Guns N' Roses Hall Of Fame Induction
Despite Guns N' Roses being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this Saturday 14th April, lead singer, Axl Rose, has revealed that he won't be coming to the prestigious event, and he will NOT be allowing anyone whatsoever to induct him in his absence.
Fans have reacted strongly to his rejection: some in favour of his firm stance, while others are slamming him for being arrogant. Some fans are also reacting strongly to Axl's criticism of GNR's new lineup as just a "cover band".
In a carefully prepared written statement, Axl wrote, "I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia. And please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf. Neither former members, label representatives nor the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame should imply whether directly, indirectly or by omission that I am included in any purported induction of 'Guns N' Roses'."
Many supporters of Axl have cheered at his conviction to not accept the award nor attend the event, saying that that admire his principles. There has been a long standing disagreement between Axl and lead guitarist, Slash, which occurred back in 1993. The bad blood has never been cleared and no communication between them has since ever happened. Both men have publicly made numerous comments about the long-standing feud, but nothing seems to be able to be done about it.
Other GNR members - Slash, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler and Matt Sorum - have confirmed that they will attend. However, Izzy Stradlin, another original bandmember who played guitar, has also decided to not attend - like Axl.
Guns N' Roses released six studio albums during their career, with worldwide sales of more than 100 million discs.
Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Child O' Mine"