Watch Guns N’ Roses’ Full Hall of Fame Performance
Fan video of Guns N’ Roses’ three song performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony has recently been made available on YouTube. It’s the first full look at the night’s arrangement and the selection of Myles Kennedy-fronted songs. Slash, Duff McKagan, and Gilby Clarke were on stage the entire time, with drummers Matt Sorum and Steven Adler changing places after ‘Mr. Brownstone.’
The mini-concert is as close to a reunion as GNR has gotten in recent years and despite only a short time to rehearse, the band seemed especially tight. Slash had no trouble remembering the famous solos that make ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ so memorable. The rhythm section took a few moments to sync up at the beginning of ‘Brownstone,’ but after that they gave fans what they were hoping to see.
Earlier, comedian Chris Rock cracked a joke at Axl Rose‘s expense. “A lot of people are disappointed that Axl Rose isn’t here,” he said. “But let’s face it, even if he was going to be here, he still wouldn’t be here yet.”
Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong gave the induction introduction, before giving way to the band. ‘Paradise City’ rounds out the three-song set — available below — with Kennedy doing a more than serviceable job of filling in for the missing Rose. It’s a difficult position for a singer to be in, but he handled it as best as one could.
Watch Guns N’ Roses’ Hall of Fame Performance