Well, we knew that would happen. When Guns N’Roses earned their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the main question on just about everyone’s mind would be if Axl and Slash could put aside their differences long enough to perform as a group at the April ceremony for the first time since 1993. That question appeared to be answered yesterday via a tweet from That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk.During an interview on his SiriusXM show with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame president and CEO Joel Peresman (take a second to think about how ridiculous that title is), Trunk tweeted that Peresman indicated that the entire band had RSVP’d. That’s good, right? Wrong! Only several hours went by before Slash disputed the statement via his own Twitter account.
A few thoughts here: Slash not showing up to the ceremony would be pretty uncharacteristic for Slash. Granted, the guy’s got beef with Axl, but he’s been everywhere from the Disney Channel to the Super Bowl – he loves the spotlight. And he can’t claim that he doesn’t work with divas after all the time he’s spent with Fergie. For Slash to bail on arguably the most important gig he’s had in years seems like something he wouldn’t do. Granted, Rose did claim a few years back that the two of them would die before a reunion happened. Now we’ll just have to wait to see what happens come April.