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A podcast by father and son Dan Shinder and Steven Shinder. We provide our thoughts on Yes news, Yes lineups, Yes songs, Yes albums...everything! There is so much to talk about on our quest to podcast about this progressive rock band that has been around since 1968 and gone through many shifts in members and styles. Should you give us a listen? The answer is Yes! We welcome comments, questions, and suggestions, so feel free to email us at [email protected] Support this podcast:

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BONUS - Scott Higham Interview on Drum Talk TV

May 21, 2024 20:49 - 37 minutes - 34.8 MB

Scott Higham joins Dan Shinder for a live interview on Drum Talk TV! Scott has worked in the realms of prog rock, pop rock, metal, and musicals. He has worked with Oliver Wakeman, having recently drummed on Oliver's new solo album Anam Cara, and he drummed for Pendragon from 2008-2014! Others he's performed and/or recorded with include Shadowkeep, Clive Nolan, Vinyl Destination, The Fabulous Feedback Band, Alan Reed, Infinitome... The list goes on! He's worked with cover bands AND original b...

Ep 143 - May 2024 Birthdays and Anniversaries

May 17, 2024 20:37 - 59 minutes - 54.1 MB

Join us as we celebrate the birthdays of Bill Bruford, Rick Wakeman, and Jay Schellen (all in one go given our schedules) and talk about stuff related to them, including news of the upcoming Fragile and King Crimson USA rereleases coming from Burning Shed, the Songs from Tsongas concert turning 20 this week, and Mirror to the Sky turning a year old! --- Support this podcast:

Ep 142 - Trevor Rabin Talks About Talk

May 09, 2024 21:34 - 47 minutes - 43.9 MB

Trevor Rabin joins us once again, this time to talk about the 1994 Yes album Talk, his final one with the band, which is having a 30th anniversary re-release. It comes out May 24th, and you can pre-order here: Check out this fascinating conversation! --- Support this podcast:

Ep 141 - Miguel Falcão Talks Play for Chris 10

May 07, 2024 20:25 - 57 minutes - 52.6 MB

Miguel Falcão joins us to talk about Play for Chris 10. Every year since the passing of founding Yes bassist Chris Squire, Miguel has been inviting people to celebrate Chris, showcasing videos of tributes whether that be via playing instruments (not just bass) to songs involving Chris, or even just sharing some words about Chris. The deadline for submissions this year is May 31st, so check out --- Support this podcast:

Miguel Falcão Talks Play for Chris 10 - Yesshift Ep 141

May 07, 2024 20:25 - 57 minutes - 52.6 MB

Miguel Falcão joins us to talk about Play for Chris 10. Every year since the passing of founding Yes bassist Chris Squire, Miguel has been inviting people to celebrate Chris, showcasing videos of tributes whether that be via playing instruments (not just bass) to songs involving Chris, or even just sharing some words about Chris. The deadline for submissions this year is May 31st, so check out --- Support this podcast:

BONUS - Steven Reviews Mandoki Soulmates' New Album Memory of Our Future

May 06, 2024 20:31 - 20 minutes - 18.5 MB

For Mandoki Monday or Memory Monday, Steven reviews the new Mandoki Soulmates album A Memory of Our Future, which comes out this Friday, May 10th, via Inside Out Music! You can pre-order it here: Mandoki Soulmates features a bunch of all-star musicians! After their successful 30 Years Anniversary Tour through Europe, the Soulmates will be performing a special open-air concert in the courtyard of the Munich Residenz on August 15, 2024 and...

BONUS - Steven Recaps Happy Sad Face, Ruth Radelet, and STRFKR Concert

May 05, 2024 20:38 - 28 minutes - 25.8 MB

Steven saw Happy Sad Face, Ruth Radelet, and STRFKR perform at The Bellwether in Los Angeles on May 4th, 2024, the last night of this 30-date of this STRFKR tour. These acts are very well beyond the bounds Yes and prog fans may be familiar with, but Steven had a great time and wants to talk about it. --- Support this podcast:

New Asia Lineup and Tour, Yes Tour with Deep Purple, & More - Yesshift News Desk Edition

April 29, 2024 23:05 - 1 hour - 64.6 MB

There's a lot of news for Steven to cover in this one. First, we acknowledge the passing of keyboardist Mike Pinder. Then there are various topics, some of which involving touring. Apart from Yes touring with Deep Purple, which will be discussed at the end, topics include Wakeman men activities, Kansas live personnel, King Crimson offshoot Beat, a new lineup of Asia and upcoming shows (a great deal will he spent on this), and more. --- Support this podcast:

Oliver Wakeman Concert and Storytelling for Drum Talk TV Brilliance (First Half Hour)

April 24, 2024 20:49 - 31 minutes - 28.5 MB

Oliver Wakeman joined us in the Drum Talk TV Brilliance membership site for an exclusive livestream concert and a members-only Q & A on April 20th. That's right, our members get to ask the questions! This is an archive of the first half hour, which we showed live on our social channels. Oliver performed six pieces (four of which are in this version available to public socials), with some fascinating stories in between. The full video (approx 80 minutes), which includes all six music pieces,...

Ep 140 - Benoît David’s Singing on In the Present – Live from Lyon

April 19, 2024 19:55 - 37 minutes - 34.4 MB

Join us as we celebrate Benoît David’s birthday by talking about his singing on In the Present – Live from Lyon and that era of Yes. Have you listened to this live album? Did you get to see him perform live? Check out the videos on the Yesshift Facebook and YouTube pages to see other episodes, many of which with Yes members, alum and others they have worked with. We also mention in reference to the upcoming Oliver Wakeman live stream and Q&A! --- Support this...

Oliver Wakeman Invites You to Drum Talk TV Brilliance for Live Concert / Q&A Sat. April 20, Noon PDT / 3pm EDT / 8pm UK Time!

April 17, 2024 15:56 - 1 minute - 1.09 MB

Oliver Wakeman joins us in the Drum Talk TV Brilliance membership site for an exclusive livestream concert and a members only Q & A. That's right, our members get to ask the questions! Our Brilliance membership features not only drummers, but other great musicians as well, and is for all types of music fans. Oliver joins us Saturday, April 20 at Noon Pacific/3PM Eastern US and 8PM UK. Compare with your time zones here: If you are not already a member...

Oliver Wakeman Live Performance and Q&A Coming Sat. April 20th, Noon PDT on Drum Talk TV Brilliance!

April 15, 2024 21:40 - 1 minute - 1.59 MB

Oliver Wakeman joins us in the Drum Talk TV Brilliance membership site for an exclusive livestream concert and a members only Q & A. That's right, our members get to ask the questions! Our Brilliance membership features not only drummers, but other great musicians as well, and is for all types of music fans. Oliver joins us Saturday, April 20 at Noon Pacific/3PM Eastern US and 8PM UK. Compare with your time zones here: If you are not already a member...

Ep 139 - Steve Howe's All My Yesterdays + Tomorrow: Permanent Dream

April 08, 2024 20:07 - 49 minutes - 45.4 MB

We celebrate Steve Howe’s birthday by talking about his autobiography All My Yesterdays, as well as last year’s release Tomorrow: Permanent Dream, a remastered version of the self-titled album by one of his pre-Yes bands! Relevant Links: Mentioned on the show: Steve Howe Knows I Have His Guitar - --- Support this podcast:

Ep 138 - Heaven & Earth Review + Yes Live Covers Album News!

April 01, 2024 14:00 - 15 minutes - 14.5 MB

We team up with Kevin Mulryne and Mark Anthony K of Yes Music Podcast to give the Heaven & Earth album a little evaluation. Then we talk about the rumors regarding an upcoming Yes live covers album. Check it out! You can find Yes Music Podcast episodes over at and check out the Projekt Gemineye catalog over at --- Support this podcast:

News Desk Edition - BREAKING NEWS: Yes - Talk 30th Anniversary Editions

March 25, 2024 17:48 - 21 minutes - 19.9 MB

We have just seen the news that the 1994 Yes album Talk is being reissued May 24th to commemorate its 30th anniversary. Steven talks all about it here! --- Support this podcast:

Ep 137 - Chatting with Oliver Wakeman: Solo Album Anam Cara Announcement and More

March 22, 2024 22:39 - 59 minutes - 54.6 MB

Oliver Wakeman joins us to chat about what he's been up to lately! In fact, just today, the pre-order link for his new solo album Anam Cara went live here: And you can check out the trailer here: Releasing on May 17, this is his first new solo album in nearly 20 years (though of course has been very busy with all sorts of amazing collaborations in the years between). Other activities he's b...

Ep 136 - Talking About Talk 30 Years Later

March 22, 2024 02:41 - 52 minutes - 48 MB

Join us as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Yes album TALK! This was the last album to feature the lineup of Jon Anderson, Tony Kaye, Trevor Rabin, Chris Squire, and Alan White. Released 1994, it was produced with newer innovative technology of the time. Share your memories of this album! And check out Steven's review of the album from a while back: --- Support this podcast:

Stevenstallment - 50 Years with Rush Music

March 18, 2024 20:08 - 24 minutes - 22 MB

Taking a little detour, Steven talks a bit about Rush! With their debut album having turned 50 years old, it seems like a good time for him to reflect a bit on Rush and what the band means to him. And check out these other goodies!-Dan and Lou Caldarola (Limelight) discussing Rush on Drum Talk TV's Under the Influence: -Dan drumming to "Middletown Dreams": -Lou drumming to "The Best I Can":

Ep 135 - When Billy Sherwood was the Sixth Musician Onstage

March 14, 2024 23:04 - 41 minutes - 37.6 MB

Happy birthday to Billy Sherwood! We'll be celebrating talking about the times when he was the sixth musician during the tours for Talk, Open Your Eyes, and The Ladder. Any memories you'd like to share? Tune in and chime in! --- Support this podcast:

Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks Releasing New CD + More News - Yesshift News Desk Edition (3/11/24)

March 11, 2024 22:56 - 32 minutes - 30.2 MB

Here's another Yesshift news episode! A big topic which will be covered is the news that Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks are releasing a new CD and doing another US tour. Plus, updates regarding Rick Wakeman's touring, an event featuring Texas-based Yes tribute band Close to the Yes, and more! Rock Beats Cancer event: --- Support this podcast:

Ep 134 - Derek Shulman (Gentle Giant) in'terview

March 06, 2024 22:41 - 1 hour - 58 MB

Derek Shulman, of Gentle Giant, Polygram records, Atco Records, and Roadrunner Records joins Steven and Dan to talk music and the music business. He was instrumental in signing so many amazing bands, that you all have banged your heads to, tapped your toes, too, swiveled your hips, too, and stumbled down the hall too Bon Jovi, Dream Theater, and so so many more! Get the Steven Wilson remix of The Missing Piece here: Plus, Derek shares breaking news regardin...

Ep 133 - Chris Squire's Vocals

March 04, 2024 21:07 - 36 minutes - 33.8 MB

Join us in remembering the late great Chris Squire’s birthday as we have a conversation focusing on his singing! What are your favorite Chris Squire vocal moments? Are there any songs you think he could’ve sung lead either for a section or their entirety? Chime in as we celebrate this amazing musician! --- Support this podcast:

Bonus - John Weathers (Gentle Giant) Interview on Drum Talk TV

March 01, 2024 17:43 - 48 minutes - 44 MB

Here's another bonus release for the Yesshift feed, with Dan interviewing John Weathers of Gentle Giant on Drum Talk TV! John Weathers most known as the longest sitting drummer for Gentle Giant joins Dan for his first Drum Talk TV interview! John was also with Eyes of Blue, Man, Buzzy Linhart, Big Sleep, Graham Bond with Magick, The Neutrons, Peter Welch, Huw Chiswell and Wild Turkey, as well as Welsh TV Soundtracks. You can order the Steven Wilson remixes of The Missing Piece and Interview...

Bonus - Harvey Lee (Author of Backstage Pass) Interview with Dan on Drum Talk TV

February 27, 2024 18:14 - 50 minutes - 46.6 MB

Dan Shinder welcomes Harvey, author of "Backstage Pass | 50% Rock & Roll 50% Business, 100% True!" This book is a MUST for any musician and music fan who loves the peek behind the curtain into what makes the music business tick, from stage to business office. He worked in the biz from schlepper to roadie to FOH engineer, studio producer, manager and beyond. Harvey also played an instrumental roll as a master product marketer in something called XBOX and work with brands like Virgin, Epson a...

Ep 132 - When Oliver Wakeman Played with Strawbs

February 26, 2024 20:51 - 30 minutes - 27.6 MB

Join Dan and Steven for a celebration of Oliver Wakeman's birthday and a conversation about the time he was with Strawbs, another one of his dad's old bands! Did you ever get to see Strawbs with Oliver in the lineup? He was on the 2009 album Dancing to the Devil’s Beat and joined them live that year, even appearing on a couple tracks from the live album Strawberry Fayre! --- Support this podcast:

Bonus - Steven Reviews His First 2024 Concerts (Earthside, Caligula's Horse, Fake Band Practice)

February 25, 2024 22:17 - 53 minutes - 49.4 MB

Steven talks mainly about the first concerts he's attended in 2024, which featured Earthside, Caligula's Horse, and Fake Band Practice. And maybe also sprinkling a bit about Yes/prog news. --- Support this podcast:

Bonus - Book Review: Backstage Pass by Harvey Lee

February 12, 2024 23:15 - 20 minutes - 18.9 MB

Steven provides a review of the memoir Backstage Pass by Harvey Lee, which comes out February 14th. You can order it from various outlets listed here: Harvey has had a fascinating life within the music business and even within the video game industry, and you can read all about it in this gripping book! Update: This episode does mention an upcoming interview with Harvey Lee, but we are trying to reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances that came up. --- Suppo...

Ep 131 - Steve Hackett Interview: The Circus and the Nightwhale

February 07, 2024 21:10 - 27 minutes - 25.5 MB

Steve Hackett joins us for another interview! We’ll be talking about his new upcoming album The Circus and the Nightwhale. Pre-order the album here: And we’ll also talk about his touring, as he’ll be on Cruise to the Edge next month, finishing up Foxtrot at 50 + Hackett Highlights with a North American tour March-April, and then gearing up for a Genesis Greats, Lamb Highlights, & Hackett Solo Tour beginning July in Europe! Check out the ...

Rick's Final Solo Tour, Ed Sciaky, Yes 35 20 Years Ago & More - Yesshift News Desk Edition January 26, 2024

January 26, 2024 21:41 - 1 hour - 75.6 MB

Steven goes live to talk about some Yes news and also do some looking back. Topics include Rick Wakeman's final solo tour, Ed Sciaky, the Yes 35th Anniversary marketing, recent articles featuring Yes musicians, and more. --- Support this podcast:

Ep 130 - Interviewing Joe Luca of Awaken (Yes Tribute): Performing 9012Live

January 18, 2024 18:50 - 1 hour - 57.8 MB

On this episode, we are joined by Joe Luca, keyboardist of the Yes tribute band Awaken! The band has some shows coming up where their set list will recreate the 9012Live tour. Watch and tell us what you consider the highlights of that era! Check the band at the links below: @awakentheband9479  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.sp...

Ep 129 - Tribute to Jim Ladd

January 17, 2024 22:32 - 31 minutes - 27.6 MB

Legendary DJ Jim Ladd would have been 76 today, born Jan. 17, 1948 and passed away Dec. 16, 2023. Were you a listener of Jim Ladd? Steve and Dan share their stories as two generations of fans and will cite some work Jim did with Billy Sherwood of Yes. Below is info from Wikipedia:"Jim was one of the last of the "Freeform" rock DJ's the United States Rock Radio. Ladd began his career in 1969 at KNAC, a small Long Beach rock station. After two years there, he moved to Los Angeles station KLOS...

Stevenstalment - Favorite Jon Davison Moment on Each Yes Studio Album He's Been On

January 16, 2024 21:00 - 35 minutes - 32.3 MB

Celebrating Yes vocalist Jon Davison's birthday! Steven will be reading people's favorite moment from each of the Yes studio albums featuring Davison: Heaven & Earth, The Quest, and Mirror to the Sky. And here's the Anyone song "Symptom of a Miracle": --- Support this podcast:

Stevenstalment - Favorite Trevor Rabin Moment on Each Yes West Album

January 13, 2024 22:42 - 1 hour - 65.6 MB

Happy 70th birthday to Trevor Rabin! Steven goes live to read your favorite Trevor Rabin moment from each of these Yes West albums: 90125, Big Generator, and Talk. People are also free to give nods to Union and other works involving Trevor. Tune in and celebrate his career! --- Support this podcast:

Stevenstalment - Favorite Tony Kaye Moment on Each of the First Three Yes Albums

January 11, 2024 18:28 - 49 minutes - 45 MB

Steven went live to celebrate founding Yes keyboarist Tony Kaye's birthday and read fans' favorite Tony Kaye moments from each of the first three Yes albums: Yes, Time and a Word, and The Yes Album! Dan sent in his favorites as well, which Steven read. Tune in and celebrate Tony Kaye today! --- Support this podcast:

Ep 128 - Jack Frost, Holiday Stuff, and 2023 Year in Review

December 14, 2023 03:48 - 1 hour - 66.7 MB

Join us for this special holiday/end of year episode as we talk stuff and end with a recap of Yes-related activities of the year 2023! We'll be discussing the 1998 film Jack Frost and Trevor Rabin's involvement in it. Steven also recently attended another Zoom chat with Jon Anderson, who shared some music for the holidays! And of course, we'll be going month by month (in quick succession) looking back at Yes-related activities of the year. And we're also looking forward to t...

Ep 127 - Tales from Topographic Oceans at 50

December 07, 2023 21:54 - 1 hour - 58.3 MB

We are celebrating a little album you may have heard of called Tales from Topographic Oceans! This double album was released by Yes 50 years ago today! What are your memories of this album? Tune in and join the discussion! And check out Dan's tribute to TFTO and Brain Salad Surgery via at 4:30pm PST! Relevant Links: Dan's Drum Talk TV celebration of TFTO and Brain Salad Surgery: TFTO 50 merch: ...

Ep 126 - Dave Kerzner Interview: Heart Land Mines Vol. 1

December 06, 2023 22:12 - 1 hour - 55.4 MB

Dave Kerzner joins us for another interview! As the co-founder of Sound of Contact and keyboardist of Arc of Life, he has a new album out titled Heart Land Mines Vol. 1, which you can check out here: And check out 00:00 - Intro 03:40 - Personnel on the album 06:40 - Heart Land Mines backstory 20:20 - Influences 28:18 - Future volumes? 30:20 - Fan responses to band changes, Yes and Genesis talk 36:25 - Genetics (Genesis Tribu...

Ep 125 - David Cross Interview: New Album Ice Blue, Silver Sky

December 05, 2023 22:23 - 50 minutes - 46 MB

David Cross joins us for an interview! The David Cross Band has an album out titled Ice Blue, Silver Sky, which contains new tracks along with new versions of King Crimson classics "Exiles" and "Starless." And as far as Yes connections go, Cross worked with Bill Bruford in King Crimson and also collaborated with Peter Banks on recordings later released as an album titled Crossover, which also featured Geoff Downes, Tony Kaye, Jay Schellen, Billy Sherwood, and Oliver Wakeman! Find Cross' mus...

Ep 124 - Another Conversation with Aaron Emerson

December 02, 2023 21:09 - 54 minutes - 49.7 MB

Aaron Emerson joins us again, this time to talk about the Keith Emerson: Variations box set, the "Lucky Man" video project that was released in the lead-up to it, ELP, and some memories. You can buy the career-spanning box set here: --- Support this podcast:

Ep 123 - John Wetton: An Extraordinary Life Box Set Review

November 30, 2023 02:51 - 36 minutes - 33.2 MB

Join us as we share our thoughts on the newly released box set titled John Wetton: An Extraordinary Life! This set contains six solo albums plus two bonus discs of rarities! Check it out here: And check out Lisa Wetton's blog at --- Support this podcast:

Stevenstallment - Reviewing Geddy Lee's My Effin' Life Book and Tour

November 29, 2023 19:35 - 51 minutes - 47.1 MB

Steven gives an overall review of Geddy Lee's new book My Effin' Life, as well as the book tour stop that happened at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles! Book: Tour Dates: --- Support this podcast:

Stevenstallment - Steve Hackett Los Angeles 2023 Concert Review

November 19, 2023 21:01 - 30 minutes - 27.6 MB

Steven Shinder reviews the concert he went to November 18, 2023 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. This was part of Steve Hackett's tour Genesis Revisited: Foxtrot at 50 & Hackett Highlights. Plus, Hackett has a new solo album on the horizon titled The Circus and the Nightwhale! --- Support this podcast:

Ep 122 - Another Conversation with Trevor Rabin

November 18, 2023 22:05 - 58 minutes - 53.5 MB

Trevor Rabin joins us for another interview! Between Rabbitt, his solo work, Yes, and film scores, this guy has has done A LOT! We talked about various facets of his career and read comments! Buy his new solo album Rio here: 00:00 - Intro and Rio's Reception 03:10 - Parameters in film 04:50 - Is "Big Mistakes" intentionally Squire-esque? 07:03 - Working with Manfred Mann 12:33 - Did Cinema consider Yes and solo material for their setlist? 14:27 - Looki...

Ep 121 - 90125 at 40

November 07, 2023 23:35 - 1 hour - 79.8 MB

Join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of 90125, the album that put Yes back on the map in the 1980s and featured a lineup of Jon Anderson, Tony Kaye, Trevor Rabin, Chris Squire, and Alan White. Comment your favorite songs and memories of this album! --- Support this podcast:

Ep 120 - Keith Emerson: Variations Review

November 02, 2023 19:54 - 40 minutes - 37 MB

On the late Keith Emerson's birthday, we are talking about the new 20-CD box set titled Keith Emerson: Variations. This career-spanning set has a lot of amazing recordings, including solo albums, soundtracks, and concerts! You can order it via the links below: Drum Talk TV Keith Emerson tribute vlog Dan mentioned: --- Support...

Stevenstallment - Reviewing The Classic Tales of Yes Tour Show at The Wiltern

November 01, 2023 18:50 - 1 hour - 66.7 MB

Steven gives his review of the Yes show that took place at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on October 30, 2023. He even got to see friends, meet Roger Dean, and buy the Gottlieb Bros' latest tourbook (which will also be reviewed here)! Facebook photo album: --- Support this podcast:

Ep 119 - Interviewing Stephen Lambe, Author of Yes: Every Album, Every Song

October 28, 2023 20:30 - 1 hour - 64 MB

Stephen Lambe joins us once again, this time to talk about the newly revised edition of his book, Yes: Every Album, Every Song! His company Sonicbond also hold the Summer's End and Winter's End Festivals. We will touch on all this and whatever other Yes-related topics come up! - - - -Jon Dee's request regarding Wembley 197...

Stevenstallment - Symphonic Music of Yes at 30

October 26, 2023 22:00 - 41 minutes - 37.7 MB

Steven talks about the (mostly) London Philharmonic Orchestra album Symphonic Music of Yes (1993), which features Anderson, Bruford, Howe, and more! --- Support this podcast:

Ep 118 - Fanmade Jon Anderson Solo Setlists

October 25, 2023 21:30 - 48 minutes - 44.8 MB

Join us in celebrating Jon Anderson's 79th birthday as we read fan-submitted setlists for a Jon Anderson solo show! This is based on a suggestion by Margaret Johnson. We asked that people focus on solo works and include a Yes song as an encore, but we'll still read the ones that include works from amazing collaborations. And you might notice a common trend... --- Support this podcast:

Ep 117 - Another Conversation with Michael Franklin (Plus Tim Franklin)

October 25, 2023 16:45 - 58 minutes - 53.5 MB

We are joined once again by musician/producer Michael Franklin of Solar Music! He has worked with multiple Yes members and is currently at work on Jon Anderson's 1000 Hands: Chapter Two album. The list of people he's worked with goes on: Bruce Hornsby, Todd Rundgren, Rick Wakeman, Trevor Rabin, Alan White, Tony Kaye, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Joe Walsh, Brian Johnson, Billy Cobham, Robby Steinhardt, Patrick Moraz, Paul McCartney, Ian Anderson, Chick Corea, and many more! And, beyond music, ...

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