The original Guns n Roses lineup of Axl Rose, Duff Mckagan, Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler and Slash are still a giant question mark about possibly reuniting for their upcoming Rock n Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. There have been countless confirmations, denials and retractions in recent weeks. Former bass player Duff Mckagan is keeping himself out of it as much as humanly possible.
"I know I'm going to go. I can't, at all, speak for anybody else. And won't," Mckagan told Rolling Stone. "I'll be there with bells on."
"What I found out when we got nominated is that there's just a shit ton of fans around the world who are really psyched. In that case, it's more about them and the people that believed in us and bought our records and came and saw us. Imagine that? All those people believing in our band – a thing we created out of thin air. That part of it is an honor. The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame as an institution? I really don't know much about it."
Paul Schaffer, David Letterman's bandleader, took to Twitter yesterday with some widely reported bad news for Guns n Roses fans:
"GUNS N' ROSES will not be performing, so [the ceremony will] not [be] as long as you would think," the Tweet read.
It was later revealed that Paul Shaffer has literally nothing to do with his official Twitter account and didn't have anything to do with the posting.
"All tweets are handled by one of our staff members. No one is exactly sure what will happen at the induction ceremony, and we apologize for the inadvertent tweet," the retraction read.
So what's actually going to happen during the ceremony? Nobody knows, but longstanding keyboard player Dizzy Reed remains hopeful.
"I know that all the original band is going to be there. I don't know exactly what's going to go down. It's one of those things I'm sure will all come together and be really cool," Reed recently told Billboard. "I'm just going to go in with a good attitude and a clear head and a grateful heart."