In a Jun 2016 interview, he said: "people ask me, "What do you think of Yes? In a Jan 2013 interview, Anderson was asked, "Will there ever be a chance at reconciliation with Yes that could result in a new tour, perhaps even a new Yes album? " He said more in this exchange from a Feb 2013 interview: Anderson: I wish [Squire]'d have called the band something else, it would have been more real, but bands do it, Journey carried on without their singer.
I wish them luck; it's not my idea of Yes, obviously.
The interviewer has raised Survival and Other Stories and how it was made through multiple online collaboration, to which Anderson said he has "5 hours of music", implying made in a similar way.
He continued, "I'm waiting to decide how to release it [...] it's so much music and everything is so different.
working in the band, but now Im writing some beautiful new music and, er, its very long-form ideas that Yes fans will love, and Im hoping to get a piece out maybe by summer time In the Oct 2015 interview, he said: "I never felt that I've left Yes. When we were very, very young as a band I realized that Yes is this thing above us. I'm always thinking Yes music, and the best of what Yes has done is still alive and kicking.
I'm in my 70th year so I always believed that 70 is going to be a strong momentum for the next 20 years." In an interview for Inside Musi Cast published in May 2016, Anderson talked about how Invention of Knowledge is "my next step into my next life, my next 20 years of music".I want to continue to make that kind of Yes music [...] Interviewer: [...] Are you open to the idea of an extensive tour with them [Yes]? That's kind of bizarre to me that they'd say they already had a singer, six months later that singer, probably a lovely guy, couldn't handle the touring [...] Now they have another singer, they didn't call me or ask me if I'd be interested, they just say oh he's sick, which is a lot of rubbish. And there are thousands of people who would like us to get together [...] Rick would have to be in the band. We'd probably do some shows or something, some beautiful new music [...] we could make a movie or something like that, just to honor all the fans.Anderson: I wanted to tour in 2009 when I got better and they said no. That moment [when the band continued without him in 2008] really hurt, Anderson admits.That material often stems from these many online collaborationsas have other projects like Survival and Other Stories or, less directly, Invention of Knowledgebut there is also reference here to 4 "musicals, if you like".Many of Anderson's projects do appear to involve a story element, whether they're still music projects or entail a theatrical presentation in some form. One of the things I realised was that all the solo albums that I ever did had nothing to do with Yes; I didn't want to 'pretend' to be Yes, because I don't want to do that.In an early Sep 2016 interview, Anderson said: "I'm just chasing ideas that come my way a dozen or more it's endless.I just need a few doors open." Anderson said in a Nov 2013 interview, "I think I'm working with about twenty different people at the moment, with twenty different projects." An Oct 2015 interview with Anderson said: I think the days of just going into a studio and making an album are not what I want to do anymore[.] I'm more interested in the adventure of free-form ideas.I'm still Yes, I'm still part of Yes in my heart and soul. I can't tell them what to do, because it's not my band.I didn't leave the band, the band went off on their merry way when I wasn't very well. In a May 2016 interview, he referred to his own work, saying "Yes is not over yet". They've got the name, but I've got the state of mind about what true "Yes music" should sound like".I'm working with a dozen people round the world, constantly writing songs.They're just fun songs, crazy songs, sad songs, hope-for-peace songs. I did a concert with a group of musicians two years ago in Slovakia [...] Im doing other things with different bands.