Axl Rose Making Emergency Hot Air Balloon Landing Is Unbelievable: ‘It Had Trouble’


A Reddit user named garhole has uploaded photos of Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose making an emergency landing in his hot air balloon in a neighborhood in Salt Lake City in 1991.

He wrote, “It’s really as simple and insane as it sounds. The hot air balloon had trouble or something and had to land, and it happened to land on my grandpa’s street.

I’ve had the picture of just Axl for a while, but without the context, it’s just a picture of Axl.

We found the rest of the photos cleaning out his house this week.”

See the photos below. Appetite for Distortion have a new Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds interview that you can listen to below the photos.

It’s been 26 years since the release of “Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds,” the self-titled record from founding member of Guns N’ Roses’ Izzy Stradlin. Here to talk to us about that special record is bassist, Jimmy Ashurst…

Jimmy is an incredible storyteller, taking us through how he consumed music as a boy in Italy to Circle Jerk punk rock house parties in Los Angeles. His first band, Broken Homes, would get signed to a label, feature a cameo in Back to The Future, and even have GNR open for THEM. That’s only the beginning of Jimmy’s fascinating story. How soon after GNR did Izzy reach out to Jimmy? Do they still talk? Could he see a future for the Ju Ju Hounds even after the loss of Charlie Quintana? What does Jimmy’s future hold? This, and so so much more in episode 69!

That time Axl Rose landed in a hot air balloon on my grandpa's street.

Listen to “Ep. 69 – Jimmy Ashurst, Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds” on Spreaker.