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Peter Cetera will not reunite with Chicago for Rock & Roll Hall

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    Baby, what a big surprise. Co-founder Robert Lamm is now backing away from a statement that Peter Cetera would reunite with Chicago for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

    Seems Lamm misinterpreted the band’s long-estranged former frontman. “I’ve mistakenly said Cetera would be playing,” Lamm now tells Billboard. “He has emphatically declined. My email exchanges with Cetera were misinterpreted by me, and I’ve apologized to him, and likewise apologize to the music press community and fans.”

    Cetera left Chicago in 1985 for a solo career, and has never shared the stage with them again – though he still plays a selection of their music during his solo concert appearances. Billboard says his representatives have not responded to queries about his plans for the induction ceremony, to be held next April in Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Lamm and his fellow bandmates have been emphatic, however, about welcoming Cetera back. “I haven’t spoken with Peter in awhile,” original trumpeter Lee Loughnane said recently, “but if he wants to come sing with us, come on, baby! I’m ready.”

    Drummer Danny Seraphine, gone since 1990, also hasn’t spoken publicly since the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced that all seven founding members would be honored. Chicago’s initial lineup was rounded out by James Pankow, Walter Parazaider and the late Terry Kath. They will be honored with a trio of other previously neglected classic-rock acts, including Cheap Trick, Deep Purple and Steve Miller.


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    Not sure they should bother doing the gig then.
     
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    Sure they should.Just because Cetera won't be there doesn't mean the others shouldn't .Let go of the problems Peter
     
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    Jeez Pete, would it kill you to do "25 or 6 to 4" with the guys for old times sake?
     
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    See, I wasn't aware of any bad blood here. Peter just left to do his own thing, or so I thought.
     
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    The story is a little ambiguous.

    It says "management" was the problem, but doesn't mention the band, though they had to know what was going on. Unless there was a major disconnect between the members already.

    Seems like a pretty stupid reason to quit/be fired, but "management" would be all about keeping the gravy train rolling at the height of their popularity.

    The one story seems to show Bobby is interested in a reunion. I'd like to know what the other founding members think.
     
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    I'm sure money played a big part in getting things all messed up. It always does, and they were young. They are grown up now, and I think Peter Cetera should let go of whatever it is that is stuck in his...well you know. I think if he skips this he will regret it. :uh:
     

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