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Watch Axl Rose Perform With Billy Joel in Los Angeles

Guns N’ Roses singer handles lead vocals on AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” and Joel’s “Big Shot” at Dodger Stadium

Axl Rose made a surprise appearance onstage during Billy Joel‘s Saturday concert at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium, with the Guns N’ Roses singer joining the Piano Man on a pair of songs, a cover of AC/DC‘s “Highway to Hell” and Joel’s own “Big Shot.”

Joel has frequently performed “Highway to Hell” during his main set in recent years, often recruiting his roadie “Chainsaw” to sing lead vocals.

However, at Dodger Stadium, Rose – who notably substituted for longtime AC/DC singer Brian Johnson for the band’s final Rock or Bust shows – was a natural fit to handle “Highway to Hell.”

During the encores, Rose again surfaced onstage, this time to ably deliver vocals on “Big Shot.”

Rose wasn’t the only surprise guest at Joel’s Dodger Stadium gig: Pink also stopped by to perform “New York State of Mind” with the singer before performing her own “Try.”

Joel’s concerts have become known for all-star cameos in recent months, with the singer recruiting everyone from Kevin Spacey and Kevin James to Joan Jett and John Mellencamp to join him onstage.

In This Article: Axl Rose, Billy Joel, Guns N' Roses, Pink


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