GUNS N' ROSES is among 15 finalists for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Votes will be cast by a group of more than 500 musicians and industry professionals; of the 15 nominees, the five that get the most votes will be announced in January and inducted into the Hall Of Fame at its 27th annual ceremony on April 14, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio, home to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum.
GUNS N' ROSES was nominated in its first year of eligibility.
Speaking to The Miami Herald, former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan, who is promoring his book "It's So Easy (And Other Lies)", stated about the band's nomination, "I don't really know what to make of that yet. That's quite an honor and we will see what happens. I woke up very early on the West Coast and I got a couple texts from the East Coast 'Congratulations, congratulations.' I had to get writing and get started for the book release and then go work out with my sensei."
When asked if GUNS N' ROSES' classic lineup would play live again if inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, McKagan said, "Oh, I don't know (laughing). I guess I have to start preparing myself for these questions."
Guitarist Slash, who left GUNS N' ROSES in 1996, told The Pulse Of Radio not long ago that he never imagined he'd still be talking about the group now. "It's weird because the hype and the, you know, sort of mythic whatever about the band has snowballed to where it's at at present, and it's bigger now than it was when the band was still together, which is really sort of, very surreal," he said.