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Rockers on a roll.

Musicians from rockers Guns N' Roses to legends Smokey Robinson and the Miracles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, on a night notable for who was missing, not who was in attendance.

Axl Rose, frontman for 1990s band Guns N' Roses, earlier this week refused to be honoured by the America's Rock Hall after years of feuding with his former bandmates.

Boos rang out from some of the 6,000 in attendance on Saturday when Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer of Green Day, asked the crowd "who was missing" as members of Guns N' Roses accepted their award.

"Most singers are crazy," Armstrong told the audience. But he praised Rose, saying: "He's one of the best frontmen to touch a microphone." The Roots and Kid Rock performed after the Beastie Boys received their award.

Rose was the first artist to publicly snub the honour since punk rockers the Sex Pistols refused in 2006. Earlier in the week, Rose issued an open letter saying he "respectfully declined my induction as a member of Guns N' Roses to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame" at Saturday's 27th Annual ceremony in Cleveland, US.

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