Perhaps paving a path for a Guns N’ Roses reunion without Axl Rose, former Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler, Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke took to the stage during their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and played three songs.
Axl wasn’t there, so Slash’s ace B.C. Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge was called in to provide vocals, and at the end of this post, you can see some video footage of that all going down.
Of course, without Axl, the induction was generally a drama-free affair. So, not much commentary to provide on my end. I totally forgot that the ceremony was happening last night; I thought the induction was tonight. I’m a dummy.
With Kennedy on the mike, the GN’R members played “Mr. Brownstone,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City.”
Duff McKagan spoke at the induction: “I am overwhelmed…I don’t know if it matters who’s here tonight because it’s about the music that band created.”
“We have new fans who have never seen the original lineup and they’re pulling for us,” Slash added.
GN’R were inducted by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, who praised Appetite for Destruction as “the best debut album in the history of rock and roll. Every song hits hard.“
He also said of Axl: “And you’re fucking crazy. Most singers in bands are, I can vouch for that.”
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