Yes Bassist Talks Rock Hall Snub

Yes

Favoritism. It’s fucked up.

It happens in life, and never seems fucking fair. At the job, your boss has his or her favorites. When it comes to metal publicists, they have their favorites, too…which is not me.

Shit blows a shit-covered corn-cob.

Yes bassist Chris Squire knows all about favoritism. It’s favoritism that’s kept him and his band from rock and roll’s top honors.

“We’re sort of passed worrying about it,” Squire says about being snubbed for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

“With how huge Yes was, especially in the ’70s and ’80, as a touring band and actually playing at the JFK Stadium in Philadelphia to 130,000 people, which is the biggest-paying show ever in rock history, you would think we’d done enough for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” he reasons.

“But I guess there’s always been a bit of a bias against prog-rock over there. And, I mean, they put the Sex Pistols in there about 20 years ago. So there’s definitely a bias there against anything a little proggy, and I guess they’ve changed a little bit recently. They put Genesis in a few years back, and now, as you said, Rush. So I don’t know. We’ll see what happens. We don’t lose any sleep over it.”

Amen, brother. Sleep easy. You have plenty of fans who dig you. That should be all the validation you need.

Fuck favoritism.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • Nuno Marce

    Chris Squire is a scholar, a sir and an acrobat. The R&RHOF should be licking their balls to have them in.