The months of drama and public sniping leading up to Guns N' Roses' 2012 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame suggest that there may never be peace among the former band members.

After months of speculation, Axl Rose issued a lengthy open letter explaining his decision not to join his former bandmates for a celebratory performance, or even to attend the ceremony. This didn't sit well with drummer Steven Adler, who also threw some nasty words ("scabs," for example) at the current members of Guns N' Roses. Guitarist Izzy Stradlin declined to attend in a much quieter way, leaving original members Slash, Duff McKagan and Adler (plus 2nd drummer Matt Sorum) to deliver gracious speeches and a strong performance.