"UPDATE"- Geddy Lee WILL NOT be joining Yes on Stage at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

March 9, 2017

 

UPDATE: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation sent a statement to Billboard after this story was published denying that Lee would perform at the ceremony. "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."

 

As reported in Billboard

 

Despite his sanguine disposition about the Rock Hall, Anderson is pleased that Yes is getting it's due after be nominated for induction twice before. "It's quite interesting how people are connecting to this. Everybody seems to know," Anderson notes. "When I'm out doing my shopping, people who I've never spoken to are saying hi and giving me thumbs-up, so it's a good feeling. One of the things I keep thinking about is I was actually in the Hall of Fame (in Cleveland) about three years ago and they showed me around and all my heroes are there. So I just feel like I’m joining all my heroes over the years, too."

 

Rabin adds that after the two previous nominations, "when it happened this time I thought, 'Oh, that's pretty cool.' But I was still surprised when they said, 'Yeah, you're in...'"

 

Anderson is also respectful about those who have come in his wake in Yes, including current frontman Jon Davison. "I actually haven't ever met them, but I'm very happy they enjoy singing the songs I wrote," Anderson says. "And they do a very good job as far as I see. I've watched a little bit and I'm very impressed with how they sound and how they make it work. It's a very hard gig getting up there and singing Yes music for weeks on end. I can testify to that, because I did it for 35 years."

 

 

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