Yes Icon Rick Wakeman Disgusted By Rock Hall

10/26/2016
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(Prog) Rick Wakeman has slammed the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for leaving the progressive music genre "ignored" - and says he might not attend if Yes are inducted next year.

They've been nominated for the third time after first becoming eligible in 1994. Wakeman tells WROR: "I pushed for Yes to go in the Hall of Fame when I wasn't in the band, because I felt the band deserved to go in years ago.

"There's some bands that have been inducted that I have no idea why they're in there. There's bands like Yes and a few others and you go, 'Why aren't they in?' It just doesn't make an ounce of sense to me."

He continues: "It seems that anything to do with prog rock was considered a dirty word by them. It's the most inventive and the most influential music to musicians that there's ever been in the history of rock'n'roll - and yet it's ignored.

"I'm not sure whether I'd turn up. I'm so disgusted with the way that prog rock and Yes have been treated, I might be busy. I might be washing my hair that night." Read more here.

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