Ilya S. Savenok, Getty Images The sad news came across late Wednesday afternoon…
- Posted on Sep 22nd 2008 12:00PM by John D. Luerssen
Anderson explains via his official website that he is "disappointed that, with the exception of one phone call from Alan [White], 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."
Recently, Yes announced a 40th anniversary tour and supplanted Anderson with Benoit David, a singer they found in a Yes cover band on YouTube. If that methodology sounds familiar, Journey also used the site to find its latest singer, Arnel Pineda. In a similar move, Boston 's new singer, Tommy DeCarlo, was plucked from MySpace.
"I feel very disrespected, having spent most of this year creating songs and constant ideas for the band, spending time with Roger Dean creating a stage design, also working with VH1 and Sirius and XM Radio to help promote the welfare of Yes," Anderson continues. "Getting sick was not 'on my radar.'"