Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Responds to Axl Rose Diss

Music shrine comments on the singer's decision to decline induction this Saturday in Cleveland

By Peter Gicas Apr 12, 2012 3:15 PMTags
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Well, we already know that Axl Rose won't be knockin' on heaven's the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's door.

After all, the singer made it more than perfectly clear in an open letter yesterday that he has no desire to be inducted this Saturday as a founding member of Guns N' Roses.

So what does the music shrine in Cleveland have to say about the singer's decision?

"We are sorry Axl will not be able to accept his induction in person," a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame spokesperson tells E! News. "We are looking forward to still inducting Guns N' Roses this weekend and will proceed forward with our original plan whether Axl is present or not."

While Rose himself obviously has no plans on being there for the ceremony, the Los Angeles Times reports that other members of the band are still expected to attend, including Slash and Duff McKagan.

In his letter, Rose wrote, in part: "I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf. Neither former members, label representatives nor the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should imply whether directly, indirectly or by omission that I am included in any purported induction of Guns N' Roses."