The Guns N' Roses three-union hits a home run at the Troubador


The wait is over. The on stage reunion nobody thought they’d ever see has finally happened.
Axl Rose and Slash have shared a stage under the Guns N’ Roses banner – some 22 years on from when the guitar guru quit the band.
The pair joined musical forces with fellow Guns legend Duff McKagan for a 16-song reunion show at the same Los Angeles club which helped them on the road to rock n’ roll stardom.
On April 1, the Troubador hosted rock music’s most unlikely reunion. Joining the trio of classic-era Guns N’ Roses men on the line-up were Richard Fortus on guitar, Dizzy Reed on keyboard and on drums Frank Ferrer.
That meant the much touted guest appearance for Steven Adler didn’t happen.
400 fans crammed into the venue for a set-list which included early classics from the band AND a pair from Chinese Democracy, the Guns record Axl made following the split, which featured Slash and Duff for the first time.
Guns N’ Roses have confirmed details of a lengthy North American tour which has been give the ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour name – a reference to an answer frontman Axl Rose gave when asked when the band would reunite.
The band are being tipped to extend their tour outwith the US after The Cult guitarist Billy Duffy suggested his band have been booked as support on non-American dates,


Guns N' Roses Troubadour setlist:


It’s So Easy
Mr Brownstone
Chinese Democracy
Welcome To The Jungle
Double Talkin’ Jive
Live And Let Die
Rocket Queen
You Could Be Mine
Speak Softly Love
Sweet Child O’ Mine
New Rose
Better
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
My Michelle
Nightrain
The Seeker
Paradise City

 

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