April 4th, 2012
05:26 PM ET
One great rock band, Green Day, will fling the doors open for another seminal group next weekend at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
None other than fellow music icons Guns N’ Roses.
Rolling Stone reports that Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool will deliver the legendary band’s induction speech at the April 14 ceremony in Cleveland.
They’ll join previously announced presenters Chris Rock (for the Red Hot Chili Peppers), Chuck D (for The Beastie Boys), John Mellencamp (for Donovan) and ZZ Top (for Freddie King).
Longtime GNR keyboardist Dizzy Reed told Billboard recently that while all of the original Guns N' Roses members - including Axl Rose - were expected to attend, he wasn’t sure if an official reunion or performance would happen.
"I don't know exactly what's going to go down,” he admitted back in February. “It's one of those things I'm sure will all come together and be really cool. I'm just going to go in with a good attitude and a clear head and a grateful heart."
Last month, former drummer Matt Sorum expressed a bit more optimism. "We're all sitting at the same table, so it should be cool," he told the publication. "After we get a little bit of food in us, hopefully someone will get up and want to play, but I don't know. I'm not the guy to ask. I just hope it works out."
Longtime fans of the era-defining group - which has played musical chairs with its lineup since they burst onto the scene in 1987– knows this could be a tall task.
But if everything works out it could be great for Green Day: then maybe Axl Rose and Co. could help usher them into the Hall in two years when they'll reportedly be eligible.
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