When Chris Squire of Yes passed away two years ago this June, the bass world lost one of its true giants. As the foundational prog rock band prepares for its induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this evening, several reports have surfaced indicating that Rush's Geddy Lee will be filling in on bass for Squire on at least one song.
When Billboard broke the news that founding singer Jon Anderson would rejoin the prog outfit for the occasion, Anderson hinted that Lee would fill in on bass. While this was denied by the Hall of Fame, a photo of the bass legend rehearsing with Yes this week have appeared on the Rush fan site, Cygnus-X1.net.
Lee, along with Rush bandmate Alex Lifeson, are slated to induct Yes prior to the band's performance.
In related news, other rumors surrounding the ceremony have indicated that original Journey frontman, Steve Perry, may be joining his long estranged bandmates during their performance. These reports, however, have been denied by the band.
This year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn tonight. The event will not be televised until April 29th on HBO.
This year's induction class includes Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, and Joan Baez, with a special award for Nile Rodgers.