While the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony was set up to celebrate the new inductees, there was a very special segment for one of the already existing Rock Hall members, the late Eddie Van Halen.
The guitar hero inspired a generation of players and you need look no further than some of his peers who paid tribute to the iconic musician.
Slash stated, "Eddie Van Halen was a truly gifted musician. His style and his sound were completely unique to him. He had a massive impact on guitar playing and I don't think there's anybody who has picked up a guitar since 1978 who hasn't been touched in some way by Eddie Van Halen's influence. I really miss his playing and I really miss him as a friend."