UPDATE: Envision Radio Networks have released a statement claiming that the tweet saying GN’R would not perform at the Hall Of Fame ceremony did not come from Paul Shaffer. Here is the original story:
Last month, keyboardist Dizzy Reed claimed that all of the original members of Guns N’ Roses would be present at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. While he said that they had yet to discuss about performing, it gave many hope that the original GN’R lineup could beat the odds. However, now a performance from GN’R is looking less likely.
Induction ceremony musical director/producer Paul Shaffer (also The Late Show with David Letterman band leader) was asked by Future Rock Legends via Twitter how long the event would run. Shaffer’s original response will likely disappoint a few:
“Guns N’ Roses will not be performing, so not as long as you’d think.”
Interestingly enough, though, the original tweet was shortly removed and replaced with a different response. This could hint that either the Hall Of Fame is still trying to get the original lineup to perform, or that they don’t want people to know that they couldn’t do the impossible but still want to generate buzz. But if Dizzy speaks the truth, the Hall Of Fame’s PR department need not to worry; they’ll still be plenty of potential drama between Slash and Axl when at the podium.
[screenshot of tweet via Blabbermouth]