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Axl the 'party boy' takes over NYC!
Well, at least he took those STUPID BRAIDS out!
According to Page 6 of the NY Post:
It was just after 8 a.m. on Feb. 12, and for the last three hours Guns Nâ Roses frontman Axl Rose had been knocking back cocktails of vodka, cranberry juice and champagne at hip NYC lounge Greenhouse. Hot off the stage from an electric two-hour gig at the John Varvatos store on the Bowery, Rose still had enough energy to keep the party going with his entourage of 20 or more rockers and hangers-on.
âItâs kind of his thing,â said Greenhouse co-owner Barry Mullineaux of Roseâs early after-partying that morning (Mullineaux later named a rose-colored champagne cocktail âthe Axl Roseâ in honor of the rockerâs wild morning at his club.). âHis shows always run late, and heâs a true rock star so he liked to have after-parties after all of his shows.â
Â But Roseâs recent high jinks are legendary even where rockers are concerned. For the last three weeks, the singer has been on an epic bender in New York, tearing through the cityâs nightclubs and bars like heâs still the stick-thin 25-year-old who became a worldwide phenomenon after the release of his album âAppetite for Destruction.â
Since he arrived in the city for his Fashion Week concert on Feb. 11, heâs gone out nearly every night (and continued on till the morning), usually crashing afterward at his $1,550-a-night suite in the Essex House Hotel. His assault on New York night life has made him a one-man stimulus package during the sceneâs winter doldrums â and the cityâs nocturnes are thrilled.
âItâs like heâs teaching the next generation how itâs done,â said one source who has joined Rose on at least half a dozen of his jaunts, where Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill has also been spotted. âWhoâs a bigger rock star than Axl Rose?â
One of Roseâs guitarists, Richard Fortus, is in the process of getting started on an elaborate back tattoo at Graceland in Brooklyn, which will take some time to complete.
Though Rose, who lives on the West Coast, has been in New York on and off in the last couple years, night-life insiders say he hasnât hit the town this hard since 2006.
That year, Rose was in town to play a show at the now-defunct club The Plumm â and got into a punch-up with preppy designer Tommy Hilfiger. (Rose moved a drink that belonged to one of Hilfigerâs friends, so Hilfiger hit him in the face. The clothier was shown the door, and Rose later performed âYouâre Crazyâ â dedicating the song to Hilfiger.)
Now, the rocker, who turned 48 on Feb. 6, is back on the rampage in the Big Apple. Rose asked to play the concert at the Varvatos store â for reasons that are still unclear â and proprietor John Varvatos was happy to oblige. âWe thought they were only going to play five or six songs,â Varvatos said of Rose and his band. In fact, he played 17 to a packed room which included Kevin Bacon.