Monday, February 08, 2016

Peter Cetera Pulls Out of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction With Chicago

Peter Cetera has officially informed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (and we would assume, his former group, Chicago) that he will not be performing with Chicago nor attending their induction.

Cetera had told fans last Friday that there was only a 50-50 chance of him performing, odds that he later dropped to 25%.

February 5, 2016

Hello everyone! I know you’re all waiting to hear what’s happening with the Hall of Fame. I know how frustrated you all are, but trust me, no one is more tired and frustrated than yours truly. I had a conference call with the musical department today and I’ve presented another song option. Right now it’s about a fiddy fiddy chance that we can hammer something out by the weekend. Frankly folks, Im done if this doesn’t work out. Here’s hoping this one works…Ill let you know either way ASAP…Ciao, Peter

Ps. As of today it’s now down to 25 per cent chance of happening.
Today, he posted his note to the Rock Hall telling them of his decision and promising a much more scathing version in the future:
February 8, 2016

I just sent this to the RnR hall of fame people. This is the the short high road nice version of what I really wanted to say. I’ll post that response at the appropriate time. Ciao,

Hello Alex and Joel!

Unfortunately, this scenario doesn’t work for me. I know we all did our best to make it happen, but I guess it’s just not meant to be.

Personally, I’m frustrated and tired of dealing with this and it’s time to move on. I have a life with two beautiful daughters and a solo career and its time to get back and give them all the full attention they deserve.

Thanks for all your help and consideration! Have a great show and please send any individual award I receive to the contact you have for me.

All the best, Peter Cetera
The band has stayed very closed mouth about the whole situation since Robert Lamm first mentioned the possibility of Cetera's participation shortly after their selection was announced. Original drummer Danny Seraphine will be attending and performing.


Mickstah54 said...

Good riddance! Reading his pompous, phony comments, I'm thinking what a joy it must be to live or work with this guy. I think he's one more psycho who's operating out there.

Ellen Asleson said...

I agree with the above comment. What an arrogant baby. It's one freaking night out of his life. And he can't agree to ONE SONG? Just go to show he cares nothing about Chicago fans, only fans of his treacly, saccharine filled ballads. :(