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.
Axl Rose, frontman for 1990s band Guns N' Roses, earlier this week refused to be honoured 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," Billie Joel told the audience.
He praised Rose: "He is one of the best frontman to ever touch a microphone."
Published April 15 2012