GUNS N' ROSES star Axl Rose was praying for a little NOVEMBER RAIN at the weekend (24/25Nov07) when the Malibu, California wildfires threatened to claim his home. The rocker's roof was damaged in the blaze, but firefighters and Rose himself managed to push back the flames and prevent a full-on disaster. Rose's assistant, Beta Lebeis, insists the singer proved to be very useful with a hosepipe. She says, "He was with the hose everywhere. Then the fire truck came... and they told us, 'Just close the garage doors and just go back in. There's nothing you can do.' "It was like an inferno outside." The fire caused tens of millions of dollars of damage in the area and destroyed more than 50 homes, including one Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea was trying to sell.
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.