So Guns N’ Roses were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this past weekend, despite the protestations of singer Axl Rose. It seems unlikely Rose will be happy at how things went down, with various former members of the band taking to the stage without him to perform three songs (“Paradise City,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Mr. Brownstone”) with Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy.
The lineup for Guns N’ Roses at the event also featured Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke, while Rose’s name was reportedly met with boos when it was mentioned from the stage at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium. It’s not yet known what Rose thinks of all this, but it’s unlikely that he will be quiet for long.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers had a more harmonious reunion at the show, with former drummers Jack Irons and Cliff Martinez joining them. Elsewhere, MCA of the Beastie Boys was also absent for their induction, as announced prior to the event. Instead of performing, the Beasties had the Roots play a tribute set, including contributions from Kid Rock and Travie McCoy.
Check out video from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions below. [via CoS]