Of course I know there’ll be some differences should the band decide to perform together after all these long lonely years, but I’ll take the Botoxed Axl, the Twitter posting Slash, and the no longer yummy Duff McKagan as long as it means they’ll be performing (and possibly touring, fingers crossed!) together in April of next year. That’s when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be and since the band has just been inducted (have I not mentioned it?), well, hopes are high that a reunion might should has to be in the cards.
The Induction news just trended worldwide on Twitter and talks have again been reignited whether Guns N’ Roses can set aside their differences and perform during the ceremony. If Led Zeppelin, Eagles, and The Police could do it, why not GNR right? The answer to that might lie in the level of pettiness Axl Rose has in his body. I mean I love the guy since it’s very difficult to hate someone who wrote Estranged and Breakdown, but sometimes you just want to sit him down and inform him to get over himself. The. World. Does. Not. Revolve. Around. You.
I think Steven Adler in his very recent Rolling Stone interview said it best, “Can’t we just be fucking people who played music and accomplished a huge goal in their life and just play a couple songs? It’s only rock and roll, my god! It’s not rocket science.”
True that. Somebody should really tell Axl Rose – and Slash for that matter – that they are not in some episode of Glee or Mara Clara. Get it together and at least play a couple of songs. If not for anything else, do it for me. I mean, I got on board with Axl’s new face, this is the least he could do.
For the fans of the real Guns N’ Roses – yes offense to the one parading to be GNR these days – we know that the attendance of the rest of the group (the rest meaning besides Axl) is pretty much assured. And it’ll be an awesome treat to see Slash, Duff, Steven, Izzy with Matt and Gilby up on stage to accept the award. Dizzy Reed should also be there and given an extra award just for having superpowers that enabled him to stay with Axl even when others were already screaming bloody murder.
I’m also already running through the possible song selection for the ceremony. I’d love for the band to play Breakdown since that’s like OMG a fave!!!1!, but the three most possible choices would have to be November Rain, Sweet Child of Mine, and Welcome to the Jungle. I may be a bit off but at least one of these three is definitely going to be chosen. Or else.
The other inductees for Rock Hall are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, The Small Faces/Faces, Donovan, Laura Nyro, Freddie King, Don Kirshner, Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd, and Glyn Johns.
Love everyone if I knew who they are I’m sure, but the delicious icing on the cake that is the GNR induction is Red Hot Chili Peppers and Small Faces are in the list too. And the great thing about it is that the two bands are not at all shy or in any way burdened by trivial baggage and will be more than willing to perform. ‘Course RHCP performing with John “My Marry Choice in the Fuck, Marry, or Kill Game” Frusciante is almost enough to ease the pain should there be no GNR reunion performance.
I suppose I should explain the nickname. You know the game were you are given a choice of three people or a group and you have to (not really have to, but what the hell is your problem if you don’t) pick which one you will fuck, marry, and kill? You know like in F.R.I.E.N.D.S. - you’d probably fuck Joey, marry Chandler, and kill Ross. Don’t think I don’t know what your choices are. Well, for RHCP, it’s always been fuck Chad, marry John, and kill Dave Navarro.
But that’s neither here or there.
Important points to remember – since I’m slowly getting incomprehensible – are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Small Faces/Faces, and Guns N’ Roses are official Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, we might see some GNR reunion (all limbs crossed), and always kill Ross and his whiny whiny voice if you have a choice.
Don’t worry. I won’t leave you with a picture of Ross and that smile. Here’s some GNR, Small Faces, and RHCP favorites to celebrate their induction.
And have a happy Hump Day, you guys!