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Yes’ Steve Howe Finds Solace In New Music With Late Son

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Yes guitarist Steve Howe takes solace in the music he and his late son Virgil Howe created for their first joint album, the recently released, Nexus. The 42-year-old multi-instrumentalist Virgil Howe died suddenly last September 11th. Virgil’s older brother, Dylan Howe, had recently joined Yes as their second drummer alongside Alan White.

Steve Howe — no stranger to collaboration — shed light on how he and his son intertwined their work into a single composition: “We shared the writing because primarily, he did most of it, but obviously I brought melodicness (sic) and some of the ideas I play, obviously I brought — but some of it was developing his ideas. It’s the kind of record I wished I’d made sooner — y’know, obviously with Virgil — but basically, it’s the kind of record I can adapt myself to because there’s an opening. So I could, sort of like, bring things to it that he hadn’t thought about yet.”

Yes will kick off its 50th anniversary tour on March 13th in Bristol, England.

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