The full original lineup will attend the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony after all. Meanwhile, the modern GN'R lineup could be ready to hit the studio.
Posted on Feb 15, 2012 02:17 pm
The original Guns N' Roses lineup will attend the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony after all - but will they perform?
"I know that all the original band is going to be there," said keyboardist Dizzy Reed in an interview with Billboard. "I don't know exactly what's going to go down. It's one of those things I'm sure will all come together and be really cool. I'm just going to go in with a good attitude and a clear head and a grateful heart."
While Dizzy can't promise a performance, his confirmation that they will attend is the strongest suggestion so far that they will perform after all.
GN'R were confirmed for their induction into the Hall of Fame last December, which bands are only eligible for 25 years after releasing their first record.
It left fans hungry for a reunion of their early lineup, but unresolved tension between members - particularly Axl Rose and Slash - meant a stage reunion was uncertain.
Dizzy Reed said the band are yet to discuss any potential performance, but only because it's a touchy topic to mention:
"I don't know when or why or how to bring it up. It's not an every day sort of thing. So we haven't really talked about it - but I'm sure we'll have to at some point."
Meanwhile, the modern GN'R lineup continues to prepare for a European tour of arenas and festivals from May - and they might even return to the studio to work on a follow-up to 2008's "Chinese Democracy".
"There are some clamoring and rumors that we might be getting some material together" Reed said. "There was so much material that didn't make it onto ['Chinese Democracy']. From what I remember there were a lot of really cool songs; I can only hope that some of that stuff does resurface and get worked out."