Guns N Roses “Appetite For Destruction” Re-Enters The Billboard Charts After 30 Years

Guns N Roses. Photo credit: Katarina Benzova

We don’t usually pay attention to charts here at Ghost Cult, but sometimes you have to take notice of a groundbreaking event. Billboard reports that Guns N’ Roses’ classic 1987 debut album, Appetite For Destruction, has returned to the top 10 on the Billboard Billboard 200 chart after more than 29 years. The LP re-entered the chart at No. 10, following its Locked N’ Loaded Edition reissue on June 29.Continue reading

Guns N Roses To Release Deluxe Version Of Appetite For Destruction

After much teasing and speculation the Guns N’ Roses mystery was revealed by fan clubs and sleuthy fans on the internet. The band will release a new version of its classic 1987 debut album, Appetite For Destruction, on June 29 from Universal Music Group. An unboxing video of the remastered and expanded “Locked N’ Loaded” reissue has revealed that it will include 73 songs (49 of which are previously unreleased) spread out across four CDs and seven 12-inch 180-gram LPs. The set includes a remastered version of the original album (presented across two LPs), there will be the band’s 1986 Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide EP, a second EP containing B-sides from the era, 25 previously unreleased recordings from the band’s 1986 sessions at Sound City studios, and two previously unreleased tracks from GN’R’s sessions with producer Mike Clink. The super deluxe version will also include a 96-page handbound book with unreleased photos from Axl Rose’s personal archive, 12 new illustration lithos visualizing each song from Appetite For Destruction, and replica memorabilia.You can watch the unboxing video and see samples of everything below. Continue reading

UPDATED: Guns N Roses Adds Countdown Clock To Website, Announcement Coming Tomorrow

As previously reported Guns N Roses billboards appeared last weekend and the bands’ social media posts started reflecting the classic Appetite For Destruction (Geffen) artwork, leading to much speculation about original band reunions and reissued albums. Now a countdown clock has been added to the bands’ official website (link below) with an announcement coming at 12 midnight on May 3rd EST. The band celebrated the 30th anniversary of their classic album Appetite For Destruction in 2017. Continue reading

Guns N Roses Officially Announces Alice In Chains And Lenny Kravitz For Tour

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Guns N Roses has officially announced the opening acts for the “Not In This Lifetime” reunion tour. Alice In Chains will open the dates from June 23 through July 3 and Lenny Kravitz will perform on tour from July 19 through July 24.


Alice In Chains, photo credit Johnny Buzzerio

Alice In Chains, photo credit Johnny Buzzerio

AIC will perform the first few nights of the tour as sole direct support in Detroit and Chicago. Then Kravitz will join the tour in Foxboro, MA at Gillette Stadium on Jul 19th through the end of the tour. Ticket sales to the concert event of 2016 have sold out fast and additional dates were recently added in Chicago, Boston, New York, and two hometown shows in Los Angeles at Dodgers Stadium.

Lenny Kravitz, photo credit by Art Lore)

Guns N’ Roses have already performed two sold out shows at the new Las Vegas Arena to begin their storied comeback, two performances in Mexico City, and played Coachella. Guns N’ Roses’ are Axl Rose, Duff McKagan (bass), Slash (lead guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboard), Richard Fortus (rhythm guitar), Frank Ferrer (drums), and Melissa Reese (keyboard). Alice In Chains are preparing a new album for later this year, while Lenny Kravitz is in the studio wrapping up music for a 2017 release.

Kravitz commented in an interview about the tour:

“I don’t normally do gigs like this. But sometimes you’ve got to do things for the fun of it, for the experience. I’m looking forward to playing with them and celebrating them coming back together.”

On Kravitz’ history with GNR: “I went to high school with Slash,” he says. “I’ve known Axl, Slash and Duff from the beginning. We all came up together, and we worked together. I wrote ‘Always on the Run’ with Slash and he played on ‘Fields of Joy,’ both on my Mama Said album.”

The last time Kravitz joined Guns N’ Roses onstage, the singer was one of a handful of special guests who came out during the band’s Paris concert in June 1992. “I remember that time very well because we were all staying at the Hôtel de Crillon, and we were all in Paris for a few days together,” Kravitz says. “It was a lot of fun.”

Lenny plans to play a mostly rock set as an opening act on this tour: “We’re definitely going to jam and improvise and get loose, and treat it like a festival. Summertime always makes me think of festivals like the Isle of Wight, when Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix played. I love the summer, outdoor concert vibe, so we’ll rock out and improvise and go deep and get psychedelic and out there.”

“I haven’t seen Slash since the [Troubadour] gig, but I’ve texted with him,” Kravitz says. “I’m sure something fun and off-the-cuff is bound to happen.”

Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour

Jun 23: Ford Field – Detroit, MI*, with Alice In Chains and Lenny Kravitz

Jun 26: FEDEXFIELD – Washington, DC*

June 29: Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, MO*

Jul 01: Soldier Field – Chicago, IL*

Jul 03: Soldier Field – Chicago, IL*

Jul 06: Paul Brown Stadium – Cincinnati, OH

Jul 09: Nissan Stadium – Nashville, TN

Jul 12: Heinz Field – Pittsburgh, PA

Jul 14: Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA

Jul 16: Rogers Centre – Toronto, ON

Jul 19: Gillette Stadium – Foxboro, MA **

Jul 20: Gillette Stadium -Foxboro, MA**

Jul 23: MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ**

Jul 24: MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ**

Jul 27: Georgia Dome – Atlanta, GA

Jul 29: Camping World Stadium – Orlando, FL

Jul 31: Mercedes-Benz Superdome -New Orleans, LA

Aug 03: AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX

Aug 05: NRG Stadium – Houston, TX

Aug 09: AT&T Park- San Francisco, CA

Aug 12: CenturyLink Field – Seattle, WA

Aug 15: University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, AZ

Aug 18: Dodger Stadium -Los Angeles, CA

Aug 19: Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles, CA

Aug 22: Qualcomm Stadium -San Diego, CA

* with Alice In Chains

** with Lenny Kravitz


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Video: Guns N Roses Books Summer Tour Dates For The USA

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In a release to the press, Guns`N Roses has released a partial itinerary of 22 dates for their expected summer headline tour of the USA. No dates or details, have been given beyond the cities and their order. The band takes the stage in less than two weeks with 3/5s of their original line-up with two shows at the new Las Vegas Arena starting on April 5th followed by dates at coachella and Mexico city. You can watch the teaser provided by the band’s PR firm, at this link or below:





Atlanta, GA

Boston, MA

Chicago, IL

Cincinnati, OH

Dallas, TX

Detroit, MI

Houston, TX

Kansas City, MO

Nashville, TN

New Orleans, LA

New York

Orlando, FL

Philadelphia, PA

Phoenix, AZ

Pittsburgh, PA

San Diego, CA

San Francisco, CA

Seattle, WA

St Louis, MO

Toronto, ONT

Washington, DC

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Alice In Chains To Open Guns N Roses First Reunion Shows In Las Vegas

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Guns ‘N Roses has announced Alice In Chains as the opening act and direct support for both of their historic return next month at the opening of the new Las Vegas Arena. The bands toured together previously and have appeared many times at festivals together in their respective careers. AIC are expected to release a new album later in 2016, while original members of GNR are said to be recording new music as well.

The GNR reunion featuring some or all of the classic lineup has been one of the big developing stories of 2016. The group are already headlining Coachella and playing two dates in Mexico City in April. They expected arena/stadium tour for the band should be announced by the end of May.

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Gun N’ Roses Confirmed Tour Dates:

Apr 08: Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena- Las Vegas, NV – with Alice In Chains
Apr 09: Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena- Las Vegas , NV – with Alice In Chains
Apr 16: Coachella Music Festival- Indio, CA
Apr 19: Foro Sol- Mexico City, Mexico
Apr 20: City Foro Sol- Mexico City, Mexico
Apr 23: Indio Coachella Music Festival- Indio, CA

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