Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
December 7, 2011, 3:01 pm
The 27th class of inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been announced, and it includes Guns N' Roses, the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, Laura Nyro and the Faces/Small Faces. Will there be reunions?
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The biggest question is one of reunions. All eyes on what Guns N' Roses are going to do. Will Axl and Slash resolve whatever it was they were fueuding about? Steve Adler, who left the band back in 1990 swears those two can't even recall what the argument was about.
Rolling Stone has a good interview with Steve: Over the past 25 years, many bands have put aside years of infighting to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Nobody ever thought that bands like Cream, the Talking Heads, Led Zeppelin and The Police would ever play again, but they all did when they got into the Hall of Fame. Guns N' Roses may be the exception. The original line-up hasn't played together since 1990, and Axl Rose has said vicious things about Slash in recent years. Despite all that, fans are incredibly hopeful they'll put that aside next April in Cleveland. We checked in with former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler to hear his feelings on the induction, and to see if he thinks that a reunion is likely to happen.
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And this is the lowdown on who got in, and what is next:The votes are in and next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class will include Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, the Small Faces/Faces, Donovan and Laura Nyro. Freddie King will enter the Hall of Fame as an Early Influence, while the late producer and TV host Don Kirshner will receive the Ahmet Ertegun (nonperformer) Award and producers Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns will receive the Award for Musical Excellence. The ceremony will be held April 14th at Cleveland's Public Hall. It will be broadcast on HBO in early May.
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