Yes to reunite with frontman Jon Anderson during Rock Hall performance

Former Yes frontman and co-founder Jon Anderson says he will be reuniting with his former bandmates to perform at this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Anderson was replaced by the band in 2008 while he was dealing with an illness, something he remained upset about over the years. But in an interview with Billboard, Anderson says he’ll be putting all that in the past to perform with his band once more at the induction ceremony.

“We’re definitely connected,” Anderson told Billboard. “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.”

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Billboard also reported Anderson said late co-founder Chris Squire would be replaced by Rush frontman Geddy Lee on the bass during a performance of “Roundabout,” but unfortunately the Rock Hall issued a statement shooting that down, at least for now.

“Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were only confirmed to do the induction speech for one of their favorite bands and not perform,” the statement said. “They, like all the other Yes fans, look forward to honoring them and watching them perform at the induction ceremony on April 7 and the HBO broadcast on April 29.”

Click here to see the full report at Billboard.

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