The Guns N' Roses frontman took the fault in his stride, however
Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose fell victim to an on-stage malfunction on Friday night (August 5).
The long-running rock band – who recently reunited with guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan – were playing in Houston at the NRG Stadium as part of their Not In This Lifetime tour when the technical problem occurred.
As TeamRock reports, Rose’s piano began to produce seemingly unplanned high notes during their performance of ‘November Rain’, much to the bemusement of the 54-year-old.
“What the fuck is that?” Rose asked his roadies after he told the band to stop playing the song, having noticed the fault with his instrument. “Can we stop it at least? Wow, the piano’s broken…”
Undeterred, however, Rose continued to play the song with the malfunctioning piano. He did find time shortly after the stoppage to laugh about the incident, however, saying “I don’t mind ghosts or gremlins [in the piano], but they should probably learn the fucking song.”
Watch video of the malfunction below, which begins at 4:20.
Back in July, 30 people were arrested at a Guns N’ Roses show in New Jersey for offences including solicitation, disorderly conduct, assault, harassment, criminal trespassing, marijuana possession, resisting arrest and open lewdness.