Original Guns N’ Roses Lineup To Attend Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Current Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed has confirmed that the entire original lineup of the band will be in attendance for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony April 14 in Cleveland, Ohio.
After tons of speculation and indecision from all involved parties, Reed tells Billboard that the ‘Appetite for Destruction’ lineup of Guns N’ Roses will be present for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. “I know that all the original band is going to be there,” said Reed of the upcoming ceremony. “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.”
The big question now is, of course, whether the original lineup will perform together for the first time in 22 years. The biggest obstacle standing in the way of the reunion performance is, and has always been, the ongoing bad blood between singer Axl Rose and guitarist Slash. Perhaps Slash’s recent Tweet wishing Axl a happy birthday brought an end to the decades-old feud — it’s not likely, but it’s possible.
The original lineup consisting of Rose, Slash, Steven Adler, Duff McKagan and Izzy Stradlin last performed together at Farm Aid on April 7, 1990 — almost exactly 22 years before their scheduled April 14 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Reed and drummer Matt Sorum of the ‘Use Your Illusion’ lineup are also expected to be inducted.