Former Guns Members Rock Despite The Absence Of Rose

What was perhaps the most anticipated induction into the Rock n’ Roll hall of fame ceremony went off without a hitch this past Saturday, despite a couple of speed bumps along the way.  This years inductees included Faces (absent Rod Stewart), Red Hot Chili Peppers (absent John Frusciante) and most notably Guns N’ Roses (absent Axl Rose).  It was the induction of Guns N’ Roses that had rock fans everywhere eagerly waiting and hoping that the former members would put aside their differences and give fans the reunion they had been hoping for.  Months passed since the announcement of the inductees, but no word of a reunion performance surfaced, that is until last week.  Always one to be in the spotlight, Axl Rose released a public letter not only rejecting any possibility of seeing the original line up perform together in this lifetime, but also made sure to denounce his personal induction into the Hall of Fame alongside of his fellow bandmates, stating that he does not give permission to the members of the Hall of Fame or the band to accept the induction on his behalf as he doesn’t want it.  As it always does, the music went on, and Rose was no more than a mere flicker in everybody’s mind once the former members of Guns N’ Roses took the the stage to belt out classic hits from their debut album Appetite for Destruction.  The Red Hot Chili Peppers managed to also shine on despite the absence of their lead guitarist and drummer.  Despite the public outcry that followed Rose’s letter, and the absence of numerous members of inducting acts, the ceremony lasted 5 1/2 hours and is being touted as one of the most memorable and enjoyable induction ceremony in the Hall’s history.

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