Guns N’ Roses rocker Duff McKagen delights locals as he enjoys a low-key dinner at Melbourne restaurant – after a spectator was seriously injured during the band’s gig at the MCG
Guns N’ Roses member Duff McKagen was out in Melbourne on Thursday.
The 58-year-old, who plays bass guitar with the famous American rockers, was spotted enjoying a low-key dinner at the Waterfront restaurant in Southgate.
Joining him for the meal, reports The Herald Sun, was American professional wrestler and singer Chris Jericho.
Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan (second from right) with PJ Farley, Chris Jericho (second from left) and Jordan Feramisco enjoyed a night out at the Waterfront restaurant at Southgate in Melbourne on Thursday night
The veteran musicians are both on a concert tour.
Jericho, 52, is the lead singer of the heavy metal band Fozzy.
Meanwhile, Guns N’ Roses played a three-hour, 30-song set at the MCG in Melbourne on Saturday, the first stadium show the city has seen since the pandemic.
It comes after the Gun N’ Roses show in Adelaide on Tuesday night ended in controversy after a spectator was seriously injured.
Frontman Axl Rose allegedly punched a woman in the face with his microphone after throwing it into the crowd at the end of the band’s final song.
The bassist is in Australia to perform a concert tour with the famous American rockers
Rebecca Howe told the Adelaide announcer the mic hit her on the bridge of her nose, leaving her bloody and hyperventilated.
On Friday, footage of the chilling incident was released.
In the video, which was obtained by The Advertiser, rock star Axl, 60, tosses the microphone into the crowd then triumphantly raises his arms in the air.
Guns N’ Roses performed a three-hour, 30-song set at the MCG in Melbourne on Saturday, the first stadium show the city has seen since the pandemic. Pictured: Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose performing with his band in the US in 2016
The moment of impact is not shown, but video shows a minor kaffuffle in the crowd – presumably after Ms Howe was struck by the flying microphone.
Pictured after the event, Ms Howe can be seen with severe bruising to her face, under both eyes and on her nose.
She told the publication she was smitten when Axl, real name William Bruce Rose Jr, threw his microphone into the crowd after finishing the song, Take Me Down To Paradise City.
Rebecca Howe was injured (pictured) after Axl Rose accidentally hit her in the face with his microphone while throwing it into the crowd at the end of the band’s latest song In Adelaide
Rose said he was going to take his microphone stunt out of his regular show routine. He addressed the situation on Saturday, a show manager for the group, saying he would no longer throw the microphone “in the interests of public safety”.
“It has come to my attention that a fan may have been injured during our show in Adelaide, Australia, possibly hit by the microphone at the end of the show as I traditionally throw the mic to the fans,” he wrote.
“If that’s true, obviously we don’t want anyone getting hurt or hurting anyone in any way at any of our shows, anywhere.
Rose said in a statement online on Saturday that he would no longer throw his microphone into crowds – after doing the stunt for 30 years at the end of every show
“Having thrown the mic at the end of our show for over 30 years, we always felt it was a known part of the very end of our performance that fans wanted and knew they had the opportunity to grab the mic. “, he continued.
“Regardless in the interest of public safety, we will now refrain from throwing the mic or anything at fans during or during our performances.
“Unfortunately, there are those who, for their own reasons, have chosen to frame their reporting on this topic in a more negative and irresponsible light that couldn’t be further from the truth. We hope the public and of course the fans understand that this sometimes happens.
“A BIG THANK YOU to all for your understanding.”
Fans continued to scrabble for the microphone (above) after Ms Howe was punched