In an open letter last week, Axl Rose made himself perfectly clear: he didn’t feel “wanted or respected” by his former Guns N’ Roses bandmates, so not only would he skip the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he didn’t want to be inducted at all.
A couple names you may recognize said the decision was a mistake, and the crowd on Saturday night made their feelings known as well.
Unlike one artist being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night, the the Faces / Small Faces are embracing the honor. Sometime today (Friday, April 13) the rockers will rehearse the three songs they’ll play at the ceremony the next night, although it’s anyone’s guess which three songs that will be.
So now we know Axl Rose won’t be in attendance when Guns N’ Roses are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend, thus scuttling our dreams of a one-night-only reunion of the band’s classic lineup. All that’s left now is to wait for the ceremony — oh, and read a couple of Duff McKagan editorials about the whole thing.
With the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies happening this weekend, it seemed like a good time to share the following story from Gregg Allman, who remembers the personally murky events surrounding the induction of the Allman Brothers Band in his forthcoming book ‘My Cross To Bear.’
In the harrowing saga regarding the on-again, off-again induction of Guns N’ Roses into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at this weekend’s ceremony, the Hall of Fame has cast the final word, at least for now.
Awards, awards…someone is always handing out awards! The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced their inductees for 2012 and the list includes Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Steinman.
Canadian born Lightfoot, known for a string of hits such as ‘Sundown,’ ‘If You Could Read My Mind,’ ‘Carefree Highway’ and ‘The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,’ began his career in a manner similar to that of ma
Passengers on board the recent Kiss Kruise had a chance to lob a few questions at the legendary band’s manager last month, and inevitably their exclusion from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame came up. Doc McGhee didn’t dance around the subject. If the band is nominated for 2013 it won’t be because he’s saying all the right things.