Rock Hall Says Geddy Lee is NOT Playing With Yes at the Induction Ceremony

by VVN Music

Last week, Jon Anderson said that he would be performing with his former band, Yes, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and that Geddy Lee of Rush would be filling in for the late Chris Squire on Roundabout.

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were already tapped to speak on behalf of Yes and induct them but the idea that Lee would play with the band came as a bit of a surprise and, evidently, it surprised the Hall of Fame committee, too.

The Hall of Fame Foundation issued the following statement:

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were only confirmed to do the induction speech for one of their favorite bands and not perform. 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.

Every year, there seems to be conflict with the ceremony but it is normally between the current band and former members or the inductees and the Hall over who from the band is chosen for actual induction. It's rare for the Hall to jump into the fray and, let's face it, why do they care about who plays? It isn't unusual for an inducted artist to not take the stage at all and have other musicians perform their songs. Why would one person sitting in with a band, especially one that could give a better TV rating, be of any concern?

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