Washington: Axl Rose has turned down the invitation to attend the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame ceremony and has even declined his induction into the hall, thereby, shooting down the possibility of a ‘Guns N’ Roses’ reunion.
The seminal band, which ruled the rock world for many years before disbanding in acrimony in 1996, could be considered the headliner among the acts scheduled to be inducted in Cleveland on Saturday.
But in a letter to the hall released on Wednesday, Rose said he won’t be at the ceremony and would avoid what would have likely been a “complicated or awkward situation.”
“I won’t be attending The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 2012 Ceremony and I respectfully decline my induction as a member of Guns N’ Roses to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,” Fox News quoted him as writing in the letter.
“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,” he added.