WATCH Guns N' Roses' SLASH Surprise Kid Rockers at 'School of Rock'
Slash joined the kids to perform Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine' and 'Paradise City' during a reharsal for the musical.
During a rehearsal for the Broadway musical 'School of Rock', the young band for the show welcomed a surprise visitor to their stage. Guitarist Slash joined the kids to perform Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine' and 'Paradise City' in between a pair of the hard rock band's tour dates in the New York City Area.
The pre-teen musicians had already begun performing 'Sweet Child' when Slash jumped into the song, playing alongside Brandon Niederauer, who plays guitar prodigy Zack in the show. Niederarauer carefully watched the veteran rock star perform the song as they played the famous riff in unison. Singer Bobbi MacKenzie, who plays the show's band's soulful lead singer Tomika, powered through her vocals on the song without noticing the surprise guest behind her and looked shocked as she saw him after the song wrapped.
School of Rock, the musical, arrived on Broadway last December (2015), 12 years after the ferociously funny, successful Jack Black film premiered on-screen.
Here the line-up for the musical: Evie Dolan (playing Katie on bass), Diego Lucano (Lawrence on keys), Dante Melucci (Freddy on drums) and Brandon Niederauer (Zack on guitar) are not just acting as the young band put together by fake-teacher Dewey Finn. The kids are playing live when their instruments are in hand, with Dolan, Melucci and Niederauer having played their instruments for most of their lives.