Axl Rose Gets Hall of Fame Induction Whether He Likes It or Not
Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose caused a stir on Wednesday when he issued a letter through his publicist saying that he would be declining induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow.
But it looks like the Hall of Fame is going to induct the singer whether he likes it or not.
“We are sorry Axl will not be able to accept his Induction in person,” said the Hall of Fame in a statement.
The statement also notes that the “other members” of the band will still be attending the ceremony. While it looks like former Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash will be attending the event, it remains unclear if those “other members” also include current members of the band other than Rose, who is the only original member remaining in the group.
Rose’s letter, with the greeting “To The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Guns N’ Roses Fans and Whom It May Concern” originally appeared on Pop & Hiss.
“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,” Rose wrote in his letter.
“I certainly don’t intend to disappoint anyone, especially the fans, with this decision,” he continued. “Since the announcement of the nomination we’ve actively sought out a solution to what, with all things considered, appears to be a no win, ate least for me, ‘damned if I do, damned if I don’t’ scenario all the way around.
The majority was written in the same disjointed manner as the last quote.
The rift between Rose and former Guns N’ Roses members has been widely publicized for many years, and Slash spoke about his relationship with Rose with Rolling Stone earlier this month.
“He hates my guts,” the guitarist said. “It’s over a lot of different stuff; I don’t even know. There’s just no communication between us.”