“I imagine the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as this board table with six Mr Roboto’s sitting around, faceless tuxedo-wearing prats,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “There are two hats. They pull out the one, ‘Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Kiss, Mötley Crüe, f*** that. No.’ ‘Leonard Cohen, John Cougar Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, REM, the Pixies, we want all them in because they’re cool. We don’t want Ratt, we don’t want Poison,'” he said.
“I was really happy when I saw Johnny Rotten tell them to go f*** themselves,” he added, referring to the Sex Pistols frontman who referred to the rock institution as “a p**s stain” when they were inducted in 2006. “That’s what I would do … even if I did get talked out of it by the other guys in the band. But I don’t care. I don’t gain anything from it … When you get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the next day you wake up in the same bed. You don’t get tours thrown at you to open for Led Zeppelin or find out Paul McCartney wants to write a song with you. It’s rubbish. There’s no gain from it.”