Guns N’ Roses will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, and Axl Rose has been speaking about it.
In a rare interview with The Los Angeles Times, Rose says: “I’ve got mixed emotions about what the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame actually really is. But at the same time, there’s a lot of people – the fans – that it just means something to them, and they’re happy. It’s like you won the Heisman or something.”
Rose says he doesn’t want to turn the original band’s Hall of Fame induction into a forum for his gripes against his former bandmates. Axl says, “People don’t want that associated with their awards shows, even if you have a big audience. In one way it might be right, but it usually backfires on whoever does it. So I really don’t want to spoil it for everybody else – or take the beating.”
And Axl has yet to commit to an Appetite for Destruction-era GN’R reunion for the awards show. “There is no plan yet. There really is no plan. We’re still busy with this [current GN’R] lineup. 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.
“All these managers, they all believe in one thing: sell a reunion tour and get their commission,” he added. “It’s just a phone call. It’s a half a day’s work, or however long they want to keep the bidding war going. They get their commission and they don’t care if it falls on its face.”
Separately, Slash has said he has not yet committed to attending the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. It will be held on April 14 in Cleveland.