Sebastian Bach and AxlAccording to the New York Post, former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach came to the rescue of longtime pal, Guns N' Roses leader Axl Rose, during a surprise performance by Rose and his band in New York on Sunday. The paper claims that Bach tackled a man with a knife at the intimate club gig.

The mystery man casually pulled out what appeared to be a switchblade knife as he walked into the crowded Nur Khan's Rose Bar Sessions at the Gramercy Park Hotel. But Bach, who was standing near the door, immediately got the stranger thrown out of the bash, which was attended by a host of stars, including actor Mickey Rourke.

One witness told the paper that the knife-wielding man "walked in while Guns N' Roses was onstage and pulled out a knife and flicked the blade out. Sebastian, who was standing on a banquette said, 'Nobody is getting anywhere near my man Axl Rose with a knife,' and went after him. Security then immediately threw him out. The man appeared to be drunk. It was dealt with so quickly that none of the other guests or the band were aware of it."

Guns N' Roses performed for about two hours for 150 guests, ending the set at 3 AM before moving the party upstairs with a group of model and rocker friends until 6 in the morning. A representative for the Rose Bar declined to comment on the story for the Post.