There was never really any doubt that Guns N’ Roses were to make it into the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame, it was just a question of when. The date has been set, and now it announce that Green Day will deliver Guns N’ Roses’ induction speech at the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 14 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Others set to make it in this year include, Red Hot Chili Peppers, who will be inducted by Chris Rock, Public Enemy‘s Chuck D will induct the Beastie Boys, and Bette Midler will induct the late Laura Nyro, ZZ Top will induct Freddie King, Carole King for Don Kirshner, John Mellencamp for Donovan and the E Street Band’s Steve Van Zandt for Small Faces/Faces. Rolling Stone also stated that Smokey Robinson will induct The Blue Caps, The Comets, The Crickets, The Famous Flames, The Midnighters and The Miracles and The Band’s Robbie Robertson will induct Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns.
Ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum revealed he may possibly team with Slash to perform with Donovan at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. It seems genuine Guns N’ Roses reunion is not going to happen then. He told VH1 Radio Network: “I might play drums with Donovan because I played with him one time before, and ‘Hurdy Gurdy Man’ was a song he recorded that John Bonham played drums on and Jimmy Page was the guitar player. I offered Donovan that me and Slash could play that maybe, but I haven’t heard back if he wants us to do it or not.”
Check out Slash’s solo offering here for a slice of what is to come at the ceremony.