Guns N' Roses inducted to Rock and Roll Hall

By Tom Withers

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, April 15 2012 12:11 a.m. MDT

Green Day (from left) Tre Cool, Billy Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt, performs to open the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Cleveland. Green Day introduce Guns N' Roses for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Tony Dejak, Associated Press

CLEVELAND — Hard rockers Guns N' Roses have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame without lead singer Axl Rose.

Guns N' Roses burst onto the scene with both barrels blaring in the mid 1980s. Their debut album, "Appetite for Destruction" was a shot in the arm to a stale genre and established GNR as a global force.

The band bickered for years before splitting. Earlier this week, Rose ended any hope fans had for a reunion of the original lineup when he announced he would skip Saturday night's ceremony in Cleveland and declined induction.

Green Day inducted Guns N' Roses. Members of the group accepted the honor dressed in striking black outfits, their fists raised in response to cheers from the audience.

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