The original lineup of Guns N' Roses will appear at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's induction ceremony in Cleveland on April 14, says keyboardist Dizzy Reed, who we should point out is not an original member.
According to an interview in Billboard, the five original members of the band — singer Axl Rose, guitarists Slash and Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagen, and drummer Steven Adler — will show up.
Some of the other members who've joined the troubled group over the years — like Reed, guitarist Gilby Clarke, and drummer Matt Sorum — will most likely be there too.
But the big news here, according to Reed, is that the five guys who made the great Appetite for Destruction will be at Public Auditorium at the same time on April 14.
"I know that all the original band is going to be there," keyboardist Dizzy Reed, the longest-standing member of the current GNR and an inductee that night, tells Billboard.com. "I don't know exactly what's going to go down. It's one of those things I'm sure will all come together and be really cool. I'm just going to go in with a good attitude and a clear head and a grateful heart."
Of course, this doesn't mean they'll play or even show up onstage together. Rose has a history of chronic asshole-ism, and the original quintet hasn't played together in two decades.
Either way, it should make for an interesting night, to say the least. —Michael Gallucci