2007

2007:

Januar

01 – Rockjournalisten Mick Wall (berygtet skribent), skriver i en ny GnR artikel, at han snart udgiver sin nye bog i maj mÃ¥ned: ‘WAR: W Axl Rose – The Unauthorised Biography’. Læs mere her.

Aflyste GnR shows:
10 – ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA
11 – Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, CA
13 – Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
16 – iPayOne Center, San Diego, CA

Axl: “Due to the schedule of these particular shows valuable time needed by the band and record company for the proper setup and release of the album Chinese Democracy would be lost. Rather than delay the album yet again all involved have decided to remove these shows from GNR’s schedule. We sincerely hope our fans understand and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone.”

07 – Axl er tilsyneladende i gang med at indspille vokal i Las Vegas, NV ved Palms recording studios, der jo ogsÃ¥ er en del af Palms Casino Resort hvor the Playboy Club som Axl holdt nytÃ¥rsfest hos ogsÃ¥ ligger. Citat fra Sarah Gerke og Movable Buffet: “I was at the Palms last night for a television premiere media event that was supposed to happen at the Palms recording studio, but was moved at the last minute to a private suite. The reason for the change was an unexpected booking in the recording studio. This jives well with rumors that Axl Rose is in the Palms studio these days attempting to sing his way out of a more than decade-long creative quagmire“.

10 – Dizzy Reed og hans sideprojekt Hookers N’ Blow annoncerer flere datoer til deres shows i Januar og februar mÃ¥ned.

15 – “Catch And Release” med Jennifer Garner i hovedrollen fÃ¥r premiere i USA 26. Januar. Musikken er skrevet af BT og Tommy Stinson. Læs mere her.

23 – Bumblefoot besøger New York City Gibson Musical Instruments showroom for at kigge pÃ¥ et par Gibson Les Paul guitarer.

Februar

Demo nummer 2. for “Better” bliver lækket pÃ¥ internettet. Dizzy Reed fortæller senere at det var den version der skulle bruges til den kort levende Harley Davidson reklame: “The version of ‘Better’ that they had was an unfinished, unapproved demo. That’s why it was removed.”

02 – I et interview med GNRFansAroundTheWorld, afslører Bumblefoot, at “Don’t Cry” soloen var en spontan improvisation ved RIR showet sidste Ã¥r.

“I pretty much make up some guitar version of whatever song off the top of my head,kinda like the “Don’t Cry” solo. Never planned out what I was gonna do, just busted that out at Rock in Rio without ever playing it, just made it up on the spot. Every song is playable if you make your own rendition of it. It’s like telling a story with your voice, you’re telling a song through your hands, ya know? If ya mean playing the guitar part of a song note-for-note, that takes dedication and practice…” [Kilde]

04 – Hookers N’ Blow tilføjer flere datoer til deres “Far From Over” turné. Se her.

05 – Ved Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, skal Guns N’ Roses være hovednavnet pÃ¥ My Coke Festival’en, der holdes i Johannesburg den 27. April og Cape Town den 1 Maj – deres første besøg i Sydafrika. “I’ve been fortunate enough to play in some of the most historic buildings and stadiums around the world but performing in South Africa will truly be an honor,” sagde Axl Rose “I can’t wait to see South Africa. This is a dream come true“.

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08 – Walk of Style ceremoni, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA. GnR spiller 2 sange, “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” & “Sweet Child O’ Mine“, til ære for Gianni og Donatella Versace. Læs mere her. Og her. Den eneste der ikke var til stede, var Tommy, der tilsyneladende havde familierelateret problemer at se til.

09 – Hookers N’ Blow starter deres østkystturne i Philadelphia, PA.

13 – Musikken som Tommy skrev til filmen “Catch and Release” blev udgivet pÃ¥ Varese Sarabande.

14 – Et telefoninterview fra den 13. januar med Steven Adler blev postet pÃ¥ hans officielle MySpace side, hvor han taler om hans og Axl’s genforening ved Las Vegas showet (16-17. september, 2006), som han sÃ¥, og fortalte at de fik snakket ud om en masse ting til kl. 8 om morgenen. Læs her.

22 РOfficiel opdatering p̴ GnR websitet fra Del James ang̴ende albummet:

“The good news is that all of the recording for the album has been completed. Drummer Frank Ferrer and guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal integrated themselves into the recordings seamlessly and will have their presence felt. There is no official release date, as the band is currently mixing, but after some delays and scheduling difficulties, things appear to be moving along.”

Samme dag lækkes en ny version af “Better“, der blev spillet pÃ¥ en radiostation i Philadelphia d. 21. Siden Idolator, der først lækkede sangen, fjernede den efter GnR’s ledelse bad dem om det. Bumblefoot havde denne kommentar:

“This is why leaks are a problem. It’s like working on a painting, and someone displaying it when it’s only half done. It hurts the artist because something’s getting out there that people assume is the final version, the best version, etc. The other people that it hurts are the FANS – I mean the *real* fans, the ones that care the most. The latest “leak” is obviously some experimental mix of Better – not any version I ever heard, but I don’t claim to have heard everything that’s out there… Whoever put it out there did a real mindfucking of the fans, especially to do it now, when the album’s release is growing closer. I have faith in everyone involved in the mixing of the album that they won’t disappoint, they’ll stay true to what you love about GnR. Now go hug the person next to ya.”

En japansk promotor meddeler samme dag, at GnR vil spille 5 shows i Japan i april måned i Chiba, Nagoya og Osaka.

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24 – Axl jammer med Chris Contogouris pÃ¥ klubben the Mint i Los Angeles før Oscarshowet. Læs mere her.

Marts

Første del af Guns N’ Roses’ 2007 World Tour annonceres officielt pÃ¥ bandet’s website. Der er koncerter i Japan, og Sydafrika, der starter i April. Og endnu en demoversion af “Madagascar” lækkes pÃ¥ internettet.

01 – Dizzy “forlader” sit sideprojekt Hookers N’ Blow, der vil spille sit sidste show d. 4. marts ved Cat Club i Los Angeles. Showet er faktisk et genforeningsshow, men Dizzy har andre planer de kommende mÃ¥neder. Jizzy Pearl erstatter ham (han spillede som bekendt i Adler’s Appetite). Læs et interview fra 10. marts her.

12 РI et interview med Chart Magazine, kritiserede sangeren fra Die Mannequin, Care Failure, de par shows med GnR sidste ̴r.

“There were just so many rules about Axl!. He used to show up 45 seconds before their set and wouldn’t really hang around, so we barely saw him. Once, Tony (Useless, the Die Mannequin bassist) tried talking to him and got pinned against the wall by a guard.”

Tom Mayhue svarer:
“This is how I remember it. Guns had just finished doing their two-hour set and were getting off the stage to go to their dressing rooms, and some drunk guy goes up to Axl. Now, no one knows who this guy is or what the hell he wants. Our head of security, Geo Gasparetti, is probably the best in the business at what he does, and he intervened. Later on, Geo went up to the guy and explained to him that what he did wasn’t too bright, and that was that. I mean, when Care Failure’s amp was fucked up, my crew fixed it. When their crew was late or drunk, sleeping in the dressing room at set change, our crew was there to set them up. This band was given more sound checks, extra guests, and whatever they needed from our production management, so I don’t get why she felt the need to talk sh*t.”

Chris Gratton, GN’R’s production manager:
“I hate it when I read or hear about things that never occurred. The only rules are the ones I set in terms of the show schedule, like when the first band goes on, how long a set change is, et cetera. For most of the North American tour, Axl traveled in a tour bus and he would be at the gig several hours before Guns went on and watch the openers. Axl often had people partying in his dressing room — I’m talking about everyone from his friends to the guys in Helmet to Sebastian Bach to the Suicide Girls — until the wee hours in the morning. We had a lot of good times on that tour.”

Samme dag meddeles det fra Gunsnroses.com fra Dizzy Reed, at ingen af de lækkede sange kommer fra bandet:

Dizzy: “Here’s what I know. We were doing a commercial with Harley-Davidson. Harley was going to do a version using ‘Paradise City’ and another version using ‘Better.’ Their Web site even had a version up for like one day with ‘Better,’ but the version of ‘Better’ that they had was an unfinished, unapproved demo. That’s why it was removed. The version that’s getting airplay is that same demo. Our understanding of how that happened is that an experimental edit using ‘Better’ in place of ‘Paradise City’ was somehow accidentally mislabeled as the ‘Paradise City’ Harley-Davidson video/commercial and was inadvertently released on the internet. We believe the ‘leak’ came from this source tape and someone with access to it. “For the record, absolutely none of the songs that have been leaked have come from the band or our organization. None of the songs that have been leaked are anything more than demo versions, works in progress. No final mixes. It’s really frustrating working on something as hard as we have and then having it wind up on the Internet before it’s finished. Hearing a demo on the radio really sucks.”

31 – Eddie Trunk fortæller at han mødtes med GnR da han var 4 dage i Los Angeles. her er udsnit fra hans blog:

“Flew out Saturday night only to find Bumblefoots wife in the seat behind me. G&R was rehearing in LA for a Japanese tour and she was flying out to see him. We landed and Bumble was nice enough to offer a lift to my hotel. He said the record is close to coming out soon.

Tuesday night Gilby Clarke took me to the Lakers game in a way to small for me sports car! Never went to Staples before, what a nice building. Lakers lost a bad one to Memphis. Gilby has great seats and VIP parking by a valet, it was awesome. Jack was a few rows away! Thanks Gilby, Laker tix are not easy to get or cheap and I appreciate it. Gilby is doing some Canadian solo dates, check him out. Then Bumblefoot called from G&R rehearsal and invited me to come see the band rehearse. So Gilby drove me to the G&R rehersal studio where I met all the guys in the band and listened to them play their set. I have not really heard this lineup of the band and they did sound great. New drummer Frank kicks ass (and he lives in NJ) and all 3 guitarists played so well together. What really sounded great were the many new songs they played. It feels like this album may finally come out soon. All the guys were super cool and it was great to meet them and talk music. Thanks to Bumble for the invite and the ride back to my hotel after.”

April

03 – Tommy Hilfiger giver endelig sin version af mødet med Axl Rose sidste Ã¥r til Rosaio Dawson’s fødselsdagsfest. Læs her.

05 – Elton John’s 60 Ã¥rs fødselsdag holdes i New York, NY (Axl ønskede Elton tillykke pÃ¥ kamera, “Happy Birthday, we love you.”). Læs mere her.

11 – GnR udsætter de planlagte datoer i Japan, der skulle være spillet fra d. 14-22, fordi Tommy Stinson kom til skade med sit hÃ¥ndled under et uheldigt fald pÃ¥ en trappe.

Tommy: “I feel so bad right now. I accidentally fell down a flight of stairs. I put my hand down to break my fall and heard a loud ‘pop.’ The next morning my hand looked like a balloon. I went to see my doctor and while the good news is that it’s not broken, the bad is news is it’s severely sprained and I may have done some ligament damage. We had our last rehearsal a few days ago and shipped the gear to Japan and then this happened. I feel horrible. I’d like to apologize to our Japanese fans that were looking forward to seeing us and know that we will we see you all soon. Again, we’d like to sincerely thank our fans worldwide for their patience and support.”

15 – The Classic Metal Show lavede fornyligt et interview med Bumblefoot som du kan læse udsnit af her.

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21 – Music RisingIcons of Music” auktionen i Hard Rock Cafe, New York City, indtjente 2,4 mio dollars til musikere der mistede deres udstyr under orkanen Katrina. Showet sluttede med New Orleans legenden Allen Toussaint og Bumblefoot. Læs mere her. Og her. PÃ¥ billede er Mark Strigl, Eddie Trunk, John Ostronomy, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, og Jennifer Thal.

23 – Robin Finck skriver pÃ¥ sin hjemmeside om GnR’s udsatte og aflyste shows:

“I’m writing now in the wake of the recently postponed and cancelled GNR commitments in Japan and in South Africa. I guess I’m writing because I too am disappointed, have a conscience, a website, and I am not on the Bullet Train to Osaka this evening. I purely want to share with those whom were avid for seeing GNR at these concerts that I too was looking forward to seeing you all. The band was primed and pumped, production packed and shipped. Then, much to our distress, unforeseen circumstance walked in, dropped its surly case and announced with certainty, “I’m here! “. What can we do. I have received innumerable emails from real people who where hooking up with friends or family, flying to faraway cities, booking hotels or friend’s couches, docking the USS Kitty Hawk, and otherwise scheduling their time and enthusiasm around these events. In short, these peeps wuz straight stung adrenalized and lettin’ me square have it! I too was psyched about the shows, planning to meet friends and family, watch the cherry blossom blossom etc. It is my wish that your bounce forward from here be one of a willful arc and opportunity. Believe me, I’m swallowing that very pill by your side. Well, I’m not gonna go on with this letter, this letter to you who’ve sent me. I think you catch my drift. Best of spirits to you all and I sincerely wish for you a successful trip ahead. Have fun wherever you are-“

26 – Officiel website announcering af 2007 World Tour begynder den 2. Juni i Monterrey, Mexico. Bandet fortæller at de ikke vil spille ved MyCoke Festival i Sydafrika pÃ¥ grund af Tommy’s skade. Turnéen tager dem rundt i Mexico, Australien, New Zealand og Japan. Der vil blive spillet nye sange fra det kommende Chinese Democracy album, inklusivt “Madagascar,” “IRS,” og “Better.”

27 – Aflyst show for My Coke Festival ved New Market Racetrack, Johannesburg, Africa.

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01 – Aflyst show for My Coke Festival ved Kenilworth Racetrack, Cape Town, Africa. GnR sagsøges af Starlight Logistics fordi de mener, at bandet ikke har betalt for den transport service som ST har ydet for dem under 2006 turnéen.

03 – Axl Roses advokater sender en mail til et GnR fan forum: Omkring albummet siges der: “We’ve all waited this long for the album, we should be patient enough to wait to hear it in its final form. As far as the release of the album goes, all I can tell you is that I honestly believe we are getting close.

05 – Flere demoer lækkes online. “The Blues”, “Chinese Democracy”, og nye versioner af “I.R.S.” og “There Was A Time”.

Juni

GnR sparker turnéen igen med tre udsolgte shows i Mexico. Sidste show i Mexico spilles den 5. juni. Derefter fortsætter de til Australien og New Zealand og Japan, og spiller 12 shows der. Turneen slutter 21. juli i Japan. De spillede i alt 11 udsolgte shows.

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NORDAMERIKA M. THE VOLTURE, NATA & MALIGNO:

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02 – Udsolgt show for 17,600 fans i Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. Publikum var ekstremt “nervøse” før GnR gik pÃ¥ scenen kl. 14. Under showet viser Axl et skilt op hvor der stÃ¥r “Fuck Me, Axl!
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Richard Guitar Solo/Guitar Duet M/Robin (People Get Ready), Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle, Patience, Nightrain, Paradise City

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03 - Udsolgt show for 32,572 fans i VFG Arena, Guadalajara, Mexico. Der opstod lidt kaos før showet – se video her.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo/Guitar Duet M/Robin (People Get Ready), Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (La Raspa, Don’t Cry), My Michelle, Patience, Nightrain, Madagascar, Paradise City

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05 – Udsolgt show for 20,255 fans i Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico. Før showet vises fodboldkampen mellem Mexico og Paraguay ved arenaen.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Richard Guitar Solo/Guitar Duet M/Robin (People Get Ready), Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle, Patience, Nightrain, Madagascar, Paradise City

AUSTRALIEN/NEW ZEALAND M. ROSE TATTOO & SEBASTIAN BACH:
10. Juni – 03. Juli

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10 – Udsolgt show for 17,000 fans i Burswood Dome, Perth. Axl fortæller en historie om at drikke tequila i Mexico. Bubbles gæsteoptræder.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle (M/Sebastian Bach), Liquor & Whores (M/Bubbles), Patience, Nightrain, Paradise City

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13 – Show for 8000 fans i Entertainment Centre, Adelaide. Axl taler om det første show i Australien. At spille ved det første sted i Perth, var lige som at blive suget ud i rummet og kvalt. Derefter sagde han: “So tonight, this is awesome!Axl leder publikum til at heppe “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi! Oi! Oi!” til sidst i showet. Læs om en fan der kom med til Afterparty og mødte Axl & bandet her.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Band Introductions/Jam, Richard Guitar Solo/Guitar Duet M/Robin (People Get Ready), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle (M/Sebastian Bach), Liquor & Whores (M/Bubbles), Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Madagascar, Paradise City

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15 – Første af 2 udsolgte shows for 14,000 fans i Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. Bandet kommer pÃ¥ scenen lige før kl. 23 om aftenen. I starten af showet svigter videoskærmene. Ron spiller en lille bid af “Back in Black” under hans solo.Showet slutter med “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi! Oi! Oi!” rÃ¥b.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Band Introductions/Jam, Richard Guitar Solo/Guitar Duet M/Robin (People Get Ready), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (Back In Black, Don’t Cry), My Michelle (M/Sebastian Bach), Liquor & Whores (M/Bubbles), Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Madagascar, Paradise City

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16 – Andet og sidste udsolgte show i Rod Laver Arena. Axl kørte pÃ¥ sin røde motorcykel ind under “Rocket Queen“. Han købte motorcyklen i Melbourne. Axl taler om, hvordan en avis pÃ¥stÃ¥r han mimer til “Patience“. Under “Paradise City“, smider Axl kondomer ud til publikum. Ron interviews før showet. Se ham her under lydprøven synge “18 And Life“. (eller prøve pÃ¥ det!)
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Band Intro/Jam, Richard Guitar Solo/Guitar Duet M/Robin (People Get Ready), Out Ta Get Me, Rocket Queen, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, IRS, You Could Be Mine, Ron Guitar Solo (Back In Black, Don’t Cry), My Michelle (M/Sebastian Bach), Liquor & Whores (M/Bubbles), Patience, Nightrain, Madagascar, Paradise City

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19 – Første udsolgte show for 11,000 fans i Entertainment Centre, Brisbane. I starten af “Welcome To The Jungle“, synger Axl pÃ¥ en tvær mÃ¥de fordi han rammes af et glas øl. Sangen stoppes da Axl igen rammes. Han siger: “Is that what you want? You want it that way? If you’re gonna throw sh*t, you know, I don’t have to be here. It’s all right. We can have a great fucking time, or not.” Sangen startes sÃ¥ forfra. Før “November Rain“, siger Axl: “Guess this is what you call one of those nights“. Efter “My Michelle“, synger Sebastian den første linje af “Woke Up This Morning” af A3. Det er temasangen til tv-serien “Sopranos“.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, You Could Be Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Better, Richard Guitar Solo/Guitar Duet M/Robin (People Get Ready/Redemption Song), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, Jam, IRS, Band Introductions, Ron Guitar Solo (Back In Black, Don’t Cry), My Michelle (M/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Nightrain, Madagascar, Paradise City

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20 – Andet show for 10,000 fans i Entertainment Centre. Sebastian gæster endnu engang pÃ¥ “My Michelle“.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Better, Richard Guitar Solo/Guitar Duet M/Robin (People Get Ready), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, Jam, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (Back In Black, Australian national anthem, Don’t Cry), Band Introductions, My Michelle (M/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Nightrain, Madagascar, Paradise City

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23 – Første af 2 udsolgte shows for 20,000 fans i Acer Arena, Sydney. GnR fÃ¥r sÃ¥dan en bragende modtagelse, sÃ¥ Axl siger at han kan se hvorfor de gemte disse shows til sidst. Dette show er ogsÃ¥ et af de sjældne shows hvor det tekniske fungerer som det skal. Dizzy spiller “Never Tear Us Apart” af INXS som sin solo. Angry Anderson gæsteoptræder til den første version af “Nice Boys” pÃ¥ denne tour.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Better, Dizzy Piano Solo (Never Tear Us Apart), The Blues, You Could Be Mine, Richard Guitar Solo/Guitar Duet M/Robin (People Get Ready), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, Jam, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (Australian national anthem, Back In Black, Don’t Cry), My Michelle (M/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Nightrain, Nice Boys (M/Angry Anderson), Madagascar, Paradise City

24 – Andet og sidste udsolgte show i Acer Arena. Axl fÃ¥r publikum til at synge en ekstra linje i “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” fordi det ikke var højt nok. Sebastian Bach blev pÃ¥ scenen efter “My Michelle” og sang baggrundsvokal pÃ¥ “Patience“. Angry Anderson spiller igen “Nice Boys” med bandet. Showet slutter igen med “Aussie” rÃ¥bene.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Jam, Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo/Guitar Duet M/Robin (Redemption Song/People Get Ready), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (Australian national anthem, Back In Black, Don’t Cry), My Michelle (M/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Nightrain, Nice Boys (M/Angry Anderson), Madagascar, Paradise City

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29 – Første udsolgte show for 12,000 fans i Vector Arena, Aukland. Dette show blev udsolgt indenfor en time! Efter “It’s So Easy“, beder Axl alle om at træde et skridt tilbage. Og igen efter “Sweet Child O’ Mine“. Han tilføjer: “You people are fucking amazing! I didn’t know what to expect. I mean, I remember a long time ago I came here and it was the rowdiest crowds we played for in the whole world so I knew anything could happen… Sounds like I’m making that sh*t up, but no no I remember. I remember having to throw buckets of water on the whole front row ‘cause they were just out of control…Thank you. Thank you for the warm New Zealand welcome!Dizzy spiller “Don’t Dream It’s Over” af Crowded House (et band med Neil Finn der er fra New Zealand). Sebastian Bach præsenteres som: “Our good luck Canuck“. Sebastian har taget noget kaffe med ud til Axl, og kaffen hedder : Faggs Brazilian Fiesta blend. Angry Anderson spiller igen “Nice Boys” med bandet. Før “Chinese Democracy” spørger Axl publikum om de har noget imod at showet bliver lidt længere, hvilket de naturligvis ikke har.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo (Don’t Dream It’s Over), The Blues, Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo/Guitar Duet M/Robin (People Get Ready/ Redemption Song), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, IRS, My Michelle (M/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Nightrain, Nice Boys (M/Angry Anderson), Madagascar, Chinese Democracy, Paradise City

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30 – Andet og sidste show for 10,000 fans i Vector Arena. Før “Better“, beder Axl publium om at træde et skridt tilbage. Efter “Patience“, fortæller han, at han ikke har sovet siden sidste aftens show! Angry Anderson spiller igen “Nice Boys” med bandet.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo/Guitar Duet with Robin (People Get Ready/Redemption Song), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, Jam, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (New Zealand national anthem, Don’t Cry), My Michelle (M/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Nightrain, Nice Boys (M/Angry Anderson), Madagascar, Paradise City

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03 – Udsolgt show for 8000 fans i Westpac Arena, Christchurch. Showet starter lige omkring midnat og slutter lidt efter kl. 2. Der var nogle typiske problemer med Axls mikrofon.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Guitar solo (NZ Anthem/ Don’t Cry), Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, I.R.S., My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Nightrain, Madagascar, Paradise City

07 – Afvist show for Live Earth ved Copacabana Beach i Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Axl: “Guns N’ Roses or myself will not be performing at Rio Live Earth or Live Earth for a couple of reasons. The first is that we were not asked until the last couple weeks while we were on tour in Australia and have upcoming sold-out dates already rescheduled in Japan. Our gear is already en route to Japan for these shows. We have attempted to find a solution to be able to perform in Rio, but unfortunately none has been suggested.

I was asked to perform individually with Lenny Kravitz by the promoters and Mr. Gore. As we were working this out, Lenny unfortunately became injured and temporarily canceled his involvement from the event. According to the promoters, by the time they had reconfirmed Lenny’s performance, there wasn’t enough time to arrange flights for myself to Brazil and then to Japan for our upcoming shows. Unfortunately, I was not informed that Lenny’s performance was reconfirmed until our own explorations and in following the media surrounding the event today, which is Saturday morning here in Australia and Friday in Brazil.

Guns N’ Roses or I were not asked to play anywhere else such as Japan or Australia (as we are already in the regions on tour) and in which we have formally offered to perform but the offer of our involvement was declined.

We wish all involved, the performers, the organizers, the fans and audiences around the world all the best and a very successful event.”

JAPAN M. MUCC:

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14 – Første udsolgte show for 17,000 fans i Makuhari Messe, Chiba. Efter “Sweet Child O’ Mine“, beder Axl via en tolk folk om at tage et halvt skridt tilbage sÃ¥ folk oppe foran ikke bliver mast. Richard og Robin spiller “Endless Rain” af det japanske band X Japan under deres duet. Før “My Michelle” siger Axl: “I’m gonna sing this one all by my lonesome.”  “Don’t Cry” spilles til sidst i showet, efter “Paradise City” som ellers er den sidste sang. Det begynder med at Ron spiller guitar, og Axl overrasker alle ved at komme ud og synge “Don’t Cry” for første gang siden 16. juli, 1993  (se her) Showet var oprindeligt planlagt til den 14. april, men udsat pÃ¥ grund af Tommys skade. Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 16 minutter.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo/Guitar Duet M/Robin (Beautiful/Endless Rain), Better, Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, Jam, IRS, My Michelle, Patience, Nightrain, Madagascar, Paradise City, Don’t Cry

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15 – Andet show for 12,000 fans i Makuhari Messe. Chris præsenteres som: “The man with the hangover tonight, Mr. Chris Pitman.” Igen synger Axl pÃ¥ “Don’t Cry“, hvor Dizzy, Chris og Frank tilslutter sig sangen. “My Michelle” introduceres af Axl der synger: “Michelle, ma belle, don’t you know you drive me straight to hell, my Michelle…” Før “Nightrain“, rÃ¥ber AxlBass solo!” og Tommy spiller en kort solo. Til sidst i showet, takker Axl publikum: “Thank you! Domo arigato! You people were fucking amazing two nights in a row! Thank you very very very very very very very very very very much! Thank you!” Originalt planlagt den 15. april, men udsat pÃ¥ grund af Tommys skade.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo/Guitar Duet M/Robin (Beautiful/Endless Rain), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, Jam, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (Symphonic Fantasia No.1 Part.1), Don’t Cry, My Michelle, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Madagascar, Paradise City

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17 – Udsolgt show for 12,000 fans i Nippon Gaishi Hall, Nagoya. Før “Nightrain”, synger Axl: “I hear that train comin’, it’s comin’ round the bend” Originalt planlagt den 18. april, men udsat pÃ¥ grund af Tommy’s skade.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo/Guitar Duet M/Robin (Beautiful/Endless Rain), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, Jam, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (Symphonic Fantasia No.1 Part.1), Don’t Cry, My Michelle, Patience, Nightrain, Madagascar, Paradise City

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18 – Show for 9000 fans i Nippon Budokan, Tokyo. Bubbles gæsteoptræder for første gang i Japan. Axl introducerer ham med ordene: “You may not, you probably don’t, but it doesn’t matter, know who this is. But this is a friend of ours, and he plays a character on a TV show called The Trailer Park Boys. And I’m not sure if it means more to him as an actor or the character to actually be here at Budokan tonight. So that’s why we’re gonna go ahead and do this, and basically put us all to shame. Here we go, ladies and gentlemen, our friend Bubbles!“. Derefter spilles der lidt af “Dueling Banjos” før de spiller “Liquor & Whores“. Frank er klædt ud som Bun E. Carlos fra Cheap Trick (berømt for deres Budokan live album). Dragten havde ogsÃ¥ den kendte hængende cigaret.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo/Guitar Duet M/Robin (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, Jam, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo, Don’t Cry, My Michelle, Liquor & Whores (M/Bubbles), Used To Love Her, Patience, Nightrain, Madagascar, Paradise City

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21 – Udsolgt show for 10,000 fans i Intex Osaka, Osaka. Det sidste show af den fantastiske japanske turne i 2007. Ron har en New York Yankees Hideki “Godzilla” Matsui t-shirt pÃ¥ og en Ultraman maske. “Rocket Queen” spilles for første gang pÃ¥ den japanske tour. Axl runder showet af ved at sige: “We wanna thank you and all of Japan for making this Japanese tour so great for us!“. Originalt planlagt til 21. april, men udsat pÃ¥ grund af Tommys skade.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam M/Frank & Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo/Guitar Duet M/Robin (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, Jam, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (Symphonic Fantasia No.1 Part.1), Don’t Cry, Rocket Queen, Used To Love Her, My Michelle, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Madagascar, Paradise City

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22 - Efter det sidste show i Japan, gik Axl, Tommy, Ron og Frank sammen med Bubbles og hans ven Takayoshi Azuma i byen pÃ¥ “Live and Bar 11” i Osaka, for at spille nogle sange: “Liquor & Whores“, “It’s Not Unusual” (Axl & Bumblefoot synger), “Whole Lotta Love“, “Beautiful” (Bumblefoot synger), “Angie” (Bumblefoot synger), “Used To Love Her“, “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” (Bumblefoot synger), “I Want You To Want Me” (Bumblefoot synger), “Strutter” (Bumblefoot synger), “Whole Lotta Rosie“, “Patience“, og “Nice Boys“. Læs mere her.

In the early hours of the 22nd, Axl, Tommy, Ron, Frank along with Bubbles and classical pianist friend Takayoshi Azuma jam on a bunch of tunes at Osaka club “Live and Bar 11”. Among the songs performed were Liquor & Whores, It’s Not Unusual (Axl and Bumblefoot on vocals), Whole Lotta Love, Beautiful (Bumblefoot on vocals), Angie (Bumblefoot on vocals), Used To Love Her, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, I Want You To Want Me, Strutter (last three with Bumblefoot on vocals), Whole Lotta Rosie, Patience, and Nice Boys.

August

20 – Det meddeles, at Axl vil synge pÃ¥ tre sange pÃ¥ Sebastian Bach’s kommende album.

September

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09 – Bumblefoot spiller ved Locobazooka festivalen afholdt pÃ¥ Tweeter Center i Mansfield, MA. Se klip her. Læs info her.

Oktober

17 – Dizzy spiller shows med Hookers N’ Blow pÃ¥ Vest og Østkysten i de to sidste uger af mÃ¥neden.

November

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20 – Sebastian Bach’s album “Angel Down” udgives. Album gæstes af Axl pÃ¥ disse tre numre: “Back In The Saddle“, “(Love Is) A Bitchslap” og “Stuck Inside“. Lyt til hele albummet her.

EfterÃ¥ret 2007 – Forskellige websites meddeler at Chinese Democracy albummet er blevet sendt til Geffen records. Men Axl og pladeselskabet er endnu ikke enige om, hvordan albummet skal promoveres og sælges. Denne nyhed bekræftes senere af Axl’s assistent Beta.

December

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