Axl Rose Declines Grand Ole Opry Induction

April 11, 2012 - By Trigger  //  News  //  17 Comments

The day after Vince Gill surprised Keith Urban with an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry at his “All For The Hall” benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame, apparently Vince handed out another surprise invitation, this one to none other than the frontman and sole remaining founding member of Guns & Roses, Axl Rose.

Vince Gill, the emissary for handing out induction invitations for the landmark country music institution, apparently surprised Axl at his Los Angeles residence this afternoon as ginger-headed rocker was hanging kilts out on a clothesline in his backyard. Vince reportedly arrived less than an hour after Axl submitted a letter to the Los Angeles Times refusing to be inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony this Saturday, and Axl became irate with the country star.

“Mr. Rose apparently accused Vince Gill of quote: ‘Dancing with Mr. Brownstone’ if he thought he would ever join the Opry, and that they should reinstate Hank Williams before anyone else,” says Sgt. Garero of the Los Angeles Police Department. “Mr. Rose then allegedly smashed Mr. Gill’s signature spectacles that he values at $700.”

Sgt. Garero says officers were sent to the property, and that the investigation was ongoing.

When the Grand Ole Opry was approached to explain why they would want to make Axl Rose a member, Opry spokesperson Meredith Frankenfurter explained:

It makes perfect sense when you think about it. Axl Rose and Guns & Roses have way more songs that resemble country music than anything our last two inductees of Rascal Flatts or Keith Urban do. Go back and listen to GNR songs like “Yesterdays” and “Patience”. Even in their harder rock songs like “Paradise City” if you listen to the introduction and the backbone of the song, it’s way more country than Keith Urban. You could make the case that Axl Rose is more country than most of what you hear on country radio today.

Frankenfurter went on to explain that the honor also was meant to commemorate Axl’s and Guns & Roses’ influence on what she called the Opry’s current “hair highlights” class of Urban & Rascal Flatts, as well as on the genre itself.

Look, when you get right down to it, mainstream country music these days from acts like Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban is really nothing more than 80’s arena rock. What better way to pay tribute to Axl Rose for his contributions to modern country than an Opry induction.

Interviewed at LAX waiting for a flight back to Nashville, Vince Gill said he took Axl’s aggression as a “definite NO” to the Opry’s invitation.

Vince Gill’s optometrist could not be reached for comment.

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Similar News: Hank Williams Sr. Inducted Into Rascal Flatts

17 Comments to “Axl Rose Declines Grand Ole Opry Induction”

  • Just damn good humor!


  • axl is a fucking badass!
    opry trying to profit without showing any respect once again, and someone putting them in their place.. then calling the cops like a weak bitch.. thats fucking awesome axl
    motherfucking respect bitches

    reinstate hank


  • Wow, even the spokesperson for the Opry says the last two inductees are not country, why the hell are they in the opry……haha. We all know why!


  • This is a joke, right?


    • Yep……some what, funny though


  • i always like those funny articles! it’s great when i read the head line and think WTF!?!? *lol*


  • I’d be happier seeing him in the Opry than I would Keith Urban.


  • Ya, and I saw Elvis eating ice cream in Dry Ridge, Kentucky on Monday!


    • elvis gets around don’t he? last time i saw him he was driving the ‘security vehicle’ in the local wal-mart parking lot. he looked good. maybe 30 pounds thinner. we chatted for a bit and as i was leaving he gave me an old sweat stained scarf. i’ll be selling it on e-bay soon.


    • I thought I was the only person of dry ridge kentucky to be on this site thats awesome well im in williamstown but still


      • Hi Cory,
        I stopped in your fine town on Monday and had Skyline Chili and then ice cream at Beans! Saw a guy who looked a lot like Elvis on a motorcycle! People were very friendly and I hope I have an opportunity to stop there again.


  • Ya had me… at least up to the part about Axl “hanging kilts out on a clothesline”…

    Funny stuff…


  • Axl who?


    • Axl Rose
      Lead singer of Guns n’ Roses


  • right on axl,,,opry sucks without hank


  • WTF Keith Urban a member of the Opry. I can feel the ground shaking from Hank spinning . over and over


  • Amen.

    Well written, simply brilliant.



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