Guns N Roses may reunite at Hall Of Fame, but probably won’t

By | Published on Thursday 22 December 2011

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Organisers of the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame seem optimistic that all seven members of Guns N Roses’ most classic line-up will attend next year’s Hall Of Fame ceremony, when the band are due to be inducted. Unduly optimistic though, since the band don’t seem especially keen.

Hall Of Fame CEO Joel Peresman says: “Who will be invited, obviously, is the original five, and Dizzy and Matt. All have RSVP’d that they will show. Everyone’s said they’re coming”. By ‘everyone’ then, he means originals Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler, plus keyboardist Dizzy Reed and drummer Matt Sorum who first joined GNR in 1990.

But Slash has already tweeted to the contrary, writing: “For the record, I didn’t RSVP, or in any way commit to attending the RRHF”.

Meanwhile Axl Rose has been keen to play down any reunion talk of any kind, telling the LA Times: “There is no plan yet. There really is no plan. We’re still busy with this line-up. We’re gonna be busy – we’re gonna be busy all next year. We’ll be putting out new stuff as soon as we can figure out what our deal is with labels, blah blah blah”.

He may be all ‘blah blah blah’ now, but Axl wasn’t feeling quite so stoic at a Guns N Roses gig this past weekend, when he ordered a fan to leave the show for reasons unknown. At some point during a performance in Vancouver, Rose took a dislike to a man in the crowd, shouting: “Out, motherfucker! Out! Get the fuck out! Yeah, you! See ya, you dumbass motherfucker”. The man was then removed.

Before resuming the set, he told the audience: “That’s the first person I’ve had thrown out for 100 shows… like the good old days”. So, that’s a bit of nostalgia on Axl’s part then, perhaps he could yet be talked into catching up with his former bandmates next April. Though we don’t recommend anyone, Peresman included, hold their breath.