News Archive

Livestream Announcement
Ask Jon a Question about '1000 Hands'

We're very excited to announce an exclusive event, the '1000 Hands Experience', which will livestream on Sunday August 2nd 2020, 3pm EST / 12pm PST / 8pm GMT.

The event will feature live performances of songs from '1000 Hands', along with an in-depth conversation with Jon about the process of creating the album.

If you have a question for Jon about '1000 Hands', head on over to Jon's Facebook page and leave a comment in the event announcement post, including the city in which you reside, for the chance to have your name and question mentioned in this exclusive interview with Jon.

Watch Jon's Facebook page for more details on where you can tune in for the event! More to come very soon.

Jon on "The Big Interview"
with Dan Rather

Tune in to AXS TV, Weds. 12/11 at 8pm ET / 7pm CT - to see Jon on "The Big Interview", hosted by the legendary Dan Rather. You can watch a sneak peek below.

Love Is Everything

Video by Michael Byrne

A Message from Jon



Read Chapter One of Jon's Upcoming Memoirs
"Survival and Other Stories"

Jon has collaborated with artist Jim Higgins to create his memoirs "Survival and Other Stories", to be released in the near future (date to be determined). You can read Chapter One in PDF format by clicking on the link below.

(NOTE: This file is approx. 13MB)

Click Here to read or Right Click/Save to download.

"Women of the White Buffalo"
a film by Deborah Anderson

Women Of The White Buffalo is a feature documentary film that was shot on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota.

The intention of this film is to shine a light on our Native sisters and include their voices in this current wave of global Women’s empowerment, and to inspire generations of Natives to remember who they are by utilizing their own ancient wisdom for the healing of their communities. In turn, I wish to give non-Native viewers an opportunity to learn from this beautiful and powerful culture and confront the forces that perpetuate inequality and racism around the world.

I've been shown so much and humbled by so many on my journey creating this film, and I'm looking forward to sharing it with all of you soon. I hope you'll join us on this journey.

As they say in Lakota, Mitakuye Oyasin, "We are all related."

- Deborah Anderson

Here is the trailer for Women Of The White Buffalo:

To learn more about the film and its subjects, visit

Billboard Article and
Ramalama Video

Jon is the subject of a new Billboard feature, which includes the debut of the official video for Ramalama from his latest collaborative album project, 1000 Hands.

Click Here to read the article.

Music and Conversation with
Jon Anderson in NYC

Anderson Rabin Wakeman

Join author and journalist Brad Tolinski as he sits down with Jon Anderson at The Cutting Room in New York City on Tuesday, Feb. 26th at 7 pm!

We'll talk to Jon about the stories behind the hits and his latest collaborative album project, 1000 Hands, as well as his upcoming tour. We'll then enjoy a short solo performance as Jon plays selected material. Includes a long-form interview, audience Q&A and a short performance. The event is part of the BackStory Events online series and will be live streamed by Guitar World magazine. Click Here for tickets.

Click Here to watch the live-stream of the event.

Yes Singer Jon Anderson:
These Are the Best Years

Jon discusses his life and his upcoming album, 1000 Hands, in this video interview with "Growing Bolder". Click Here to watch.

Jon on Alec Baldwin's
"Here's The Thing"

Jon recently had a wide-ranging conversation with Alec Baldwin for his Here's The Thing podcast. Listen here:

Jon's FanZoom Now Accepting Submissions

Share Your Memories of Jon, YES, Music and Life!

Webmaster Note: Regretfully, we've fallen behind with FanZoom postings. Please be patient as we resume reviewing submissions.

At long last, Jon's FanZoom fan scrapbook is accepting submissions for inclusion into the FanZoom section of Jon Anderson Online.

If you have any special memories, thoughts, pictures, etc. that convey what Jon and YES have meant to you over the years, we'd love to add them to the FanZoom scrapbook for all to see. Please send text and/or images (JPG, PNG, GIF), YouTube links, etc. to

The FanZoom section will open once we have sufficient submissions, and we will continue adding new submissions on a regular basis.

We look forward to hearing from you!

NOTE - We cannot guarantee that all submissions will be accepted, based on content and volume of submissions. All submissions (text or image) may be formatted and/or edited for size & clarity.

Hall of Fame

Wow!!!! What a night at the Hall of Fame event. I was over-excited and forgot to thank the love of my life my Janee, so here I am saying without my Janee I would not be here in this world. She is my true 'soulmate', she saved my life on so many levels, her love and devotion to me is endless, and she is so funny, with a great sense of humor you would not believe, she brings 'light' into everyone she meets. Bless her, we are just like two peas in a pod. I love you Janee, with all my heart and soul. She makes me a better man and a better father to my children.

Love is everything. Love you Janee,
your one and only Jon

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Just so happy and excited that at last we are in the 'Hall of Fame'... it's such a great time for the fans, co's without them we would not be able to perform this music.

I'm just coming off of a tour with ARW, which was like being in the true YES band with Rick and Trevor. We played a lot of the wonderful music of YES and had the best time ever, reminding me of what really matters. That musical friendship and a sense of Harmony makes the music shine, and that's what we did in the early seventies and eighties. And here I am again with Rick and Trevor, really having such fun. Being accepted into the Hall of Fame is like icing on the cake of life...

-- Jon Anderson

Anderson / Stolt

Jon Anderson & Roine Stolt team up for 'The Invention Of Knowledge'

Anderson / Stolt, the brand new duo of legendary Yes vocalist & singer/songwriter Jon Anderson and progressive rock veteran Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic), have announced the release of their collaborative album "The Invention Of Knowledge" for 24th June 2016 via InsideOut Music.

Jon Anderson had this to say: "Music is always the driving force in my life...working with such a wonderful musician as Roine Stolt made the creation of this album very unique,we are very excited with the release of 'Invention of Knowledge'."

Roine Stolt adds: "It is not aiming at being new Yes music; just new music, modern and classical, rock and ethno, tribal and orchestrated, grooving and floating. Hopefully in the true spirit of "progressive" - leaning forward, surprising and also comforting with familiar run-arounds. We've been "inventing" as we go along - Jon is an endless source of new ideas. We"ve been bouncing ideas back and forth for months and as a result there are probably dozens of versions of these songs. It's been a very interesting and rewarding time and the result is just insanely detailed."

InsideOut label-head Thomas Waber comments: "I have been talking to Jon for ages about making an album of "Yes music" as Jon calls it - and Roine seemed like the perfect guy for him to work with. I am really happy that it has finally happened and I am also thrilled with the material they have come up with. I think it will please a lot of fans!"

The idea came to life swiftly off the back of a performance from Roine's band Transatlantic, and Jon Anderson on the Progressive Nation At Sea Cruise in 2014, and was initially instigated by InsideOut Music label boss Thomas Waber. The duo set about crafting new music in the spirit of early epic works such as "Tales From Topographic Oceans", "Awaken" & "Olias Of Sunhillow", but giving it a modern twist. Written & recorded over the course of 1 and a half years, the tracks have been in a state of constant change as Roine and Jon swapped & refined ideas by sending tracks to each other via the internet. In March 2015, an ensemble was put together by Roine to realise the music live in the studio. Joining him there was Tom Brislin (who played on the Yes Symphonic tour) & Lalle Larsson on keys, Jonas Reingold & Michael Stolt on bass and Felix Lehrmann on drums. The sessions were also bolstered by appearances from Daniel Gildenlöw,, Nad Sylvan, Anja Obermayer, Maria Rerych and Kristina Westas who all provided backing vocals.

The full track-listing for the album is as follows:

Knowing 17:45
Everybody Heals 13:20
Invention Of Knowledge 23:10
Know 11.20

Keep an eye out for more news in the coming weeks!



Visit the new InsideOut Shop:

AndersonPonty Band
"Better Late than Never" Now Available

AndersonPonty Band Featuring Music Icons Jon Anderson & Jean Luc Ponty To Release New CD/DVD "Better Late Than Never"

Los Angeles - One of the most eagerly awaited releases of 2015 by the AndersonPonty Band, featuring music icons Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty, is scheduled to hit the streets early Fall 2015! "Better Late Than Never" is the new album taken from a live performance, and enhanced with innovative production. The package includes a bonus DVD featuring outstanding performances by the band captured in September 2014 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado.

The AndersonPonty Band has created some breathtaking new musical compositions. "Better Late Than Never" also showcases rearrangements of classic YES hits like "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "Roundabout" and "Wonderous Stories", as well as some of Jean Luc Ponty's beloved compositions, with Jon's lyrical vocals and melodies enhancing the music and creating a very special and unique sound such as "Infinite Mirage" a new song incorporating Jean Luc's classic tune "Mirage".

YES's original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International violin superstar Jean Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of his instrument in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Together these two music legends have formed a musical synergy that is unparalleled!

"A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean Luc's music, to be in a band again is very exciting on many levels, we will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure, music is all that is." - Jon Anderson

"Collaborating with Jon who is such a creative singer/songwriter is unlike any project I have done before. I knew that we had plenty of musical affinities to make it work, but the result is way beyond my expectations. It is also a lot of fun to reunite with these excellent musicians who played with me in the past, they really put their heart in this project and with Jon's creative input we are not just rehashing the past but giving a new life to the music we started developing decades ago." - Jean Luc Ponty

The AndersonPonty Band also includes Jamie Glaser on guitars - well known guitarist who has worked with Jean Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Bryan Adams and Lenny White; Wally Minko on keyboards - virtuoso player and composer who has performed and recorded with many worldwide stars including Pink, Toni Braxton, Jean Luc Ponty, Tom Jones, Gregg Rolie and Barry Manilow; Baron Browne on bass who has played with Steve Smith, Billy Cobham and Jean Luc Ponty; and Rayford Griffin on drums and percussion, who has played with Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, Jean Luc Ponty and Michael Jackson. The band visit the music created by Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty over the years with new arrangements, virtuosic performances and new energy.

Jean Luc Ponty was originally approached by Jon Anderson with the idea of working together as far back as the 1980's. Now 30 years later the dream has finally come to fruition! In support of the new release, a world tour is currently in the works. Also, a videography documenting the making of the "Better Late Than Never" album will be released along with videos and performances.

AndersonPonty Band tour dates can be found on the Tour Page

For more information and forthcoming tour dates visit the official AndersonPonty Band website:

AndersonPonty Band Facebook page:

Jon Anderson official website:

Jean Luc Ponty official website:

Manager: Jim Lewis,

Booking agent: APA

O: (212) 205-4328 | C: (310) 895-6144 | F: (212) 245-5062|

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158,

(interview requests contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR)

Chris Squire

Chris was a very special part of my life; we were musical brothers. He was an amazingly unique bass player - very poetic - and had a wonderful knowledge of harmony. We met at a certain time when music was very open, and I feel blessed to have created some wonderful, adventurous, music with him. Chris had such a great sense of humor... he always said he was Darth Vader to my Obiwan. I always thought of him as Christopher Robin to my Winnie the Pooh.

We travelled a road less travelled and I'm so thankful that he climbed the musical mountains with me. Throughout everything, he was still my brother, and I'm so glad we were able to reconnect recently. I saw him in my meditation last night, and he was radiant. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.

Love and light.....Jon

Awaken with Todmobile

This from Jon, regarding his performance of "Awaken" with Todmobile in Iceland back in November 2013:

This verson of 'Awaken' with Todmobile lifted my heart and soul so much, I want everyone to enjoy it... the wonderful musicians and singers of the band plus the choir and Orchestra there in Iceland two years ago really sounded amazing to me, the proof is in this video. What a wonderful experience it was for all of us to honor the music of Yes...

love and 'light'

Here is the video. Make sure to watch in HD!

Hear Jon's "Mysteries of Music" Special

Jon has provided audio for the "Mysteries of Music" program he recorded a few years back, which was originally broadcast on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

In this 40-minute special, Jon talks about his own musical development as well as his appreciation for World Music and the sounds of nature. The soundtrack includes many examples of these topics, as well as the YES masterpiece "Awaken".