Will Axl Rose and Slash Reunite at the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony?
Now that Guns N' Roses are set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the question on everyone's mind is: Will Axl Rose perform on-stage with Slash and the rest of the group's former members at the event?
Since 1997, Rose has been the only founding member to remain with the band, and in 2009 he told seemed to rule out any possibility of working with Slash again in an interview with Billboard: "What's clear is that one of the two of us will die before a reunion and however sad, ugly or unfortunate anyone views it, it is how it is."
Rose has shared the stage with former bassist Duff McKagan and guitarist Izzy Stradlin in recent years, so that doesn't seem to be the sticking point. Original drummer Steven Adler tells Rolling Stone that he recently talked to Slash, and reports that the top-hatted one holds no grudges against the singer -- "He loves Axl" -- and that his own relationship with Rose is cool, too, although he does admit they last spoke seven years ago.
Earlier this year, Slash told KNAC his thoughts on the likelihood of a more permanent reunion: "A Guns N' Roses tour like that would be f---ing fun. But I think whatever it would take for us to be able to do that, if everybody were in that frame of mind, we never would have broken up in the first place."
Obviously all five musicians, as well as long-time keyboardist Dizzy Reed and 'Use Your Illusion' drummer Matt Sorum, deserve their individual moment in the spotlight at the April 2012 ceremony. But wouldn't it be pretty awesome to see them all perform together, even if it was just for one song?