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Anderson Rabin Wakeman Project Gathers Speed

More information has been confirmed concerning the plans for the eagerly anticipated supergroup featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman.

Writing on his own Facebook page, Rabin has confirmed: “About the most I can say for now is that we have decided to tour”, whilst Jon Anderson has added on his own Facebook page, “at last I will start singing with Trevor and Rick later in the year as ARW, we have been writing some unique songs together, and feel it is time to go out together and perform on stage… all very exciting…”.

Meanwhile, Jamie Glaser, who is the guitarist with the Anderson Ponty band has been a little more open on his own Facebook page: “The rumor you may have heard about ARW… Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman.. is entirely true. They are doing a new band, have some unique music they have and are writing, and they will be doing a reinvention of YES as well. ( meaning some YES songs their way) They will most likely tour in 2017 and are hoping to do so. They have worked to get to this point for many years and are happy this will eventually happen. There is NO conflict between tours or dates with the 2 bands. and no one is replacing anyone in Anderson Ponty. I do not know anything more than what I just wrote. Ive asked Jon to make a greeting video , and he wrote me that he would do just that soon for us all. Here is a pic from the APB tour with the amazing Keith Jones and me during rehearsals. Thank you all……Jamie”

Watch this space…

Malcolm Dome had an illustrious and celebrated career which stretched back to working for Record Mirror magazine in the late 70s and Metal Fury in the early 80s before joining Kerrang! at its launch in 1981. His first book, Encyclopedia Metallica (opens in new tab), published in 1981, may have been the inspiration for the name of a certain band formed that same year. Dome is also credited with inventing the term "thrash metal" while writing about the Anthrax song Metal Thrashing Mad in 1984. He would later become a founding member of RAW rock magazine in 1988.

In the early 90s, Malcolm Dome was the Editor of Metal Forces magazine, and also involved in the horror film magazine Terror, before returning to Kerrang! for a spell. With the launch of Classic Rock magazine in 1998 he became involved with that title, sister magazine Metal Hammer, and was a contributor to Prog magazine since its inception in 2009. He was actively involved in Total Rock Radio (opens in new tab), which launched as Rock Radio Network in 1997, changing its name to Total Rock in 2000. In 2014 he joined the TeamRock online team as Archive Editor, uploading stories from all of our print titles and helping lay the foundation for what became Louder.

Dome was the author of many books on a host of bands from AC/DC to Led Zeppelin and Metallica, some of which he co-wrote with Prog Editor Jerry Ewing.