Peter Cetera's on-again, off-again involvement in Chicago's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction is now back in the off position, effectively turning the band into this year's version of Kiss, Guns N' Roses and other inductees plagued with personal (and personnel) drama.
The group's original singer and bassist -- who left Chicago in 1985 -- has posted a copy of a note he sent to Rock Hall Foundation chief Joel Peresman and induction ceremony producer Alex Coletti on his website that reverses previous statements that he was willing to play with the band on April 8 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Cetera writes that, "Unfortunately this scenario doesn't work for me. I know we all did our best to make it happen, but I guess it's just not meant to be. Personally I'm frustrated and tired of dealing with this and it's time to move on. I have a life with two beautiful daughters and a solo career and its time to get back and give them 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." The note does not specify what the "scenario" was for the show.