Over the last few weeks on RockTrax and Rock 104, we’ve been following the likelihood Axl Rose was not going to show up at this past weekend’s induction of Guns ‘n’ Roses into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Now, before this goes any further, I should note I’ve never been a particularly big fan of G’n’R. They’re an acquired taste – and it’s taken awhile for me to acquire a taste for the reasons the band’s now in the Rock Hall.
While that may be a jeer, a tip of the cap is in order to Rose for hosting a documentary on Queen, which coincided with the release of what proved to be the last Queen album released in Freddie Mercury’s lifetime. Rose did an amazingly great job hosting that program.
But back to last weekend. As expected, Rose was a no-show. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Rose didn’t want to attend because he believed it “doesn’t appear to be somewhere I’m actually wanted or respected.” Further, it’s not much of a secret there was a lot of bickering within the band.
Bottom line: All past and present members should’ve been there. Disagreements should’ve been left at the door and the hatchet should’ve been buried just long enough to thank those who got them in the Rock Hall.