The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame will induct Guns N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose this weekend with the rest of the band’s classic lineup, even though Axl has rejected the honor.
Yesterday, in an open letter to the world, Axl asked to have his name withdrawn as a member of the group he co-founded and still fronts today.
“I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf,” Axl’s letter reads.
Well, that’s too bad, bitch.
“We are sorry Axl will not be able to accept his induction in person,” Lauren Bishop, a spokeswoman for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, said in a statement.
He’ll be inducted, come hell or high water — which, for Axl, is only five feet.
Before Axl, only the Sex Pistols had rebuffed their induction into the Rock Hall.
I can’t believe Axl would go through all of this just to avoid Slash!