Prog-Rockers Yes Coming Together for Rock Hall Induction, Performance
Yes members past and present will put aside their differences for this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. As reported by Billboard, co-founder and original frontman Jon Anderson says he’ll join current members Steve Howe and Alan White—along with alumni Rick Wakeman, Tony Kaye, Trevor Rabin and Bill Bruford—to accept their respective trophies. The reunited members will also perform.
“We’re definitely connected,” said Anderson. “It's a family. There’s always animosity. People that you love you don’t always like, and there’s always going to be that. But when you're celebrating who you truly are, you forget about all that and just get on with meeting each other and seeing each other, and it’s just one of those things. It’s not a problem; we’ll just get together and have fun. Music is a healing force on every level.”
Anderson, who’s currently working with Wakeman and Rabin under the bandname ARW, also confirmed that Rush’s Geddy Lee will fill in for bassist Chris Squire, who passed away in 2015. “Chris is going to be there in spirit,” said Anderson. “He always believed that we should have been in the Hall of Fame 10, 20 years ago... Without him I wouldn't be here, that's for sure.”