No Axl. No problem.
While the lead singer of Guns n’ Roses boycotted his band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday (April 14), this hardly stopped the rest of the group from enjoying their moment in the spotlight. GnR reunited in front of 6,000 fans and performed classics including “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City.”
The “co-headliner” of the night was the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The funk rock group known for songs like “Give It Away” and “Suck My Kiss,” even paid tribute to their late guitarist Hillel Slovak during their acceptance speech. Slovak died of a heroin overdose in 1988.
“It would certainly mean something to him as he cared deeply about music and the love of the brotherhood of being in a band and being a creative force in the universe, which he is and always will be a brother in everything we do,” lead singer Anthony Kiedis says.
Other inductees include the Beastie Boys, Donovan, Laura Nyro and The Small Faces/The Faces.
Here are some more pictures of the festivities.