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Rick Wakeman went off on the Rock Hall of Fame over the way it has ignored Progressive Rock bands and artists.  Speaking with Prog Magazine, the founding keyboard player of Yes claimed that the museum has been that '...anything to do with prog rock was a dirty word' while to him the genre is '...the most inventive and the most influential music to musicians that there's ever been in the history of rock'.  While we might take issue with the last part of that, there is no doubt that Progressive Rock artists have been largely ignored by the Hall.  This year's ballot marks the 3rd time his former band has been nominated, but many other prog bands and artists have not even been given that consideration.  The snub is one that disgusts Wakeman so much that he may not attend even if Yes finally gets in this coming spring.