The nearly 50-year-old band Chicago has been inducted into the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame. While the original members of the band were asked to perform three songs together for the televised ceremony, Chicago’s former lead singer Peter Cetera did not attend. Cetera said he offered suggestions on how the band “could work musically” for the event but “the only reply I ever received back from them [the band] was a very snarky ‘Take a chill pill, dude!’.”
Cetera left Chicago in 1984, and there’s still a lot of water that hasn’t reached the bridge. He explained about his decision not to attend the ceremony: “At this point in my life, I don’t care to reintroduce the same negativity, misplaced egos and petty jealousies I left behind years ago.” Chicago, in other words, is no Saturday in the park. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony will be televised on April 30 at 8pm on HBO.