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Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose drops F-bombs at Neil Young’s Bridge School benefit show

- October 22nd, 2012

It may be one of the most epic roster fails in the history of children’s benefit concerts.

Neil Young staged his 26th annual Bridge School Benefit concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in California over the weekend, which raises money for children with speech and physical impairments.

Some of the biggest in music took part in the acoustic concert – artists such as Jack White, the Flaming Lips, Ray LaMontagne, Sarah McLachlan, k.d. lang all showed up to lend their talents for the great cause.

The one that stood out the most was Guns N’ Roses, who aren’t exactly, at least in our eyes, suited for such an event. Just a casual observation.

Surprise guest and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, who was slotted just before Axl and the gang were set to perform, even joked about his position on the bill, saying “this is the last place I thought I’d be when I woke up today… opening for Guns N’ Roses with an acoustic guitar.”

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Cue the Gunners. With several hundred children looking on from behind the stage, Axl kicked off with the not-so kid friendly “”You’re Crazy,” (which he called a “sentimental ditty”) where he managed to rifle off at least 5 F-bombs during the song – “You know you’re crazy, so f**kin crazy!”

Other children’s classics such as “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City,” “Used to Love Her, (with the soft refrain “I used to love her, but I had to kill her”) and of course, “Sweet Child ‘O Mine.”

We’ve heard of odd concert bills, but this one takes the cake. You can watch the whole thing go down in all its awkward glory below.

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1 comment

  1. Jimmy | October 22, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Axl Rose and his fake Guns N’ Roses backup band are a joke. Why on earth would Neil Young ask this clown to perform?

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