This past week, Axl Rose released a statement regarding not attending Guns N’ Roses induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. And earlier today, we heard from GN’R’s other reclusive member: Izzy Stradlin.
Stradlin, a founding member of GN’R who left following the release of the Use Your Illusion albums, released the following statement:
“I have waited up to this point to see what would become of the GN’R induction into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. I would like to say THANK YOU and GRACIAS to Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for the acknowledgement of our works over the years as a band. BIG THANKS to all my bandmates who helped get us to where we are today. And, of course, THANK YOU to all of the people on this planet (including, but not limited to, the entire universe and beyond, etc., etc., etc.) who have supported Guns N’ Roses from day one. Adios, Amigos!”
Unlike Rose, Stradlin didn’t comment on whether or not he was attending the induction ceremony. However, drummer Matt Sorum already revealed that the guitarist was unlikely going to attend the event. Thus, that leaves Sorum, Slash, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler, as well as inductees Green Day. Looks like GN’R’s induction in Cleveland tomorrow night (April 14) will be noticeably awkward. Though we doubt the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame even cares.