Slash Denies Hall Of Fame Confirmation

Slash was keen to correct the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame president when he claimed that all of Guns N' Roses would attend the ceremony next year.

Slash Denies Hall Of Fame Confirmation
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Slash was keen to set the record straight regarding his forthcoming Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction alongside Guns N' Roses.

He publicly responded to comments made by Joel Peresman, president of the Hall Of Fame Foundation, who said in an interview that the full band had confirmed their attendance.

Rock presenter Eddie Trunk, who conducted the interview with Peresman, confirmed the quote over twitter. It wasn't long before Slash took to the microblogging service and added some clarity to his position:

It sounds like the members of Gn'R are keeping some distance before making commitments, though a full reunion of the early 1990s lineup appears increasingly unlikely.

Eddie Trunk now appears to be just as skeptical. In a later tweet, he proposed his own theory:

Trunk adds that he remembers Axl Rose making a point in his most recent interview that he plans on touring all next year.

Do you think the members are playing games, or will they really end up making history and perform together on the big night? Share your theories in the comments.

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    Elemeno P
    I could understand this drama if it was 1996 or so, but come on! It's friggin 2012. Just put the happy face on, get paid and move on. Jeesh!
    ffaf_kick_ass
    the chalky one wrote: well yes axl would be late he always was because he has the emotional maturity of a 5 year old girl.
    you have now just insulted all 5 yr old girls
    Pagan_Poetry
    Do you think the members are playing games, or will they really end up making history and perform together on the big night? Share your theories in the comments.
    Wait... They'd be playing games with us to block that they are actually performing together. A very bad use of the word "or". I think neither. They're not going to perform together and people should stop thinking they will.
    lVlaniac
    Motorhed95 wrote: death eater wrote on 12/21/2011 - 08:25 am / quote | psh. Axl would be late anyway. HAHAHAHAHA YOU'RE SO FUNNY AND EDGY AND ORIGINAL!!! HOW DID I NOR ANYONE ELSE THINK OF THAT JOKE 20 FUCKING YEARS AGO?!
    To be fair, that joke is as late as Axl to his own concerts.
    Jyrgen
    Slash didn't exactly deny anything, but actually said that he has not yet stated whether he will or not be attending.
    AxemanRob
    BradTheBluefish wrote: If I had to guess it would be Axl and Duffy OR it would be Slash, Matt Sorum, and Duffy with Myles Kennedy.
    Who's Duffy..? And why would Myles Kennedy be there? He's not nor never was in GN'R, Izzy was and you forgot him.
    rhcpjhlz
    WHAT??? I thought Trunk hated the rock hall of fame. He even had a segment on his That Metal Show where he bashed it for like five solid minutes. WTF?!?!
    slaveskinJACKET
    DrainYou1967 wrote: Not a chance. If they all do show up, I will shit my pants.
    I hope you shit your pants.
    Pagan_Poetry
    brokndwn06 wrote: slash is so AWESOME! only he should be in the hall of fame under slash! phuck GNR!
    1) Slash as a solo artist hasn't been around for long enough 2) who broke more ground musically, slash by himself or GNR? 3) Slash wouldn't even be remotely close to where he is now without GNR, and chances are 90% of the people on here wouldn't even know of his existence Like it or not, he may not need GNR now, and they may not mean a lot now, but back in the day they were an unstoppable, creative force that deserves to be in the hall of fame. Hell, I don't even like Guns N' Roses and I still think they deserve to be there.
    iommi600
    I'm with Trunk. it's actually funny to see people believing that the original gnr will be at this ceremony.
    Armagedn
    Motorhed95 wrote: death eater wrote on 12/21/2011 - 08:25 am / quote | psh. Axl would be late anyway. HAHAHAHAHA YOU'RE SO FUNNY AND EDGY AND ORIGINAL!!! HOW DID I NOR ANYONE ELSE THINK OF THAT JOKE 20 FUCKING YEARS AGO?!
    Geez, somebody's butthurt over hearing a joke he's heard before... This would be great, but at the same time I'd rather them not force anything. Don't do it at all if you're not gonna do it right. ALSO:
    pointblankpb10 wrote: all of Rush would show up to their induction ceremony..
    This guy knows what's up.
    RetroGunslinger
    pointblankpb10 wrote: all of Rush would show up to their induction ceremony..
    I doubt John Rutsey would.....
    C0FF1NCAS3
    "Hi, we're the various members of GNR. Axl and Slash hate each other so we're going to be jackasses and not even show up to the award show that's honoring us. So you, our fans< yeah,**** you guys."
    Pagan_Poetry
    ffaf_kick_ass wrote: the chalky one wrote: well yes axl would be late he always was because he has the emotional maturity of a 5 year old girl. you have now just insulted all 5 yr old girls
    And they'd probably handle it far better than Axl.
    the chalky one
    well yes axl would be late he always was because he has the emotional maturity of a 5 year old girl. but i've read slash's biography and he's said many times acomplishments are in the past he's focused on now every time his wife hangs up one of his golden records he'll take it back down and hide it. plus axl will probably go all phsyco controll freak on them and they'll all leave and i doubt steve adler will want to cuz if it wasnt for axl he'd still be in the band and if not he's be playing for ac/dc. i'll be shocked if it happens
    sykest70
    It's pretty shitty of them to not attend. You're in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Stop acting like a four year old and try to comprehend the fact that you're part of history now.
    snaaake
    snaaake wrote: Will Axl's video thank you play an hour late?
    Axl is not punctual.
    WD Punk
    the only thing worse than gnr not getting back together is the hall of fame is getting some very undeserving attention b/c of this
    the_hoodster
    HARTATTACK69 wrote: tell axl it's at 12 pm and when he shows at 8 it won't matter
    That's actually a really good idea. If we could all somehow set every clock that Axl would see back a couple of hours, he'd arrive on time to every gig!
    SmittyMan90
    He is probably right, Axl will thank everyone but his old band mates via video response.
    SlashWannabe1
    Slash will be there, he wants a GNR reunion as much as Steven does he just has a better poker face. Steven Said Slash talks about it too all the time and doesn't want to do anything that pisses Axl off in recent years.
    Maiden95
    Yes, I'd be pissed too if someone put words in my mouth for something like this, but I really hope Slash and the rest of Guns N Roses realize how big this event is, man up and show up to the induction.
    Superperfex
    It is one of those unfortunate things that happens in Rock n Roll that just can't be healed. Axl is too stubborn and Slash just isn't too hung up on it happening.
    Abacus11
    Does anyone care at this point? If the original line up played together again it would just be a huge disappointment anyway because of all of the hype. They were a really good rock band for a few years... but that was a long time ago.
    babinator99
    pointblankpb10 wrote: all of Rush would show up to their induction ceremony..
    All of Rush is a three piece band who've been together since 1974. To put that into perspective, Axl, the oldest member of GNR, was 12 when Rush began. And they're a who-knows-how-many-piece band. This doesn't make them better musicians than Guns. (They are). It just makes them better people. No hall of fame awards people for being sane. Also, sadly, Appetite for Destruction has sold more world-wide than ALL of Rush in the US. I love em both, and I would love to see Rush in the Hall. But Guns is better known.
    SlashWannabe1
    Jyrgen wrote: Slash didn't exactly deny anything, but actually said that he has not yet stated whether he will or not be attending.
    +1 I know the feeling its like when family members say "oh Josh is coming to our wedding" and I'm like, fk I didn't say I'm coming! but yeah I am coming quit putting words in my mouth and let ME Say I'm coming lol.
    Footzyrama
    Also, sadly, Appetite for Destruction has sold more world-wide than ALL of Rush in the US. I love em both, and I would love to see Rush in the Hall. But Guns is better known. I understand your argument and don't mean to discredit you, but this is a false statement. Appetite for Destruction sold 28 million worldwide, while Rush has sold 40 million worldwide
    Re-read it. rush has sold 40 million WORLDWIDE but 25 million in the US as he stated.
    FlyingPirahna
    Why does anyone still want a reunion at this point? The fire that first drove the original line up to making AFD and the UYIs are long gone, they're rich and comfortable now. It'd be a shadow of what it once was.
    crusherclement
    If anyone has read Slash's autobiography then they'll know a reunion is NEVER going to happen.
    Slashiepie
    Tomas_slash wrote: Slash doesn't take shit from anyone.
    except Fergie and that asian dude from the Black Eyed Peas..
    Villearreal92
    We all DO realize that Axl is on good terms with everyone BUT Slash, right? I'd be fine with a reunion minus Slash with someone like Bumblefoot,Buckethead, or Ashba on guitar. Or as the above said, if Slash wants to have it his way, have Myles sing for a reunited band and have Axl and Co. do something
    esp401dx
    I thought this was it..they are all gonna be on one stage again...but ..i am really disappointed.DO IT FOR THE FANS DAMN IT...YOU ARE BECAUSE OF WE ARE!
    SlashedRevolver
    It'd be great if they could just be in the same room together for this, sure, I and a lot of other people would love to see the Appetite line-up reunite and play together again, though sadly the chances are that'll never happen.
    Roxxie Roxx
    I hope its a case of them just saying all this so the hype dies down or something so when they do turn up there is less pressure on them. If I was slash/axl I would definitely turn up. But then again I'm not either of them