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Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose Puts on Weight, Performs at Rock in Rio

| by Michael Allen

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose was almost unrecognizable as he recently took to the stage in Brazil at the Rock In Rio music festival wearing a yellow coat, black hat, sunglasses and quite a bit of extra weight (video below). It's not the first time Rose's weight has sparked concern, as he previously shocked fans with his chubby look in January 2010.

Before the performance, Rose told fans he was concerned that pouring rain would make the stage dangerous: "Good evening… good morning! Please bear with us and give us a little second here to figure out what to do about not falling on our asses. I'm going to try to focus on singing rather than running around like an idiot. I'm better at being an idiot. We want everybody to be careful."

 

The band then ripped through great tracks including 'Sweet Child of Mine,' 'Live and Let Die' and 'Welcome to the Jungle.' These songs reminded fans why Guns N' Roses was recently nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

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Although Rose and guitarist Slash have said there would never be a reunion, fans are hoping that if the band isinducted, there might be a mini-reunion.