Axl Rose Turns Down R&R Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
April 11, 2012 at 5:04 PM (PT)
GUNS N' ROSES lead singer AXL ROSE has gone onto FACEBOOK to announce that not only will he not attend the band's ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME induction ceremony in CLEVELAND this SATURDAY, APRIL 14th, but he wants nothing to do with the Hall at all. Other members of the band will attend, MTV reports.
"I won't be attending ... and I respectfully decline my induction as a member of GUNS N' ROSES to the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME," ROSE wrote in a FACEBOOK message. "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 my induction 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.' "
Rose added that he tried to work with Hall officials to come up to an resolution as to who would be inducted under the name of GUNS N' ROSES, but the effort failed. "I feel we've been polite, courteous and open to an amicable solution in our efforts to work something out," he wrote. "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 ... and how those involved with the Hall have handled things ... [it] doesn't appear to be somewhere I'm actually wanted or respected."