Duff McKagan Speaks on Upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Duff McKagan opened up about his thoughts on his upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N’ Roses.
“I don’t [know what’s going to happen]. I know I’m going to go. I can’t, at all, speak for anybody else. And won’t. I’ll be there with bells on. Is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that important to me? No. Is it something I’ve aspired towards? No. It’s not sports. You get into the Baseball Hall of Fame, that’s bad ass. But that’s a competitive sport. You have stats. Look, we were a good band – but there were a lot of good bands. A lot of people liked our band, eventually. And that’s kick ass.
“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,” the bassist continued. “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 and Roll Hall of Fame as an institution? I really don’t know much about it.”
When asked if the band would reunite with its past members to play, he expressed his hopes for it, but also that he doubted it would happen due to lack of communication.
In October, McKagan released his autobiography, It’s So Easy: And Other Lies in which he chronicled his big break with Guns N’ Roses, addiction struggles, and return to sobriety.