Two-thirds of Rush will introduce Yes at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 7th.
As is sometimes the tradition at the music industry back-patting event, past inductees are invited back to introduce members of the new class.
In homage to their fellow prog-rock torchbearers and kindred spirits, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson will step onto the Barclays Center stage in Brooklyn, New York to wax lyrical about Yes and then hand the honour to Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe, Alan White, Tony Kaye, Trevor Rabin and Chris Squire’s wife Scottie who is accepting on her late husband’s behalf.
A huge fan of Yes, Geddy Lee said in 2013 that it was “disappointing” and “just wrong” that Yes weren’t inducted alongside his band that year.
Alongside Rush, it has been confirmed that Neil Young will be introducing Pearl Jam while Jackson Browne will introduce folk icon Joan Baez at the ceremony. Also being inducted this spring are Journey, Electric Light Orchestra and the late rapper Tupac Shakur.