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Rocker Axl Rose released on bail

india Updated: Jun 28, 2006 20:45 IST

Rock star Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses has been released from police custody in Sweden after admitting to assaulting a security guard at his hotel and biting him, police said on Wednesday.

Rose was arrested early Tuesday morning after a fight in the lobby of his Stockholm hotel. He was released Tuesday evening, after spending 11 hours in lock-up to sober up and be interrogated, police spokeswoman Towe Haegg told AFP.

The rocker has agreed to pay a fine of 40,000 kronor ($5,430, 4,320 euros) and compensation of 10,000 kronor ($1,360, 1,080 euros) to the security guard, she said.

Rose was in town for a concert on Monday, after which he partied late into the night at one of Stockholm's hottest clubs, Cafe Opera, according to press reports.

Upon returning to his hotel, a fight broke out between Rose and another person in the lobby.

"A security guard intervened, and Axl Rose hit and bit him. He also destroyed the decor of the hotel lobby," Haegg said.

Guns N' Roses are scheduled to perform in Oslo on Wednesday evening. The band soared to superstar status in 1987 with hits such as Welcome to the Jungle and Paradise City.