Jon Anderson has branded Yes "disrespectful" for continuing to tour
From page 9 of Classic Rock Magazine December 2009
with tribute singer Benoit David in his place. Anderson claims his request to rejoin the band for a latest batch of dates, in the UK this month, was rebuffed. "As much as I wish the band well, they should not [be touring ] as Yes," he insists.
The Scorpions have been working on 12 new songs with Mikael 'Nord' Andersson and Martin Hansen, the Swedish producers who worked on The Rasmus's 2003 hit album Dead Letters. Of the new material, expected to be released next year, Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs says it is "Scorpion-ised in sound and attitude, more towards the early 1980s".
A motorist seemingly intent on taking his own life slammed his car into the bus transporting members of Opeth (pictured) on the recent Progressive Nation tour. Police later found a suicide note in the motorist's vehicle.
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has poured cold water on the notion of a tour from thrash-metal's 'big four' completed by Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. it's a good idea, but it's not gonna happen," he reveals.
The Flaming Lips have recorded their own version of Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon. The US art-rockers are said to have retained some segments of the album's original structure, but radically reworked others. The team behind the Classic Rock-sponsored Hard Rock Hell festival is taking the event abroad next summer. Twenty bands will take part in Hard Rock Hell Road Trip To Ibiza, which takes place on June 2-7. Fancy atrip with us? See p.112 for ticket info and an early line-up.
Although yet to be confirmed by the band's label, the hotlyawaited debut album from The Crooked Vultures said to be titled Never Deserved The Future is expected to be out on November 23.
Creed's comeback album, Full Circle, is out now via Virgin Records.