December 1, 2012 14:01
Ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler: 'I'm not angry at Axl Rose anymore'
Drummer says he's forgiven frontman over Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame dispute
Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler has claimed he's no longer angry at singer Axl Rose over the dispute regarding the band's induction to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Adler labelled the frontman an "asshole" after he chose not to attend the ceremony in April of this year. Rose had asked not to be inducted at all, and was subsequently booed by the audience when Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong read out his name at the bash in Cleveland, Ohio.
The drummer had also dismissed the new line-up of Guns N' Roses by dubbing them "Axl And His Hacks" but, speaking to Rolling Stone, he insisted:
I'm not angry with Axl anymore. I love him and I feel blessed that I got to work with him and achieve what I achieved with him. I guess time does heal all wounds.
He also spoke of his feelings regarding his time in his old band, meanwhile, adding: "It's nice to appreciate it, but I'm no longer angry and pining for a reunion. I'm not angry about it anymore. It's flushed out of my system."
In Rose's absence, former Guns N' Roses' members Slash, Duff McKagan and Adler performed 'Appetite For Destruction' hits 'Mr Brownstone', 'Sweet Child O' Mine' and 'Paradise City' with Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy. The singer later revealed his reasons for not taking part, stating: "I still don't exactly know or understand what the Hall is or how or why it makes money, where the money goes, who chooses the voters and why anyone or this board decides who, out of all the artists in the world that have contributed to this genre, officially "rock" enough to be in the Hall?
"This isn't an attack. These are genuine issues I don't have enough verified information on to have more than rough ideas."
Earlier this week, Guns N' Roses were joined onstage in Las Vegas by another former member of the group, Izzy Stradlin – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch the footage.
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