We put the old band back together to CELEBRATE the 50th ANNIVERSARY of NEKTAR!
The original members of Nektar; Derek "Mo" Moore, Ron Howden, and Mick Brockett are back. We've added Ryche Chlanda from Fireballet and the 78' band, Randy Dembo from the 2005 band, and newcomer and world-class keyboard player, Kendall Scott.
So sad to read, just days after the announcement that he would miss the UK tour this year, that Alan White has passed away today. RIP, Alan, thank you for your 50 years with Yes, and my condolences to your family.
It’s no secret that Yes’ studio offerings since the epic (and vastly underappreciated) 2001 release Magnification have mostly underwhelmed even the most diehard Yes fans. Founding member and bassist Chris Squire’s last album was 2014’s Heaven and Earth, their first in well over a decade. Produced by Roy Thomas Baker, the album - featuring guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Geoff Downes and drummer Alan White - was the first to feature vocalist Jon “Juano” Davison.
From Amon Düül II
"... what’s more exciting is the long awaited return of this iconic German outfit after a nearly 20-year absence from the music world with a new album, Düülirium! This stunning new album features 3 of the group’s founding members - guitarist John Weinzierl, guitarist/violinist Chris Karrer, and vocalist Renate Knaup - and will be simultaneously released on both CD and vinyl June 10. "