The 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions took place before an audience of 6000 last night in Cleveland and it appears that nothing went wrong- even though three key inductees were no-shows.
The Beastie Boy’s Adam Yauch has battled cancer since 2009 and couldn’t attend last night.
Rod Stewart was planning to accept as a member of The Faces but he was suffering from the flu and had to bail on his Doctor’s orders. Fellow Faces inductee Ronnie Wood was on hand and in fine form. He and former band-mates performed while singer Mick Hucknall filled in for Stewart.
Axl Rose was the third notable no-show. Last week, Rose finally weighed in on how he felt about Guns n’ Roses being inducted: he wanted the new line-up to be included, he didn’t like what he’d heard from the press and former band-mates, he didn’t want to be included as an inductee and didn’t want anyone else accepting in his absence.
Billie Joe Armstrong,lead singer of Green Day, helped induct Guns & Roses. As the band came up on stage, he asked the crowd who was missing. The audience responded with a round of boos but Armstrong went on to praise Rose: “He is one of the best front man to ever touch a microphone”.
Guns & Roses were not scheduled to perform last night but fans were treated to a three-song jam that saw guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steve Adler performing together for the first time in nearly 20 years.
Find out who got inducted HERE.