Fashion Week is upon us, which obviously means Axl Rose is in town. What? It's true, last night we were invited to one of these fancy parties which was taking place at the John Varvatos store on Bowery, but the invite didn't really mention free drinks or anything that was going to make us trudge through the slushy streets... so we didn't go. And then this morning we received an email stating there was "an exclusive surprise performance by rock legend Axl Rose, and Guns N’ Roses" at the party! Yeah, that burned a little. Sure, it was a new backing band, but Axl was there... and so was Kevin Bacon—because that is what happens during Fashion Week!

We hear that Axl proclaimed at the end of their 17-song set (which ended just before 3 a.m.): “This was the best fucking show of the tour!" As for the singer's look, however, TMZ says he was "Looking like the bastard love child of Mickey Rourke and Kathy Griffin." Which is a rather nice compliment. (More photos at Brooklyn Vegan, where you can also find the set list.)