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Billy Sherwood
March 14, 1965 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

Everyone is really getting along with each other and we enjoy each others company and love playing live.


I write on all instruments.


I mean, Beatles songs were two and a half minutes long, and they're fantastic.


I wasn't really writing with anything commercial in mind I just wanted to create some new music.


I'm very proud of it as a Yes record amongst many of the other Yes records.


And as you said, everyone contributed; certain areas of material came from certain individuals.


Sometimes I hear a drum groove in my head and I rush down to my studio.


So for my studio purposes, I know that I'm in my studio with technicians who've done amazing things to my board and to my power amps and I know what I can deliver out of my studio.


It's an album that is a little bit different and probably isn't easy to get out. It's not likely that a major label would have picked it up and said that they had a smash hit record.


We came off the road of the last tour very inspired to just keep playing, so we went to Canada.


I have always enjoyed different kinds of music.


So one can say that I write all the time, that goes for the lyrics as well.


I'd written songs with lots of people, from one spectrum to the other.


I also write poems, so that is something that I really enjoy.


So I was always around music and my dad was in his own way a progressive jazzer, a big band jazzer guy.


I love all Yes music and love to play it live, but I'm most interested in making new music with Yes.


And I found that when I built my own place and just shut the door, the creativity was endless.


So that studio served its purpose, and still is working very well for other people right now.


You know, I am just a musician and I have no idea these days what good and bad is in terms of labels.


So whenever I had some in-between producing time down in my studio I popped a tape in and started working on it. Working a little bit at a time, it actually took almost four years.


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