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Peter Cetera/Chicago reunion at Rock Hall of Fame isn’t happening



“Everybody needs a little time away,” a wise man once said. Actually, that was Peter Cetera, and he should know. He and the band he once fronted - Chicago - have had plenty of time away. But apparently not enough time, because the planned reunion at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is officially off.

The rock hall is scheduled to induct Chicago on April 8 in New York, and Cetera and his former bandmates had seemingly agreed to reunite and perform during the event. But according to, plans have changed. And it appears to be all over song choice.

Cetera wanted to perform “25 or 6 to 4” … in the key of E. Apparently, the band wasn’t cool with that option. (We’ve yet to hear why.)

“I know you’re all waiting to hear what’s happening with the Hall of Fame,” Cetera wrote to fans last week on his official website. “I know how frustrated you all are, but trust me, no one is more tired and frustrated than yours truly. I had a conference call with the musical department today and I’ve presented another song option. Right now it’s about a fiddy fiddy chance that we can hammer something out by the weekend. Frankly folks, I’m done if this doesn’t work out. Here’s hoping this one works…Ill let you know either way ASAP.”

Today, Peter posted an update:

“Personally, I’m frustrated and tired of dealing with this and it’s time to move on,” he wrote in a letter to the rock hall. “I have a life with two beautiful daughters and a solo career and its time to get back and give them all the full attention they deserve. Thanks for all your help and consideration! Have a great show and please send any individual award I receive to the contact you have for me.”

Hold me now, it’s hard for anyone to say they’re sorry.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 3:12pm]


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