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Axl Rose Disses Hall Of Fame, Kills Guns N' Roses Reunion Talks

Greg Asciutto |
April 11, 2012 | 5:02 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Rose in 2010 (Creative Commons)
Rose in 2010 (Creative Commons)
Axl Rose has officially crushed any hope for a Guns N' Roses reunion at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

In a letter to the Hall on Wednesday, Axl announced that he does not want to be included in any of Saturday's festivities.

"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," Rose wrote.

"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. Neither former members, label representatives nor the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame should imply whether directly, indirectly or by omission that I am included in any purported induction of 'Guns N' Roses.'"

When the HOF inductees were announced in December, many anticipated a reunion of GNR's original lineup: Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler. 

The lineup was responsible for one of the best-selling albums in rock history, 1987's "Appetite for Destruction." 

The band dismantled in the mid-90s with Slash's departure, but Rose has continued making music under the GNR brand. 

Media outlets have perpetuated a war of words between Rose and Slash, though the two have not spoken since 1996
"He hates my guts," Slash told Rolling Stone earlier this month. "It's over a lot of different stuff; I don't even know. There's just no communication between us. I talk to Duff and Steven, but when it comes to old Guns N' Roses, there really isn't anybody that makes decisions."
Slash, Adler and McKagan have announced they will attend Saturday's ceremony in Cleveland. Green Day will induct the band; the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Beastie Boys are among the other inductees.
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