Axl Rose declines induction into Rock Hall

You don't often hear of artists refusing to be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, but Axl Rose, who did just that with a much-publicized open letter yesterday, is not the first to turn up his nose at this exclusive offer.

"I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia," the Guns N' Roses' singer says in an open letter.

Yesterday, in a generally polite and well-mannered letter, Axl Rose refused induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, informing the Hall and fans that he would not be attending the ceremony in Cleveland this Saturday,

You don't often hear of artists refusing to be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, but Axl Rose, who did just that with a much-publicized open letter yesterday, is not the first to turn up his nose at this exclusive offer.

The tee did little to dispel ongoing chatter that the up-and-coming star (real name: Lizzie Grant) is dating Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose. She and the "Sweet Child of Mine" rocker, 50, were spotted leaving Chateau Marmont together last Friday and