While last year's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
induction was characterized by drop-outs and no-shows (notably from the Guns N' Roses
camp, with both Axl Rose
and Izzy Stradlin
not turning up), the 2013 ceremony is set to feature a full compliment of living performers. And, as CEO and President of the Hall of Fame John Peresman
has told Rolling Stone
, that means there is the chance of reunions and collaborations.
The CEO has suggested that Dave Grohl
and Taylor Hawkins
of the Foo Fighters
may end up playing with Rush
at the ceremony:
"Dave and Taylor were one of the first people we thought about to induct Rush, they said 'yes' in about two seconds. I'm hopeful [they'll play together]. More than a few times in the past, people have got caught in the moment and decide to perform. That's what happened last year with Green Day they were just there to present an award to Guns N' Roses and after hanging around rehearsals, they decided to play."
Wether or not an original line-up reunion of Heart
will occur remains to be seen, with Ann
and Nancy Wilson
having previously stated that they are unwilling to reunite the 70's incarnation of the band:
"We've been playing with our new band much longer,"
said Ann. "This is one of those things we need to dust off among ourselves."
According to Peresman, "they're working on it." It has also emerged that Mike McCready
of Pearl Jam
and Alice In Chains
' Jerry Cantrell
will play with the band at the ceremony.
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