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Guns N’ Roses Rock New York Fashion Week With Private Concert

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Noted fashion icons Guns N’ Roses rocked Manhattan on Feb. 16 with a private concert. The show, held at Chelsea’s 180-person capacity Hiro Ballroom, closed out New York Fashion Week, the twice-yearly event when designers showcase their upcoming collections.

Axl Rose and his charges tore through a set filled with classics like ‘Welcome To the Jungle,’ ‘Don’t Cry,’ and ‘You Could Be Mine.’ As has been their way recently, the band performed a cover of AC/DC’s ‘Whole Lotta Rosie,’ as well as their hit versions of Paul McCartney‘s ‘Live And Let Die’ and Bob Dylan‘s ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.’ They finished the 23-song set well after 2AM with “Paradise City.’

The other members of the band had their moments in the spotlight. Guitarists DJ Ashba and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal were given solo songs, and Tommy Stinson performed ‘Motivation,’ a song off the former Replacements’ bassist’s 2004 album, ‘Village Gorilla Head.’

But it wouldn’t be a true G’N’R show without an incident or two. Shortly before the band took the stage, a fight broke out in the crowd, with security escorting both men from the venue. During ‘This I Love,’ a glass landed onstage, causing the band to pause the song. True to form, Axl cursed out the idiot who threw the glass while Bumblefoot chased after him.

The invite-only concert, hosted by DeLeon Tequila, was attended by an assortment of the rich and famous, including Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Clinton, Matt Damon and Olivia Wilde.

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