Former Guns N' Roses bassist responds to Axl Rose Hall of Fame rejection
Former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan has appeared to make a dig at Axl Rose after the singer refused to attend the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Rose posted a lengthy letter online recently detailing his reasons behind his rejection and reiterated his desire not to reform the original line-up of the classic rock band.
Speaking in a column in the Seattle Weekly, McKagan responded to Rose's rejection by stating that the induction is about the fans, not about individual members. He said:
"My band, Gnr, will be inducted into the so-fancy Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And on that night, I will honour not myself or the chicken dinner they will most surely provide, but I will be honouring all those people who call themselves the fans of our group called Guns N' Roses."
He continued: "In the end, it's not about who does or doesn't show up from the original band, and I back whatever reason this guy or that has for not coming. It's all good. The songs are the important bit here... and the message they most certainly still must carry."
Watch Duff perform with Guns N' Roses back in the day below:
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