Rock Hall To Axl: Too Bad, You’re In

Axl Rose

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame will induct Guns N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose this weekend with the rest of the band’s classic lineup, even though Axl has rejected the honor.

Yesterday, in an open letter to the world, Axl asked to have his name withdrawn as a member of the group he co-founded and still fronts today.

“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,” Axl’s letter reads.

Well, that’s too bad, bitch.

“We are sorry Axl will not be able to accept his induction in person,” Lauren Bishop, a spokeswoman for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, said in a statement.

He’ll be inducted, come hell or high water — which, for Axl, is only five feet.

Before Axl, only the Sex Pistols had rebuffed their induction into the Rock Hall.

I can’t believe Axl would go through all of this just to avoid Slash!

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • Myself

    It’s not just to avoid Slash. There’s a lot more to it. The Hall of Fame is a pile of horse shit anyway. Axl is a legend. Fuck you Chris Harris! Who the fuck are you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micheál-Staunton/100000803686644 Micheál Staunton

    What a complete an utter tool. The Guns and Roses name should be emancipated from this retard, he’s driven the name into the ground with his horrible pantomime act.

  • DJ Slashba

    Whoever wrote this article is a fool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/permacrush Chris Crush

    Unfortunately he IS Guns N Roses. Axl has big ballz. You can’t fault the guy for STILL having control over something that is creatively his Intellectual Property. I wouldn’t want to be seen onstage with that fuck-up Steven Adler either. Without Axl it is almost a Velvet Revolver reunion…