Rick Wakeman is on record as saying he has no interest or intention in attending or performing when Yes gets inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame April 7th at the Barclays Center in New York. Asked through his web site whether the recognition his band finally received on its third time on the ballot was pleasing to him, the keyboard player replied that he would have been "...if it had happened years ago when it was really well deserved." He added, "I find it hard to come to terms with the fact that so many bands are inducted into the Hall Of Fame too late in their careers after key members have passed away." In light of Chirs Squire's passing and the decision by the remaining members of the group to drop Jon Anderson as lead vocalist, Wakeman says he has no interest in "...any sort of a reunion", and, whatever happens in New York, "...under no circumstances will I be any part of it".
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