On Thursday evening, February 16, GUNS N’ ROSES played a private, invite-only show at Hiro Ballroom that closed out New York Fashion Week. A number of celebrities attended the concert, including Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso, who sat in a VIP section with Chelsea Clinton, Justin Timberlake, Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge, Taylor Momsen, Alexandra Richards, Jared Leto, Evan Rachel Wood, Danny Masterson, Mario Sorrenti and the Winklevosstwins.
GUNS N’ ROSES reportedly hit the stage on time and played “Welcome To The Jungle”, “It’s So Easy” and “Mr. Brownstone” as part of a set that went well past 2 a.m.
According to Women’s Wear Daily, two men in the crowd got into a fight minutes before the show started and ended up getting whisked away by security.
After GUNS N’ ROSES took the stage, a member of the audience threw a glass. Axl Rose stopped singing and yelled to the offender, “You little [bleep], you want to throw a glass?”
“See ya, wouldn’t wanna be ya,” said Rose, as GN’R guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal ran after the perpetrator.
In addition to sole original member Axl Rose, the current lineup of GUNS N’ ROSES includes guitarists Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Richard Fortus and DJ Ashba, bassist Tommy Stinson, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman and drummer Frank Ferrer.
The original five-piece group, along with drummer Matt Sorum and keyboardist Dizzy Reed, will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland on April 14.