Drummer says he has his 'toes crossed' for a reunion, but says it's very unlikely
The band were confirmed to be added to the roll of honour along with The Faces/The Small Faces, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Beastie Boys and will be inducted at a ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 14, 2012.
Both Axl Rose and Slash have separately said that they wouldn’t rule out the possibility of the original line-up reuniting, but the band’s former sticksman says he just can’t see it happening.
Asked if all members of the band’s classic line-up are likely to make the ceremony, Adler told Rolling Stone: “Absolutely not. But, as far as I know, there is a God and a higher power, and it’s possible. Unfortunately, I don’t foresee it. You figure that time could heal all wounds, but some people just really hold a crazy grudge”.
The drummer also said that he believes that Axl Rose probably can’t even remember reason behind his fallout with Slash, but shows no signs of mellowing.
He said: “The real shame about the ending of the Guns N’ Roses when I got kicked out wasn’t just that I got kicked out, but Slash and Axl stopped working together. They are the Keith Richards and the Mick Jagger! For 20 years, because of some stupid grudge, which I guarantee you that neither of them could even tell you what it was. They don’t even know! I just had lunch with Slash two days ago. He loves Axl. He holds no grudges towards him. Twenty years of great music wasn’t created because of some stupid grudge”.
Adler also said he was desperately hoping for some kind of reunion, but was sceptical of the chances of it happening.
He added: “The drama hasn’t stopped for 25 years. I don’t forsee it stopping, but I know there’s love between all five of us. I know there is. Not just four of us, five of us. Five. We owe it to the fans. The least we can do is give them one great performance. My fingers are crossed. My toes are crossed!”