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Amid 'reunion lies,' Axl Rose declines induction into Rock & Roll Hall of fame

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Marquee at the Hollywood Palladium before the Guns N Roses show on March 9, 2012

An open letter from Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose circled the digital planet yesterday stating his displeasure about "reunion lies," and declining Saturday's induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

"Since February, Rose has remained mum on his plans, even as guitarist Slash has spoken out in favor of a Rock Hall reunion -- and acknowledging Rose's antipathy. 'He hates my guts,' Slash told Rolling Stone in early April," notes the L.A. Times.

Announcement of the ceremony and concert prompted speculation about a possible on-stage collaboration of the famed (Axl / Slash / Steven Adler / Izzy Stradlin / Duff McKagan) lineup. Rose criticized the murmurs in his letter calling out Adler specificially for a years-old article in Billboard.

L.A.'s favorite 1980s deli rockers are set to be honored this weekend alongside the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and others.

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Guns N' Roses announce LA Takeover shows; Slash goes to the Zoo

DeLeon Tequila With Nur Khan Electric Sessions Presents The DeLeon Rock Lounge Featuring Guns N' Roses

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February 16, 2012: Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses at Hiro Ballroom at The Maritime Hotel on in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Guns N' Roses will be returning to the Hollywood Palladium after a 22-year breather. Following the sold-out NY Takeover series, GN'R will be heading west for a Los Angeles version in March, it was announced Wednesday.

LA Takeover will be an intimate, three-date run of shows that begins at the Hollywood Palladium on March 9, followed by a Wiltern appearance on March 11, and wrapping up at the House of Blues Sunset Strip on March 12. Ticket presales begin Thursday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. 

The Axl / Slash / Steven Adler / Izzy Stradlin / Duff McKagan Guns N' Roses will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. In the year 2012, the lineup of Guns N’ Rose looks like: Axl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Frank Ferrer (drums).

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