Former YES keyboardist Rick Wakeman has said that he won’t be at the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in April when the band is finally honoured. Wakeman now tours with Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin as “Anderson, Wakeman, Rabin” (AWR) and had five separate stings with the band in 1971, again in ’76, 1990, 1995 and 2002.
Wakeman spoke about the upcoming ceremony during a Q&A on his official website and asked if he was pleased about YES being inducted, which answerd “Well, I would have been if it had happened years ago when it was really well deserved. 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”
When asked about a reunion for the band and it’s surviving members at the induction he explained “I have no idea if there will be any sort of a reunion, but whatever happens under no circumstances will I be any part of it, neither will I be attending”
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