Friday, December 9, 2011

Guns N’ Roses: Former drummer predicts Rock Hall induction will be a train wreck

When it comes time for Guns N’ Roses to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of fame, former GNR drummer Matt Sorum is hoping for the best, but preparing himself for the worst.

"It’s going to be as big of a train wreck as The Sex Pistols, Blondie, or any of those other bands,” Sorum tells Australia’s The Vine. “That’s my prediction. Or Van Halen, which I don’t know if you saw, but we [Velvet Revolver] were involved in that. Train wreck; it was a complete train wreck. But maybe it won’t; maybe it will be a miracle; I hope for that and put out the positive vibrations. But it’s coming up pretty quickly. That’s in March, so we’ll see."

It is hard to believe anything could be as brutal as the Van Halen induction, which was a complete embarrassment for everyone involved (and those who failed to show), but if anyone could top it for nastiness, you’d have to think it would be GNR, given the friction and hostile vibes put out by Axl Rose towards his former bandmates through the years.

Axl’s recent interview with VH1’s That Metal Show gave the impression that some of the tension had dissipated, but knowing the players involved, Sorum isn’t so sure.

"I don’t know, man. You know, I don’t want to say, because then this will be all over the internet and I’ll just get a bunch of s**t for it,” explains Sorum. “The problem is that a lot of the fans don’t even take what I have to say with a grain of salt. I’d rather if Slash had that conversation. And Slash is the quiet one; that’s the problem. He’s not like me. I’m just like a guy who’s a little bit more off the cuff – I kinda say what I’m feeling. Slash will just not say anything and that’s the way he likes it. And then I’ll open my big ol’ mouth and the next thing you know I’m getting slapped around the internet by all the jackasses on their blog sites – you know what I mean?”

"So it’s better if I just go, ‘I don’t know s**t,’"
decides the drummer. “Which is the absolute truth [laughs]. They could be in a room right now having a coup around a bonfire, eating samoras, and talking about the resurrection of the holy grail. Seriously, like the Illuminati or some s**t [laughs], and I wouldn’t be invited, you know what I’m saying?"

Welcome to the jungle, indeed.

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Guns N’ Roses – Welcome To The Jungle (1987)

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