GUNS’ N’ ROSES has made the final list for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The band will be inducted during the 27th annual ceremony, scheduled for April 14, 2012 in Cleveland. As with all the Cleveland induction ceremonies, the evening’s awards are open to fans and will be televised on HBO in early May.
During an appearance earlier today (Thursday, December 8) on Channel 7‘s “The Morning Show” in Australia (see video below), former GUNS N’ ROSES drummer Matt Sorum stated about the Rock Hall honor, “Congratulations to myself, I guess. It’s just amazing that we’re still here, and still alive. We had such wild times and we’re still here to tell the tale. And all the boys are healthy.”
He added, “We’ll see how it goes. It’s in the springtime and we’ve been inducted with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and FACES and some other greats, so it’s good company.”
When asked if he still keeps in touch with his former GUNS N’ ROSES bandmates, Sorum replied, “I’m in a band called VELVET REVOLVER with Slash [guitar] and Duff McKagan [bass] — we were all original GUNS N’ ROSES members — and so we still have a band. And then Axl [Rose, vocals] is doing his thing; we’re split up right now. So everyone’s hope for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is that we get on stage together.
“I just spoke to the original drummer, Steven Adler, last night, who I replaced in 1990, and then came over here to Australia and did the biggest concert in the southern hemisphere at the time — at Eastern Creek; it was 100,000 people. So Steven and me are talking, and we’re all gonna go, hopefully, and have a good time.”
GUNS N’ ROSES was nominated in its first year of eligibility.
Acts become eligible 25 years after the release of their first record.