Yes' Rick Wakeman Will Now Attend Hall Of Fame Induction

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Rick Wakeman, the former Yes keyboardist, has now decided that he will attend the upcoming induction ceremony for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. He had released a statement on his official site earlier this week stating that he would not attend, but has had a change of heart after the Hall announced that it will pay special tribute to Yes bass player and founding member Chris Squire.

Wakeman has now stated on his official site that, "I am very pleased to announce that as the Hall of Fame have now agreed to present Chris Squire's wife with a posthumous award acknowledging his massive contribution to Yes, I have agreed to attend the induction ceremony in New York to both stand proudly with my fellow bandmates Jon [Anderson] and Trevor [Rabin] and also to watch Chris's wife, Scottie, collect this well deserved award on his behalf."

Wakeman had previously voiced his displeasure that it took so long for Yes to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame in his statement from earlier in the week. The band has been eligible since 1994. He had stated, "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. Classic examples are the Who and John Entwistle, Deep Purple and John Lord and now Yes and there will be no Chris Squire."

Chris Squire passed away in June of 2015 after battling acute erythroid leukemia.

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