According to Rolling Stone, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool will deliver the GN’R induction speech at the April 14 ceremony in Cleveland. The rock trio joins previously reported speakers like Chris Rock, who will induct the Red Hot Chili Peppers; Chuck D for the Beastie Boys; John Mellencamp for Donovan; and ZZ Top for Freddie King.
In February, keyboardist Dizzy Reed told Billboard that all of the original members of Guns N’ Roses will be present at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, but that an official reunion or performance had not been planned. “I don’t know exactly what’s going to go down. 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,” said Reed.
Former drummer Matt Sorum added last month, “We’re all sitting at the same table, so it should be cool… 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.”
While Guns N’ Roses had undergone a tumultuous set of lineup changes since rising to superstardom with 1987’s “Appetite for Destruction,” Green Day has kept its lineup of Armstrong, Dirnt and Cool intact since 1990, when Cool replaced John Kiffmeyer as Green Day’s drummer. For those wondering, Green Day is eligible for induction in the Rock Hall of Fame in two years.