The votes for this year's class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are in, and Guns N' Roses will be inducted come April 14, 2012. This will undoubtedly lead to (even more) speculation about who from the band will be on hand to accept the award and perform at the ceremony.
As we reported earlier, Red Hot Chili Peppers have been selected to be in inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year along with Guns N' Roses, Donovan, Beastie Boys, the Small Faces/Faces and Laura Nyro.
After kicking off their tour support of their new album, I'm With You, in Europe, Red Hot Chili Peppers have just announced the first leg of their 2012 North American tour, which looks to kick off on January 25 in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can check out the tour dates below.
As next year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Appetite For Destruction, there's been much speculation over whether or not Guns N' Roses would be a first-ballot selection for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Well, it could be anything. A lot of times it's a chord progression [Fig. 1], or just some groove. Around the time we were writing By the Way, I'd always be coming in with chord progressions like that-ones that have a real open, "human" sound to them. Something like that might end up being a section to a song. But sometimes those things don't go anywhere; they just go into the air. And I never remember anything, unless it's a thing I've justbeen doing. So I use a tape recorder a lot to record ideas.
Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith has issued an important video message regarding his replacement in the band as he prepares to tour behind the latest Red Hot Chili Peppers album. You can check out the video below.