Is Axl Rose Downtown's Newest Darling?

by Cary Randolph Fuller · March 2, 2010

    According to the New York Post and New York magazine, the answer is a disturbing yes. Ever since Fashion Week kicked off, the rock 'n roll relic has been spotted all over town, staging impromptu concerts and reminding us, like geriatric Mick Jagger before him, that age doesn't matter if you still know how to party. Or something.

    Beginning with his performance (both on and off-stage) at John Varvatos and L'Uomo Vogue's NYFW kick-off party, Axl's bender has not gone unnoticed among the city's movers and shakers. He's been spotted with guitar in tow everywhere from Rose Bar (where he serenaded a Twitterific crowd on Valentine's Day) to Greenhouse, where co-owner Barry Mullineaux christened a pink cocktail "the Axl Rose" in the rocker's honor. Among his co-conspirators, we've spotted Kevin Bacon and wife Kyra Sedgwick, Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon, Scarlett Johannsen, and...Sebastian Bach? That's the only one that seems logical.

    Where else has Axl been during this Big Apple bender?

    Friday, February 12: Plays a set at John Varvatos' store in the old CBGB; heads to Greenhouse where he stays until 8 a.m. (With Varvatos at right.)

    Sunday, February 14: Parties with fellow 80's rocker Sebastian Bach at 1oak before moving party to his room at the Essex House Hotel.

    Monday, February 15: Plays a private concert at Gramercy Park Hotel's Rose Bar before heading to a private room with Bach and another Reagan era fossil, actor Mickey Rourke.

    Friday, February 19: Swings from chandeliers (figuratively) at the Box, then continues the revelry at Mike's apartment, a secret party loft on Great Jones and Lafayette.

    Sunday, February 21: Terrorizes Meatpacking's Standard Hotel and, again, Greenhouse.

    Wednesday, February 24: Plays ping-pong with Scarlet Johansson at SPiN before heading to Avenue and Mike's apartment.

    Friday, February 26: Axl hits a grand slam, starting at the Box, then hitting GoldBar, SL, and Mike's apartment with the Black Eyed Peas.

    We're exhausted just looking at that. But it begs a great question: Where will Axl go next? What stones has he left unturned? What does this week hold? It's a new month chock full of new opportunities to smash guitars, swill pink drinks, and generally act like a teenager. Axl shows no signs of slowing down, and for that, we are thankful.

    Keep up with Axl's shenanigans on his Twitter!

    [Photos via PMc.]