Green Day to induct Guns N' Roses into Rock Hall of Fame


Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day and Axl Rose from Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses are to be inducted into America's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next weekend by Green Day.

The presentation, revealed on the organisation's website, will take place in Cleveland, Ohio.

Red Hot Chili Peppers and Beastie Boys are also being inducted into the Hall of Fame on 14 April.

They are being presented on stage by comedian Chris Rock and Chuck D from Public Enemy.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was set up in 1983 and previous inductees have included Madonna, AC/DC, Black Sabbath and Abba.

Rock promoters and other people associated with the growth of rock music are also recognised by the Hall of Fame.

UK tour

Guns N' Roses is made up of singer Axl Rose, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman, bassist Tommy Stinson, rhythm guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer plus lead guitarists Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and DJ Ashba.

Former members include Slash, Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum.

They are due to appear on the same stage next weekend, although it is unclear if the original members will play together or appear with the present line-up.

The band, famous for tracks like Welcome to the Jungle and Sweet Child o' Mine, are playing a seven-date UK arena tour in May.

Guns N' Roses last performed together in the UK in 2010 and were bottled off stage at a concert in Dublin after they arrived on stage nearly an hour late.

Their set was cut short after they played past their curfew at Reading Festival that year.