(Image source: The Plain Dealer)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed some new members Saturday night.
But some of the members of the bands being inducted didn’t make it to the festivities.

The most notable — or at least the most fussed about — absence?
Guns N’ Roses frontman and co-founder Axl Rose.
Earlier in the week, he wrote a letter to the Hall of Fame — via Facebook — to respectfully decline the invitation … and refuse induction.

Mentions of Axl’s name drew boos at the awards ceremony.
But — perhaps a bigger problem — how would the band perform without its lead singer?
Billboard reports.

“The GNR alumni [performed] a three-song set fronted by Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, who also sings for Slash's band … ‘Sweet Child O' Mine’ and ‘Paradise City’ had the Town Hall crowd on its feet and pumping its collective fists.”

A writer for the Detroit Free Press says some others missed the show, too.

“Many of the 6,000 fans and rock VIPs who packed Public Hall had hoped [for] a rare re-grouping of the Rod Stewart-led Faces. But Stewart, who missed his 1994 induction as a solo artist due to an earthquake in Los Angeles, canceled this appearance due to illness (as did Beastie Boy Adam "MCA'' Yauch.)”

Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis expressed gratitude for his band’s recognition.
But he told The Cleveland Plain Dealer it’s no swan song.

“We’re very excited about playing music right now, just like we were in 1983 — so it’s a strange moment to stop and reflect … (FLASH) we’re going somewhere. How can we stop and take an award when we’re just halfway there.”

Meanwhile, a writer for The New York Times focused on how an event held in the Midwest still had such a coastal feel, saying …

“ … much of the show’s music was rooted squarely in the country’s entertainment capitals of New York and Los Angeles. Guns N’ Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers represented two branches of California rock in the 1980s, metal and punk. And the Beastie Boys and the mercurial songwriter Laura Nyro, if they have anything in common, were celebrated as but two slices of New York’s huge, multifaceted musical culture.”

Entertainment Weekly reports the 27th annual ceremony will air May 5 on HBO.






 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts 2012 Class

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts 2012 Class

(Image source: The Plain Dealer)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed some new members Saturday night.
But some of the members of the bands being inducted didn’t make it to the festivities.

The most notable — or at least the most fussed about — absence?
Guns N’ Roses frontman and co-founder Axl Rose.
Earlier in the week, he wrote a letter to the Hall of Fame — via Facebook — to respectfully decline the invitation … and refuse induction.

Mentions of Axl’s name drew boos at the awards ceremony.
But — perhaps a bigger problem — how would the band perform without its lead singer?
Billboard reports.

“The GNR alumni [performed] a three-song set fronted by Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, who also sings for Slash's band … ‘Sweet Child O' Mine’ and ‘Paradise City’ had the Town Hall crowd on its feet and pumping its collective fists.”

A writer for the Detroit Free Press says some others missed the show, too.

“Many of the 6,000 fans and rock VIPs who packed Public Hall had hoped [for] a rare re-grouping of the Rod Stewart-led Faces. But Stewart, who missed his 1994 induction as a solo artist due to an earthquake in Los Angeles, canceled this appearance due to illness (as did Beastie Boy Adam "MCA'' Yauch.)”

Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis expressed gratitude for his band’s recognition.
But he told The Cleveland Plain Dealer it’s no swan song.

“We’re very excited about playing music right now, just like we were in 1983 — so it’s a strange moment to stop and reflect … (FLASH) we’re going somewhere. How can we stop and take an award when we’re just halfway there.”

Meanwhile, a writer for The New York Times focused on how an event held in the Midwest still had such a coastal feel, saying …

“ … much of the show’s music was rooted squarely in the country’s entertainment capitals of New York and Los Angeles. Guns N’ Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers represented two branches of California rock in the 1980s, metal and punk. And the Beastie Boys and the mercurial songwriter Laura Nyro, if they have anything in common, were celebrated as but two slices of New York’s huge, multifaceted musical culture.”

Entertainment Weekly reports the 27th annual ceremony will air May 5 on HBO.






 

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