30 -Â American Music AwardsÂ vedÂ Shrine AuditoriumÂ iÂ Los Angeles. Bandet vandt i kategorien “Favorite pop/rock single” for “Sweet Child O’ Mine“, og var nomineret i “Heavy Metal/Hard Rock” kategorien for “Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist“, som gik til Van Halen og “Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album” som Def Leppard vandt. Don HenleyÂ spiller trommer pÃ¥ “Patience” i stedet forÂ Steven Adler, der var i behandling for sit narkomisbrug. Resten af bandet havde ikke fortalt ham, at de spillede vedÂ AMA sÃ¥Â AdlerÂ var chokeret og skuffet da han fandt ud af det via en udefrakommende, der spurgte ham hvorfor han ikke var med. Se videoenÂ Â her.
09 -Â DuffÂ ogÂ StevenÂ jammer medÂ Steve LukatherÂ (fraÂ Toto) vedÂ RoxyÂ iÂ Hollywood, CA, for at fejre 25 Ã¥rs jubilÃ¦et forÂ BeatlesÂ optrÃ¦den vedÂ Ed SullivanÂ Showet.
11 -Â PÃ¥ trods af kontroverserne omkring ‘One In A Million‘, rammer “GN’R Lies” alligevel Top 5 hitlisten.Â GnRÂ bliver det fÃ¸rste band i 15 Ã¥r til at have to albums pÃ¥ Top 5 pÃ¥ samme tid! “Appetite” genvinder fÃ¸rstepladsen igen denne dag.
Axl:Â “I went back and forth from Indiana eight times my first year in Hollywood. I wrote it about being dropped off at the bus station and everything that was going on… the black guys trying to sell you drugs is where the line ‘Police and niggers, get out of my way’ comes from. I’ve seen these huge black dudes pull bowie-knives on people for their boom boxes and shit. It’s ugly… When I say ‘I’m just a small town white boy’ I’m just saying I’m no better than anyone else I’ve described. I’m just trying to get through life, that’s all.”
18/19 – “Patience“-musikvideoen bliver optaget pÃ¥Â The Record Plant/Ambassador HotelÂ iÂ Los Angeles. Se videoenÂ her.
24 -Â DuffÂ &Â StevenÂ dukker op til interview hosÂ Howard Stern. Marts “Paradise City” bliverÂ GnR’sÂ fÃ¸rste single pÃ¥Â EnglandsÂ Top 10.
AxlÂ gÃ¥r tilÂ Depeche ModeÂ “101” filmpremiere iÂ L.A. Der mÃ¸der han en af drengene fra filmen, der kalderÂ GnRÂ “Guns N’ Posers” i filmen. Drengen havde prÃ¸vet at undgÃ¥ at mÃ¸deÂ AxlÂ hele aftenen, men da han skulle pÃ¥ badevÃ¦relset, skulleÂ Dave GahanÂ mÃ¸de nogen. Det viste sig at vÃ¦reÂ Axl.
FÃ¸rste single fraÂ GN’R Lies, ‘Patience‘ udgives iÂ England.
19 -Â Del JamesÂ interviewerÂ AxlÂ i hans hjem. Interviewet havner pÃ¥ ‘Patience‘ singlen. Han taler om ‘Patience‘, det nÃ¦ste album, og en ny sang somÂ IzzyÂ har skrevet med teksten “Double Talkin’ jive, get the money motherfucker, ‘cause I got no more patience“. Lyt til interviewetÂ her.Â PÃ¥ et tidspunkt i august mÃ¥ned udgives interviewet.Â lÃ¦sÂ her.
Bandet er i Chicago og arbejder pÃ¥ det nÃ¦ste albums sange -Â IzzyÂ kom sporadisk forbi, men dukkede for det meste aldrig op,Â AxlÂ kom sjÃ¦ldent forbi, men nÃ¥r han gjorde, var det kun lige for at plimre lidt pÃ¥ sit piano.Â SlashÂ &Â DuffÂ blev i studiet og svÃ¦lgede adskillige liter Stolichnaya vodka i sig, men trods alt lykkedes det dem at optage et par sange: “Bad Apples“, “Garden of Eden” og “Estranged“, medÂ AxlÂ ogÂ SlashÂ i Ã¸velokalet.
Axl:Â “We want to define ourselves. Appetite was our cornerstone, a place to start. That was like ‘Here’s our land and we just put a stake in the ground. Now we’re going to build something.'”Â [Kilde]Â Slash:Â “It was definitely exploratory compared to Appetite. I mean, honestly, I’d have preferred to do a record with just 10 fucking songs that were a bit more straightforward, but it was an opportunity to finally get the band to work again.”
PÃ¥ dette tidspunkt begyndteÂ AxlÂ at kommunikere med resten af bandet gennem ledelsen. Det eneste problemÂ SlashÂ havde med musikken, var brugen af synthesizere.
12 – “Patience” nÃ¥r en 4. plads pÃ¥ Top 4 single.
Da bandet kommer tilbage tilÂ Los AngelesÂ igen, var detÂ Slash‘ tur til at miste fatningen. Han svÃ¦lgede i sprut, skÃ¸d hul i hans loft med sin Magnum .44 og oversprÃ¸jtedeÂ Izzy’s
badevÃ¦relse med blod fra et uheld med blod fra Ã¥ren i armen efter en speedball – men mest spektakulÃ¦rtÂ var hans nÃ¸genlÃ¸b igennem en golfbane iÂ Arizona, hvor han troede han blev forfulgt af monsteret fra filmenÂ Predator!
Juli21/22 -Â GnRÂ jammer medÂ The CultÂ pÃ¥Â The Loft/Scrap BarÂ iÂ New York.Â Fra omkring 4 om formiddagen til kl. 8., spiller deÂ Aerosmith,Â StonesÂ &Â Black SabbathÂ covernumre! SÃ¦tlisten er mÃ¥ske ukomplet.Â MTVÂ er tilstede og optagerÂ West ArkeenÂ ogÂ Axl, der jammer pÃ¥ tidlige versioner af ‘The Garden‘ og ‘Yesterdays‘ pÃ¥Â Scrap Bar. Se klipÂ her.Â SÃ¦tliste:Â Mama Kin, Rock And Roll, Satisfaction, Paranoid, blues jam, The Garden, Yesterdays
29 – “Nightrain” singlen udgives.
03 -Â SlashÂ &Â StevenÂ spiller “Paranoid” iÂ Ozzy OsbournesÂ show iÂ Irvine Meadows, Los Angeles, CA.Â OzzyÂ havde lige hyretÂ Zakk WyldeÂ som guitarist til dette show.
13 -Â Vince NeilÂ fÃ¥r et opkald fra kÃ¦restenÂ Sharise Rudell, der fortÃ¦ller ham, at hun lige har vÃ¦ret i slÃ¥skamp medÂ Izzy StradlinÂ pÃ¥Â CathouseÂ klubben i L.A. Efter at han mislykkede forsÃ¸g pÃ¥ at score hende, trÃ¦kker han blusen ned pÃ¥ hende foran mange folk i klubben, Hun gav ham derefter en flad, som han tilsyneladende gengÃ¦ldte ved at sparke hende i maven.
Izzy:Â “Three years ago, we played some club one night and I was hangin’ out with these girls when she came backstage. I said ‘Hey your pussy’s hangin’ out!’ and she fuckin’ punched me! So I just lifted my foot and pushed her back. She fell down. Next thing I know, she’s got me on a rape charge. So I have to go to court, right, for this bullshit, and she didn’t show up. Anyway, Motley Crue are a bunch of lying cocksuckers. It’s gonna be interesting to see how they respond to this.”Â Axl:Â “Meantime, I donâ€™t know nuthinâ€™. Iâ€™m walking way up ahead of everybody else, and the next thing I know Vince Neil comes flying past me like his ass is on fire or s omething. All I saw was a blur of cheekbones! I tell ya, man, it makes my blood boil when I read him saying all that shit about how he kicked Izzyâ€™s ass. Turn the fuckinâ€™ tape recorder on. I wanna set the record straight. I mean, when Vince did that, we were advised we could sue his ass off if weâ€™d wanted to. But we said no, fuck it, who needs the grief? The guyâ€™s a jerk. Fuck the courts, the guy needs a good ass-whippinâ€™! And now I read this – we get Kerrang a little late here in LA – and I tell ya, heâ€™s gonna get a good ass-whippinâ€™, and Iâ€™m the boy to give it to him….. Itâ€™s like, whenever you wanna do it, man, letâ€™s just do it. I wanna see that plastic face of his cave in when I hit him !”
21 -Â SlashÂ spiller vedÂ Great White’sÂ show pÃ¥Â SpectrumÂ iÂ PhiladelphiaÂ pÃ¥ “Jumping Jack Flash“.
22 -Â SlashÂ pÃ¥ scenen medÂ Iggy PopÂ iÂ Roxy Theatre,Â Hollywood, CA. De spiller “Wild Child” & “TV Eye“.
26 -Â AxlÂ ogÂ Tom PettyÂ duetterer vedÂ Petty’sÂ show iÂ Syracuse, NYÂ pÃ¥ “Free Fallin’” og “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door“.
ImensÂ AxlÂ er iÂ New york, beslutter han sig for at hilse pÃ¥Â Mike Monroe, der er i fuld gang med videooptagelsen af sin nÃ¦ste single “Dead, Jail or Rock N’ Roll“. MÃ¸det gÃ¥r sÃ¥ godt, at han inviteres til at medvirke i videoen.
27 -Â IzzyÂ blev arresteret vedÂ Phoenix lufthavn, for offentlig forstyrrelse i flyet – han havde tisset pÃ¥ gulvet og overfuset stewardessen, og rÃ¸get i ikke-ryger sektionen. Det var meningen han skulle flyve fraÂ Los AngelesÂ tilÂ Indianapolis.Â StradlinÂ var tilsyneladende sur over at mÃ¥tte vente pÃ¥ at komme til toilettet. En talsmand sagde, at det var “bareÂ Izzy’sÂ mÃ¥de at udtrykke sig pÃ¥“.
I september mÃ¥ned pÃ¥begynder bandet de fÃ¸lgende tre mÃ¥neder, det rigtige arbejde pÃ¥ deres nÃ¦ste album.Â Duff,Â SlashÂ ogÂ StevenÂ rejser tilÂ Chicago, men der sker igen ikke ret meget fordiÂ AxlÂ ogÂ IzzyÂ ikke dukker op! Der blev dog arbejdet pÃ¥ fÃ¸lgende sange: “The Garden“,Â Get In The Ring“, “So Fine” og et antalÂ IzzyÂ sange. Efter 21 sange fÃ¦rdigmikset, blevÂ Bob ClearmountainÂ fyret og erstattet afÂ Bill Price, som de sÃ¥ startede forfra med.
Gene Ambo:Â “In Chicago we have a excellent venue called the Metro, and upstairs is a small stage area with about 100 seats called Joz after the owner. It’s used for plays and bands to rehearse there. GN’R decided to rent and rehearse in Joz for 7-8 months. While there, they would regularly go downstairs to the SmartBar-in the basement of the Metro-and serve drinks, throw drinks around and just go ballistic. One night [former Hanoi Rocks vocalist] Mike Monroe was playing at the Metro and Slash came down and the party started. After they jammed together they were getting really pissed. I had gear set up so I asked ‘em if they wanted to do a shot. Slash held up his bottle, like ‘got one’. These two were truly having a good time.”Â Slash:Â “With a band like Guns N’ Roses when we first went into it, we had pretty much one direction. But when you have 30 different songs, different approaches, written at different times, you want to paint each song a certain colour. It called for a more intellectual approach.”
05 -Â GnRÂ vinder enÂ MTV AwardÂ i Los Angeles for “Sweet Child O’ Mine“-videoen.Â AxlÂ &Â IzzyÂ er pÃ¥ scenen medÂ Tom PettyÂ med to numre (“Free Fallin’” & “Heartbreak Hotel“).Â Backstage venterÂ Vince NeilÂ (MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e) pÃ¥ at fÃ¥ hÃ¦vn over Izzy, der kun lige nÃ¥r at komme ned i den mÃ¸rke gang bag scenen, da han slÃ¥rÂ IzzyÂ i ansigtet. Izzy’sÂ lÃ¦be blev skÃ¥ret afÂ Neil’sÂ ring, men han var ellers uskadt. Axl udfordrer Vince til en slÃ¥skamp (han siger mere prÃ¦cist at han vil slÃ¥ ham ihjel). Vince tager imod udfordringen, men Axl gÃ¥r sin vej. Se video med de to sangeÂ her. HÃ¦ndelsen ved dette show, var begyndelsen pÃ¥ fejden mellem de to bands, der udvikler sig til en grim krig i pressen, hvorÂ AxlÂ fortÃ¦ller atÂ Motley CrueÂ har fornÃ¦rmetÂ GnRÂ i mange Ã¥r.Â VinceÂ fÃ¸lte sig forrÃ¥dt efter at han havde givet nogle tips tilÂ AxlÂ med stemmen.Â AxlÂ udfordrer igenÂ VinceÂ (mindst 6 gange), og slÃ¥skampen skal finde sted enten vedÂ Tower Records, eller iÂ Venice Beach. Men igen dukkerÂ AxlÂ ikke op. I mellemtiden ringerÂ IzzyÂ tilÂ VinceÂ og undskylder for hans opfÃ¸rsel. Stadig sur over den mÃ¥deÂ AxlÂ har omtalt sagen i pressen, udfordrer hanÂ Axl, og foreslÃ¥r en mandag aften kamp iÂ Great Western Forum.Â Eddie Van HalenÂ ogÂ Sammy HagarÂ fraÂ Van HalenÂ siger at de gerne ville betale for at sÃ¦tte kampen op vedÂ Madison Square Garden. Men igen bliver det kun ved snakken.
Axl:Â “The whole story is, Vince Neil took a pot-shot at Izzy as he was walkinâ€™ off stage at the MTV awards, after jamminâ€™ with Tom Petty, because Vinceâ€™s wife has got a bug up her ass about Izzy. Izzy doesnâ€™t know whatâ€™s going on, Izzy doesnâ€™t fuckinâ€™ care. But anyway, Izzyâ€™s just walked off stage. Heâ€™s momentarily blinded, as always happens when you come off stage, by coming from the stark stage-lights straight into total darkness side-stage. Suddenly, Vince pops up out of nowhere and lays one on Izzy. Tom Pettyâ€™s security people jump on him and ask Alan Niven, our manager who had his arm â€˜round Izzyâ€™s shoulders when Vince bopped him, if he wants to press charges. He asks Izzy and Izzy says : â€˜Naw, it was only like beinâ€™ hit by a girl!â€™ and they let him go.”
10 – “It’s So Easy“-musikvideoen blev indspillet vedÂ The Cathouse, Hollywood, CA. Den er dog aldrig blevet udgivet officielt, men blev Ã¥r senere lÃ¦kket pÃ¥ internettet.Â AxlÂ spiller pÃ¥ bas under den lange solo pÃ¥ “Rocket Queen“, mensÂ DuffÂ ogÂ StevenÂ spiller trommer. “It’s So Easy” blev spillet tre gange under sÃ¦ttet pga. videoptagelserne. Sangen var i Ã¸vrigt aldrig blevet indspillet pÃ¥ demo fordi det var den sidste sang til “Appetite“. Se den lÃ¦kkede ucensurerede video af “It’s So Easy“Â her.
SÃ¦tliste:Â It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Patience, It’s So Easy, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Nightrain, Guitar solo, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mama Kin, Paradise City
Slash:Â “The day before the Stones gig we did a warm-up show at the Cathouse and it was killer. It was the first time we’d played in a while, and we had so much energy to get out; we sounded amazing and it was a classic Guns show. It wasn’t without its unpleasantness, though,Â becauseÂ AxlÂ insulted David Bowie so much from the stage that Bowie left in the middle of the set […] That evening was captured for posterity in the video for “It’s So Easy,” which was never accepted by MTV or aired in the States because we refused to edit out the profanity in the song”Â [Slash’s biografi, s.277]
11 – Det andet af to opvarmningsshows vedÂ The Cathouse,Â bandet spiller fÃ¸r de Ã¥bner forÂ The Rolling Stones.
13 – Det tredje show spilles vedÂ Park Plaza Hotel, hvorÂ WolfsbaneÂ Ã¥bner forÂ GnR. BandetÂ spillede et nÃ¦sten to timers sÃ¦t. “Heartbreak Hotel” er med Â Michael Monroe.Â AxlÂ spiller igen bas pÃ¥ “Rocket Queen“. Dette show blev ogsÃ¥ spillet forÂ Rip MagazinesÂ tredje jubilÃ¦umsfest. Se en reklame for festenÂ her, hvorÂ AxlÂ ogÂ SlashÂ er med. Se en sjov video med Axl backstageÂ her.Â Se en nyere lÃ¦kket video med optagelser fra selve showetÂ her.
SÃ¦tliste:Â It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Move To The City, Patience, My Michelle, Slash solo, Heartbreak Hotel [m/Michael Monroe], Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Rocket Queen, Nightrain, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Mama Kin, Paradise City
Lonn Friend interview:Â METAL SLUDGE: Speaking of Guns Nâ€™ Roses, tell us the story about the RIP party at the Park Plaza Hotel, the last club gig ever performed by the original GNR. FRIEND; It was sometime after midnight and we were way over capacity. So the fire department unilaterally cleared 1,000 guests from the buildingâ€™s downstairs area. METAL SLUDGE: I know, I was heading in the bathroom until they left. FRIEND: I believe that. Anyway, I soon came to to discover that Alice Cooper and Steve Vai were among the guests herded out. Meanwhile, Iâ€™m upstairs in the performance room where the other 1,000 fans are anxiously awaiting GNâ€™R to hit the stage. Itâ€™s now well after 1 in the morning, and I am way fucking nervous. This is a bad situation if the band doesnâ€™t play and itâ€™s my fault because itâ€™s my party. Iâ€™ll never forget sitting down on the stairs leading to the stage, cowering like a monk with my head in hands, a dozen men in yellow jackets and yellow hats hovering about me. When all of a sudden, a finger taps me on shoulder. I look up, and itâ€™sÂ Axl. â€œRelax, man,â€ he says. â€œ Weâ€™re going on.â€ It was like he magically appeared from the rafters like the phantom of the opera. Moments later, GNâ€™R tore the place apart — Mike Monroe doing â€œHeartbreak Hotelâ€ and stage diving withÂ AxlÂ andÂ Duff. Their set ended around 3:15 or something. And a couple days later, GNâ€™R opened four epic dates for the Rolling Stones at the Coliseum. METAL SLUDGE: The buzz was so huge for Guns â€¦ FRIEND: To put it mildly. Think about this, the greatest band in rock history, the Rolling Stones, being upstaged by an opening act. But thatâ€™s how unreal it was. GNâ€™R was handed the rulebook and they, forgive the expression, ripped it to shreds. The following year, we moved the party to a bigger venue, the Hollywood Palladium, and I helped put together the jam of the decade. It was really the guys who did it. Itâ€™s always the community of musicians that make the real magic happen. GNâ€™R, Metallica and Sebastian â€“ the GAAK jam, as it was known. Now this came after Ozzy did â€œWar Pigsâ€ with Faith No More, and James Hetfield joining Jim Martin on guitars. Motorhead was on the bill, and out of nowhere, Megadeth shows up at the back door with their manager,Â RonÂ Laffitte. â€œWe just got off stage at the Santa Monica Civic, heard you were throwing a party,â€ says Mustaine. â€œMind if we do three or four songs?â€ I grabbed stage manager, Kevin Lyman (the creator of the Warped Tour years later) and said, â€œWell, Kev?â€ and he shoots back, â€œLetâ€™s do it!â€ Gaak did Nazarethâ€™s â€œHair of the Dog,â€ withÂ Axland Bas sharing vocals. Lars was on the kit.Â DuffÂ on bass,Â SlashÂ on guitar. Hetfield and Hammett get on stage and they performed â€œWhiplashâ€ for the second time because when Bas sang it first time around, as James put it in his classic intro, â€œWeâ€™re gonna do it now â€˜cause that other guy fucked it up.â€ Yeah we had some parties. The very next year was the Seattle blowout, where Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chairs and the only full Temple of the Dog jam ever took place. Thereâ€™s footage of it in Cameron Croweâ€™s documentary, Pearl Jam 20, respectfully captioned RIP Anniversary Oct. 5 1991. I didnâ€™t even know they were filming. But I almost cried when I saw the footage on the Arc Light screen, bigger than life. Bigger than life, that was RIP and our parties. And the amazing rockers, writers, photographers and staffers and fans that helped create this singular, special, sonic moment in time and space.Â [Kilde]
Oktober mÃ¥ned byder pÃ¥ en overraskelse for bandet, der endelig oplever at Ã¥bne for rocklegendenÂ The Rolling Stones. pÃ¥ deresÂ Steel Wheels tour. Det viser sig at blive nogle interessante shows, pga. bandets interne problemer med stoffer, hvilketÂ AxlÂ taler om til publikum.
GnRÂ Ã¥bner 4 shows forÂ The Rolling StonesÂ iÂ Los Angeles.
Axl:Â “I hate to do this on stage. But I tried every other fucking way. And unless certain people in this band get their shit together, these will be the last Guns N’ Roses shows you’ll fucking ever see. Cause I’m tired of too many people in this organization dancing with Mr. Goddamn Brownstone.”Â [18. Oktober, 1989]
18 -Â AxlÂ bruger dette fÃ¸rste show iÂ Los Angeles ColiseumÂ til at beklage sig over “visse” medlemmer i bandet (Izzy,Â SlashÂ &Â Steven) der danser for meget med “Mr. Brownstone“. Han truer med at dette vil blive de sidsteÂ GnRÂ shows hvis “nogen” i dette band ikkeÂ tager sig sammen.Â AxlÂ mister overblikket pÃ¥ den mÃ¸rke scene under “Out Ta Get Me“, og falder ned fra scenen, uden at stoppe sangen.Â Efter den sidste sang, gavÂ AxlÂ sin chokerende meddelelse, at han “trak sig tilbage”, og at disse shows var de sidste. Han smed mikrofonen pÃ¥ gulvet, og resten af bandet forlod utrygt scenen. “Have a nice life…“, varÂ AxlsÂ udelte kommentar til sidst! Backstage trakÂ David Lee RothÂ AxlÂ til side, mens han havde endnu et raserianfald. Senere den aften fortalteÂ Mick JaggerÂ til publikum: “I don’t know what’s the matter with Axl tonight, but we dedicate this next number to him. We all have these things but we don’t talk about them onstage!” hvorefter the Stones startede ‘Mixed Emotions‘.
SÃ¦tliste:Â Axl ‘One In A Million’ Rant,Â It’s So Easy,Â Mr. Brownstone,Out Ta Get Me,Â Move To The City,Â Patience,Â My Michelle,Â Rocket Queen,Â Sweet Child O’ Mine,Welcome To The Jungle,Â Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,Paradise City
Slash: […] “I got the call thatÂ AxlÂ wasn’t going to do the gigs. His reasoning was thatStevenÂ and I were on smack. We were…but that’s beside the point; we were opening for The Stones. Somehow we coerced him into doing the first show and it was a disaster. “Enjoy the show,”Â AxlÂ said when we took the stage, “because it’s going to be our last one. There are too many of us dancing withÂ Mr. Brownstone.” I was so pissed off about that and he was so pissed at me for being a junkie that I spent theÂ betterÂ half of the show facing my amps. Nothing was together that night, the band sounded horrible”Â [Slash’s biografi, s.277-278]
Duff:Â “Before we played our first note, Axl suddenly announced to the 80,000 people in attendance that “if certain people in Guns N’ Roses didn’t stop dancing with Mr. Brownstone,” this would be our last show. The crowd became absolutely quiet. People in the audience looked at one another; they seemed confused as we were. They really had no idea what Axl was talking about. I shrank. I felt so fucking embarrassed. And I was so fucking mad that Axl felt he could do this to me. I would have been supportive if he was sufficiently pissed off at certain guys to want to confront them for what was going on – I was with him., the situation was bad. But he needed to talk about that shit in private! Not out here. Never out here. Once Axl took his concerns public, the times of being a gang – us against the world – were over. We played the rest of the show, but it was a halfhearted effort at best. Afterward, and really for the remainder of our career, we just went our separate ways. That night officially rang the bell for the end of an era of GN’R”Â [Duff’s biografi, “It’s So Easy”, 2011, s. 158]
19 – Andet show vedÂ Los Angeles Coliseum, hvorÂ SlashÂ taler til publikum fÃ¸r showet starter, hvor han bl.a. siger atÂ GnRÂ ikke vil vÃ¦re et svagt band og falde fra hinanden pÃ¥ grund af stofmisbrug. Efter ‘Mr. Brownstone,’ undskylderÂ AxlÂ for hvad han sagde aftenen fÃ¸r. Han tilegner ‘Out Ta Get Me‘ til psykopatiske kÃ¦llinger! ‘Suicide Horns Section,’ spiller igen pÃ¥ ‘Move To The City.’Â AxlÂ spiller bas under ‘Rocket Queen‘.
SÃ¦tliste:Â Mr. Brownstone, It’s So Easy, Out Ta Get Me, Move To The City, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Guitar Solo, Rocket Queen, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Guitar Solo, Paradise City
Slash:Â […] “The next day, Doug [Goldstein] told me that Axl would play for the remaining shows as long as I apologized, onstage, to the audience, for being a junkie. […] So when the time came, I walked out there, and rather than apologize, I went into some banter about heroin and what it can do to you and how we’d been around the block a few times, how I’d done my time with the seductive beast. It was more amusing than anything else, because I didn’t want to bring the audience down at all. I have a way of mumbling when I talk anyway, so I think the mention of “the reality of drugs” and whatever else I said came off as an apology enough. We did a long into to “Mr. Brownstone” as I spoke, so from an audience perspective, it seemed like an impromptu introduction to the song. Whatever it was and wasn’t, once Doug told Axl that I did it (because he refused to leave the dressing room until I did), Axl was pleased and the vibe of the whole band turned around as he walked out onstage and we launched into “Mr. Brownstone.” Suddenly our camaraderie returned; once those personal issues were handled, we were able to focus on the playing. That second show was fine” […]Â [Slash’s biografi, s.277-278]
21 – Tredje show vedÂ Los Angeles Coliseum.Â FÃ¸r ‘Out Ta Get Me,’ fortÃ¦llerÂ AxlÂ at der ikke har vÃ¦ret nogen i rock n roll at korsfÃ¦ste i lÃ¦ngere tid, sÃ¥ nu kunne det lige sÃ¥ godt bliveÂ GnRÂ &Â Axl Rose. ‘Suicide Horns Section,’ spiller igen pÃ¥ ‘Move To The City.’
SÃ¦tliste:Â It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Move To The City, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, My Michelle, Guitar Solo, Rocket Queen, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City
Slash:Â […] “The third [show, opening for The Rolling Stones] was evenÂ betterÂ [than the second]-we really got it all down by then”Â [Slash’s biografi, s.Â 279]
22 – Sidste Ã¥bningsshow for theÂ StonesÂ vedÂ Los Angeles Coliseum, der ogsÃ¥ er det sidste show nogensinde forÂ GnRÂ som Ã¥bningsband! ‘Out Ta Get Me‘ tilegnes til “overbearing authority figures.” Endnu en gang spiller ‘Suicide Horns Section,’ pÃ¥ ‘Move To The City.’ Under ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,’ sigerÂ Axl: ‘C’mon people, we gotta warm you up for the greatest rock n roll band in the world â€“ The Rolling Stones!”
SÃ¦tliste:Â It’s So Easy,Â Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me,Â Welcome To The Jungle,Â Move To The City, I Was Only Joking [Intro] /Â Patience,Â My Michelle,Â Guitar Solo,Â Rocket Queen,Only Women Bleed [Intro]Â /Â Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,Paradise City
Slash:Â “The fourth show was fucking amazing-we were at our best”Â [Slash’s biografi, s.279]
Steven:Â “On the night of the last show, a unique thing happened. At the end of our set we put our arms around one another, and as a group we took a bow. We had never done that before. It felt kind of awkward but appropriate. In my mind, that show was the last real Guns N’ Roses concert ever. Immediately following that bow we once again went our own separate ego-inflated ways”Â [Steve’s biografi, “My Appetite for Destruction”, 2010, s. 201]
06 – I december mÃ¥ned fortsÃ¦tter studiooptagelserne vedÂ Mates RehearsalÂ iÂ North Hollywood. Lyt til sangeneÂ herÂ (instrumentale versioner).
Sange:Â Don’t Damn Me 1+2, Garden Of Eden, Locomotive, Dust N’ Bones
12 -Â SlashÂ &Â AxlÂ gÃ¥r pÃ¥ scenen medÂ Mike MonroeÂ vedÂ Whiskey A Go GoÂ iÂ Hollywood.Â AxlÂ havde besÃ¸gtÂ MonroeÂ i et studio iÂ New YorkÂ tilbage i august mÃ¥ned, hvor de optog videoenÂ “Dead, Jail or Rock n’ Roll“, somÂ AxlÂ ogsÃ¥ optrÃ¦der med her.Â SlashÂ optrÃ¦der pÃ¥ “Looking At You“.
AxlÂ &Â IzzyÂ gÃ¦steoptrÃ¦der ved treÂ Rolling StonesÂ shows iÂ Atlantic City, NJ, hvor showet den 19. bliver udsendt pÃ¥ PPV og radio direkte.
17 – FÃ¸rste af tre shows vedÂ Convention Center, hvorÂ AxlÂ ogÂ Izzy er med pÃ¥ “Salt Of The Earth“.
19 – Andet show vedÂ Convention Center, hvor showet er pay-per-view i direkte udsendelse og pÃ¥ radio. Igen optrÃ¦der de med “Salt Of The Earth“. Se klippetÂ her.
Izzy:Â “The Stones were asking me: ‘Which song are you doing?’ We’d chosen ‘Salt of the Earth’. Nobody knew it! And I’m thinking: ‘Fuck, you guys wrote it over 20 years ago! You must remember some of it!’ So we go back in this little trailer and Mick Jagger’s got a tape-player and he’s listening to it, with the lyrics written on a piece of paper in front of him. And I’m sitting there playing acoustic guitar with Keith Richards and I’m thinking ‘This is sooo cool!’ ‘Cos we’re playing it thru’ and Charlie and Bill Wyman are sitting there, listening to it. And I’m just flipping out, thinking ‘God, this is sooo wild!’ Finally we finished the song. They all turned to me and said: ‘So where’s your singer?’ And I didn’t have an answer! Axl was late again. Real late.”
20 – Tredje og sidste show vedÂ Convention Center, hvor de spiller “Salt of The Earth” og hvorÂ AxlÂ synger baggrundsvokal pÃ¥ “Mixed Emotions“.
31 -Â Guns N’ RosesÂ gen-udgiverÂ Hanoi RocksÂ europÃ¦iske bagkatalog iÂ USAÂ pÃ¥ deres egetÂ UZI SUICIDEÂ label – seÂ her.