“There’s such a wide variety of stuff thatI’ve done with the band over the years. It’s really crazy, the variety. They’reall kinda different to me, you know, all the albums. They just reflect an erain the band’s growth.”
Alan White has been keeping the beat and blazing new musical paths as the drummer for the groundbreaking progressive rock band Yes for more than half a century. As a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, he’s provided the solid foundation for the group’s countless and timeless hits. In addition, White has worked with a literal who’s who list of fellow Hall of Fame members, including John Lennon, George Harrison, Ginger Baker and The Ventures, just to name a few.
Yes has just released the documentary Yes 50: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, which serves as a teaser for the forthcoming release, Yes 50 Live, available August 2. Meanwhile, Yes is headlining the multi-artist North American The Royal Affair Tour June 12 through July 28, with more dates to be announced soon. I recently spoke with White about the tour and many other wonderous stories centered on his time in the studio, stage and spotlight.