According to NME.com, GUNS N'ROSES singer Axl Rose was reunited with ex-GNR guitarist Izzy Stradlin at the Download festival in England Sunday night (June 11).
Midway through the set, Rose introduced original member Stradlin for three songs — "Patience", "Night Train" and "I Used To Love Her".
It was only Stradlin's second show back with the band in over a decade, following an appearance in New York last month.
As was the case with the New York shows last month and some of the festival appearances on the current European run, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach joined GUNS N' ROSES on stage for "My Michelle".
GUNS N' ROSES took the stage half an hour early, but Rose easily made up the time in a series of sensational walk-offs, according to NME.com.
After slipping over during "Sweet Child O'Mine", Rose annnounced that the band were experiencing "technical difficulties" and left the stage for five minutes while a guitarist played an instrumental version of "Don't Cry".
The singer had already abandoned the show once before, leaving the crowd with an instrumental version of CHRISTINA AGUILERA's hit "Beautiful". And he threatened to leave the stage after "Better" if the crowd persisted in throwing bottles.
GUNS N' ROSES setlist for the Download festival, June 11, 2006:
01. Welcome To The Jungle
02. It's So Easy
03. Mr Brownstone
04. Live and Let Die
05. Knockin'On Heaven's Door
06. Sweet Child O' Mine
07. You Could Be Mine
08. Beautiful (instrumental)
10. Out To Get Me
11. The Blues
12. November Rain
13. My Michelle (with Sebastian Bach)
14. Patience (with Izzy Stradlin)
15. Night Train (with Izzy Stradlin)
17. Rocket Queen
19. I Used To Love Her (with Izzy Stradlin)
20. Paradise City