Lenny Kravitz joined Guns N’ Roses Saturday at MetLife Stadium for one of the most epic concerts of the summer.
The “Fly Away” singer, 52, braved sweltering temps in East Rutherford to open the show with an ensemble of at least a dozen musicians and backup singers, sending the sold-out stadium of 55,000 to their feet for hits including “Believe” and “Let Love Rule.”
The electric crowd roared as Axl Rose took the stage at 10 pm wearing a black hat, red bandana and sunglasses. Donning his signature black top hat, lead guitarist Saul Hudson — better known as Slash — celebrated his 51st birthday on-stage alongside his band mates, who last played all together in New Jersey back in the summer of 1992.
Bassist Duff McKagen pounded out the body rumbling first notes of “It’s So Easy” as fans of the rockers went wild. The musicians played many of their own hits on their “Not in This Lifetime” reunion tour, but also paid tribute to Lodi punk rockers The Misfits with a cover of their song “Attitude,” according to the NY Daily News.
The group ended the jaw-dropping spectacle with an encore performance of their chart-topping 1988 classic “Paradise City,” but we’re wishing they’d play an encore of the entire set!
Fans were able to outfit themselves with head-to-toe Guns N’ Roses gear at the band’s custom curated pop-up shop within the John Varvatos store in NYC, which sold everything from concert tees to one-of-a-kind leather jackets.
Did you hit the show? We want to see your concert look! Hashtag #omjstyle on Instagram and your photo will appear on InsideJersey.com. OMJ Trendsetter Adrienne Callandrello kept cool in cut-off camo shorts paired with a blank tank and some metal-studded wedges (of course) for the memorable night.