1991

1991:

Januar

04 – Tidligt pÃ¥ mÃ¥neden øver bandet i Long Beach Arena i Californien til de kommende shows i Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien. Se interview her.

19 – Bandet øver i et lille studio i Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien.

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20 - Matt Sorum og Dizzy Reed får deres debut med GnR foran 140.000 skrigende tilskuere ved det årlige Rock In Rio i Rio de Janeiro. Kort før de skal på beder de Matt om at lave en trommesolo, hvilket han klarer uden problemer!
Sætliste: Pretty Tied Up, Mr. Brownstone, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Godfather Theme, Double Talkin’ Jive, Welcome To The Jungle, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, It’s So Easy, Guitar Solo, Civil War, Dead Horse, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Estranged, Paradise City

Matt: “We did Rock In Rio and had Judas Priest opening. The tour manager came backstage and asked if we could move our riser for Judas Priest. I said, ‘yeah, sure put your riser out there.’ I go out there and Judas Priest are doing ‘Turbo Lover’ and the next thing I know the drum riser’s going 50ft up in the air with smoke coming out of it! I thought, ‘Oh boy, how am I gonna follow that?!’ The first solo I did was at Rock In Rio in front of 145,000 people and I didn’t even know about it until on the way to the gig. Axl said he needed to take a break in the middle of the show for his voice and I should do a solo. I’d just joined the band, it was my first show, I’m not going to say no! So I was like, ‘Okay, f**k! I’m going to do a solo.’ Now I’d probably be like, ‘F**k, I don’t know man, let me work on that a bit!’”

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22 - Matt besøger den berømte kristusstatue “Cristo Redentor” (Kristus Frelseren), som stÃ¥r pÃ¥ det 710 meter høje bjerg i Corcovado med udsyn over Rio de Janeiro. Statuen er 38 meter høj og vejer 700 ton.

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23 – Andet og sidste show i Rio de Janeiro, igen for 140,000 tilskuere. Dette show blev sendt pÃ¥ brasiliansk tv og radio. Axl’s mikrofon svigter under “You Could Be Mine“, og han forsøger forgæves at finde en tændt mikrofon pÃ¥ scenen mens sangen fortsætter…Et af showets højdepunkter er den første (og sidste) liveoptræden af “Bad Apples“. Se begge shows her.
Sætliste: Intro, Pretty Tied Up, Mr. Brownstone, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Nightrain, Godfather Theme, Double Talkin’ Jive, Welcome To The Jungle, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Civil War, Guitar Solo, Bad Apples, It´s So Easy, Rocket Queen, Sweet Child O´ Mine, Estranged, Paradise City 

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24 - Slash på forsiden af Rolling Stone Magazine. Han taler om Axl, stoffer og det næste album i interviewet.

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09 - Slash gÃ¥r pÃ¥ scenen i Roxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA, med Rory Gallagher for at spille “Bullfrog Blues” og “Little Queenie

April

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02 - Slash medvirker på Lenny Kravitz’s album “Mama Said“.  Han er med pÃ¥ “Fields Of Joy” og skrev “Always On The Run” med Kravitz. Slash var klassekammerat med Kravitz i Beverly Hills High School, og har siden været bedste venner med ham.

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Alan Niven fyres (læs mere her) og Doug Goldstein overtog hans job som manager for bandet. Goldstein’s ven Craig Duswalt, blev personlig assistent for Axl fra 1991-1994.

Marc Canter (2012): “When he was their tour manger he was the one keeping things cool. When he became their manger things were ok for a while and then he became a Yes Man to Axl. Maybe because he thought he would get fired? Catering to one members needs while he should have had also been looking out for the other guys too. I don’t think Doug knew what he became until years after he was not working with the band. I talked to him a few years ago and he told me to tell Slash that he was sorry for the things that went down. I guess he felt that he didn’t represent them evenly But as a tour manger, there was no one like him. He took care of shit that no one would think of doing and he was doing the job of what it would take 3 people to do.” [Kilde]

Craig: “I basically managed all aspects of his life, from home to business to his performing life. I managed everything. I was the liaison to Axl, anyone who wanted to meet him backstage after the show, including many famous stars, had to go through me. I was in charge of keeping him out of trouble and helping him get ready to do a show.” [Kilde]

1991-1992 tour

Use Your Illusion
World Tour
24 Maj 1991 – 17 Juli 1993:

Use Your Illusion Turneen varede fra 24. Maj, 1991 – 17 Juli, 1993. Det var ikke alene bandets længste turne, men én af de længste i rockhistorien, den havde pÃ¥ 28 mÃ¥neder, 192 shows i 27 lande – 110 shows i USA og 82 overalt i verden, med over 7 millioner fremmødte! Alene i 1992 spillede de for over 3 mio. mennesker! Den var ogsÃ¥ kilden til meget berygtelse for bandet, ikke mindst pÃ¥ grund af optøjer, sene begyndelser, aflysninger og Axl’s humørsvingninger (der typisk gik ud over bandmedlemmer, mandskabet, eller publikum), men ogsÃ¥ de ting han sagde pÃ¥ scenen om forskellige begivenheder i deres liv. Et problem var, da turneen begyndte, at pladen blev udsat til September mÃ¥ned, men turneen fortsatte alligevel. SÃ¥ de spillede en masse nye numre, som publikum ikke havde hørt før, første gang i Rio. Live optagelser fra turneen blev optaget og udsendt pÃ¥ videobÃ¥nd, fra deres Tokyokoncerter i 1992. Turneen, kan ogsÃ¥ høres delvist pÃ¥ “Live Era: ’87-’93”. PÃ¥ et tidspunkt var det meningen at meget materiale fra deres turne, skulle bruges til en dokumentar der hed “The Perfect Crime”. Optagelser, der bestod af bandets tid pÃ¥ turneen, showoptagelser, informationer om optøjer og store begivenheder pÃ¥ turneen. Men den blev hurtigt glemt, og der er ingen der taler højt om hvorfor den aldrig blev udgivet, bortset fra, at Ã¥rsagen kunne være, at andre bands pÃ¥ samme tid havde fÃ¥et samme ide (Bl.a. Metallica). Pressen var stort set negativt stemt overfor Axl og GN’R, Spin, Kerrang, Circus, og Hit Parader blev nævnt i ‘Get In The Ring’ sangen, hvor Axl angreb personerne der havde skrevet dÃ¥rligt om dem. Sætlisterne var typisk meget varieret, og der blev aldrig valgt en fast sætliste, men de startede som regel med ‘Welcome To The Jungle’, ‘It’s So Easy, eller ‘Nightrain’ og sluttede med ‘Paradise City’. Turneen var massiv, ikke kun i antallet og størrelsen af det hele, men ogsÃ¥ mandskabet, der bestod af 80 personer. Magasinet “Performance” navngav mandskabet “”Crew of the Year” for 1991.

NORDAMERIKA & EUROPA

Opvarmnings shows

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09 – Det første “hemmelige” opvarmningsshow finder sted i Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA, hvor Slash spiller “Happy Birthday” til Doug Goldstein (9. maj, 1961).
Sætliste: Pretty Tied Up, Bad Obsession, Dust N’ Bones, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, It’s So Easy, Godfather Theme, Guitar Solo, Dead Horse, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Out Ta Get Me, Live And Let Die, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Perfect Crime, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City

11 – Andet “hemmelige” opvarmningsshow finder sted i Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, hvor bandet inviterede Axl’s barndomsven Shannon Hoon fra Blind Melon til at synge med pÃ¥ “You Ain’t The First” og “Don’t Cry“. Videooptagelser instrueret af Mark Racco til “Mr. Brownstone“, “You Could Be Mine” og “My Michelle” kan ses ved at trykke pÃ¥ sangtitlerne.
Sætliste: Right Next Door To Hell, Mr. Brownstone, Dust N’ Bones, Civil War, Godfather Theme, Pretty Tied Up, Live And Let Die, 14 Years, Yesterdays, Double Talkin’ Jive, Patience, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Rocket Queen, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Bad Apples, You Ain’t The First [w/ Shannon Hoon], It’s So Easy, Bad Obsession, Don’t Cry [w/ Shannon Hoon], Sweet Child O’ Mine

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Axl: “I’m really happy with the way things are going. Professional rehearsals in front of people. It allows me to get into the mode I’m gonna have to be in when we start doing the big shows. Frisco and Bill Graham were really cool, and there was a different kind of hunger there for us. L.A. seemed to scrutinize us a bit more, and I welcomed that. In L.A. we didn’t play ‘Jungle’ or ‘Paradise,’ because we’d already played for over two hours. I didn’t want to push my voice any harder. Also, we didn’t want to push past the curfew and be fined eight grand for one song. It felt a little bit like I ripped some people off, but I knew they were happy with what we had done. I thought we went over real well in L.A., but I still look at it as rehearsals. I’m not really worried about what critics have to say about these gigs, but if they like these shows, in six months they’ll be real happy.”

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16 - GnR vender tilbage for tredje gang til The Ritz, New York, NY, som er det sidste opvarmingsshow, før de drager ud for at erobre resten af verden med deres nye sange. Shannon Hoon er igen med som gæst pÃ¥ “Don’t Cry” og “You Ain’t The First“. Slash fortæller at de optager video til den kommende Terminator 2 film. Efter “You Could Be Mine” spørger Axl publikum: “Have you ever heard the expression break a leg? Well, I think I just did.” Axl brækkede rent faktisk hælen, og blev tvunget til at bære en bøjle pÃ¥ det, de første fÃ¥ uger inde i turneen.  Før ‘Don’t Cry,’  fortæller Axl hvordan
Shannon’s band spillede sangen for nogle Ã¥r tilbage. ‘Welcome To The Jungle‘ tilegnes til “3rd Street Hell’s Angels.” Se bandet ankomme til The Ritz her. Se et nyhedsklip fra dengang med klip fra Ritz-showet her.
Sætliste: Pretty Tied Up, Bad Obsession, Right Next Door To Hell, Mr. Brownstone, Dust N’ Bones, Live And Let Die, Paradise City, Civil War, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, You Could Be Mine, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry [m/ Shannon Hoon], You Ain’t The First[m/ Shannon Hoon], My Michelle, Estranged, Double Talkin’ Jive, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Welcome To The Jungle

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18 - Axl tager overraskende nok pÃ¥ offentligt visit pÃ¥ en kendt burgerjoint på Melrose Avenue i L.A, ved navn “The Burger That Ate L.A.” (Kendt fra Melrose Place), klædt i shorts, sort blazerjakke og sine special-syede sko, og sætter sig ved et bord udenfor og bestiller en burger, pommes frites og en chokolademilkshake til at skylle det hele ned med. Mens han venter pÃ¥ maden, stirrer forbigÃ¥ende kvinder langt efter ham, og han griner og forklarer intervieweren, at han efterhÃ¥nden er begyndt at nyde at de glor sÃ¥dan efter ham, noget som han ellers tidligere kunne blive gal over. Han forklarer: “I know what the problem was. I had an extremely volatile relationship with Erin [Everly, Rose’s ekskone]. And I was projecting strong negative feelings about myself onto other people. I was attracted to people with similar dysfunctional traits, people that I was going to end up not really getting along with. And it wasn’t good for me or them, it just made me despise being with anyone or meeting anyone or having a good thoughts linked to someone.” Axl nægtede ogsÃ¥ at der var forsinkelser ved udgivelsen af de nye albums: “People want something, and they want it as soon as they can get it. Needy people. And I’m the same way, but I want it to be right – I don’t want it to be half-assed. Since we put out Appetite for Destruction, I’ve watched a lot of bands put out two to four albums. They went out, they did a big tour, they were big rock stars for that period of time. That’s what everybody is used to now – the record companies push that. But I want no part of that. We weren’t just throwing something together to be rock stars. We wanted to put something together that meant everything to us.” [Kilde]

“GET IN THE RING MOTHERFUCKER” TOUR
24 Maj, 1991 – 09 April, 1992

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24 – Det første show på Use Your Illusion-turnéen i Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, MI, blev udsolgt. Skid Row er supportband. I begyndelsen af ‘Right Next Door To Hell,’ begynder Matt at spille ‘Mr. Brownstone‘ ved et uheld! Efter sangen, siger Axl: “This is a pretty bitchin’ place for me to open the tour, being that uh, I’m a hick-ass motherfucker midwesterner myself so… this is a song that uh, we wrote long before we wrote Mr. Brownstone. It’s kind of the same, it’s something called Bad Obsession.” Før ‘Double Talkin’ Jive,’ forklarer Axl hvordan han skadede sin fod  ved sidste show og hvordan hans læger hjalp ham. Axl skriger “Goddamn” under ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.” OgsÃ¥ under sangen fortæller han publikum, at de er højere end de 140,000 de havde på Rock In Rio II Festival’en!
Sætliste: Right Next Door To Hell, Mr. Brownstone (pro video), Bad Obsession, Dust N’ Bones, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Pretty Tied Up, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Live And Let Die, Estranged, Welcome To The Jungle, You Ain’t The First, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City

Duff: “At Alpine Valley Amphitheatre in Wisconsin, my sense of anticipation for the first gig of the tour was overwhelming. Our intro music came on: the theme song from The Godfather. The crowd roared. ‘Here we go.’ My game face came on. I felt we represented something, something primal and animalistic. I felt that fire and anger – I was ready to kick someone in the head. All the background noise of life began to recede. We rushed the stage and I played the first few bass notes for ‘It’s So Easy.’ Total fucking bedlam. Tens of thousands of people absolutely losing their shit. I could see the first few rows of people. I could see how far back the masses of bodies went. Everyone was on their feet and the roar was almost louder than the band” [Duff’s biografi, “It’s So Easy”, 2011, s. 183]

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25 – Det andet og sidste udsolgte show i Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, MI.
Sætliste: Right Next Door To Hell, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Dust N’ Bones, Double Talkin’ Jive, Godfather Theme, Pretty Tied Up, Civil War, My Michelle, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Live And Let Die, Welcome To The Jungle, Estranged, Paradise City, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine

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Mens bandet skulle spille i Michigan, havde de slået lejr mellem Chicago og Milwaukee på den anden side af Lake Michigan. Bandet sad nu ved efterfesten den 25. maj i Lake Lawn Resort i Delevan, WI kl. halv fire om morgenen, og festede, og ved 5-tiden var Axl klar til endnu et interview, hvor han taler om sin skade med hælen, om venskabet i bandet, og de problemer der har fulgt med i bandets kølvand. Axl afslører noget interessant:

“I wanted to be buried here. I bought land here specifically for that reason (Lake Geneva fra 1988-1998). I mean if you’re from Lafayette, Indiana, you can go to California and know it isn’t your real home. Alpine Valley was where I decided I would go, so I bought a place to be buried here. I don’t think it’s gonna happen that way now. And that’s weird, but it’s cool. I’m going to look at it and see if I want to sell it. There were reasons why I bought that particular piece of land, with those particular trees and that particular smell and that particular vibe, and picked out the land with my stepfather. These reasons don’t exist anymore. And I’m okay with it. I’m kind of excited. I’m wondering where I’m gonna call home. It’s like opening up the world for me.

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28 – Første show i Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, TN.  Axl & Izzy’s  hjemkomstsshow. Axl siger at leve i Indiana, var for ham som at være i Auschwitz. Den bemærkning skaffede ham avisomtale i et par dage efter. De spillede 55 minutter over tid, hvilket kostede bandet 5000$. Axl talte i 5 minutter i showet, hvor han brokkede sig over lukketiden kl. 23.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Out Ta Get Me, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, 14 Years, Mr. Brownstone, Civil War, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Rocket Queen, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Double Talkin’ Jive, Dust N’ Bones, Estranged, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City

Axl: (Om Auschwitz-bemærkningen) “I wanted to tell them that they could break away, too.” [L.A. Times interview]

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29 – Det andet og sidste show i Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, TN. En professionel video blev optaget af dette show. Det blev lækket pÃ¥ et senere tidspunkt og kan nu findes pÃ¥ Youtube. Axl tilegner Civil War til alle militærfolk i publikum.  Axl fÃ¥r  Sebastian Bach (Skid Row’s forsanger) til at tage en danser pÃ¥ scenen under “Rocket Queen“. Første nogensinde live optræden af “November Rain“. Axl slutter showet 25 minutter efter kl.23 (lukketid) med at sige: “Goodnight and thank you homeland.”
Sætliste: Right Next Door To Hell, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Dust N’ Bones, Double Talkin’ Jive, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Civil War, 14 Years, Live And Let Die, It’s So Easy, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Rocket Queen, November Rain, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Perfect Crime, Estranged, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City

Juni

01 – Omkring 13,600 tilskuere er mødt op i Capital Music Center, Grove City, OH. Bandet kom pÃ¥ scenen kl. 20:30 og sluttede 23:05. Izzy havde en guitarsolo der varede i 15 minutter. Axl skældte ud pÃ¥ politiet og borgmesteren i byen for ikke at lade bandet spille over tid. (kl. 23).
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, It’s So Easy, Patience, Used To Love Her, Civil War, Live And Let Die, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Pretty Tied Up, Double Talkin’ Jive, Estranged, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City

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02 – Et show i Toledo Speedway, Toledo, OH, for 30,000 tilskuere.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Dust N’ Bones, 14 Years, November Rain, Don’t Cry, Pretty Tied Up, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Live And Let Die, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Godfather Theme

04 – Første af to shows i Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH, hvor bandet Ã¥bner med “Coma” for første gang. Axl fortæller at det var eks-manager Alan Niven’s ide at turnere før den nye plade udkom. Axl skælder ud på Mötley Crüe. ‘Paradise City‘ spilles usædvanligt tidligt i sættet, usædvanligt, fordi det næsten som regel er sangen der plejer at lukke showet.
Sætliste: Coma, Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Dust N’ Bones, Don’t Cry, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Pretty Tied Up, November Rain, My Michelle, Paradise City, Used To Love Her, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine

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05 – Andet show i Richfield Coliseum, hvor Slash mÃ¥tte betale 1000$ for at Ã¥bne showet med ‘Nightrain.’ Axl fortæller at han føler sig godt tilpas, og genfortæller en historie om ham og Sebastian Bach der ryger opium i et fly. Han siger, at uden Nine Inch Nails ville han havde taget en overdosis af stoffer og dø. ‘Knockin’ On Heavens Door‘ tilegnes en Cleveland fan der døde og blev begravet med en GnR t-shirt pÃ¥. Axl spørger publikum foran hvor meget de betalte for deres billetter, hvor de svarede 125$. Derefter skælder han ud pÃ¥ billetsælgerne!

Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Welcome To The Jungle, Double Talkin’ Jive, Dust N’ Bones, Don’t Cry, Civil War, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Rocket Queen, Pretty Tied Up, November Rain, 14 Years, You Could Be Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Live And Let Die, Estranged, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City

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07 - Sebastian Bach er speciel gæst ved det første show i  CNE Grandstand, Toronto, Canada. Matt laver en brøler i starten af ‘Welcome To The Jungle’. ‘Back Off Bitch,’ spilles, og Axl fortæller at den blev skrevet i 1981. Han fortæller da de turnerede Toronto i gamle dage med The Cult & Iron Maiden, at AFD var bandlyst, sÃ¥ publikum kendte ikke de fleste af sangene. Axl fortæller at Phil Lynott fra Thin Lizzy overtog hans fars plads da han var lille. Derefter siger han, at Slash var nødt til at betale bandet 1000$ den anden aften for at Ã¥bne showet med ‘Nightrain.’ Før ‘Estranged,’ lader Axl publikum vide, at det sidste tog der forlader spillestedet, afgÃ¥r om 5 minutter!
Sætliste: Intro – Scarface & Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, 14 Years, Double Talkin’ Jive, It’s So Easy, Dust N’ Bones, Civil War, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Don’t Cry, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Pretty Tied Up, November Rain, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, You’re Crazy[w/ Sebastian Bach], Nightrain, Back Off Bitch, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Used To Love Her, Paradise City

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08 - Axl fortæller hvordan aftenens publikum i CNE Grandstand er meget bedre end forrige aftes. Han nævner at han 4 Ã¥r tidligere ønskede at bandet spillede ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door‘ fordi han ville have hans generation skulle høre nummeret. Sebastian Bach gæsteoptræder igen med bandet. En sjælden optræden med ‘Welcome To The Jungle‘ som den sidste sang. Turneen var stadig tidlig pÃ¥ dette tidspunkt, og bandet eksperimenterede med sætlisten. PÃ¥ et tidspunkt under showet, hopper en ivrig fan op pÃ¥ scenen, og løber lige mod Axl. Sikkerhedsfolkene holder ham tilbage, og Axl nÃ¥r at trampe pÃ¥ ham to gange før de slæber ham af scenen.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Dust N’ Bones, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, My Michelle, Don’t Cry, 14 Years, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Rocket Queen, Pretty Tied Up, You’re Crazy [w/ Sebastian Bach], Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Estranged, You Ain’t The First, Used To Love Her, Yesterdays, Paradise City, Welcome To The Jungle

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10 – Bandet spiller i Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY. Axl annoncerer at det er en “meget trist dag” fordi Poison blev opløst den dag. Sjælden optræden af ‘Dead Horse‘ under denne del af UYI turneen. Axl leder publikum til at synge “Get In The Ring” som optages og bruges pÃ¥ sangen. Han fortæller ogsÃ¥ at de lige var blevet færdig med at optage sangen aftenen før i Toronto.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Double Talkin’ Jive, Dust N’ Bones, Bad Obsession, It’s So Easy, Dead Horse, Civil War, Welcome To The Jungle, 14 Years, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, My Michelle, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Rocket Queen, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Live And Let Die, Estranged, Yesterdays, Paradise City

11 – Et show i Hershey Park Stadium, Hershey, PA, hvor ‘Double Talkin’ Jive‘ spilles tidligt, så Axl kan afreagere med sine frustrationer. Et af de fÃ¥ shows hvor ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door‘ ikke blev spillet. Under showet, mens Duff hilser pÃ¥ fans i publikummet, er der en eller anden der skærer ham i hÃ¥nden med et barberblad. Axl spørger publikum om de kan udpege personen sÃ¥ han kan tæske ham.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Double Talkin’ Jive, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Civil War, It’s So Easy, Dust N’ Bones, Welcome To The Jungle, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Used To Love Her, Live And Let Die, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Rocket Queen, Pretty Tied Up, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Estranged, Paradise City

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13 - Axl fortæller publikum i Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA: “This is the biggest kegger I’ve ever seen!” En slÃ¥skamp bryder ud under ‘Welcome To The Jungle‘ mellem Robert John og en fan. Personen smides ud og sangen startes forfra. Axl fortæller at sidst bandet spillede i Philadelphia, var han i fængsel lige overfor pÃ¥ den anden side af gaden. Efter showet slapper bandet af backstage med nogle venner, og musik i baggrunden, Axl, der sidder pÃ¥ gulvet modtager skuldermassage af hans nye kæreste Stephanie Seymour (han mødte før optagelserne til “Don’t Cry” videoen). Slash dukker op og kort efter fortæller han at han tager til New York, hvor bandet skal spille om nogle dage. Matt og Dizzy underholder nogle unge tøser, mens Duff snakker med en fra bandets roadcrew. Izzy er som sædvanlig pist borte, og folkene i GnR lejren er mere vant til at se hans schæferhund, end ejeren selv (!) Axl og resten af vennerne omtaler ham som “Mr. Invisible“.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone,Double Talkin’ Jive, Nightrain, It’s So Easy, Dust N’ Bones, Civil War, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Bad Obsession, Welcome To The Jungle, November Rain, Live And Let Die, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Rocket Queen, Pretty Tied Up, 14 Years, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Estranged, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Paradise City

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16 - Axl, der er indlogeret på Royalton Hotel i New York, organiserer en middag kl. 10, for dem fra bandet om mandskabet der har lyst til at komme med, ved Old Homestead Steak House, og tre timer senere er regningen oppe på 3000$. Den eneste der ikke dukkede op, var Slash fordi han misforstod og troede at det var krævet (så han trodsede det).

Slash: “Sometimes you go ‘What the fuck is it for? Then you try to look where to escape to and there’s nowhere to go. We been doing it for so long that we really would all feel sorta lost and lonely if it fell apart and we had to go out and do solo records. Because it wouldn’t be Guns. None of us could reproduce that. Axl’s got so much charisma – he’s one of the best singers around. It’s his personality. He can go out and do something. What freaks me out is if the band falls apart, I’ll never be able to shake the fact that I’m the ex-Guns n’ Roses guitar player. And that’s almost like selling your soul.”

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Samme dag, deltog Axl i en fotoseance for Rolling Stone Magazine han egentlig ikke havde lyst til dagen før et show, med Herb Ritts, men gjorde det pga. det var den eneste åbning i fotografens skema.

Axl: “I guess I get made because of some form of fear about my own weaknesses. Everybody has theirs, and mine happen to be in what I do. And what I do is sing and run and get my picture taken. I’ve always needed high maintenance to keep my act together. Nothing really comes naturally to me except the desire to sing. I used to jump ship every three days. And I wasn’t crying wolf. It would usually come down to I was leaving but there was no place to go. What am I gonna do, go to Paris, do poetry? Look at art museums and hope that not going after what I set out to do didn’t eat me alive? Go pump gas? I was leaving to pump gas a few times, and ready for it. Then, I don’t know, something in me would go, ‘You can deal with this now’. It just took time to be able to deal with it. And that’s when I would get hassled for not doing photo shoots and interviews, because at that time I needed to be able to deal with just being able to stay here. And that took a lot of time. A lot of my anger came from people not understanding that I needed that time. I would turn myself inside out to certain people, and they still wouldn’t get it. They’re no longer with us, because I just didn’t feel safe, ever.”

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17 - Axl undskylder til de 18,000 tilskuere at han kommer sent ved showet i Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, og siger: “Yeah, I know it sucks…If you got any real complaints, you could do me a favor though. You could write a little letter on how much that sucked and send it to Geffen Records….. Tell those people to get the fuck out of my ass.” Han fortæller hvordan at Geffen plager bandet om at udgive det nye album (UYI) hurtigst muligt: “The new record will be delayed again. Geffen Records decided they wanted to change the contract and I’m deciding fuck you. And since I don’t have time to do both go back there and argue and bitch with them or be on tour, I guess we’ll just be on tour and have a good time and fuck them. It’s a shame but… So we’ll play a lot of the new shit tonight and it really doesn’t matter does it?“. Han siger ogsÃ¥ at publikum skal stjæle det sidste nye nummer af Rolling Stone magazine, hvor bandet er pÃ¥ coveret. Under “Patience” siger Axl til publikum, at de skal tæske livet ud af enhver der smider ting pÃ¥ scenen.. Han siger ogsÃ¥ at han ikke vil smide det tilbage igen, han vil bare gÃ¥ sin vej! Axl spørger publikum hvor mange der har en bootleg af ‘November Rain‘ efter de spillede den. Han fortæller ogsÃ¥ at jo flere nye sange de spiller, jo flere bootleg albums vil de sælge…
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Dust N’ Bones, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Nightrain, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Live And Let Die, 14 Years, November Rain, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Rocket Queen, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Estranged, Paradise City

Slash: “The show that set the pace for what was to ultimately unhinge the tour took place in Uniondale, New York, at the Nassau Coliseum, where we went on late. That night, however,  Axl apologized to the fans for being late, which, once it became a regular occurrence, he never bothered to do again” [Slash’s biografi, s.339]

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19 – Premiere pÃ¥ “You Could Be Mine” videoen på MTV. Sangen debuterede pÃ¥ radio dagen før. Sangen medvirker ogsÃ¥ i “Terminator 2” filmen, og Arnold Schwarzenegger er med i videoen. Om aftenen spiller bandet i Capital Centre, Landover, MD, hvor Axl skælder ud pÃ¥ nogle fans der kun gider høre sange fra AFD og ikke de nye sange. Endnu engang skælder han Geffen ud for at presse dem til at udgive det kommende album alt for tidligt. Mod slutningen af ‘Civil War,’ springer Axl ned blandt publikum for at stoppe en sikkerhedsvagt fra at tæve en fan, der fik sin hat tilbage fra Axl efter at have kastet den op pÃ¥ scenen. Axl synger ikke pÃ¥ de sidste verser i “Rocket Queen”. Showet slutter før tid, pÃ¥ grund af de lokale lukketider.
Sætliste: Pretty Tied Up, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Welcome To The Jungle, Dust N’ Bones, Double Talkin’ Jive, Perfect Crime, Civil War, Live And Let Die, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Rocket Queen, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

20 – Andet show ved Capital Centre forløber uden problemer og de spiller et helt sæt. Slash og Axl siger at bandet ikke har spillet ‘Move To The City‘ i 3 Ã¥r. Axl skælder ud på Alan Niven igen. Axl fortæller at den sidste gang de spillede ‘You Could Be Mine,’ glemte han nogle linier og sagde “suck my dick” i stedet!
Sætliste: Pretty Tied Up, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Perfect Crime, Dust N’ Bones, Live And Let Die, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Civil War, Move To The City, 14 Years, November Rain, Welcome To The Jungle, You Could Be Mine, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Paradise City

22 - GnR spiller efter sigende et forbløffende 3 timers show i Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA. Under ‘Right Next Door To Hell‘, skriger Axl: “Get in the ring motherfucker!” En eller anden smed knust glas pÃ¥ scenen.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Welcome To The Jungle, Double Talkin’ Jive, Right Next Door To Hell, Nightrain, It’s So Easy, Out Ta Get Me, Dust N’ Bones, Civil War, November Rain, You Could Be Mine, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Live And Let Die, 14 Years, Move To The City, Used To Love Her, My Michelle, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Pretty Tied Up, You Ain’t The First, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Paradise City

23 – Ikke meget vides om dette show i Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, andet end at bandet spillede for omkring 17.650 tilskuere i tre timer.

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25 – “You Could Be Mine” udgives som “Use Your Illusion’s” første single i forbindelse med sangens medvirken på Arnold Schwarzeneggers “Terminator 2” fortsættelse. Se  videoen her. Om aftenen spiller bandet i Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC, hvor bandet endnu engang spiller et langt show for omkring 10.000 tilskuere – omkring 215 minutter!!! Bandet ankommer en time for sent ved 22-tiden. En stor del af publikum forlod stedet tidligt, hvilket efterlod en del tomme sæder. Axl spørger publikum om de vil tilgive dem for at spille lidt sjusket, da de stadig er ved at lære at spille de nye sange. Efter omkring kl. halv et., inviterer Axl resten af publikummet til at flytte ned til de lavere præmie-sæder.

26 - Axl lader publikum i Thompson-Boling Center, Knoxville, TN, vente ca. 2 timer efter Skid Row sluttede deres sæt ved 21:45-tiden. Slash sad mellem publikum og sÃ¥ halvdelen af deres show.Disse sange ved man blev spillet ved showet: Right Next Door To Hell, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Perfect Crime, Sweet Child O’ Mine, You Could Be Mine, Civil War, Patience, Paradise City, November Rain

29 – Denne gang gik bandet pÃ¥ kun 30 minutter efter Skid Row havde afsluttet sit show i Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY. Højdepunkterne i showet var da Axl snakkede om Lexington’s politi, og Slash, der spillede omkring 5 forskellige guitarsoli. ‘Estranged‘ spilles usædvanligt tidligt i sættet. Efter ‘Pretty Tied up‘ spørger Axl folk pÃ¥ forreste række i publikum hvor meget de betalte for deres billetter. Han fÃ¥r et par svar: 20$ & 100$.  Han sætter sig ned foran dem og siger: “Are you having a good time? I bet you paid a lot of money for those seats. I’ll give you $500.00 for your tickets.” Senere før “KOHD” holder Axl de to billetter op og siger til publikum: “We got rid of the boring fu@#ers!” Derefter ændrer han pÃ¥ teksten til sangen: “Momma take these tickets from me, I can’t use them and I’m bored. It’s gettin’ dark to dark to see. Kick my ass out the back fu@#in’ door.” Omkring 21 personer blev arresteret af politiet lørdag aften, da GnR spillede, fordi de blev snuppet i at drikke alkohol.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Welcome To The Jungle, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Dust N’ Bones, Estranged, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, November Rain, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Pretty Tied Up, My Michelle, 14 Years, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City

30 - Showet rammes lidt af tekniske problemer i Birmingham Race Course, Birmingham, AL. En blues jam blev spillet mens de første problemer blev fikset, derefter følger flere tekniske problemer under nummeret, hvor Slash spiller dele af Led Zeppelin’s ‘Communication Breakdown.’ ‘Patience‘ afbrydes midlertidigt pÃ¥ grund af nogen i publikum smider noget mod Axl. Før ‘Only Women Bleed,’ beder Axl bandet give ham: “…a little Bob Dylan, a little bit of Alice Cooper and a lot of Slash!
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Welcome To The Jungle, Bad Obsession, Blues Jam, Double Talkin’ Jive, Dust N’ Bones, Nightrain, Civil War, It’s So Easy, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O’ Mine, November Rain, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Estranged, Guitar Jam, Paradise City

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01 - Arnold Schwarzenegger’s film “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” blev udgivet i USA. Filmens temasang er GnR’s “You Could Be Mine” som Arnold bedst kunne lide ud fra det udvalg han hørte fra deres kommende albums.

02 - Slash medvirker på Alice Cooper’s album “Hey Stoopid“, hvor han medvirker pÃ¥ titelsangen sammen med Joe Satriani og Ozzy Osbourne. Slash brugte en Gibson Melody Maker til sangen.

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02 – Omkring 19.000 tilskuere overværer bandet i Riverport Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO, uden at vide hvad der sker ca. 90 minutter senere. Axl kan allerede ane urÃ¥d med hensyn til sikkerhedsfolkene pÃ¥ stedet. Før ‘You Could Be Mine,’ fortæller Axl at “With your bitch slap rappin’ and your cocaine tongue you get nothin’ done” var i AFD noterne. Axl fortæller en god historie om hvordan han tog en bus til St. Louis da han var 17. Under ‘Rocket Queen,’ opdager Axl en biker (Stump) der tager billeder. Situationen eskalerer hurtigt efter Axl fortæller sikkerhedsvagterne om at tage kameraet, men da de ikke reagerer pÃ¥ det, hopper Axl selv ned blandt publikum og det udvikler sig til hÃ¥ndgemæng hvor man ser ham slÃ¥ pÃ¥ en af vagterne! Derefter kommer han op pÃ¥ scenen igen, griber fat i mikrofonen, og siger:”Thanks to the lame-ass security, I’m going home.” Bandet forlader scenen, og optøjerne begynder. Showet blev optaget, og videoen blev stjÃ¥let og lækket til GN’R fans. Se det her. Læs mere om sagen her. Bandets udstyr blev delvist ødelagt, og skadesomkostningerne fra optøjerne løb op i 200,000$.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Dust N’ Bones, You Could Be Mine, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Double Talkin’ Jive, November Rain, Welcome To The Jungle, Civil War, 14 Years, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Rocket Queen

Axl: ” When I got back onstage, I’d lost a contact, and I couldn’t see. My first thought was, I’m out of here. I’m paying these guys’ [venue staff] salary, I don’t need to be treated like that by them. I went backstage, and found a new lens. It was getting crazy and we decided we were going to go back out and try to play, because we didn’t want people to get hurt. ” [RS 22.Aug ’91]

Slash: “We were backstage, watching cops on stretchers all bloody and shit, and it was like, “Fuck! How could this be happening?” I was so scared somebody was going to die. It was completely out of hand. This guy was shooting pictures the whole show. He’d been doing it, and probably having a good laugh. I saw Axl tell the security guard, ‘Stop that fuckin’ guy!’ and the security’s watching the band. So Axl went in, and that’s when it started. We wanted to go on again. I know there’s a certain amount of blame that can be put on us, because if you don’t know us, you might say, ‘Well, you could’ve done something to keep it together.’ But from our point of view, it all happened so fast, we didn’t know what the fuck was going on. The kids had a field day. I lost all my amps, my guitar tech got a bottle in the head, someone got knifed, our stage and video equipment and Axl’s piano were trashed. I don’t know. It was a fluke. It shouldn’t have happened… but it did.”

Duff: “The band was shoved into a small van and told to get on the floor so we weren’t visible. Slash’s hat was sticking up. The driver asked him to take it off. When the van drove our of the enclosed part of the venue and into the parking lot, I could hear the mayhem had spread outside. As we pulled out of the parking lot, I peeked out the back window – I could see speaker cabinets and pieces of our pianos. Kids had gotten tired of carrying them or dumped them when the cops showed. Clots of cops ran around with batons and pepper spray. Kids ran this way and that. Medics rushed around treating bloodied fans. Police had people in cuffs. It looked like a war zone” [Duff’s biografu, “It’s So Easy”, 2011, s. 186-188]”

Når man ser showet op til  Axl, der udadtil  virker irrationel, når han bad om at få fjernet det kamera fra Stump Stephenson for 4. gang, så kan man bedre få en forståelse for hvad der skete denne aften ved at læse dette:

The place allowed bottles and knives and whatever else inside… And they [public] think I did it just because I wanted to stop somebody from taking my picture. The camera was the last straw, the final thing. I was sick of it, at that point, with the security in the front. There was a weird space in my mind the entire night. I was thinking, “Something isn’t right up here. Why is there this weird attitude, this passiveness, in the security?” There was no feeling that they were on the same team as us. Their feeling towards the crowd wasn’t right. A young boy and a girl were getting shoved over here while rowdy bikers are being allowed to do whatever they want. What is going on? I was very confused… One thing that is not being said in the press is that Earl Gabiddon [Axl’s bodyguard and head of GNR security at the time] was on the headset and he warned these guys [venue staff] in the front that either the cameras go or the show is off. He warned them four times. He was doing his job. [Musician, “There’s a Riot Going On,” Sept 1991]

08 – Bandet, der kommer to timer for sent pÃ¥ scenen,  spiller det første show i Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX for 20,000 tilskuere. Før den første sang, rÃ¥ber Axl af publikum fordi de smider ting pÃ¥ scenen. ‘November Rain‘ spilles meget tidligt i sættet. Efter ‘Paradise City,’ siger Axl: “Fuck you St. Louis and God bless America!” Bandet spillede et meget kort sæt, lige under 2 timer. Hør Axl’s 5 minutters tale om St. Louis her.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Welcome To The Jungle, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Dust N’ Bones, November Rain, Civil War, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O’ Mine, 14 Years, Double Talkin’ Jive, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Paradise City

Axl: “It’s hard to figure out why we get up onstage to do this, because at some times it’s fun, but other times it takes all the physical fucking energy we’ve got to get up here and do what we do for a living. For the last few days, I’m watching CNN and reading this shit in the St. Louis papers about how I incited a riot, and they’re talking about ‘and in the band, they have a recovering heroin addict, and once, Axl Rose was seen driving down the street in a Jeep yelling obscenities at his former wife’ – what the fuck does that have to do with St. Louis? And I had to realize that no matter what we did tonight and how good or bad we played, there’d probably be one person in the press here for that some reason didn’t dig it, and he’d write about something else and write some lies. Now, at the same time that won’t have an effect on Dallas, and it shouldn’t affect me, it fucks with the entire thing called rock & roll in general. Because who are the main people that watch these news things and read this shit? They’re all in the forties to fifties, sitting there eating their bran flakes and drinking their coffee. I ain’t knocking getting old. It’s a fact of life, unless you die before you get there, you’re gonna get old. But just because you’re old doesn’t mean you have to deny young people their humanity. And so now there’s a lot of people reading these negative things about Guns n’ Roses, and if their kid likes Guns n’ Roses, he’s gonna get smacked in the head or something, because the paper said it was an evil thing. And that really makes me go, ‘Fuck what’s the point?’ But I’ll tell you what the point is. We’re up here and what we are doing is something that is dying in America – it usually stays ant an underground level and doesn’t get as successful as Guns n’ Roses – and that’s freedom of expression. And basically, that’s all we fucking are. Guns n’ Roses is just a prime fucking example of freedom of expression….”

09 – Andet show i Starplex Amphitheatre. En fan bliver smidt ud fordi han smed en flaske pÃ¥ scenen. Det kan muligvis være ved dette show, at Axl før showet begyndte, var pÃ¥ vej hen til Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, og hans ansatte mÃ¥tte bruge timer pÃ¥ at overbevise ham om at blive og spille showet (Kilde).

11 - ‘You Could Be Mine‘ Ã¥bner showet ved McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO. Axl fortæller hele historien bag West Arkeen der skrev ‘Bad Obsession.’ Han stopper midliertidigt ‘Dust N’ Bones‘ for at smide en fan ud der giver ham “skrÃ¥t-op-fingeren” (Lyt her). Dette show var originalt planlagt for Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre men blev flyttet til McNichols Sports Arena i stedet.
Sætliste: You Could Be Mine, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Perfect Crime, Live And Let Die, Dust N’ Bones, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Rocket Queen, Civil War, November Rain, Welcome To The Jungle, Double Talkin’ Jive, 14 Years, My Michelle, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Knockin On Heaven’s Door, Used To Love Her, Estranged, Pretty Tied Up, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City

12 – Næste show spilles i  Starplex Amphitheatre, Englewood, CO,

13 – Et show i Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT havde ingen ekstranumre pga. bandet troede at publikum var elendige og ikke gad se dem. Det viste sig dog, at tilskuerne ikke havde glemt hvad der var sket under en AC/DC koncert den 18. januar, da bandet kom pÃ¥ scenen. Tilskuerne maste sig frem mod scenen, og tre teenagere blev trampet ihjel. Sikkerhedsvagterne prøvede at fÃ¥ bandet til at stoppe med at spille, men kunne ikke fortælle dem om tragedien før tyve minutter inde i sættet. Læs mere her.

Axl: “We did a show with Skid Row in Utah, and there were people sitting there like they were bored off of their asses. Finally, we left. Why should we play the encore? But what we didn’t know was that people had been killed at an AC/DC concert there, and the press and local officials had gone off on the kids so much that by the time they got to the show they were just fed up. Security just kept them from getting into the show at all – and we didn’t know that. We didn’t know what was up. We just wanted to get out of there. My attitude was, “Man, I only have a few bands that really get me off at a show. What do you want? What do you have to do tonight that’s better than this?” There were 17 year-old kids there who seemed bored, and I just didn’t understand why. Maybe they wanted to go home and listen to something else.” [Hit Parader, 1992]

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16 - Ved det første show i Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA, siger Axl at det er det bedste indendørspublikum han nogensinde har set og at publikummet i det forrige show i Salt Lake City var elendige. Axl holder et skilt op hvor der stÃ¥r ‘f*ck the St. Louis Police Department‘, et banner som Tacoma Police Department gav bandet! Showet stoppes midlertidig efter ‘Rocket Queen‘ fordi en fan smed noget pÃ¥ scenen. Axl “stagediver” efter ‘Paradise City‘, derefter tager han mikrofonen og siger “tak til bøssen der prøvede at tage mine bukser af!
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Nightrain, Live And Let Die, Bad Obsession, Dust N’ Bones, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, November Rain, You Could Be Mine, 14 Years, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Rocket Queen, Axl stops the Show, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Estranged, Paradise City

17 – Andet show i Tacoma Dome.

19 – Ved det første show i Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, nævner Axl at “14 Years” er en hyldest til hans og Izzy’s partnerskab. “Locomotive” spilles muligvis for første gang.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Bad Obsession, Nightrain, Dust N’ Bones, Civil War, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, November Rain, 14 Years, Double Talkin’ Jive, Locomotive, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Estranged, Paradise City

20 – Andet show ved Shoreline Amphitheatre, hvor Axl igen nævner at “You Could Be Mine” blev skrevet før AFD blev indspillet. “SCOM” stoppes pga. tilskuere der smider ting pÃ¥ scenen. Axl imiterer en rastaman under “KOHD“.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, It’s So Easy, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Dust N’ Bones, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Welcome To The Jungle, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, November Rain, Nightrain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Guitar Jam, Paradise City

23 – Show ved ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA.

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25 – Show ved Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA, hvor Axl taler om Steven Adler og bandets øvrige problemer dengang de Ã¥bnede for Rolling Stones i 1989. ‘Welcome To The Jungle‘ begyndes forfra fordi en fyr pÃ¥ forreste række “flirter” med Axl. Efter “Dust N’ Bones” fortæller Axl om hvorfor bandet kom for sent i gang med showet, sagde han det skyldtes medierne, der pressede ham til interviews og truede nærmest med at fÃ¥ ham arresteret. Showet ender, da Axl bliver sur over nogle problemer under “Estranged“, og beder dem starte forfra. Men han bliver sur, smider mikrofonen og efterlader resten af bandet forbløffet og alene pÃ¥ scenen. Matt, Slash og Dizzy vendte tilbage pÃ¥ scenen efter et par minutter og endte sættet med en kort solo. Det blev meddelt over speakeren, at der var tekniske problemer.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Dust N’ Bones, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, November Rain, Welcome To The Jungle, 14 Years, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Rocket Queen, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Instrumental Jam

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29 – Første af fire udsolgte shows i Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA, hvor Axl fortæller at “Use Your Illusion” albummene endelig blev færdig dagen før. Shannon Hoon fra Blind Melon, inviteres pÃ¥ scenen for at synge med pÃ¥ “Don’t Cry“.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Dust N’ Bones, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, 14 Years, November Rain, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, My Michelle, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Estranged, Paradise City

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30 – Andet show i Great Western Forum. Shannon Hoon gæsteoptræder igen pÃ¥ “Don’t Cry“.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Dust N’ Bones, Double Talkin’ Jive, You Could Be Mine, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Civil War, November Rain, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Rocket Queen, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, 14 Years, Locomotive, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, It’s So Easy, Paradise City

August

02 – Tredje show i Great Western Forum. Før ‘You Could Be Mine,’ rÃ¥ber Axl: “this one’s for Arnold!“ Den alternative version af ‘Don’t Cry‘ spilles, muligvis for første gang!  Shannon Hoon synger med pÃ¥ den.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Bad Obsession, Dust N’ Bones, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, November Rain, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Rocket Queen, It’s So Easy, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, 14 Years, Don’t Cry [Alt. Lyrics] [m/ Shannon Hoon], Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Estranged, Paradise City

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03 – Fjerde og sidste show i Great Western Forum. Længste show pÃ¥ hele UYI turneen!!! Ifølge Duff varede showet 3 timer, 36 minutter og 19 sekunder! 10 sange fra Appetite For Destruction blev spillet, plus gæsteoptræden af Shannon Hoon og Sebastian Bach. “Double Talkin’ Jive” tilegnes af Axl til: “some asshole at CBS News who likes to call me a punk“.
Sætliste: Intro – Sid Vicious’ My Way, Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Right Next Door To Hell, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, It’s So Easy, Yesterdays, Dust N’ Bones, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, Piano Solo, November Rain, My Michelle, 14 Years, Nightrain, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Pretty Tied Up, Rocket Queen, Don’t Cry [m/ Shannon Hoon], Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Ain’t The First [m/ Shannon Hoon], Used To Love Her, Move To The City, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, You’re Crazy [m/ Sebastian Bach], Locomotive, Out Ta Get Me, Dead Horse, Estranged, Paradise City

11 – “Queen: The Days of Our Lives” udgives i USA. Det er et show om det engelske band Queen, og Axl er vært.

12 - GnR og Skid Row ankommer i Jäahalli, Helsinki, Finland.  Duff, Slash, Matt,  Dizzy og Skid Row tilbringer aftenen på Tavastia club hvor Black Crowes spillede.

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13 – Det første af to shows i Ice Stadium, Helsinki, Finland, hvor GnR åbner med “Mr. Brownstone“, der normalt spilles som nr. 2. Axl takker det finske publikum for at give dem Hanoi Rocks. ‘Welcome To The Jungle‘ spilles for det mest instrumentalt, for der skete tilsyneladende noget med Axl. Derefter, uden Axl, spiller bandet ‘14 Years.’ Efter et stykke tid, kommer Axl tilbage og de spiller ‘Welcome To The Jungle‘ helt. Introen til ‘Paradise City‘ er lidt anderledes – det starter med at Slash jammer pÃ¥ Ã¥bningsakkorden, og Axl synger kun de 2 første linjer.

Duff: […] “Axl walked offstage just as we started playing ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ and disappeared for twenty-five minutes or so” [Duff’s biografi, “It’s So Easy”, 2011, s. 190]

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14 – Andet show i Ice Stadium. Axl fortæller at ‘jeres nære ven Mike Monroe‘ vil spille pÃ¥ ‘Bad Obsession‘ pÃ¥ albummet. Før ‘Patience‘ siger Axl: “I hope you like this because it brings back bad memories as far as we’re concerned.”
Sætliste: Mr. Brownstone, It’s So Easy, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Dust N’ Bones, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O’ Mine, November Rain, You Could Be Mine, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Estranged, Paradise City

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16 – Første udsolgte show af to for 13,000 tilskuere i Globen, Stockholm, Sweden. Det tog bandet 4 timer at sælge alle billetterne. Under deres besøg i Sverige den sidste dag, mens bandet var ved klubben Daily News om lørdagen, tog en fotograf fra  Expressen billeder af dem uden tilladelse. Bandets bodyguards forsøgte at stoppe ham, men fejlede og billedet endte på Expressens forside næste dag. De gav showet fire ud af fem stjerner.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Dust N’ Bones, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, November Rain, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Rocket Queen, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Estranged, Paradise City

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17 – Andet show i Globen, Stockholm, Sweden. Axl kommer ud af elevatoren i Sheraton Hotel, og var pÃ¥ vej til showet ved omkring 21-tiden, men beslutter sig for at spille roulette i 1,5 timer, for derefter at gÃ¥ tilbage til sit hotelværelse. Fem minutter efter kommer han ned igen og sætter sig ind i bilen, der pÃ¥ vej mod Globen kører forbi  Vattenfestival der fandt sted, så Axl beder chaufføren om at stoppe, sÃ¥ han kunne se pÃ¥ fyrværkeriet. Showet begynder ved 23-tiden. Han fortæller publikum, at være pÃ¥ scenen er hans flugt fra livet. Han siger ogsÃ¥, at fans ofte lægger pres pÃ¥ seks x-stofmisbrugere der prøver pÃ¥ at fÃ¥ styr pÃ¥ deres liv. Axl fortæller at han har tilbragt for meget tid med Lars Ulrich fordi han tror at alle europæere altid er fulde. Under “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door“, siger Axl: “Now on this one maybe you people that have been falling asleep the whole fuckin’ show, on your feet up here could sing along too…. If you’re bored, you should’ve saved your money and gone and seen the fireworks tonight.”
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Dust N’ Bones, Nightrain, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, November Rain, You Could Be Mine, 14 Years, My Michelle, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Paradise City

Duff: […] “At the fourth show [of the European leg of the Use Your Illusion tour], in Stockholm, Sweden, [Axl] went to a street festival and watched fireworks before turning up to the gig three hours late” [Duff’s biografi, “It’s So Easy”, 2011, s. 190]

19 - GnR’s første besøg i Danmark i Forum København. Fyrværkeri smides mod scenen under ‘SCOM‘ og bandet forlader scenen efter Axl har talt: “Stop, stop, stop… I didn’t come here for anyone in my band to get hurt or for any people in the crowd to get hurt, because somebody wants to be an asshole. In fact, we are gonna leave for a bit, until you find the guy“. De vender tilbage efter at den “skyldige” (det var en uskyldig der meldte sig) har meldt sig. Axl synger fÃ¥ linjer fra Alice Cooper’s ‘The Black Widow’ før ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.’ Et efterfølgende show d. 21. i Spectrum i Norge blev aflyst.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Dust N’ Bones, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, November Rain, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed / The Black Widow [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, My Michelle, Estranged, Paradise City

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24 – Showet i Maimarktgelande, Mannheim, Germany, stoppes midlertidigt efter “LALD” pÃ¥ grund af tekniske problemer (han blev muligvisramt af et eller andet kastet fra publikum – han siger “Thanks a lot” og kort efter smider han mikrofonen højt op i luften og forsvinder backstage). Bandet var tæt pÃ¥ at blive rigtig gale på Axl, der nær var kommet i slÃ¥skamp med Matt, der var sur over hans opførsel. Tilsyneladende afspærrede promoteren Marek Lieberberg gaderne sÃ¥ bandet ikke kunne forlade stedet. Efter adskillige minutter fortsatte showet. Folk i hele byen kunne høre showet. Axl laver om pÃ¥ den første linje i “Estranged” til “When you’re talking to yourself and somebody’s home.” Udover Skid Row, var Nine Inch Nails var med pÃ¥ denne tour pÃ¥ denne dato og pÃ¥ den næste i London.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Dust N’ Bones, Live And Let Die, Civil War, Double Talkin’ Jive, It’s So Easy, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Nightrain, Yesterdays, 14 Years, My Michelle, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Paradise City

Slash: […]When we went to Europe with Skid Row, everything went along very well, business as usual, until we got to Mannheim […]. We went on late – late even for us – then, pretty early in the set, something happened and Axl walked off for what reason I have no idea. He wasn’t getting heckled as far as I could see, no one hit him with a bottle or anything, but he wasn’t having it. The stage at that venue was literally about a mile away from the production office and dressing room, so a van was there to shuttle us back and forth. When Axl left the stage, he went to the van and headed off to the dressing room. The rest of us came offstage and were standing around, waiting to find out ifAxl was coming back or if his van had taken off to the hotel. […] I remember standing there with Duff while Matt was fuming. […] “Fuck that guy,” he said. “I’m gonna go straighten him out.”[…] By this point we’d discovered that Axl’s van had not left for the dressing room; he was sitting in it but refused to come out and return to the stage […] So Matt went down to Axl’s van to rally him, but as he got down there, he ran into Axl, who had emerged to head back to the stage. matt was so fired up, though, that he got in Axl’s face regardless, to the degree that it almost got physical.
“What the fuck are you doing?” Matt yelled. “Get back onstage!”
I ran up and got between them, because it wasn’t a good situation. Axl can get completely psycho when he decides to fight and Matt weighs twice as much as I do – and he plays the drums – so it wasn’t exactly a good place for me to be. Axl went back to his van, and it didn’t look like he was coming out again.The clock was ticking. The promoters saw the drama that was going on and closed the gates around the venue so that we couldn’t leave. They’d heard what had happened in St. Louis, and it’s a good thing they did; if they hadn’t, I’m positive that the thirty-eight thousand fans there would have rioted, we would have been held liable and arrested, and people might have died. The local police were already there in riot gear, ready to deal with a full-on situation. It was a scary, tense scene, and a very near miss. We got Axl back onstage once he realized he had no choice, and the rest of the show went as planned. All I could remember thinking as I walked offstage after the encore was Fuck that was close” [Slash’s biografi, s. 343-344]

Duff: “When Axl left the stage in Mannheim, Germany, another riot looked inevitable. We had gone on late again. The venue was huge, an outdoor stadium packed with twice as many people as even the biggest of the basketball arenas we had played in the United States up to this point. Matt Sorum tried a novel approach when Axl left; maybe to a “new” guy it was the obvious thing to do. He went to find Axl and confront him. He was turned away by Axl’s security detail. The promoters – not the band members, not the managers, not the entourage – saved the day. Their threat was that Axlwould be arrested if a riot occurred might not have worked on its own. But they also locked us into the venue” [Duff’s biografi, “It’s So Easy”, 2011, s. 194]

27 – Den 21-Ã¥rige Erika Alden, en senior på Akron University i Ohio, vandt Axl’s lejlighed i MTV konkurrencen. MTV nægtede at afsløre hvor meget lejligheden er værd, men den almindelige pris i West Hollywood naboomrÃ¥det er omkring 426,229$. Axl skal overrække nøglerne næste mÃ¥ned. Om planerne med lejligheden, svarer hun: “I haven’t really thought ahead yet“. Se Axl reklamere for konkurrencen her.

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31 – Der havde længe været gnidninger mellem Izzy og Axl, hvilket resulterede i, at Izzy valgte at kvitte bandet, ogsÃ¥ mest pÃ¥ grund af at han var blevet clean efter Ã¥rs stofmisbrug. SÃ¥ showet pÃ¥  Wembley Stadium i London, England, foran 72,000 ivrige GnR fans, blev hans sidste i bandet. Han blev dog inviteret tilbage nogle Ã¥r senere for at erstatte Gilby Clarke, der havde brækket sit hÃ¥ndled. Optagelser af ‘Live And Let Die‘ bruges i MTV Video Music Awards showet (se den her). Slash synger med pÃ¥ “Dust N’ Bones“. Axl tilegner “DTJ” til “Sky Magazine, Timeout Magazine, and something I respected years ago, but now I’d rather wipe my ass with it, Kerrang Magazine“. Axl stopper med at synge midt under “Civil War” pga. et eller andet der kastes pÃ¥ scenen mod ham, men kommer ud igen for at afslutte sangen.. Før “YCBM“, rimer Axl, “It ain’t no crime to bounce a dime, buy our new single You Could Be Mine.” Axl takker bandets folk (Opie, Tom, Curtis), og fortæller at dette er det sidste show af deres to dele af “Get In The Ring Motherfucker Tour“. Han takker publikum for at hjælpe med at gøre denne aften til deres største aften pÃ¥ denne turné, og for at  lave “Paradise City” videon 3 Ã¥r før ved Donington. Roadcrewet tager alle bandmedlemmer pÃ¥ deres skuldre, til morskab for dem selv og publikum.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Welcome To The Jungle, Live And Let Die, Dust N’ Bones, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, November Rain, Nightrain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, 14 Years, My Michelle, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Paradise City

Duff: “Izzy didn’t walk away and force the cancellation of the Wembley show. He stayed and played one last gig to draw the curtains on this leg of the tour – the last show before the release of the albums we were ostensibly touring. Axl arrived on time. We played spectacularly well, as fierce and inspired and together as ever before. If not for the additional people and gear onstage, it could have been mistaken for one of our club shows” [Duff’s biografi, “It’s So Easy”, 2011, s. 194]

Slash: “Izzy’s final show was before seventy-two thousand people at Wembley Stadium, in London, a venue we sold out faster than any artist in history. But it’s more worth mentioning that as far as I remember, after Izzy informed us that he was leaving, not one of the remaining European shows started late” [Slash’s biografi, “Slash”, 2007, s. 344-345]

September

Izzy: “I don’t know if the drugs were the reason. When I left the band, I was completely clean for two and a half years, from 1989 on. And when I was myself again, I really didn’t know what happened, because I wasn’t there any longer. I was seeing how my friends were dying, and after some time of that I decided that I’d had enough. I didn’t want to continue being a part of that. Now we’re all clean, and that’s great.”  [Kilde]

Izzy: After the first leg of the UYI tour, Axl wanted to make me sign a contract which meant that I was less involved and less paid. I couldn’t believe it. This contract was coming from someone I grew up with for fuck’s sake. We always considered GNR as a best friend band, and now Axl was telling me:” now we are doing business.” Why should I carry on? Where was the fun? That was the last drop. But other things happen before like in Donnington where to kids died during the show. What the fuck is that? Is that rock n’ roll? To read in an airport newspaper that kid died during one of your gig? What the fun to play in stadium every night and to start a riot in Saint-Louis because your singer is fucked up? You come to a point when none of all this is funny anymore. Axl wasn’t doing his front man job anymore. As for the others, there were all stoned and wasted, I wasn’t even able to make them learn covers: We could have play covers while Axl was away waiting for him to come back, entertaining the kids. No. We came up with drum solo. What’s more boring than a drum solo??? [Fra Hard Rock Magazine, juni 2001]

Efter Izzy forlod bandet, rejste han hjem til Lafayette, og begyndte at skrive på sange over de næste par måneder til hans første soloalbum, og startede sit eget band Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds.

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03 – “Don’t Cry” singlen udgives. Se videoen her.

1991

05 - GnR på forsiden af Rolling Stone med et billede af det nye lineup.

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05 - MTV Video Music Awards. GnR blev nomineret  for “Best Metal/Hard Rock Video” og “Best Video from a Fim” med “You Could Be Mine“, men vinder ikke (Aerosmith vandt den første kategori og Chris Isaak den næste). Guns N’ Roses optræder med en liveoptagelse fra Wembley Stadium med “Live And Let Die“.

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17 – Bandets længe ventede “Use Your Illusion I” & “Use Your Illusion II” dobbeltalbums udkommer samme dag.

24 – Lige som Geffen har meddelt at begge Use Your Illusion albums var udsendt i  2,5 mio. eksemplarer i den første uge efter udgivelsen, rygtes det efter at Izzy ikke dukkede op til videooptagelser (til “Live And Let Die” & Don’t Cry”) den 15. september i Los Angeles, at han er ude af bandet. Ingen kommentarer fra hverken Geffen Records eller Doug Goldstein. Bryn Bridenthal, vicepræsident for Geffen, bekræftede dog, at Izzy havde taget orlov fra bandet til en ferie i Europa, og derfor ikke ønskede at vende tilbage blot for optagelsernes skyld. Udover det, fortalte manager for Janes Addiction, Tom Atencio, at Dave Navarro var blevet kontaktet om at erstatte Stradlin, hvis han ønsker at forlade bandet. [Kilde]

Oktober

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16 - Ole Beich, der var med i de første inkarnationer af bÃ¥de L.A. Guns , Hollywood Rose, og  Guns N’ Roses tilbage i 1985, men vendte tilbage til Danmark igen i 1988, begik muligvis selvmord i en alder af 36 Ã¥r, ved at drukne sig i Skt. Jørgens Sø i København, under uopklarede omstændigheder. En blodprøve viste, at han havde været stærkt beruset af bÃ¥de sprut og heroin (1,48 promille), da han og en ven diskuterer om man kan svømme over søen til den anden side. Læs her om hans tragiske historie i Politiken. Du kan lytte til historien i programmet Radio24syv her. I 2013 blev det meddelt, at to danske Guns N’ Roses fans ville lave en spillefilm om Ole – læs her.

Anders Beich (bror): “Han mistede efterhÃ¥nden sine illusioner om rock’n’roll. Han sagde det ikke direkte, men inderst inde var han sindssygt ærgerlig over at være gÃ¥et ud af et band, der blev sÃ¥ stort. Jeg kunne mærke pÃ¥ ham, allerede da jeg besøgte ham derovre i efterÃ¥ret 1985, at han var irriteret og skuffet. Det var jo det, han drømte om, og det eneste, han senere kunne falde tilbage pÃ¥, var stoffer og alkohol.”

November

07 – Det meddeles offentligt, at Izzy Stradlin officielt er ude af bandet. De havde sÃ¥ omkring 3 uger til at finde en erstatning i og de mødte så Gilby Clarke, som fik omkring 3 uger til at øve med bandet. Gilby var med i Kills For Thrills, og de spillede de samme steder, som GnR tilbage i midtfirserne i L.A.

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26 - Slash medvirker på Michael Jackson’s album “Dangerous” pÃ¥ numrene “Black Or White” og “Give In To Me“. Gilby Clarke og Teddy Andreadis er med i musikvideoen.

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27 - Axl interviewes i Rockline, som du kan høre her. Samme dag er Slash pÃ¥ scenen med Michael Jackson ved MTV’s 10 Ã¥rs jubilæumsshow pÃ¥ sangen “Black Or White“, som du kan se her. Se en videomontage af MTV’s højdepunkter igennem de sidste 10 Ã¥r her.

29 - Axl interviews omkring Izzy’s afsked med bandet.

Axl: “Izzy and I have been together 15 years so it’s kind of a shock to my system. Stradlin and the band were going in separate directions, and he’s not really into touring or video or anything like that.” [Kilde]

Det rygtedes at Gilby Clarke (Kills for Thrills) skulle erstatte ham på den kommende turne den 5. december, 1991.

December

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03 – “Live And Let Die” udgives som single. Se videoen her. Bandet øver i Worcester, hvor de skal spille den 5. december. Bandet udvides med 12 personer pÃ¥ scenen frem til 1993.

BAND:
W. Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Gilby Clarke, Dizzy Reed, Matt Sorum

Øvrige tourmedlemmer:
Teddy Andreadis (keyboards, harmonika, baggrundsvokal)
Roberta Freeman (baggrundsvokal & Tamburin)
Traci Amos (baggrundsvokal & Tamburin)
Diane Jones (baggrundsvokal – 9 shows)

976-Horns:
Lisa Maxwell, Cece Worrall, Anne King

NORDAMERIKA TOUR M. SOUNDGARDEN:

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05 - Gilby’s første show med bandet i Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA. Axl siger at ‘Live And Let Die‘ videoen fÃ¥r premiere næste søndag. Den første optræden af ‘Attitude,’ ‘So Fine‘ & ‘Wild Horses.’ Slash introducerer ‘Move To The City‘ som “It’s So… not, I screwed up already, ok this is Move To The City!” ‘Pretty Tied Up‘ startes efter ‘Godfather Theme‘ men stoppes igen. Under ‘Rocket Queen,’ siger Axl at han kan lugte marihuana. Slash fortæller at han ikke kan lide at diskriminere imod andre byers rock n’ roll publikum: “but you guys kick some fuckin’ ass!” Dette show blev udsolgt i løbet af 22 minutter!
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Bad Obsession, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, So Fine, It’s So Easy, Move To The City, Don’t Cry, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Piano Solo, November Rain, Rocket Queen [w/ It Tastes Good, Don’t It?], Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Gilby: “yes, a lil… i was hungover. i met up with some friends the night before & had a yager party. it took the edge off” [A4D Interview, August 2011]

Slash: “Once Gilby was in and we were back on tour, we added Soundgarden to the bill for the next leg, which began in December 1991 in Worcester, Massachusetts. They were a favourite band of ours and it was cool to have them, but we didn’t have a good rapport with them at all. We had no common vibe with any of the grunge bands, actually, because we were such a big name; we were the Led Zeppelin of the time, so coming from their more underground, indie point of view, they thought of us as “fat, lazy, and self-indulgent.” We’d take them on tour and they wouldn’t talk to us. It was hypocritical because they didn’t really want to be there, but then again, unless I’m mistaken, they didn’t say no to the gig. All things considered, Duff and I got along with Chris Cornell and Kim Thayill really well, and I understood their wanting to steer clear of the circus all around them.”

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06 – Andet show i Worcester Centrum Centre, blev udsolgt i løbet af 109 minutter. Axl takker de 14,000 tilskuere for at udsælge begge koncerter sÃ¥ hurtigt. Før ‘Double Talkin’ Jive,’ nævner Axl at der har været snakket meget i pressen om ‘Get In The Ring.’ Han siger at han er meget stolt af sangen som Duff fandt pÃ¥. Han siger ogsÃ¥ at de ikke vil spille den, fordi sangen taler for sig selv pÃ¥ pladen. Derefter snakker han en del om bandets forhold til forskellige publikationer. Under ‘Rocket Queen,’ siger Axl at ‘It Tastes Good, Don’t It?‘ blev skrevet for nogle Ã¥r siden da bandet prøvede at blive smidt af Iron Maiden turneen. “Pretty Tied Up” startes efter “Godfather Theme” men Axl vil hellere synge “SCOM“. Første liveoptræden af ‘Breakdown.’ Axl synger telefondelen af ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.’ Før ‘Estranged,’ fortæller Axl publikum, at Boston altid har haft en speciel plads i deres hjerter fordi de voksede op og hørte en masse Aerosmith.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Welcome To The Jungle, Live And Let Die, Attitude, So Fine, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Rocket Queen [w/ It Tastes Good, Don’t It?], Don’t Cry, Move To The City, Breakdown, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Piano Solo, November Rain, Bad Obsession, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

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09 – Bandets første show af to i det eksklusive Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, hvor Shannon Hoon gæsteoptræder. Axl skælder ud pÃ¥ dÃ¥rlig journalistik pÃ¥ øskysten, specielt rettet mod Bob Guccione og Spin Magazine. Han fortæller ogsÃ¥ at folk han har gjort sure med sangen ‘Get In The Ring‘ prøvede at fÃ¥ ham skudt i LA (!). Axl siger at der ikke er nogen grund til at spille sangen live, fordi ligesom ‘One In A Million,’ er pointen allerede sagt pÃ¥ albummet. Axl fortæller at de er nødt til at betale 24,000$ i overtid for at spille sÃ¥ lang tid.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, So Fine, It’s So Easy, Don’t Cry [m/ Shannon Hoon], Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Move To The City, Rocket Queen [m/ It Tastes Good, Don’t It?], Piano Solo, November Rain, Welcome To The Jungle, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Paradise City

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10 - Andet show i Madison Square Garden, hvor Shannon Hoon gæsteoptræder igen. Axl takker publikum for at gøre deres to nye videoer #1 & #2 pÃ¥ denne dags MTV Most Wanted Countdown. Axl skælder ud på Spin & Circus Magazine, og kalder redaktørerne: “fat mafia fucks!” For de folk der vil se Izzy spille, siger Axl at de: “can go to Indiana and see Izzy play in his garage instead of being here and having fun!“ Axl laver en sjov ‘Three Stooges’ improvitation før ‘November Rain.’ Før ‘Move To The City,’ fortæller Axl at de allerede har betalt 12,000$ i overtid!
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Don’t Cry [w/ Shannon Hoon], Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, So Fine, You Could Be Mine, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Pretty Tied Up, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, November Rain, Move To The City, Yesterdays, Rocket Queen [w/ It Tastes Good, Don’t It?], Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

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13 –  Tredje og sidste show i Madison Square Garden, hvor der spilles en masse sange fra “UYI II“. Fordi det var fredag d. 13. lavede Axl under showet “ch-ch-ch-ch, ah-ah-ah” lyden. Han blev irriteret over sin egen fejl under “Locomotive” nÃ¥r han sang forkert.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Welcome To The Jungle, Live And Let Die, Bad Obsession, Attitude, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, You Could Be Mine, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, So Fine, Nightrain, Piano Solo, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Pretty Tied Up, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Breakdown, Move To The City, Don’t Cry, Locomotive, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

14 - Slash interviews kl. 19. om aftenen af Inquirers musikkritiker Tom Moon på sit hotelværelse på Royalton Hotel i New York, hvor han drikker Jack Daniels blandet med Cola, og fortæller om hvad de laver når bandet ikke spiller.

Slash: “I don’t have a minute of the day where I’m not thinking about what the band is doing. Except, you know, sex is different. . . . But otherwise, I’m 100 percent involved – you try to keep up so decisions aren’t made that are gonna burn you later on. You don’t want anything negative to happen to you. A little bit of consciousness about what’s going on helps your overall performance.” [Kilde]

16 – Første show i Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, hvor ‘You Could Be Mine‘ spilles usædvanligt tidligt i sættet. Axl spørger publikum, om de er overrasket over at se bandet tilbage i Philly sÃ¥ tidligt. Axl fortæller at hvis han aldrig var flyttet til LA, ville han sikkert været fabriksarbejder hjemme i Indiana. Axl fortæller historien bag ‘Don’t Cry‘ før de spiller den. Han fortæller ogsÃ¥, at kritikerne sagde at sangen ikke er en rigtig GnR sang, selvom det rent faktisk var den første sang skrevet i bandet! Axl nævner at Duff næsten er færdig med sit solo album, og at det vil blive udgivet inden for et Ã¥r. Axl har en julemandshue pÃ¥ under ‘Estranged.’ Showet slutter omkring 02:10 om morgenen!
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, You Could Be Mine, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Nightrain, Don’t Cry, Move To The City, Piano Solo, November Rain, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Rocket Queen[w/ It Tastes Good, Don’t It?], Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’ s Door, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

17 – Andet show i Philadelphia Spectrum, hvor Slash siger at “Attitude” burde hedde “Out of Tune” i stedet for. Axl skælder ud pÃ¥ en kritiker fra Philadelphia Inquirer. Duff truer en fan der prøvede at spytte efter ham efter ‘November Rain.’
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, So Fine, Attitude, You Could Be Mine, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, It’s So Easy, Don’t Cry, Piano Solo, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Welcome To The Jungle, Move To The City, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

19/20 – “November Rain” musikvideoen optages i Los Angeles.  Se “Making of…” her.

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28 – Bandet spiller et udsolgt show for 38,000 tilskuere ved Suncoast Dome, St. Petersburg, FL. Tre sange (‘Live And Let Die‘, “You Could Be Mine” & “Don’t Cry“) blev vist på Fox’s & MTV’s NytÃ¥rsshow. Før ‘Nightrain,’ spørger Axl publikum: “Did you have a great Christmas? Even if you did, we will try to make it up to you tonight!” Duff tilegner “Attitude” til en lokal DJ ved navn Austin Keyes, der tilsyneladende havde fornærmet ham. Første vers af ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine‘ startes et vers senere fordi Axl ikke dukkede op.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Nightrain, Attitude, Don’t Cry, You Could Be Mine, So Fine, Bad Obsession, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Rocket Queen, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knocking On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Move To The City, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

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31 – Sejt NytÃ¥rsaftensshow ved Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FL, som er bandets første show som stadium-hovednavn i USA. Axl snakker om nytÃ¥rsfortsættelser. Slash tilegner ‘Rocket Queen‘ som en glad nytÃ¥rsaftensang til hele Miami. Under Slash’s solo før “Godfather Theme”, laver Axl sjov med Slash, men han er alt for optaget af sin solo til at interessere sig for hvad der foregÃ¥r ‘Paradise City‘ spilles igennem NytÃ¥ret, mens Axl leder et ‘5-4-3-2-1’ med publikum mod slutningen af sangen!
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Nightrain, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, It’s So Easy, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Rocket Queen, Piano Solo, November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Don’t Cry, Move To The City, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Paradise City

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