2012 Rock Hall Inductees Announced

 

Will the original Guns
N’ Roses lineup – the Tracii Guns version – play?

 

By Fred Mills

 

Make plans to hit Cleveland on April 14 – that’s when the
Beastie Boys, Guns N’ Roses, Donovan, Laura Nyro, The Small Faces (and The
Faces), and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be inducted into the Rock And Roll
Hall of Fame
. This will mark a first of sorts: Guns N’ Roses is the first
artist to be selected in their first year of eligibility.

 

Also getting awards:

 

Freddie King – “Early Influence”

Don Kirshner – “Ahmet Ertegun (nonperformer) Award”

Tom Dowd, Glyn Johns and Cosimo Matassa – “The Award for
Musical Excellence”

 

The even will be filmed and shown on HBO in May, and rumors
are already circulating that the original lineup of Guns N’ Roses will perform.
Here’s hoping that Axl Rose can hold his nose (and keep his mouth closed) long
enough to give the fans something they’ve been wanting for 20 years. Wait –
does this mean that Tracii Guns, Ole Beich and Rob Gardner – part of the early
original lineup – will be there too? And John Frusciante is slated to be on
hand with the Chili Peppers.

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