Next year's class of inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be headlined by Guns N' Roses, the only group on the ballot to be inducted in their first year of eligibility.
While trials and tribulations of Guns N' Roses have been long chronicled, with the original lineup of the band not performing together since drummer Steven Adler left in 1990, frontman Axl Rose isn't opposed to a reunion.
"I don't know what it means in terms of me with the old band and the old lineup," he said during an interview on VH1's That Metal Show. "If we were to be invited, I don't know what they would ask of me. It's up in the air."
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, The Small Faces/Faces, Donovan and Laura Nyro also will be inducted. Freddie King will enter the Hall as an Early Influence, while the late producer and TV host Don Kirshner will receive the Ahmet Ertegun (non-performer) Award and producers Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns will receive the Award for Musical Excellence.
The ceremony will be held April 14 at Cleveland's Public Hall. It will be broadcast on HBO in early May.
by RTT Staff Writer
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