Yeses on the road at the same time. When you think of those albums or that music, it was a modicum offering of that era. Last year, Wakeman told Rolling Stone they were plotting a farewell tour. Earlier this year, however, Rabin indicated that the band was basically done.