Boston.com - Axl Rose announced Wednesday that he won’t be showing up to see the band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and declined the honor for himself. In a letter to the hall, band fans and “To Whom It May Concern,” Rose listed several reasons for not attending Saturday’s ceremony in Cleveland, including a feeling that the hall does not respect him. In declining his own induction, he added: “I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf.”The hall said in a statement that it still plans to induct Rose with the rest of the group. “We are sorry he will not be able to accept his induction in person,” it said.

In terms of hardo moves does it get any bigger than this? Refusing to let yourself get inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. It kind of reminds me of when the 1972 US basketball team refused to accept their silver medals. Just an empty podium with their medals sitting in a safe, collecting dust waiting to get picked up. At least that protest had a point though. I’m not sure what refusing to go into the Hall of Fame does for you? They aren’t saying Guns N Roses gets along or likes each other. Just that you were a great band.  But that’s what makes it such a great hardo move.   It doesn’t even make any sense.