This isn’t exactly promise of a reunion, since band relations could still be described as prickly at best, but all of the original Guns ‘N Roses lineup will be present at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 14. “I know that all the original band is going to be there,”keyboardist Dizzy Reed told Billboard.com. “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 Reed wasn’t in the original lineup, he’s the longest running non-Axl member still in the band.
What’s going to be happening at the ceremony has been a topic of discussion since the inductees were announced in December – but not in the GN’R camp. “Honestly, we haven’t spoken about it,” Reed said. “I don’t know when or why or how to bring it up. It’s not and every day sort of thing. So we haven’t really talked about it – but i’m sure we’ll have to at some point.” Original drummer Steven Adler has admitted that he doubts the reunion will happen, but we’re sure that Duff McKagan and Izzy Stradlin would be down, and Slash would play at the opening of a 7-11. What it really comes down to, obviously, is whether mercurial frontman Axl Rose can put aside his ego and participate in something that many fans of the band have been waiting for longer than they were for Chinese Democracy.
Speaking of that album, Reed offered somewhat of an update on the follow-up. “There are some clamoring and rumors that we might be getting some material together here after we do this little run, so we’ll see what happens,” he said. “I just go with the flow. I’m always recording and stuff. If it happens it will be really fun and cool. I love creating stuff with all the guys. And 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.”