Yes guitarist Steve Howe on paying tribute to bass god Chris Squire at the Rock Hall

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By Steve Newton

I called Steve Howe up at a Yes tour stop in San Diego last week and had a nice 20-minute chat with the British guitar wizard, who I’ve adored ever since first hearing him go to town on “Roundabout” back in the seventies.

During our conversation I asked Steve about his performance with his old bandmates from Yes at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last April. He played with them on “Roundabout”–which featured Geddy Lee on bass–before taking over the four-string for the 1983 hit “Owner of a Lonely Heart”.

He had his reasons.

Have a listen:


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