Guns N’ Roses Reunion at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
With the announcement of Guns N’ Roses’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame today, a great new series of rumors are bound to swirl around the band and a possible reunion.
The Generation X rock superstars haven’t performed together in their original lineup since 1990 and alienated front man Axl Rose has continued to slander band members (most notably Slash) in the media for years.
Moreover, during their heyday, Guns N’ Roses were one of the most dysfunctional and controversial bands, redefining the old ‘sex, drugs and rock & roll’ mantra. Hell, their legend even managed to get them into the Hall on their first year of eligibility; a feat that a strong majority of bands are unable to achieve.
And yet, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland has served as a temple to revitalize even the most doubtful of reunions, including the Talking Heads, Led Zeppelin and the Police. Former GNR drummer Steven Adler was hopeful, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, that the upcoming induction in April could work the same magic for his group.
Adler went on to compare his band’s situation with that of the Police many years ago, saying ‘One of the biggest jerks I ever met was Sting. If he can do it, then anyone can do it. It’s not that big a deal.’ However, when asked if he expected all five members to show up to the ceremony, he promptly responded ‘absolutely not.’
Of course, the reunion rumors have swirled for years now and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction almost seems irrelevant when compared to the drama former members have endured through the media. With the release of each others’ books, to Axl claiming Slash pissed his pants regularly, the slander has become as consistent as the reunion ideas.
Just an ongoing debate about the end of one of the first great bands of Generation X.