Axl Rose apologizes for Hall of Fame snub
(CNN) — The band Guns N’ Roses was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame over the weekend despite Axl Rose’s decision not to attend, and now the rocker has one more thing to say about the ceremony: He’s sorry.
Via his Twitter account, Rose has offered a mea culpa to the city of Cleveland, Ohio, which hosts the event.
“I would like to apologize to Cleveland, Ohio, for not apologizing to them beforehand for not attending [the ceremony] in their city,” he wrote, referring to his initial letter to the Hall.
The tweet provides a link to a lengthy letter in which Rose describes his surprise and gratitude at the positive feedback and support he’s received since he announced he was declining the Hall of Fame’s induction.
He adds that he’s sorry for not offering Cleveland an apology earlier, as he does enjoy performing there, and “Cleveland does in fact Rock!!”