With this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction day now upon us, we’ve heard from quite a few of the past and present Guns N’ Roses members including Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin on why they will or will not be in attendance. Now, former GN’R drummer Matt Sorum is weighing in with what he thinks could have helped sway Rose and Stradlin to attend the festivities.
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Former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan doesn't know what's going to happen next month at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. While tongues are wagging over whether or not GN'R will take up their instruments to celebrate this major accolade, the musician maintains that he can only speak for himself, saying that he'll be there with bells on and that he's not "that guy" who rallies the troops anymore.
We recently reported that rock legends such as Duff McKagan, Sebastian Bach, Gene Simmons and many more are planning to embark on the Rock 'N' Roll Allstars tour in Central and South America. To get fans even more excited, a tentative setlist has been released (spoiler alert), featuring some of the most celebrated songs in rock history.
Last week when protests over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) brought about widespread debate on the matter, Duff McKagan stood up on the soapbox that is his his Seattle Weekly column and seemed to voice support for the bills. His opinion was not a popular one, and now the former Guns N' Roses bassist wants to clarify the comments he made.
Big news for the entire entertainment world - government voting on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) have both been postponed and possibly dropped after an overwhelming amount of online protesting. Among the most vocal opponents of the bill were hard rock and metal musicians including Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, Trivium's Matt Heafy and Disturbed's David Draiman.