Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Slash has confirmed the rumours surrounding the possibility of Guns N’ Roses performing at their induction into to Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame next month.
“We’re not playing,” the guitarist tells the Toronto Sun. “I would imagine that they asked us to play but I know that we’re not playing.”
A staff member at Envision Radio Networks leaked the news recently while posting under musical director Paul Shaffer’s twitter account; an Envision management type called the tweet “inadvertent” while not denying its accuracy.
Calling the music industry recognition “an honour,” Slash added, “Either it hasn’t hit me yet or maybe it’s been so long since I had anything to do with Guns N’ Roses that I just don’t really get it.”
Still, Slash, 46, said he’s definitely attending the event in Cleveland, despite no fondness for dressing up. “It’s a formal, I hate formals,” he said.
The guitarist also expects former GNR drummer Steven Adler, with whom he recently played with on a ballad off Adler’s new band’s upcoming album, to be there too. “I could be positive Steven will be there. Steven wouldn’t miss it,” said Slash.
He just couldn’t speak to the attendance of the rest of the GNR classic lineup, specifically GNR lead singer Axl Rose. “I don’t know. I would assume so but we haven’t talked about it,” he said.
The GNR situation has been talked about since the band’s Rock Hall nomination last fall, with former band members hesitant to commit to anything, not unusual in the GNR universe…even moreso since they are no longer a part of the current lineup.
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