In a new interview, Sons of Apollo and former Guns N Roses guitarist and songwriter Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal believes that the much-maligned Chinese Democracy album will gain more acceptance over time from fans and critics alike. Thal was in GNR from 2006 to 2014 was the featured guitarist on Chinese Democracy. The album took over ten years to complete as a reported cost of one million dollars. As reported by Radio Station Q104.3, in a recent interview with Music Is Win’s Tyler Larson, Thal pointed out that the conversation around Chinese Democracy had been tainted for years before the album actually arrived. But that doesn’t change the fact that the music is good. He noted that some of the stigma of the album has to do with the GNR acrimony over their issues, and not the music on the album, or GNR leader W. Axl Rose.
Guns N’ Roses has announced the rescheduled dates for its European tour. The band was originally slated to tour Europe earlier this year, but was forced to postpone the shows due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tour now kicksoff in Lisbon, Portugal on June 2, 2021 and wrapping up on June 30, 2021 in Munich. Germany.
Guns N Roses’ “Not In This Lifetime” North American stadium tour has been reshediled for next summer, July 2021. The two-month-long trek, which was scheduled to launch on July 4 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and run through August 26 on Missoula, Montana, was postponed in May due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The new tour, which will now take place in July 2021, will only include 13 dates.
Ticket agent Ticketmaster has shared that Guns N’ Roses will announce their new rescheduled tour dates for North America next week, The rescheduled dates for Guns N’ Roses’ North American stadium tour will be announced on Monday, July 27. The nearly two-month-long trek, which was scheduled to launch on July 4 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and run through August 26 on Missoula, Montana, was postponed in May due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. Earlier today, Ticketmaster sent out the following e-mail to GN’R ticket holders:
In a brand new interview with Sweetwater’s Nick Bowcott, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash was has given fans an update on his other music projects including Guns N Roses! He responded (hear audio below, text transcribed by Blabbermouth.net): “I’ve been pretty much a homebody, but I’ve been back and forth between my studio in the house and doing a lot of writing and recording on my own. I’ve been jamming with Duff [McKagan, Guns N’ Roses bassist] and I’ve been jamming with Axl [Rose, Guns N’ Roses singer], and I’ve been doing stuff like that, so we’ve been getting some work done that way. But I haven’t been doing much else. I haven’t been doing any collaborations with the odd artists and whatnot. [I’m] basically just focusing on writing new music and recording demos and recording guitar stuff for Guns and whatnot.”
Slash, who is notorious for his road-warrior ways, also discussed what it has been like spending so much time at home without being able to perform live.
“It’s frustrating, because we would be on the road right now,” he said. “The whole [Guns N’ Roses] tour from March all the way through September is obviously canceled until next year. And then we don’t even know for sure what’s gonna happen next year. So that was frustrating. I had a cat who was really sick, and it was sort of a blessing that I was home to be there for her the whole time that she was sick. And I had to put her down, actually, a few days ago. But it would have been horrible if I had been gone and Meegan [Hodges, Slash’s girlfriend] was left to deal with it all on her own. So there was somewhat of a blessing there. And it’s been good to be with the kids and just to sort of be around. So those are the small blessings. So I try not to complain; I just sort of deal with it. The frustrating part about it was being home and doing nothing but house work for a couple of months.”
As previously reported, Guns N’ Roses’ previously announced summer 2020 North American stadium tour has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The nearly two-month-long trek was scheduled to kick off on July 4 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and run through August 26 on Missoula, Montana.
The band is now reportedly working on a new studio album — the first under the GUNS banner since 2008’s “Chinese Democracy” and the first to feature Rose, Slash and McKagan since 1993.
Guns N’ Roses’ reunion tour features classic-lineup members Slash, McKagan and Rose backed by guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and second keyboardist Melissa Reese.
In a story Ghost Cult broke the news of earlier in the week,Guns N Roses cover of ‘Live and Let Die’ (originally by Paul McCartney) was played at The President visited a mask factory in the soon to reopen state of Arizona. Never one to miss a chance for commerce, they have released at “Live and Let Die with COVID-45” shirt for fans. As seen below, the shirt features the name of the song, albeit with Guns N’ Roses dedication to the “‘n,” and it appears to take it shot at Trump as well, reading: “Live N’ Let Die With COVID-45.” Trump is the 45th president of the United States.Continue reading
Guns N’ Roses has booked new “Not In This Lifetime” tour dates in the U.S this fall. The band revealed eight new dates across the United States, kicking off September 25 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The shows include two back-to-back nights on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, in Las Vegas at the legendary Colosseum at Caesars Palace, GN’R’s most intimate venue since the 2017 performance at the Apollo Theater. Pre-sale for the new dates starts on June 18 at 10 a.m. local time, with V.I.P. packages available then. General sale begins on June 21 at 10 a.m. local time. These eight shows join a previously revealed run of major festivals that will bring the band to cities across the United States, along with two colossal stadium dates in Mexico. The wide range of festivals GN’R will hit include Louder Than Life, Austin City Limits, Exit 111 and Voodoo Music + Arts Experience.Continue reading
Guns N Roses performed for the first time in the United Arab Emirates Sunday night (November 25), a highly-anticipated concert event in the city of Abu Dhabi and an expected highlight of the nearly three-year-long “Not in This Lifetime Tour”. Sadly, the band cut their set short, after singer W. Axl Rose performed ill most of the night and ultimately couldn’t finish the show. He actually told the crowd he was ill and apologized a few times including “They’ve got me on IVs and a bunch of injections, ’cause I got sick today, I’ve been throwing up for about the last five hours. So, instead of canceling, I’m gonna do the best show we can for you.”
The band issued apologies after the show, but fans who waited years to see them were understandably upset. Continue reading
Tomorrow, June 29th marks the release of the expanded edition of Guns N Roses classic album Appetite for Destruction via Universal Music Group. In addition to several remastered editions will be an exhaustive “Locked N’ Loaded” box set version. Among the unreleased track and demo versions of songs is a new version of November Rain, which appeared on Use Your Illusion I in 1991, but is actually a song that Axl Rose wrote ore-dating Appetite. Continue reading
AC/DC, currently fronted by W. Axl Rose of Guns N Roses, have announced make-up dates for the Rock Or Bust US Tour concerts, previously postponed due to Brian Johnson’s hearing loss and subsequent dismissal from the band.
Angus Young commented on the recent run of European tour dates with Rose singing:
“This band has got a ton of energy and you’re going to see a fusion of all that terrific chemistry that we have felt ever since rehearsals in Lisbon. I want to get back out there onstage in the U.S. with these guys so our audience can see and feel it too.”
AC/DC 2016 Rock Or Bust U.S. tour dates:
Aug 27: Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, NC
Aug 30: BB&T Center – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sep 01: Phillips Arena – Atlanta, GA
Sep 04: Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH
Sep 06: Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH
Sep 09: The Palace – Detroit, MI
Sep 11: First Niagara Center – Buffalo, NY
Sep 14: Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Sep 17: Verizon Center – Washington, DC
Sep 20: Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
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