Guns ‘N Roses: It’s Come to This

Remember when GnR was the most dangerous band in rock?  Not so much anymore:

Item:  Axel’s Guns has agreed to a Las Vegas residency, just like we’ve seen from Celine Dion, Elton John and Fat Elvis.  To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Appetite of Desstruction, this 12-night run at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will be billed as Appetite for Democracy.  

Let’s see (a) how many shows start on time; (b) how many shows get cancelled; and (c) how many fights/riots Axel will start.

Item:  Slash has expressed an interest in appearing on Sesame Street. No kidding


Alan Cross

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3 thoughts on “Guns ‘N Roses: It’s Come to This

  • August 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Wait, what? In a strange way it makes sense. Axel doesn't have to go anywhere and he gets paid. But Guns n' Roses is becoming the joke of rock when it should be respected as one of the biggest names in rock history.

  • August 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Wow. 25 years ago, I would have never thought I'd read that GnR was following in Elvis and Celine's footsteps and setting up shop on the Strip.

    That said, the new "GnR" is perfect for Vegas – all hype, no substance, relying on the glitz and sparkle to distract you from the ugly truth.

    As for Slash on Sesame Street, I'm all in favour. Would love to see him rocking out with Animal on drums backing him up!


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