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Yes' Jon Anderson "Disappointed" That Band Recruited Replacement

September 24, 2008 12:51 PM ET

spoken out about his band's decision to recruit a singer off a YouTube rather than wait until Anderson fully recovers from an illness that will shelve him until 2009. On his website, Anderson says he's "disappointed that, with the exception of one phone call from Alan, none of the guys have been in touch since my illness, just to find out how I am doing, and how we will foresee the future for Yes. And disappointed that they were not willing to wait till 2009 when I'm fully recovered." The band had scheduled a 40th anniversary tour for this year, but rather than wait for Anderson, they hired Benoit David, the singer in a Yes cover band, to take over the microphone. "Of course I wish the guys all the best in their 'solo' work, but I just wish this could have been done in a more gentlemanly fashion. After all Yes is a precious musical band." Anderson says in conclusion, "This is not Yes on tour."

 

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