October 26, 2016 | Updated at 01:56 AM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Axl Rose Booed at Rock Hall of Fame Induction

A range of musicians from rockers Guns N' Roses to R&B legends Smokey Robinson and the Miracles where inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday in a night as notable for who was not there as who was.

By Kim Palmer, Reuters on Apr 16, 2012 08:20 AM EDT
Tag :   Music
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Axl Rose
Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performs at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Rio de Janeiro October 2, 2011. (Photo : Reuters)

Cleveland (Reuters) - A range of musicians from rockers Guns N' Roses to R&B legends Smokey Robinson and the Miracles where inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday in a night as notable for who was not there as who was.

Axl Rose, frontman for 1990s band Guns N' Roses, earlier this week refused to be honored by the Cleveland-based Rock Hall after years of bitter feuding with his former "Appetite for Destruction" bandmates, and his name earned catcalls from the crowd when it was mentioned.

Boos rang out from some of the 6,000 in attendance early in the evening when Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer of Green Day, asked the crowd "who was missing" as members of Guns N' Roses were up on stage accepting their award.

"Most singers are crazy. I can vouch for that," Armstrong told the audience. He praised Rose: "He is one of the best front man to ever touch a microphone." Then added: "Sometimes you have to look back at chapters of your life to move forward."

Rose was the first artist to publicly snub the honor since surviving members of punk rockers the Sex Pistols, inducted in 2006, refused to attend the ceremony.

Earlier in the week, Rose issued open letter to the public saying he would "respectfully decline my induction as a member of Guns N' Roses to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame" at Saturday's 27th Annual ceremony in Cleveland.

Two other notable absences were Rod Stewart, inducted Saturday with other band members from the Faces/Small Faces and the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and couldn't accept his award with band members, Mike D (Michael Diamond) and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz).

Stewart, previously inducted as a solo performer, couldn't attend because he was ill with the flu and had to stay away under doctor orders.

The Rock Hall, which has been criticized in the past for inducting lead performers over the iconic groups they led, appointed a committee to choose six additional overlooked groups this year.

Those groups included The Miracles led by Smokey Robinson; The Crickets, backing band to Buddy Holly; Bill Haley's The Midnighters; Gene Vincent's the Blue Caps; and the back-up band for James Brown, the Famous Flames.

Robinson told Reuters on Saturday he was at the ceremony to support his group. "I always thought that the Miracles should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I am absolutely elated this is actually happening," he said.

Performances during the more than four-hour ceremony included Green Day and Kid Rock, as well as inductees Donovan, Faces and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The artists and bands inducted at the ceremony were chosen by 600 music industry professionals. Inductees are represented in a permanent exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


Latest News

2016 Winter TCA Tour - Day 5

‘Secrets and Lies’ Season 2 Episode 5 Spoilers: Eric will learn more about Danny and Kate, Cornell might lose job

After the cliffhanger “Secrets and Lies” Season 2 Episode 4, more secrets will be revealed in the new upcoming episode. Eric will learn more about his wife and friend Danny.

A Comic Con attendee poses as Negan from The Walking Dead during the 2016 New York Comic Con - Day 3 on October 8, 2016 in New York City.

The Walking Dead Season 7 Updates

After the spectacular first episode of the Walking Dead Season 7,the 2nd episode will be aired on the 30th of October.

ABC's 'Secrets and Lies' - Season Two

[WATCH] Secrets and Lies Season 2 Episode 5; Eric more suspicious, discovered Danny's identity; Detective Cornell reveals Kate's more secrets to her husband

ABC's American mystery Anthology television series Secrets and Lies tells of Detective Cornell and her intriguing cases, that even the victims are not spared of hiding their own secrets. On its 2nd Season, Kate Warner's death has involved even her husband to be one of the case's "Persons of Interest", but Kate's secrets and lies have turned the table to a more complex story.


Space Jam holds November 2-day screening; List of participating theaters on Fathom Event official website

Cartoon lovers will surely have something to look forward to November, as Space Jam and Pokemon: The First Movie will relaunch on selected theaters for a special screening just for fans and Kids-at-heart. Relive the jump shots and free throws of Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, and Daffy Duck as the team competes with similar cartoon characters but turned-aliens.

South Korean singer and actress Bae Suzy attends the unveiling ceremony for her wax figure on September 13, 2016 in Hong Kong, China.

Lee Min Ho, Suzy Bae ready to marry! Will JYP allow it to happen?

Amid numerous breakup rumors, South Korian Lee Min Ho is finally considering marrying Suzy Bae. The two actors are expected to tie knot in early 2017. However, Suzy’s agency, JYP Entertainment is yet to give its approval for this alliance.

Real Time Analytics