Axl Rose continues the feud between the members of Guns N’ Roses. The 1980s rock band was nominated for a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but Axl won’t be there for the ceremony. In addition, he said that he doesn’t want to be inducted because he doesn’t feel like he would be respected or wanted at the induction ceremony.
Axl wrote a letter to the New York Times, saying that he would not be attending the ceremony scheduled for this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio. The other members of Guns N’ Roses will be there and many fans hoped to see the band reunite to play again. In the letter, Axl said that he doesn’t want to be inducted in absentia and said that no one is allowed to speak on his behalf or accept the induction for him.
Guns N’ Roses was a global rock superstar band with songs like “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City” from their album “Appetite for Destruction.” The band started having problems internally in the 1990s with Axl and guitarist Slash feuding. Drug abuse tore the band farther apart and by 1995, the band had split. Eventually, Axl would get the rights to the name and is now touring with another group, but he is only original member left.
Axl said that when he first learned of the nomination, he was excited and honored. However, he said that it’s just not something that he’s going to do. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hasn’t made a comment on the matter. However, Slash said that he’s tired of trying to provide answers on what was going to happen at the ceremony, too. Slash will appear and there will be another lead singer for the band who plans on performing.