Peter Cetera “Emphatically Declines” To Sing With Chicago At Rock Hall Induction

Following last week’s announcement that soft-rock titans Chicago were among this year’s class of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, reports surfaced that the band would be reuniting with ex-frontman Peter Cetera, who left the band in 1985 to focus on his solo career, for the induction ceremony. Those reports were largely based off of remarks by keyboardist Robert Lamm, but it turns out they weren’t so accurate after all.

“I’ve mistakenly said Cetera would be playing,” Lamm now tells Billboard via email. “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 himself has made no official comment on the possible reunion yet, and neither has drummer Danny Seraphine, who left the band in 1994.