Watch: Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Besides all of the craziness of Coachella, there was also something else that went on this past weekend that celebrated music. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place in Cleveland, OH on Saturday, April 14th and celebrated acts like Guns N’ Roses and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Even though Axl Rose decided to boycott the event, the other four members of the original line up showed up and even performed three songs without Rose. Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy filled in as the vocalist and did rather well as he sang “Mr. Brownstone”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City”.
The Chili Peppers were also missing a member. Guitarist John Frusciante decided to opt out of the event but there was still a reunion between the Peppers and past drummers Jack Irons and Cliff Martinez. The two of them joined in on performances of “By The Way”, “Give It Away” and “The Adventures Of Raindance Maggie”. They also performed their version of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground” and invited GnR guitarist Slash, Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and George Clinton to play along.
Check out videos of the performances below. The induction ceremony will be broadcast on HBO on May 5th.
Guns N’ Roses – “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
Guns N’ Roses – “Mr. Brownstone”
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “By The Way”
RHCP, Slash, Ronnie Wood, Billie Joe Armstrong, George Clinton – “Higher Ground”