While the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony won't air on HBO until early next month, the below bit of fan-filmed footage featuring former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, Gilby Clarke and Steven Adler performing "Sweet Child O Mine" might tide you over 'til then.
Following his no-show at this past week's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Axl Rose has issued a follow-up statement, which he wants to make clear "was written for GNR's official website, Facebook account and my personal twitter account and not intended as a press release."
While Axl was nowhere to be found (neither was Izzy for that matter), the remaining original members of Guns N' Roses didn't let that stop them from getting up on stage after their acceptance speeches at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past Saturday night and giving fans what they wanted.
After Axl Rose's recent open letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — in which be publicly declined to be inducted and stated he would not be appearing — the attention immediately turned to the other members of the band's classic lineup and how they would react to their former lead singer.
If you've been following the saga of Guns N' Roses even loosely over the last couple of decades or so, then you know that almost all of the bad blood that still exists between the band's original members is almost all squarely between Slash and Axl Rose.
In this whole Guns N' Roses saga, original drummer Steven Adler has always seemed to be the optimistic, excitable one in the band who just wishes everyone could get along and play those original Appetite-era songs the way they were meant to be played.