Last month (February 15), it was reported that all the members who had contributed to the band’s seminal album ‘Appetite For Destruction’ would be attending the ceremony, which takes place in Cleveland, Ohio on April 14, but Slash has now confirmed that they will all be simply attending and not performing.
Speaking to QMI, the guitarist said he had been caught unaware by all the furore that has been caused by their appearance at the induction as he had been away from the band for so long.
He said: “Either it hasn’t hit me yet or maybe it’s been so long since I had anything to do with Guns N’ Roses that I just don’t really get it. And we’re not playing. I would imagine that they asked us to play but I know that we’re not playing.”
The guitarist also confirmed that the band’s former drummer Stephen Adler would be attending, but said he couldn’t confirm for the attendance of any of his other former bandmates.
Slash releases his second solo album ‘Apocalyptic Love’ on May 21 and will play a one-off UK show at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on June 6. The show is two days before Slash headlines the second stage at this summer’s Download Festival.
The current line-up of Guns N’ Roses, meanwhile, are set to tour the UK later this year. The band, who are currently working on new material for the follow-up to ‘Chinese Democracy’, will play seven shows across the UK as part of a full European tour this May.
They will play:
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (May 19)
Liverpool Echo Arena (20)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (23)
Glasgow SECC (25)
Birmingham LG Arena (26)
Manchester Evening News Arena (29)
London O2 Arena (31)