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Rush’s Geddy Lee to induct Yes at rock hall … but not perform

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So here’s a weird story. Rush bassist Geddy Lee will be the “inductor” for the prog-rock band Yes for the Rock Hall of Fame. But plans for Geddy to perform with the band (in the place of the late Chris Squire) have apparently been scrapped. Who’s the owner of a lonely heart now? 

Billboard reports that Yes founding frontman Jon Anderson will reunite with current members Steve Howe and Alan White as well as alumni Rick Wakeman, Tony Kaye and Bill Bruford. The group also plans to perform together. 

Geddy (for some reason I just can’t call him Lee) was apparently expected/invited to take over bass duties for Squire on the song Roundabout, Billboard says, but the magazine got a letter from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation disputing that. 

"Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were only confirmed to do the induction speech for one of their favorite bands and not perform,” the statement read. “They, like all the other Yes fans, look forward to honoring them and watching them perform at the induction ceremony on April 7 and the HBO broadcast on April 29.”

Leave it to the rock hall to ruin yet another classic rock ’n’ roll moment. 

[Last modified: Friday, March 10, 2017 11:22am]


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