Guns N’ Roses
July 24th, 2016
Still – one of my biggest regrets in life is not seeing the Guns N’ Roses/Metallica tour in ’92. I’m sure I didn’t miss anything earth-shattering, but I juss soooooo wanted to be there. Not sure why I couldn’t make it work – be it economics, calendar conflict, being scared of the audience memebers, what have you
I made up for it by seeing Axl and a bunch of other dudes that weren’t GnRers when they toured in 2006. Sure, there was no Slash or Duff, but it was MORE than good enough. It was great enough cause Axl was Axl – at least in voice – but he did look a little (read: A LOT) aged, and metal bands juss don’t age well – physically (and probably mentally too)
Even today, Axl looks worse for wear – and wearing some REALLY dumb hats doesn’t help his cause
but unlike the Nazi from Raiders, Axl is STILL melting faces, not having his own face melted!
Well, hatchets somehow got buried, and Slash and Duff were able to mend whatever burnt fences they had with Axl – lucky us! Sure, there aint no Izzy or Adler or even Matt Sorum, but c’mon, if we can make do with juss Axl, we can beyond make do with juss Axl and Slash and Duff! Side note – I’ve always found Duff to be such a pretty man. He’s beautiful. I want to play with his hair, as he rocks my world
The trio + some other people, handed in a very quality G n R show… which pretty much resembled the show I saw a decade ago – setlist-wise – although this time they DID play ‘Don’t Cry’, but last night they DIDN’T play ‘Patience’. Why both aren’t a part of every show – and 3+ Chinese Democracy songs are – is beyond me. Heck, they coulda even played even longer than they did, and perhaps skipped having an opener, although now I can check Lenny Kravitz off my ‘to see’ list
So, the only question left is, where do we go now?
Setlist – It’s So Easy / Mr. Brownstone / Chinese Democracy / Welcome to the Jungle / Double Talkin’ Jive / Estranged / Live and Let Die (Wings cover) / Rocket Queen / You Could Be Mine / New Rose (The Damned cover) / This I Love / Civil War / Coma / Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather, Andy Williams cover) / Sweet Child O’ Mine / Better / Out Ta Get Me / Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd cover) / November Rain / Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover) / Nightrain
Encore – Don’t Cry / The Seeker (The Who cover) / Paradise City