GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose was left fuming at a Brisbane, Australia concert when a fan unhappy with the band's late arrival onstage threw a drink at him. Rose and his bandmates took the Brisbane Entertainment Center stage at 11.45pm on Wednesday (20Jun07), angering fans who had paid up to AUS$175 ($150/GBP75) to attend. Seconds into opening song Welcome To The Jungle, a can of drink narrowly missed Rose, although its contents still managed to splatter the singer. He told the crowd, "Is that what you want? You want a battle. If you're going to act like that, then you know I don't have to be here.'' Rose proceeded to walk offstage throughout the set, forcing his bandmates to improvise extended solos to cover his absence, reports the Sydney Daily Telegraph.