Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

Axl Rose Rejects Rock Hall Induction (Top 12 of April 2012)

12/27/2012
.
Axl Rose Rejects Rock Hall Induction was a top 12 rock story of April 2012: Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has taken a stand against the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Not only will Axl not be attending the induction ceremony, he has rejected his personal induction, preferring to look to the future not the past.

Rose issued an open letter on Wednesday, explaining his decision. Here is what he had to say: When the nominations for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame were first announced I had mixed emotions but, in an effort to be positive, wanting to make the most of things for the fans and with their enthusiasm, I was honored, excited and hoped that somehow this would be a good thing. Of course I realized as things stood, if Guns N' Roses were to be inducted it'd be somewhat of a complicated or awkward situation.

Since then we've listened to fans, talked with members of the board of the Hall Of Fame, communicated with and read various public comments and jabs from former members of Guns N' Roses, had discussions with the president of the Hall Of Fame, read various press (some legit, some contrived) and read other artists' comments weighing in publicly on Guns and the Hall with their thoughts.

Under the circumstances I feel we've been polite, courteous, and open to an amicable solution in our efforts to work something out. Taking into consideration the history of Guns N' Roses, those who plan to attend along with those the Hall for reasons of their own, have chosen to include in "our" induction (that for the record are decisions I don't agree with, support or feel the Hall has any right to make), and how (albeit no easy task) those involved with the Hall have handled things... no offense meant to anyone but the Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony doesn't appear to be somewhere I'm actually wanted or respected.

For the record, I would not begrudge anyone from Guns their accomplishments or recognition for such. Neither I or anyone in my camp has made any requests or demands of the Hall Of Fame. It's their show not mine.

That said, I won't be attending The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 2012 Ceremony and I respectfully decline my induction as a member of Guns N' Roses to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf. Neither former members, label representatives nor the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame should imply whether directly, indirectly or by omission that I am included in any purported induction of "Guns N' Roses".

This decision is personal. This letter is to help clarify things from my and my camp's perspective. Neither is meant to offend, attack or condemn. Though unfortunately I'm sure there will be those who take offense (God knows how long I'll have to contend with the fallout), I certainly don't intend to disappoint anyone, especially the fans, with this decision. Since the announcement of the nomination we've actively sought out a solution to what, with all things considered, appears to be a no win, at least for me, "damned if I do, damned if I don't" scenario all the way around.

In regard to a reunion of any kind of either the Appetite or Illusion lineups, I've publicly made myself more than clear. Nothing's changed.

The only reason, at this point, under the circumstances, in my opinion whether under the guise of "for the fans" or whatever justification of the moment, for anyone to continue to ask, suggest or demand a reunion are misguided attempts to distract from our efforts with our current lineup of myself, Dizzy Reed, Tommy Stinson, Frank Ferrer, Richard Fortus, Chris Pitman, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and DJ Ashba.

Izzy came out with us a few times back in '06 and I invited him to join us at our LA Forum show last year. Steven was at our show at the Hard Rock, later in '06 in Las Vegas, where I invited him to our after-party and was rewarded with his subsequent interviews filled with reunion lies. Lesson learned. Duff joined us in 2010 and again in '11 along with his band, Loaded, opening in Seattle and Vancouver. For me, with the exception of Izzy or Duff joining us on stage if they were so inclined somewhere in the future for a song or two, that's enough.

There's a seemingly endless amount of revisionism and fantasies out there for the sake of self-promotion and business opportunities masking the actual realities. Until every single one of those generating from or originating with the earlier lineups has been brought out in the light, there isn't room to consider a conversation let alone a reunion.

Maybe if it were you it'd be different. Maybe you'd do it for this reason or that. Peace, whatever. I love our band now. We're there for each other when the going get's rough. We love our fans and work to give them every ounce of energy and heart we can.

So let sleeping dogs lie or lying dogs sleep or whatever. Time to move on. People get divorced. Life doesn't owe you your own personal happy ending especially at another's, or in this case several others', expense.

But hey if ya gotta then maybe we can get the "no show, grandstanding, publicity stunt, disrespectful, he doesn't care about the fans" crap out of the way as quickly as we can and let's move on. No one's taking the ball and going home. Don't get it twisted. For more than a decade and a half we've endured the double standards, the greed of this industry and the ever present seemingly limitless supply of wannabes and unscrupulous, irresponsible media types. Not to imply anything in this particular circumstance, but from my perspective in regard to both the Hall and a reunion, the ball's never been in our court.

In closing, regardless of this decision and as hard to believe or as ironic as it may seem, I'd like to sincerely thank the board for their nomination and their votes for Guns' induction. More importantly I'd like to thank the fans for being there over the years, making any success we've had possible and for enjoying and supporting Guns N' Roses music.

I wish the Hall a great show, congratulations to all the other artists being inducted and to our fans we look forward to seeing you on tour!!

Sincerely,

Axl Rose

P.S. RIP Armand, Long Live ABC III

Guns N' Roses Tour Dates/Tickets

Guns N' Roses CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Guns N' Roses T-shirts and Posters

Guns N' Roses CDs, vinyl and rarities


Share this article


antiMUSIC News featured on RockNews.info and Yahoo News

.


...end


advertisement
advertisement

.
News Reports
.
Day in Rock:
Duff McKagan And Izzy Stradlin Stream New Song- AC/DC's Phil Rudd Speaks Out For First Time Since Guilty Plea- Sammy Hagar TV Series- Deep Purple Top Rock Hall Poll- more

Day in Pop: Sam Smith Seeing Specialist For Vocal Cord Hemorrhage- Migos Star Facing More Charges Over Alleged Jail Fight- Chris Brown Battery Charges Dropped- Miley Cyrus- more

Roger Waters Slams 'Rogues And Thieves' That Ruined Music- Slayer's Kerry King Defends His Jeff Hanneman Tribute- Nikki Sixx Will Never Play Motley Crue Songs Again- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

advertisement
.
 
Reviews
.

Album of the Week: Staind's Break The Cycle

The Blues: Hornbuckle- Howard and the White Boys

On The Record: The Title Trackers

MorleyView: September Mourning

Ranger - Where Evil Dwells

Get To Know... Alexander Cardinale

Umphrey's McGee - The London Session: A Day at Abbey Road Studios

Ladies Only: Jennie Abrahamson- Rachel Garlin- Nneka- More

Karyn Crisis' Gospel Of The Witches - Salem's Wounds

The Blues: John Mayall's Bluesbreakers- Arlen Roth, Mike Henderson Band- Slam Allen

Trauma Interview

December in Red - The Way Out

Battleaxe - Power From the Universe Reissue

SOKO Interview

The Compulsions - Dirty Fun

Rock Reads: Morbid Tales! A Tribute to Celtic Frost


. .
.
Today's Rock News
.

Duff McKagan And Izzy Stradlin Stream New Song

AC/DC's Phil Rudd Speaks Out For First Time Since Guilty Plea

Sammy Hagar Launching Television Series

Deep Purple Top Rock Hall Public Poll

Exodus Fan Files Lawsuit Over Lyrics Arrest

Rolling Stones Streaming Unreleased Extended Version Of 'Bitch'

Whitesnake Release 'Soldier Of Fortune' Video

YouTuber Plays Metallica's Enter Sandman Backwards

Acid Reign Returns After Over Two Decades

Slipknot's Jim Root Fired Up By Stone Sour Firing

Dimesland and Wild Hunt Guitarist Drew Cook Passes Away

Black Sabbath Song Helped Bill Ward In The Hospital

Montage Of Heck Director Slams Kurt Cobain Conspiracy Theories

Volbeat Cite Safety Concerns For Canceled Show

Delain Release 'Sing To Me' Lyric Video Featuring Nighwish Stars

IO Earth Reveal New Double Album Details

The Who To Headline Glastonbury

K.K. Downing Gives Approval Of His Judas Priest Replacement

We Are The Ocean Streaming New Album Online

Stryper Frontman Asks Fans If They Want A Live Replacement Singer

Status Quo Announce UK Tour With Wilko Johnson

Singled Out: The Deer Run Drifters' Cadillac Ranch





Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

Sam Smith Seeing Specialist For Vocal Cord Hemorrhage

Migos Star Facing More Charges Over Alleged Jail Fight

Chris Brown Battery Charges Dropped

Jimmy Fallon and Jack Black Redo Extreme's 'More Than Words' Video

Miley Cyrus Starts Happy Hippie Foundation to Help Homeless Youth

Nicki Minaj Added To 'Barbershop 3' Cast

Sleeping With Sirens Release 'The Strays' Video

U2 Go Busking In The New York City Subway

Vance Joy Gives Taylor Swift's 'I Know Places' A Folksy Makeover

Neon Trees Release New Single 'Songs I Can't Listen To'

Brandon Flowers Releases New Song 'I Can Change'

5 Seconds of Summer Debut New Song 'Permanent Vacation' Live

Insert Taylor Swift Lyrics Into Text Messages With New App

'Pitch Perfect 2' Behind the Scenes Footage Goes Online

The Band Perry 'Close' To Finishing New Single, Third Album

Travis Barker Dating UFC Ring Girl Arianny Celeste

Giorgio Moroder Releases 'Deja Vu' Video With Sia

Snoop Dogg Streaming New Album Online

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
AudioNationRadio.com Rock Show Radio (4 streaming stations) The Screen Door A Journal of Musical Things Lloyd Zeffler blog Demolish Mag Nightwatcher's House of Rock CJ Chilvers Deja Voodoo The 1st Five thecopycat.biz Hard Rock Memorabilia Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2015 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.