Guns N' Roses co-founder Axl Rose announced today that he has "respectfully decline[d] [his] induction as a member of Guns N' Roses to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame," in a letter obtained by the L.A. Times
Guns N' Roses' induction ceremony is scheduled to take place in Cleveland on Saturday.
Axl, 50, revealed that if he were to show up for the ceremony it would be a "somewhat of a complicated or awkward situation." The band had a falling out in 1996.
The singer went on to emphasize that he "not be inducted in absentia ... this decision is personal. I certainly don't intend to disappoint anyone, especially the fans, with this decision ... Since the announcement of the nomination we've actively sought out a solution to what, with all things considered, appears to be a no win, at least for me, 'damned if I do, damned if I don't' scenario all the way around."