The Guns N' Roses frontman states, 'I would like to apologize to Cleveland, Ohio for not apologizing to them beforehand for not attending [the ceremony] in their city.'
Axl Rose apparently thought the letter he previously wrote was not enough to say how sorry he was for skipping Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland over the weekend. Hence, the rocker penned another open letter to issue an apology specially for his devotees in the city.
"I would like to apologize to Cleveland, Ohio for not apologizing to them beforehand for not attending [the ceremony] in their city," the Guns N' Roses lead singer stated in the new letter. "I think they know how much I genuinely love performing there. Cleveland does in fact Rock!!"
Rose said he's "unbelievably relieved" for receiving positive response from the fans. "To be honest, I thought it would go the other way and was just hoping to weather the storm. As I said, I sincerely didn't want to disappoint anyone. It gets old being the outlaw even if 'it's only rock and roll'," he noted.
He then added, "I still don't exactly know or understand what the Hall is or how or why it makes money, where the money goes, who chooses the voters and why anyone or this board decides who, out of all the artists in the world that have contributed to this genre, officially 'rock' enough to be in the Hall?"
"This isn't an attack. These are genuine issues I don't have enough verified information on to have more than rough ideas. Certainly not enough information to make any judgments about," he went on. "Now that the smoke's cleared a little, any desperate, misguided attacks have been just that, a pathetic stab at gossip, some lame vindictiveness, the usual entitlement crap, he's obsessed, crazy, volatile, a hater."
GNR were inducted by Green Day during the 27th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday, April 14 at Public Hall in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Back then, Billie Joe Armstrong said of Rose, "He is one of the best front man to ever touch a microphone. Sometimes you have to look back at chapters of your life to move forward."