Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Green Day to induct Guns N’ Roses into Rock Hall

A lot of unanswered questions remain about Guns N’ Roses and their upcoming Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame appearance.

Former and current band members have been addressing media inquiries about the event since the band was first nominated last fall, and now the history-making evening is only a little more than a week away.

One more piece of the puzzle was filled in Tuesday when it was announced that Green Day will deliver GNR’s induction speech, reports Rolling Stone.

While Slash, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler, Matt Sorum and Dizzy Reed have all indicated they'll be present at the April 14th ceremony in Cleveland, Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin have yet to publicly confirm their attendance. If Rose doesn't show, it's unlikely that the group will perform – and it's unclear whether or not Green Day will play in their place.

Green Day join an all-star group of speakers slated for the ceremony.

Chris Rock is going to induct the Red Hot Chili Peppers alongside Bette Midler for Laura Nyro, Chuck D for the Beastie Boys, ZZ Top for Freddie King, Carole King for Don Kirshner, John Mellencamp for Donovan and Steve Van Zandt for Small Faces/Faces.

Robbie Robertson will also be there to induct Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns, and Smokey Robinson will induct the Blue Caps, the Comets, the Crickets, the Famous Flames, the Midnighters and the Miracles.

The 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 14th in Cleveland and premiere on HBO on Saturday, May 5th (9:00-11:30 p.m. EST/PST).

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