Guns N’ Roses dedicates ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ to Kobe Bryant at Super Bowl Fest

Guns N’ Roses vocalist Axl Rose paid a heartfelt tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna and commemorated them with the song ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ at the Bud Light Super Bowl Fest on Friday night. 

Rose told the crowd the band was dedicating the iconic song to Kobe, Gianna and the seven others who died in the fatal helicopter crash on Sunday. 

‘I want to dedicate this to Kobe and his daughter and everyone on the flight… their families, and everyone hit by this terrible event,’ he said. 

Images of Kobe and Gianna were projected onto the screen on stage during the band’s performance.    

Guns N' Roses paid a heartfelt tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna at the Bud Light Super Bowl Fest on Friday night

Guns N' Roses paid a heartfelt tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna at the Bud Light Super Bowl Fest on Friday night

Guns N’ Roses paid a heartfelt tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna at the Bud Light Super Bowl Fest on Friday night 

Axl Rose (left) dedicated the iconic song 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door' to Kobe, Gianna and the seven others who died in the fatal helicopter crash on Sunday

Axl Rose (left) dedicated the iconic song 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door' to Kobe, Gianna and the seven others who died in the fatal helicopter crash on Sunday

Axl Rose (left) dedicated the iconic song ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ to Kobe, Gianna and the seven others who died in the fatal helicopter crash on Sunday

Bryant, 41, and Gianna, 13, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas around 10am on January 26

Bryant, 41, and Gianna, 13, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas around 10am on January 26

Bryant, 41, and Gianna, 13, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas around 10am on January 26

Images of Kobe and Gianna were projected onto the screen on stage during the band's performance (above)

Images of Kobe and Gianna were projected onto the screen on stage during the band's performance (above)

Images of Kobe and Gianna were projected onto the screen on stage during the band’s performance (above)

Rose also spoke of the ‘ominous’ fog across Los Angeles on the day of the doomed flight.

He told the audience that he noticed a ‘formidable’ and ‘ominous’ fog across LA on his way home from rehearsal on Saturday night and noticed it was worse on Sunday morning. 

Bryant, 41, and Gianna, 13, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas around 10am on January 26. 

Seven other people also died: John Altobelli, a baseball coach at Orange Coast College, his wife Keri and their daughter Alyssa; basketball coach Christina Mauser; Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton; and the pilot Ara Zobayan. 

There were no survivors. 

Rose (left) also spoke of the 'ominous' fog across Los Angeles on the day of the doomed flight

Rose (left) also spoke of the 'ominous' fog across Los Angeles on the day of the doomed flight

Rose (left) also spoke of the ‘ominous’ fog across Los Angeles on the day of the doomed flight

Guns N' Roses were the headline act of the Friday show at the American Airlines Arena in Miami

Guns N' Roses were the headline act of the Friday show at the American Airlines Arena in Miami

Guns N’ Roses were the headline act of the Friday show at the American Airlines Arena in Miami

The Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest is a three-night festival in the run-up to the Super Bowl LIV on Sunday

The Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest is a three-night festival in the run-up to the Super Bowl LIV on Sunday

The Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest is a three-night festival in the run-up to the Super Bowl LIV on Sunday

Poor visibility and heavy fog is believed to have been a factor in the accident, which ended with the helicopter slamming into a fog-shrouded hillside.   

It later emerged that helicopters had been grounded that day, as weather ‘did not meet our standards,’ authorities said.       

Guns N’ Roses were the headline act of the Friday show at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, as part of a three-night festival in the run-up to the Super Bowl LIV on Sunday.  

The Super Bowl LIV will see the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.  

The Super Bowl LIV will see the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida

The Super Bowl LIV will see the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida

The Super Bowl LIV will see the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida

Odds of 21/20 have placed the San Francisco 49ers as the championship’s underdogs. 

The Kansas City Chief’s have odds of 4/5.     

The tribute at the Super Bowl Fest came on the same night the Los Angeles Lakers commemorated their former player in their emotional first game since his death. 

LeBron James gave a moving speech honoring Bryant and calling him his ‘brother’.

‘In the words of Kobe Bryant, ‘Mamba out’, but in the words of us, not forgotten,’ the basketball star said behind tears.

Two courtside seats were adorned with Bryant’s number 24 jersey and Gianna’s number two jersey, which she wore for the amateur girls’ basketball team at her father’s Mamba Academy.  

The Los Angeles Lakers commemorated their former player Friday in their emotional first game since his death

The Los Angeles Lakers commemorated their former player Friday in their emotional first game since his death

The Los Angeles Lakers commemorated their former player Friday in their emotional first game since his death

LeBron James (right) gave a moving speech honoring Bryant and calling him his 'brother'

LeBron James (right) gave a moving speech honoring Bryant and calling him his 'brother'

LeBron James (right) gave a moving speech honoring Bryant and calling him his ‘brother’

The smoking wreckage of the helicopter which crashed on Sunday morning, killing all nine people on board including Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna

The smoking wreckage of the helicopter which crashed on Sunday morning, killing all nine people on board including Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna

The smoking wreckage of the helicopter which crashed on Sunday morning, killing all nine people on board including Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna

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