Watch Neil Young Sing With Guns N’ Roses

By Michael Nelson / October 23, 2012 - 3:24 pm

As a prelude to some sporadic activity in 2012 — including a month-long residency in Vegas and a three-city tour in India — Guns N’ Roses performed this past Saturday and Sunday nights at the Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, CA. For Sunday night’s performance, they brought none other than Neil Young himself to the stage for a version of “Don’t Let It Bring You Down,” from 1970’s After The Gold Rush. Axl and Neil trade off on vocals but it’s not exactly an even pairing: Axl’s vocal sounds especially strained; Neil’s actually sounds kinda robust. I’m not predisposed to hating on Axl Rose — I’d happily sit down and talk at length about Chinese Democracy, if I could find a willing conversation partner — but this is … not the best thing I’ve ever heard. Check out the fan-filmed video below.