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Video: Axl Rose Takes Tumble at Hellfest

Once you get past all the glitz and glamour, rock stars are just like us. They eat, breathe, sleep — and sometimes fall head-first on stage during music festivals.

While Guns N' Roses launched into "Sweet Child O Mine" this past weekend at Frace's Hellfest, frontman Axl Rose took a bit of a tumble trying to climb onto an elevated portion of the stage. But like the professional he is, Axl never missed a lyric, proving once again that nothing falls forever, even cold November rain.

Watch the fall at :26 into the video below.

Josh Hart

Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.