GUNS N' ROSES rocker Axl Rose serenaded his bandmate DJ Ashba with a surprise rendition of Happy Birthday during a concert on Saturday night (10Nov12)

Rose led fans in a rousing chorus to mark Ashba's 40th birthday while the band was on stage at The Joint venue at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, where they have a mini-residency.

Venue staff also presented Ashba with a personalised three-tiered cake decorated with guitars, roses, and a top hat, his signature accessory.

He posted a photograph of the sweet treat on his page, writing, "Holy F**k! Thank you to all of the fans around the world for making this the best bday (birthday) so far!... Thank you so F'n (f**king) much to hardrockhotellv TheJointLv (sic) for this insane bday (birthday) cake! I will never forget this!"