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Guns N' Roses Perform at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction with Myles Kennedy in Axl Rose's Absence (Video)

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With its lead singer boycotting the festivities, the band brought in the Alter Bridge frontman to sing a few tracks in Cleveland.

Even without Axl Rose, the guns still blazed.

Despite their lead singer sitting out the festivities due to hurt feelings at a perceived lack of respect, three original members of Guns N' Roses -- Slash, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler -- took to the stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction concert on Sunday to perform some of their top 80s-era hits. And without Axl's sky-reaching vocals available, they were joined by Myles Kennedy, the lead vocalist for Slash's solo project and the Creed-spinoff band Alter Bridge -- to man the microphone.

His voice may not have reached the heights of Rose's piercing screams, but he did a solid job on the classics "Sweet Child O' Mine," "Paradise City" and "Mr. Brownstone."

As for any future reunions of the original lineup, don't count on it. In his long letter to the Hall of Fame, Guns N' Roses fans and whomever else may feel some concern, the singer, who currently heads up a vastly different lineup that includes DJ Ashaba, Bumblefoot, Dizzy Reed and Chris Pittman, says that no fully original lineup reunion will ever occur.