Despite Axl Rose’s decision to snub the induction of his band Guns N’ Roses into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day introduced the Guns N’ Roses induction at Saturday night’s ceremony.
Band members Slash, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler and Matt Sorum all took the stage. Billy Joe then asked, ‘Who’s missing?” and the audience of 7,000 booed loudly.
Axl Rose announced last week that he was “respectfully” declining the Hall of Fame’s invitation. He felt he wasn’t wanted or “respected.”
Not a single member of Guns N’ Roses mentioned Axl Rose by name in their speech. Keyboardist Dizzy Reed and guitarist Izzy Stradlin chose not to come.