Guns N’ Roses brought out Wolfgang Van Halen to join them on “Paradise City” Saturday during the band’s concert in Hollywood, Florida.
“Wolfgang Van Halen. You know how cool that is to say that? That’s fucking cool,” Axl Rose told the crowd while introducing Van Halen. “You don’t understand. We’re talking legacy!”
Van Halen — whose band Mammoth WVH, making their touring debut, has served as opener for GNR’s latest reunion dates — played guitar and sang backup vocals alongside Slash and Duff McKagan on the Appetite for Destruction hit.
Soon after the gig, Van Halen said simply of the moment on social media, “Yeah. This actually happened… What a night.”
What a night 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Hkiqtyc9qV
— Wolf Van Halen 🐺 🚐 🙌 (@WolfVanHalen) October 3, 2021
The Mammoth WVH frontman also paid tribute to David Lee Roth, who he played with in Van Halen, following Roth’s sudden retirement announcement. “Thankful and proud to be a small part of your amazing journey,” Wolfgang tweeted with a photo of himself and Roth onstage together.
Thankful and proud to be a small part of your amazing journey ✌️ pic.twitter.com/5xGcZ3CZ49
— Wolf Van Halen 🐺 🚐 🙌 (@WolfVanHalen) October 2, 2021