December 05, 2022


Axl Rose will NOT ‘toss’ MICROPHONE ever again

Axl Rose injured fan while ending performance by tossing mic in air

By George Johnson December 05, 2022
Axl Rose will NOT ‘toss’ MICROPHONE ever again

Axl Rose has learned from his mistakes.

Axl Rose has had a busy week. Last Friday (Dec. 2), Loudwire revealed that the polarising performer had given Rebecca Howe two black eyes after launching a microphone into the audience at GN'R's Australian concert on Nov. 29.

Rose has already apologized to Howe and promised to do away with the custom of tossing the microphone altogether.

In her statement to Adelaide Now, Howe described, “I was in Diamond Standing, so it wasn’t even right at the front, and it was the very last song, “Take Me Down To Paradise City.”

She added, “He took a bow, and then he launched the microphone out to the crowd . . . and then bang, right on the bridge of my nose. . . . What if it was a couple of inches to the right or left? I could have lost an eye . . . what if it hit me in the mouth and I broke my teeth?”

Rose confirmed the event in his tweet on December 2 before adding, “If true obviously we don’t want anyone getting hurt or to somehow in any way hurt anyone at any of r shows anywhere,” before explaining.

He added, “Having tossed the mic at the end of r show for over 30 years we always felt it was a known part of the very end of r performance that fans wanted and were aware of to have an opportunity to catch the mic. Regardless in the interest of public safety from now on, we’ll refrain from tossing the mic or anything to the fans during or at r performances.”

From there, Rose mourned that “there r those that . . . chose to frame their reporting regarding this subject in a more negative n’ irresponsible out of nowhere light which couldn’t b farther from reality. We hope the public and of course, r fans get that sometimes happens.”

Finally, he offered a “BIG THANKS to everyone for understanding.”

Also recently making headlines was the band's lawsuit against an online gun dealer for trademark infringement.