1992

1992:

“You wanted the best, but they couldn’t fucking make it, so here is what you get.
From Hollywood. Guns N’ Roses”

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Januar

03 - GnR kickstarter 1992 med et show i LSU Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, LA, sammen med Soundgarden som Ã¥bner. Bandet spillede i 2 en halv time og Ã¥bnede med “It’s So Easy”. Axl, der fremviste sin nyeste læderjakke med ordet “Rebel” pÃ¥ ryggen, talte om hvor glad han var for at se livet i Louisiana. Han kom ogsÃ¥ med en politisk bemærkning om guvernør-ræset: “That must have sucked, having to choose between two assholes.”  Om Jimmy Swaggert: “When I was growing up, I had to listen to his tapes…I was so glad when he went down.”. Duff falder af scenen til sidst i showet, og samles op af  vagterne der greb ham.

04 – Showet i Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS, gik Ã¥benbart rigtig godt i starten, da Axl fire sange inde i showet mÃ¥tte fortælle publikum: “I’ve just got to say that you people are a nice f****** surprise.” Før ‘Sail Away Sweet Sister,’ synger Axl fÃ¥ linjer fra ‘Shangri-La’ af Jeff Lynne. Da de bukkede af, var der et stort smil pÃ¥ alles læber – selv Axl’s!
Sætliste: Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Shangri-La / Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Move To The City, Don’t Cry, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Bad Obsession, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

07 – Første udsolgte (pÃ¥ 30 min) show af to for 19,000 tilskuere i The Pyramid, Memphis, TN, hvor Axl brokker sig en del under showet. Første & sidste dokumenteret optræden af ‘Dust N’ Bones‘ efter Izzy forlod bandet i November 1991. De spillede i 2 en halv time, hvilket ikke var nok for publikum.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr.Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Dust N’ Bones, It’s So Easy, Attitude, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, Piano Solo, November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo

Efter deres show ved the Pyramid, dukker bandet inklusivt Axl op ved klub Rascals kl. 03 Onsdag morgen, og spiller med et lokalt band, Son Of Slam. Mens Son of Slam spillede, kom den ene efter den anden fra bandet op pÃ¥ scenen for at spille. “Axl was sitting in the crowd. He saw everyone playing with the band. He was digging it. I saw him take his coat off. Before I knew it he was on stage jamming.” En mand ville tage et billede af Axl, men GnR’s sikkerhedsfolk konfiskerede mandens film og eskorterede ham ud af klubben. Læs mere her.

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09/10 – Før showet interviews Slash af Detroit Free Press, læs interviewet her. Bandet spiller to udsolgte shows for i alt 30,000 tilskuere ved Summit, Houston, TX, hvor de gik pÃ¥ scenen kl. 23:20. Slash meddelte før de gik pÃ¥, at de havde monitor-problemer, men politiet fortalte nogle i publikum, at Axl endnu ikke var ankommet. Pga. bandets rygte var stedet svært bevogtet af politi samt sikkerhedsvagt hyret af stedets promotor Pace Productions. Udenfor stod en skare af protestanter der fremviste skilte med “Pansies against Roses” og “Racist, sexist, anti-gay –Guns N’ Roses go away!” og et andet “Gay bashers are closet cases.”, pga. en udtalelse Axl kom med i sit Rolling Stone interview, at han kunne lide at tæve bøsser, for at slippe af med sin stress [sandsynligvis et misopfattet citat]. Skaren forsvandt dog da dørene til spillestedet Ã¥bnede kl. 19. Axl hentydede til optrinnet med ordene:  “Some people will just do anything for publicity.”

13 – Første udsolgte show (20,000 tilskuere) af to ved Erwin-Nutter Center, Dayton, OH, hvor bandet igen kommer sent pÃ¥ scenen omkring 20 minutter efter midnat pga- tekniske problemer. Axl tilegner “November Rain” til en af hans musiklærere, der fortalte ham at han spillede dÃ¥rligt. En lille del af publikum forlader stedet, og Slash takker dem, der blev tilbage før “Estranged“. Han afslører for publikum at Axl godt kan lide at kalde sangen “The Happy Song“. Bandet sluttede showet efter 2 timer og 46 minutter.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, It’s So Easy, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Attitude, Live And Let Die, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Move To The City, Don’t Cry, You Could Be Mine, Piano Solo, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, My Michelle, So Fine, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Hotel California / Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Axl: “I assume what you want. I have seen a lot of different reactions on GnR music. And I don’t think that it is necessarily what people that come to the shows think, I think it’s more media bullshit and not rock n’ roll. I’m gonna ask a question especially to some specialists in the midwest. And you know that it’s one of my favourite places. […] Nice to come here when I was a kid but it’s not a pleasant place for me to be. But I realized that it has nothing to do with you who came to this show. […] Being a band that did put out “One In A Million” let me ask this question. How many redneck racist assholes do we have here tonight. Do you think that I am a racist? Or lovely just got confused whether I am or not. I live in LA, I live there for ten years, I lived on the streets, I don’t anymore but I used to do. We hang out with people like Ice-T and NWA and you can use whatever fucking language you want and I don’t need a bunch of jerk off white fucking people fucking telling you that I am a racist cause they don’t want our rock n’ roll to exist.[…] Ok, do you think GnR means do cocaine, party and basically drive yourself quit cause we don’t care about life anymore. Is that what GnR stands for for you? GnR is about surviving and getting through however you can and learn to deal with what you did do. I’d like to dedicate this song to the assholes in the world, this is something called “Double Talkin’ Jive” motherfucker.”

Axl: When we did the first show in Dayton, Ohio. We’d been told we’re the perfect house band for David Duke’s America. And it’s like, fuck David Duke, I don’t like being associated with that. I asked the crowd: “Is that what you get out of this, that we’re racists and you’re supporting it? ‘Cause if that’s the case, I’m gonna go home. That’s not why we’re here.” I asked the crowd about those things. I got some real interesting responses. The way they reacted was a little bit different than normal. There was silence in different places and cheering in others. You could tell that they were thinking for a minute.

Axl: When I read that Guns N’ Roses could be David Duke’s house band, that’s wrong, and it hurts me. I’m not for David Duke. I don’t know anything about the guy except that he was in the Klan, and that’s fucked.

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14 – Andet show ved Erwin-Nutter Center, er næsten ved at skabe interne problemer for bandet, da Axl skærer sig i hÃ¥ndfladen pÃ¥ sin ødelagte mikrofonholder under “It’s So Easy“, og bløder kraftigt. Slash prøver at berolige de 20,000 tilskuere at alt er ok, mens Axl fÃ¥r styr pÃ¥ skaden backstage. Slash & Gilby spiller ‘So Fine‘, som Duff synger. Da Axl vender tilbage, har han misforstÃ¥et hvad Slash sagde til publikum og kalder ham en “punk motherfucker!” Lyt herunder hvad der nogenlunde blev sagt. Bandet spiller derefter ‘Welcome To The Jungle‘ før det gÃ¥r helt galt med temperamenterne. Før ‘Double Talkin’ Jive,’ fortæller Axl om en falsk historie fra pressen, der siger at han fyrede Doug Goldstein (bandets manager). Før ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine,’ undskylder Axl til publikum at de mÃ¥ stoppe før tid sÃ¥ han kan fÃ¥ syet sin hÃ¥nd. Men de  spiller showet helt færdig alligevel. Se klip vist på MTV herunder fra sangen. Dette var et af de fÃ¥ shows, hvor “November Rain” ikke blev spillet.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, It’s So Easy, Attitude, Instrumental Jam, So Fine, Axl gets angry at Slash, Welcome To The Jungle, Live And Let Die, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, Move To The City, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Rocket Queen, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Hotel California / Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Paradise City

Sådan her lød udvekslingen af ordene mellem Axl og Slash (ikke den komplette lyd):

Slash: (før “ISE”) “It’s called a clothing change alright? Just be patient.(chuckles) (før “So Fine”) Alright…Axl’s getitng taped up, he cut his fucking–He cut his fucking hand all the way to the bone, it’s fucked up, so he’s still back there. So let’s do a blues jam for a minute. I can get off on that. Let’s get the keyboards out and shit, we’ll do it in A. This shit happens, but ya know, what the fuck?”

Axl: ”Costume change? Get the fuck back! Costume change? Yeah, I was watching it on TV, you punk motherfucker.”
Slash: ”I didn’t say costume change! I said “He cut his hand”!”
Axl: ”Yeah, yeah, ok, ok, you’re fucking stoned.”
Slash: ”What did I say?”
Axl: ”I’ll kick your ass right now.”
Slash: ”I didn’t say anything! I didn’t fuckin’ say that! Ask, you know, ask the crowd. Did I say that?”
Axl:” Isn’t this fun?!?! Are you getting your money’s worth? Fuck yeah!”

En lokal læge syede hans hånd under showet, og Axl blev fløjet til New York den følgende dag og blev opereret. To efterfølgende shows blev aflyst.

Axl: “We had a run-in in Dayton [Ohio], because both myself and Dougie thought he (Slash) said something shitty to me onstage. That was the night I cut my hand to the bone. Backstage we have monitors much like the ones onstage, and while I was back there dealing with my hand, I thought I heard him take a potshot at me. I wrapped my hand up in a towel and was like, “Let’s get it taken care of, so I can finish the show.” I came back onstage and was a dick to him and told him I’d kick his fucking ass in front of 20,000 people. That was f?!ked up. I was wrong, and I apologized the second I realized I was mistaken. Someone who is supporting me as strongly as he does is a hand I never want to bite.”

17 – To shows i The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn, MI blev aflyst og udsat til april pga Axl’s hÃ¥ndskade.

21 – Første show efter Axl havde skÃ¥ret sin hÃ¥nd spilles for 16,000 ivrige fans i Target Center, Minneapolis, MN. “Live and Let Die” stoppes så Axl kan smide en provokerende fan ud. Slash fortæller at sidste de spillede i Minnesota var da de Ã¥bnede for Alice Cooper tilbage i ’87. Før “Move To The City” taler Axl lidt om Izzy: “…having fun doing what Izzy wants to do, whatever fuck that is. We don’t have a clue what the fuck it is, but we hope it’s a good record.” Bandet ender showet efter 2 timer og 34 minutter.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Attitude, It’s So Easy, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, You Could be Mine, Piano Solo, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Nightrain, Don’t Cry, 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

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22 – Bandet dukker op kvart over midnat ved det andet show i Target Center. Før ‘Double Talkin’ Jive,’ gør Axl grin af ham selv. Axl fortæller at han skrev ‘Don’t Cry‘ fra en tredjepersons holdning. Showet slutter 02:50.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Attitude, It’s So Easy, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, So Fine, Nightrain, Don’t Cry, Welcome To The Jungle, Piano Solo, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Move To The City, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

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25 – Bandet indtager Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV. Showet blev optaget professionelt, og en video af “Yesterdays” blev vist ved det kommende AMA. Denne sang samt “Nightrain“, “Rocket Queen” og “Paradise City” kan høres pÃ¥ “Live Era-albummet“. Duff og Gilby møder Izzy ved Hard Rock Cafe, og du kan se billedet ovenover. Backstage før showet (eller efter) møder Slash Perla Ferrar for første gang. Hun er én af groupierne (Heidi Fleiss piger) bandet har bestilt til underholdningen senere…

Axl: The band works the stage and gets off on the crowd, but I’m kind of a shield. If I’m gone they don’t really know how to get on top of it. If I’m out there and not handling it, no one can really rescue me. It’s just very hard sometimes. We’ve done shows where I could feel that it was a very taking thing and I turn around and Slash is doing handstands because he’s still getting off on the chaos of it. And I’m having the shit beat out of me. This happened in Vegas. My jaw was hurting, my back was hurting, my leg was hurting. I call it shadow boxing because it comes down to between me and the audience.

Slash: Perla and I had been introduced in Las Vegas when we were headlining the Thomas & Mack Center during the first leg of the Illusion tour.

“Perla is another groupie success story. In 1992 she went to a Las Vegas Guns N’ Roses show looking for a way to meet Slash. She liked his picture on the cover of Rolling Stone. Perla made it backstage and partied with the top-hatted guitarist. They partied through the Gunners’ breakup. They partied through Slash’s divorce (yes, he was married). And they partied until they tied the knot. Mrs. Hudson not only got a heavy-metal family (they have two kids), she also got a career. Her Facebook page lists her as “Wife of Rock Legend Slash,” and her Twitter account boasts nearly 4,000 followers. Recent tweet: “Slash resting in Norway.” Once a groupie, always a groupie.” [Kilde]

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Slash direkte fra San Diego

27 – Det Ã¥rlige American Music Awards afholdes for 19. gang, hvor GnR nomineres til “Favorite Pop/Rock/Band/Duo/Group“, “Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album”  (UYI I) og “Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist” (som de vinder). Der vises en optagelse af “Yesterdays” fra Las Vegas showet. Se her. (lyd er fra Live Era cd’en). Du kan se Slash’s takketale direkte fra San Diego her.

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Om aftenen efter MTV Awards, spiller bandet et noget interessant udsolgt show i San Diego Sports Arena, CA. Før ‘Live And Let Die,’ siger Axl at han kan lugte “crystal meth”. Axl taler om den politiske situation i USA, hvor politikere sender borger i krig for olie. “DTJ” tilegnes disse politikere. Efter ‘Civil War,’ siger Axl: “women are the only thing that can f*ck us men up!” før “Don’t Cry” skælder han ud på Mötley Crüe, og siger at GnR har brugt de sidste 10 Ã¥r i Hollywood med at se dem narre penge fra folk. Showet varede 2 timer og 52 minutter.
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Nightrain, So Fine, Double Talkin’ Jive, Voodoo Child [Intro], Civil War [w/ Voodoo Child], Welcome To The Jungle, Don’t Cry, Rocket Queen, Wild Horses [Intro], Patience, You Could Be Mine, Piano Intro, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister [Intro], Bad Time [Intro], Sweet Child O’ Mine, Move To The City, Hotel California [Intro], Only Women Bleed [Intro], Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Mother [Intro], Paradise City

Axl: “I wanna talk about standing up for what you are believing. It’s hard nowadays to stand up for what you are believing especially when somebody tells you that it is wrong. […] And that’s exactly where they won’t you to be. […] We should have called the record “Our Hitler”. I think Guns N’ Roses has a hell lot to do with Naziism. […] They still don’t know what to make out of “One In A Million”. The most people that get pissed off by what they call is racism were the white people. And there are a lot of white people that just don’t like rock n’ roll in general, so now we’ve got a fucking target, they are racist. Is that what you think people of us. If it is so, then you should probably go home. We’ve been told that we are David Duke’s houseband for America. Oh, fuck David Duke.”

Axl: “They don’t know we’ve spent ten years in Hollywood watching those guys [Mötley Crüe] ripping everyone else off. And they get curious why we get in the ring with Vince is because I’ll shot Vince in the fucking head. But Vince is not as stupid as he looks, he is smart enough to pop up every now and then and say something in the press so that Mötley Crüe can make some money. That’s pretty smart. But he isn’t smart enough to do it by himslef, Nikki Sixx tells him how to do these things.”

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28 – Andet udsolgte show i San Diego Sports Arena. Før ‘Bad Obsession,’ fortæller Axl at de skrev sangen med West Arkeen, der er fra San Diego. Han fortsætter: “If you’re here tonight West, sorry I didn’t see you last night.” I begyndelsen af ‘Don’t Cry,’ siger Axl: “You better loosen {or ‘rest up’} up, we’re gonna be here for a while!” Super version af “My Michelle“, der ikke blev spillet ret meget efter Gilby kom med i bandet i December ’91. Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 50 minutter.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, It’s So Easy, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Don’t Cry, My Michelle, Nightrain, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Move To The City, You Could Be Mine, So Fine, Piano Solo, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Yesterdays, Rocket Queen, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

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31 – Første udsolgte show for 20,000 tilskuere ved Compton Terrace, Chandler, AZ. Bandet gik pÃ¥ kl. 23:40.  Axl tilegner “LALD” til “People who think my shit don’t stink“.Axl siger der er en sang han gerne vil spille lige nu og publikum mÃ¥ gætte hvad det er – derefter starter “Perfect Crime“. Før “Don’t Cry” siger Axl: “If you have questions about this song…believe me. None of them will be answered in this next video.” Axl tog en t-shirt pÃ¥ hvorpÃ¥ der stod “St. Louis Sucks“. Showet sluttede kl. 02:30.
Sætliste: Intro – My Way, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Nightrain, Bad Obsession, Perfect Crime, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Don’t Cry, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, Attitude, You Could Be Mine, Piano Solo, November Rain, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Move To The City, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Februar

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01 – Sidste show for Soundgarden og for på GnR’s nordamerikanske tour for denne omgang i Compton Terrace. Bandet vender tilbage igen fra 16. maj-02. juli, 1992. Slash er pÃ¥ scenen med Soundgarden. Se videoklip her. Duff (der lyder noget fuld/snottet) tilegner “It’s So Easy” til Phoenix. Før “DTJ” vil Axl gerne snakke men bliver afbrudt af en i publikum, der rÃ¥ber “Get In The Ring” hele tiden, og Axl svarer ham: “we are already in the ring fuckhead. And I think we are winning“. Axl fortæller hvorfor han synes at Nirvana er et successfuldt band, osv. “Patience” stoppes midlertidig pga. tekniske problemer. Slash siger: “I think the equipment is falling apart“, og Axl beroliger publikum: “Just relax, we will get it done, we just don’t feel getting fucking electrocuted, alright.” Mens de venter, spørger Slash: “Anybody know any camp songs?” Nogle minutter efter afslutter de sangen, og Axl minder publikum om at sangen hedder “Patience“. En tilskuer gætter hele tiden rigtigt hvilken sang de spiller nÃ¥r Axl præsenterer dem, hvilket han ikke kan lade være med at kommentere…Før ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine,’ siger Axl: “Phoenix rules and fuck you St. Louis, thank you!” Før “Move To The City” minder Axl publikum om, at “This is live…not Memorex. This isn’t one Motley Crue show, I just want ya to remember that!” Slash forsøger at sige noget vigtigt til publikum (han takker dem for at gøre dette sidste show specielt), men bliver kommenteret af Axl der hoster og siger “Bullshit”, Duff spørger Slash om hvad det er han prøver at sige. Axl efter showet er slut: “I’d like to thank the roadcrew, Opie and everyone, the Mayhues…“ Slash afbryder (gengældt fra tidligere) og siger “...the world’s most tireless roadcrew in the fuckin’ history of rock n’ roll“ Axl fortsætter: “Have a safe trip home, thank you!
Sætliste: Intro – Scarface, Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, It’s So Easy, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Bad Obsession, Welcome To The Jungle, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, So Fine, Piano Solo, November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Don’t Cry, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Move To The City, Hotel California / Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Axl: “Maybe you have been let down by friends, by the family or by life in general. You know the mood when I talk about when something you like comes on TV but you don’t care because you have been let down. And when the band Nirvana or […] why this song is such a success people relate to been let down. Why are you always late? Maybe because I am in a bad mood because of something. And this is my life and this is my love and sometimes it doesn’t mean anything to me, cause I am just too fucking bombed out. You know how that feels, right? Sometimes people try to make help sure that you are so fucking bombed out that you can’t do something like having a rock show. It’s a lot of people in the media, they deal with rock n’ roll and they deal with rap and whatever, anything goes wrong it’s rock n’ roll or it’s rap, that’s what is fucking up things, it’s bad for people. And they print their one-sided stories and their one-sided point of views. So people like you and people like us can’t have a good time, they wanna get rid of this shit. You know why they wanna get rid of it? Cause they are fucking scared to death of it. […] Well, we dedicate this song to assholes like that, this is something called Double Talkin’ Jive motherfucker.”

Slash: “February 1, 1992 was our last show with Soundgarden, at Compton Terrace, Arizona, and we decided to commemorate it with a little prank. We got ourselves a few inflatable sex dolls and Matt and Duff and I took our clothes off and went onstage with them. Come to think of it, I was the only one of us completely naked. In any case, Soundgarden was touring the Badmotorfinger album, and they came from a place where there was no fun to be had while rocking, so they were mortified. They looked around and there we were screwing blowup dolls all around them; I was drunk and I fell. I got separated from my doll, and at that point I was totally naked – it was a scene”

Chris Cornell: “I met Slash in 1992 when G&R took Soundgarden on tour. He was extremely gracious and always very supportive. Often when you tour with a band that are that successful, they treat you like sh*t. Slash was always a very consistent and amiable person and he is now. And I will say this – and I don’t mean this as a slight to him, it’s actually a compliment – Slash is the most drunk guitarist I have ever seen play well on stage. I was never able to be that trashed and that good at the same time. That’s a part of his consistency: he doesn’t drink now and he’s still great. That dedication to music is what drives his character.”

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Slash har et interview med Guitar World, hvor han bla. taler om Izzy: “I mean, the guy didn’t want to tour or do videos; he hardly wanted to record. I just never thought he was one of those guys that this would happen with.” Læs artiklen her.

 

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17 – “November Rain” singlen udgives i England. Bandet ankommer til Narita, Japan, hvor de skal spille tre shows i Tokyo.

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19 – Første show af tre udsolgte i Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, hvor bandet Ã¥bner med “Coma“. Axl siger at der er 5 gange sÃ¥ mange folk ved dette show end sidste gang de spillede i Tokyo. Før ‘Double Talkin’ Jive,’ taler Axl igennem en tolk (Mitch) for at fortælle publikum, at de japanske koncertpromotorer løj for bandet omkring visse scenekrav som GnR bad om. ‘Wild Horses‘ tilegnes det japanske toldvæsen. Axl fortæller at nogle folk kan have en version af ‘Don’t Cry‘ pÃ¥ et virkeligt gammelt demobÃ¥nd. Axl misser lige første vers pÃ¥ “KOHD“. Dette show blev filmet til en kommende dvd og cd udgivelse i Japan og resten af verden. Men blev ikke brugt. Showet varede 2 timer og 41 minutter.
Sætliste: Coma, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Attitude, Welcome To The Jungle, Don’t Cry, Piano Solo, November Rain, Nightrain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, You Could Be Mine, So Fine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

20 – Andet show i Tokyo Dome. Sjælden optræden med “Locomotive” tidligt i sættet. Efter ‘Patience,’ taler Axl gennem en tolk for at fortælle publikum at de filmer showet til en japansk udgivelse (selvom det i sidste ende ikke bliver brugt). Han siger ogsÃ¥ at de vil spille i et godt stykke tid i aften. ‘Double Talkin’ Jive‘ tilegnes promotorer for et New Kids On The Block show og deres sikkerhed. Axl lader til at kede sig da han præsenterer bandet uden de sædvanlige øgenavne. I slutningen af showet siger Axl: “If your police force gave a f*ck about you then we’ll be back Saturday night (d.22).” Dette show blev filmet til en kommende dvd og cd udgivelse i Japan og resten af verden. Men blev ikke brugt. Bandet spillede 2 timer og 40 minutter.
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone,Locomotive, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Don’t Cry, Nightrain, So Fine, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Piano Solo, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Move To The City, You Could Be Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

22 – Tredje og sidste show i Tokyo Dome. Dette show blev officielt udgivet af bandet som de to hjemmevideoer for “Use Your Illusion I & II“. Axl omtaler Izzy som en person hvis navn han hurtigt glemmer. Axl nævner at “Don’t Cry” var den første sang skrevet i GnR. Axl taler til publikum igennem en tolk før “DTJ“. Han siger at de filmer showet og sælger det i Tokyo. Bandet slutter showet efter 2 timer og 31 minutter.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, It’s So Easy, Bad Obsession, Attitude, Pretty Tied Up, Welcome To The Jungle, Don’t Cry, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses[Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, Piano Solo, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, So Fine, Rocket Queen [w/ It Tastes Good, Don’t It?], Move To The City, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Matt: “The solo I did on “Use Your Illusion” live from Japan was a solo i started doing the very first show i did with GnR. Not always the same but i would just play the way i felt at the time. Axl asked me to do a solo at Rock In Rio in front of 145.000 right before the gig. When he in introduced me , I came up with something on the spot. I hadn’t done a solo for along time. I never soloed with The Cult. so it was crazy… The band loved it so i did it everynight after that.”

Marts

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17 - Slash medvirker på Spinal Tap’s album “Break Like The Wind” pÃ¥ titelsangen. Lyt til den her.

April

NORDAMERIKA TOUR M. BLIND MELON (01-02) & SMASHING PUMPKINS (09)

01 – Første show i Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico.

02 – Andet show i Palacio De Los Deportes. Bandet spillede i 2 timer og 48 minutter.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Wild Horses [Intro], Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, 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, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Don’t Cry, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Slash: “As our albums continued to chart worldwide, we toured Mexico in April, and like our South American fans the Mexican crowds were very dedicated.”

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02 - Axl er på forsiden af Rolling Stone #627. Der er også et meget dybdeborende og afslørende interview med ham på hans hotelværelse på Mirage Hotel i Las Vegas (tidligere på året), som du kan læse her.

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06 – Et temmelig interessant show spilles i Myriad Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK. En video af dette show blev stjÃ¥let fra bandets videopersonale. Axl publikum at de kan gøre hvad fanden de vil med deres liv før ‘Live And Let Die.’ Under showet, synger Axl: “Oklahoma where the wind goes sweeping down the plain,” der er titelsangen til teaterstykket “Oklahoma.” Axl har ogsÃ¥ en af sine berømte lange taler som du kan læse herunder. Axl fÃ¥r en BH i hovedet under “Bad Obsession“, men han svinger den bare rundt. Slash slutter showet af med at stÃ¥ pÃ¥ hænder. Showet varede 2 timer og 37 minutter.
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Nightrain, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, 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, Bad Obsession, So Fine, Pretty Tied Up, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City 

Axl: “Do you believe all the shit you read? Do you ever wonder why you’re given so much shit to read? You’re given a lot of shit to read, because, there’s a lot of fucking people out there who… I don’t think I should even give them the credit to say that they’re very conscious of that which they’re doing. But it’s mainly because they don’t want things like this concert here in Oklahoma to fucking happen. Yeah, there’s a lot of people who don’t know why they do things. But some of the reasons behind that. They don’t the people like you, that are here tonight, to see some little loud mouth fucker like me. Who crawled out some shithole somewhere, and worked his way up onto this stage. They don’t want… There’s something out there that doesn’t want people like you to realize that you can do whatever the fuck you want with your God damn life. And there are those that unless they get a piece of the pie, unless they get a piece of your ass, unless they get a piece of your life, they just don’t want it to happen. You do it their way or you don’t do it. They can suck my dick. I believe that deep inside everybody, there’s something inside you that knows what the fuck you’re supposed to do with your life. And no matter what anybody tells you, if you keep looking and you keep digging, you’re gonna find it. And you can be the person you fucking were meant to be on this God damn planet. And don’t let anybody, anybody, ever get in your way. Including me. And I know it’s not like the most humane thing, but you can, when it gets real rough, you can think of a little theme song that somebody else wrote. Namely Mr. Paul McCartney. And when they’re trying to keep you down, just hold on and know someday you’ll bust out, you’ll get onto your own shit and they won’t be able to fucking keep up with your ass. And you can be thinking just Live And Let Die motherfucker.”

Slash: “We just played Oklahoma. The option was Oklahoma or Texas. I was like: “Why would we go back to Texas?” We’ve never been to Oklahoma. Which turned out to be a really good gig.”

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09 – Sidste show før Europa turnéen i Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL. En video af dette show blev stjÃ¥let fra bandets videopersonale. Speciel gæsteoptræden af af Shannon Hoon fra Blind Melon. Før ‘Live And Let Die,’ taler Axl talks om de ting han sagde i hans Rolling Stone interview omkring hans opvækst. Efter ‘Civil War,’ siger Axl at han altid finder de 18-25 Ã¥rige “potheads” i publikummet! Før ‘November Rain,’ siger Axl: “I’m gonna play this song like they write Spin magazine – I’m gonna blindfold myself and jerk-off and see what comes out!“ Axl holder ogsÃ¥ nogle af sine lange taler om livet generelt, som du kan læse herunder.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Axl Rant, Live And Let Die,Attitude, It’s So Easy, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience,Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Welcome To The Jungle,Piano Solo, November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Coma, Don’t Cry[w/ Shannon Hoon], Bad Obsession, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, So Fine, Move To The City, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City (cut)

Axl: “Any of you… read the latest Rolling Stone? I was on the phone a long time last night and a friend of mine was telling me how… (directed towards a member of the crowd) Shut the fuck up! Oh, Axl, cool, metal dude, rock n’ roll, party, cocaine, yeah… I ain’t here for that! Anyway, a friend was telling me that my family has taken offense to what I said in the magazine. “It’s a shame. His mother can’t even go out of the house now.” It was amazing my mother could go out of the house before knowing the shit she fuckin knew! And, why is he talking about this? Cause it might not have happened to you, but it may have happened to the 2 or 3 people standing going to come back and haunt them when they hit about the age of 25! And, then you gotta find your way, and climb your way out of what you “thought” was your life! But, it looks more like a fuckin car wreck in your head that no one told you about because the ‘family” doesn’t want to have to be embarrassed about these things coming out. We just shouldn’t have to deal with this publicly, then were probably not going to deal with the bullshit at all! And I bet that they like it that way! I’m not a qualified therapist. I don’t know a lot of shit about this, but I do know that this is the 90’s! And I know that if were going to make it another 50 years on this planet we gotta fuckin’ change our shit! And, there’s a lot of motherfuckers that don’t want that shit to be changed! Cause that’s going to dig up their crap! The parents who done fucked up their kids through their whole fuckin lives, and they are about 40 or 50, and think it’s cool! FUCK THAT SHIT! And, I’m the last motherfucking person who they thought would be climbing up their ass to tell them about it! But see for me… it ain’t about doing fucking cocaine. It ain’t about how much vodka I drink, or how much I can drink someone under the table! It ain’t about what a “macho man-rock-n-roller” I can be! That shit don’t work no more! That’s great for little kids, fuckin bullshit! But, it don’t work no more in the real world, not for my ass! I can’t come up here and go “Yeah, I’m bad. I’m rock-n-roll, we’re doing this rock n’ roll thing.” If my life is falling apart… I can’t fake it no more! Just because my family or my record company tells me I should so everybody can be happy or make money… yeah, suck my dick! Anyway, there are those in my family that they plan that they are going to get revenge, because it was a terrible thing I did! yeah, try it! And, if a fucking, scrawny little jr. high. 90 pound weakling can get up here and get this shit on. So can you, who have the same fucking problems in life! They don’t have to get away with it! I tried being nice. I tried being cool about it. I tried being friends offering love and forgiveness and all that shit! And, they say you know how much we love you. But let’s keep you down like we always have.” Yeah, well, guess what? I’ve ‘changed” my point of view! For me now, it’s kinda like live and let die motherfucker!!

Axl: You know it never ceases to amaze me… when you are up here and you look out over the crowd, and you can always find usually 18-25 year old’s… real pot smoking, judgemental, roc n’ rollin, fuckheads! You say I don’t know I’m cool and shit. And I don’t know who those GnR think they are cool and shit, but I’m cool. Well, it ain’t about me being cool! It ain’t about you being cool! But, what we’re doing here tonight is pretty fucking cool. So, if you come out here to be a critical, judgemental, “fuck” ya know, I guess that’s your fucking problem. If you want to stand there like James Dean with a fuckin corn cob up your ass, that’s cool. Seems to me you are wasting your own goddamned time though. And that’s another fucking problem: we all think we have so much fucking time, you know? We ain’t got no goddamned time to waste at all! You want to sit on your ass and think your cool? You will end up working in a factory ‘till you’re fuckin 80 years old, then they will rip you off for your fucking pension! Meanwhile, I’ll get off my fuckin soapbox. I was singing that song [Civil War], and people were going “Yeah, OK.” But, maybe you are just stoned. But this is a Wake-up call Chicago! Do you know where the fuck you are? Wake up, it, s time to die!

Tre efterfølgende shows bliver aflyst pga. Axl finder ud af, at han er efterlyst for St. Louis optøjerne, så hvis han blev i landet ville han blive arresteret. Så han rejste ud af landet (til Canada). De tre shows der blev aflyst og udsat var det andet show i Rosemont Horizon, IL d. 10 (kun 15 min før start!).; The Palace of Auburn Hills, MI d. 13. & 14.

CONCERT CANCELED TO AVOID POLICE
– The San Jose Mercury News, 4.12.92

Guns N’ Roses canceled a concert Friday night in Chicago after lead singer W. Axl Rose fled town to avoid arrest on charges stemming from a riot at the band’s show last year in St. Louis, his record company said.

”He wasn’t anxious to spend any time in jail without reason,” said Bryn Bridenthal, spokeswoman for Geffen Records. “To suddenly extradite him over a misdemeanor charge, there’s no cause.”

Geffen also said the band canceled shows scheduled for Monday and Tuesday in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Rose was charged with assault and property damage over a riot that followed an aborted Guns N’ Roses concert July 2, in which about 40 concertgoers and 25 police officers were hurt.

FREDDIE MERCURY TRIBUTE KONCERT

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20 – En “Concert For Life, Freddie Mercury Tribute Show” spilles på Wembley Stadium, London, England, vist i hele verden via satellit. GnR lavede lydprøve den 19. april kl 17:45 lokal tid. GnR optræder med “Paradise City” og Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door“, men de skulle originalt have spillet 3 (“Sweet Child…“) men pÃ¥ grund af tekniske problemer spillede de kun 2. Slash spiller guitar pÃ¥ ‘Tie Your Mother Down‘ med Joe Elliott og  Queen.  Axl gæsteoptræder pÃ¥ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ med Elton John og Queen, hvor han duettere med ham sidst i sangen. Axl synger ‘We Will Rock You‘ med resten af Queen. Slash, Axl & Duff gÃ¥r sammen med resten af alle de bands der har optrÃ¥dt i slutningen af showet for at hjælpe Liza Minelli med at synge ‘We Are The Champions‘. Se hele showet her, samt en oversigt over hvornÃ¥r de forskellige musikere optrÃ¥dte.

Slash: “Having everybody show up at the concert for that cause was great. And all the bands that were there. There was none of that sort of rock star… you know, “who is who of rock”-vibe, going on. So we all had a basically good time. And it was really well organized.”

Gilby: “That was probably, singly, probably the best experience that I ever had being in the band. Because, number one, I mean, it’s like a tragic thing happened that we were there, you know, but it was a positive cause? And I thought it was very, very heart-moving. You know, I couldn’t believe the response of a stadium filled with people. It almost didn’t matter what band was up there, as long as you were playing a Queen song or, you know, you were there for Freddie Mercury. It was just incredible.”

Dizzy: “It was a pretty special event. It felt like… you could feel the energy and vibe… and just all the people were really… like you could really feel it from the crowd – very caring and… just we need to do something about this horrible disease. And just the fact that all those people were able to come together and play the show was kind of microcosm of what was going on in the world at the time. It was pretty incredible. We could only play two songs, so we played two songs and flew out.”

Axl: “When we did “Bohemian Rhapsody,” that was unrehearsed. Brian asked me to do it that day, and it felt right. I spoke to Elton before the show, and he was kind of uneasy about meeting me – you know, I’m supposed to be the most homophobic guy on Earth. When we talked, I was excited, but serious, telling him how much his music meant to me. By the end he was like ‘Whoa.’ Onstage I was trying to be as respectful to him as I could. I was purposely vibing out, and if you look close, you can see it at times, how much love and respect I have for Elton. There was some heavy eye contact going down. It was amazing. MTV’s John Norris kept saying, ‘This could be the last time you’ll ever see Elton John and Axl Rose together onstage.’ Not if I have anything to do with it.”

Maj

12 - Slash og Metallica’s Lars Ulrich announcerede i en pressekonference, at GnR, Metallica og Faith No More ville pÃ¥ tour sammen den følgende sommer. Pressekonferencen blev holdt på The Gaslight i Hollywood, CA.

14 – Bandet ankommer med deres private fly til Dublin kl. 19:15 om aftenen, efter at være blevet forsinket 5 timer i L.A. pga. radioproblemer pÃ¥ deres fly. Holdet havde allerede været der en uge, og fire limousiner ventede pÃ¥ at samle bandet op og transportere dem til det luksuriøse Berkely Court Hotel. PÃ¥ trods af, at der blev holdt lav profil, stod der fans og et par journalister parat til at modtage dem. Axl gav dem et stort smil.

15 - Axl’s smilende fjæs pryder forsiden af det irske magasin “Irish Independent“. Imens Axl forbereder sig til den følgende dags show, rejser resten af bandet 49 km nord pÃ¥, for at lave lydtjek i et par timer ved Slane Castle. Stedet er det smukkeste pÃ¥ hele den europæiske del af turnéen. Bandet tilføjer en ny ting til sit show – en oppustelig version af “bæstet” fra “AFD” coveret. Senere om aftenen gÃ¥r Slash i byen for at kigge pÃ¥ pigerne ved det Ã¥rlige Trinity Ball, Dublin’s højdepunkt.

“GET IN THE RING MOTHERFUCKER ” TOUR ROUND II M. SOUNDGARDEN & FAITH NO MORE
16 Maj, 1992 – 02 Juli, 1992

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16 – Lidt over 50,000 tilskuere mødte op ved showet i Slane Castle, Slane, Ireland, der blev Ã¥bnet af My Little Funhouse og Faith No More. Før showet, sendte U2 en kasse 40 Ã¥r gammel irsk whiskey og en tønde Guinness til bandet som en velkomstgave. En 24-sæder Sikorsky-helikopter bringer bandet til stedet, hvor de cirkulerer omkring tre gange sÃ¥ alle kan tage et billede af de mange tilskuere. Før ‘Live And Let Die,’ fortæller Axl at bandet originalt ville have lavet ‘Paradise City‘ videoen i Irland. Før ‘Don’t Cry,’ siger Slash: “Playing in the fuckin’ sunlight, that’s a change!” Dette er den første dokumenterede optræden af ‘It’s Alright‘ som intro til ‘November Rain.’ Axl synger U2’s ‘One‘ som intro til ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine,’ en sang som han ønskede at spille komplet pÃ¥ hele turneen. Omkring 800 politbetjente patruljerede omrÃ¥det.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Bad Obsession, Don’t Cry, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Attitude, Welcome To The Jungle, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Paradise City

Dizzy: “We went to Dublin, Ireland, that was fantastic.”

Slash: “I can always tell a drinking town when the people in the bar get drunk before I do.”

Axl: “I’m just hoping I don’t die on this tour. I almost passed out here. By the end I was too tired even to cry.”

17 – Dagen efter showet, laver bandet forsideoverskrifter i tre aviser. Sunday World’s overskrift: “Burns And Roses” (med fans der “mooner” pÃ¥ billedet). Slash tager senere ud for at prøve den traditionelle irske gæstfrihed ved Howth, og et besøg på McDonalds genopliver deres hjemve.

19 - GnR flyver til Prag, Tjekkoslovakiet. De mÃ¥tte skifte hotel efter det første hotel fandt ud af hvem de var. Ved en lokal pressekonference med den ledende promotor, er medierne bekymret over den høje pris pÃ¥ billetterne – et af de mest dyreste i hele landet. Bandet tager senere pÃ¥ en stripklub.

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20 – Om eftermiddagen ankommer Vanessa Warwick fra Headbangers Ball for at interviewe bandet om aftenen. En kæmpe militærstyrke beskytter Strahov Stadium.Igen spiller bandet for 50,000 tilskuere denne gang ved deres første besøg i Strahov Stadium, Prague, Czechoslovakia.  Soundgarden kommer med igen pÃ¥ turnéen og Ã¥bner sammen med Faith No More. ‘Don’t Cry Alt. Lyrics‘ bliver spillet!!! Axl introducerer ‘Nightrain‘ som en “crash and burn” sang. Under sangen rÃ¥ber han til en eller anden forrest ved scenen og sparker ud efter vedkommende…”DTJ” tilegnes dem der laver bandets tourmaterialer. Efter ‘Civil War,’ gÃ¥r Slash til mikrofonen og siger: “Even though most of you don’t speak English I just came up here to say fuckin’ hi!“ Duff & Gilby bytter instrumenter under ‘Paradise City.’ Videoskærme og pyroteknik tages i brug for første gang, og “bæstet” fÃ¥r selskab af sin tvillingebror.
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Don’t Cry [Alt. Lyrics], Bad Obsession, Nightrain, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, You Could Be Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Paradise City

Duff: “Talking about the tour and being wasted: I don’t even remember playing Czechoslovakia; we played a stadium show in one of the most beautiful cities in East Europe not long after the fall of the Berlin wall, and the only way I knew I’d even been in the country was because of the stamp I found in my passport [Duff’s biografi, “It’ So Easy”, 2011, s. 201]

PÃ¥ vej fra showet standser Axl’s for at beundre en statue i byens centrum, mens resten af bandet gÃ¥r ud og drikker.

21 – Bandmedlemmene bruger dagen pÃ¥ shopping, hvor de køber russiske militærhatte og nipsting. Hele dagen, bestilles maden fra McDonalds fordi bandet ikke kan lide den lokale mad.

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22 – Bandet ankommer forsinket, kun 20 minutter før showet i Nepstadion, Budapest, Hungary skal starte, pga. bombetrusler i lufthavnen i Prag, og eskorteres af politet til spillestedet hvor omkring 70,000 spændte tilskuere venter. Før ‘Mr. Brownstone,’ siger Axl: “Fuckin’ Budapest! I could have never believed or imagined I would get to play Budapest… but I am very happy to be here tonight.” Tre sange inde i sættet mÃ¥ bandet kæmpe mod en enorm tordenbyge, som gennembløder bÃ¥de bandet og publikum, mens lynene slÃ¥r ned tæt pÃ¥ stedet. Nogle tilskuere flÃ¥r den krydsfiner de stÃ¥r pÃ¥ fra hinanden, og bruger det som læ. Selv efter regnen stopper, fortsætter bandet med at blive vÃ¥de fra vandet pÃ¥ scenetaget. Efter ‘You Could Be Mine,’ spiller bandet en berømt ungarnsk folkesang, som Axl præsenterer med ordene: “This is a song that Freddie Mercury asked us to sing for you. He couldn’t be here tonight, he had other plans, so we tried to learn it in the dressing room tonight.“, ‘Tavaszi Szél Vizet Araszt.‘ Oversat til engelsk betyder det ‘Spring Wind.’ Axl sang de første to vers, og lod publikum synge det tredje. Inspirationen til at spille sangen kom fra Queen der spillede den samme sted i 1986 (se her). Bandet spillede ingen solos ved dette show.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Don’t Cry, Bad Obsession, Welcome To The Jungle, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Tavaszi Szél Vizet Araszt, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

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23 – Om morgenen vækkes bandet af gademusikanter. Tourmanager John Reese beordres til at betale dem for at forsvinde, hvilket han gør med 100$ sedler. Kort tid efter iler andre hÃ¥bende musikere til i hÃ¥bet om, at de ogsÃ¥ kan opnÃ¥ lignende held. Bandet flyver videre til Wien, for at spille et show for 70,000 tilskuere om aftenen ved Donauinsel Stadion, Vienna, Austria. U2, der skal spille den følgende dag, er iblandt publikum. Før ‘Live And Let Die,’ spørger Axl publikum, om Hitler sagde “live and let die” til sig selv som barn. Axl laver pÃ¥ et tidspunkt en sjov improvisation af Three Stooges.
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, You Could Be Mine, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Bad Obsession, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro], Sweet Child O’ Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Efter showet modtager bandet en Golden Penguin Award af magasinet Rennbahn Express for bedste band i 1991. Senere deltager Axl ved U2’s bogholder Osmond Kilkenney’s   fødselsdagsfest sammen med Bono ved en restaurant, hvor fødselsdagskagen bringes ind af en nøgen Adam Clayton.

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24 – Bandet ser U2 ved Donauinsel, Vienna, Austria, hvor Axl duetterer med Bono pÃ¥ en akustisk version af “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door“, som Bono præsenter med ordene: “This song could have been written for him”, hvorefter Axl dukker op. Se den her. Senere om aftenen er Slash og Gilby havnet i en meget dyr stripklub, hvor de presses til at købe en flaske champagne. Regningen lød pÃ¥ 300$

25 – Bandet flyver videre til Berlin.

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26 – Bandet spiller et show ved Adolph Hitler’s Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany, der blev oprettet i 1936. Før “DTJ” siger Axl: “No, no, no. We’ll dedicate this next song kinda like “Live And Let Die” to those people that who will do anything to force you to believe and make you believe that the only way to find your happiness is by controlling another one’s destiny, by forcing them into submission. Those people are nothing but “Double Talkin’ Jive” motherfuckers.”En iblandt de 40,000 tilskuere kaster en flaske pÃ¥ scenen, og en speaker beder efterfølgende publikum og at køle af: “There is one or another who thinks he has to throw a bottle on stage because it is a part of the show. It is not a part of the show. We all have a great band here, the biggest band there is right now. Please take care, we don’t wanna get anyone hurt. We all wanna be a part of a huge show tonight and not throwing things on stage is only a part of that show. You all paid a lot of money for it and we all wanna see a great show and the best band: Guns N’ Roses.” Midt under showet, er der en kvinde som skal føde, og sikkerhedsfolkene og lægerne ved stedet, prøver at finde hende.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

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28 – En imponerende mængde fans – 75,000 – mødte op og udsolgte dette show ved Cannstatter Wasen, Stuttgart, Germany. Det er samtidig det største rockshow Stuttgart har set, ved dette spillested der ogsÃ¥ første gang spillede rock.  Axl introducerer ‘Don’t Cry‘ som: “Something you can pour on your German cornflakes!” ‘Double Talkin’ Jive‘ tilegnes: “those that encroach upon your freedom.” Axl skifter en af linjerne fra ‘Civil War‘ til: “Look at the lies Slash is leading!“ Axl spiller en smule Beethoven før ‘It’s Alright.’
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Bad Obsession, Attitude, Don’t Cry, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Welcome To The Jungle, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, 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

30 – Endnu et show i silende regn for de 70,000 fans i Mungersdorfer Stadion, Cologne, Germany, hvor bandet starter det udsolgte show med en vild version af “Perfect Crime” og dropper “It’s So Easy“.  Axl kommenterer publikum med ordene: “…the biggest wet T-shirt contest in the world“, som Gilby svarer pÃ¥: “It’s a sea of tits“. Senere laver  teknikerne en brøler, sÃ¥ “Patience” mÃ¥ startes forfra. Bandet spiller i 2 timer og 42 minutter, det længste og det vildeste show pÃ¥ denne del af turnéen.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Bad Obsession, Attitude, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, So Fine, Rocket Queen [w/ It Tastes Good, Don’t It?], It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

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01 – Bandet vender tilbage til Tyskland igen, hvor de skal spille et show i Hannover tre dage senere. De bruger tiden til at koble fra det hektiske tidskema, ved at shoppe, fiske og spille (gambling).

02 - “November Rain” singlen udgives i USA.

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03 – Omkring 60,000 tilskuere har udsolgt showet i Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover, Germany. Da dette var det eneste show i det nordlige Tyskland, valfartede fans fra andre steder i omrÃ¥det og forÃ¥rsagede en kæmpemæssig trafikprop ved hovedvejene til byen. Medlemmer fra den tyske rockgruppe The Scorpions, var ogsÃ¥ mødt op for at se bandet. Slash’s kæreste Renee ankommer ogsÃ¥ for at se ham.  Gilby spiller lidt ‘Brown Sugar‘ før ‘Wild Horses.’ Axl præsenterer sig selv som: “Swing, my name is Mr. Mood Swing.” Axl introducerer ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine‘ ved at sige: “This is a song about getting fucked in the ass by a coke bottle!”
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, You Could Be Mine, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

04 – Bandet og noget af mandskabet spiller kort før aftentid  amerikansk fodbold pÃ¥ en lille græsplæne udenfor deres tyske hotel. Senere udbryder endnu en tordenbyge, mens de alle utÃ¥lmodigt venter pÃ¥ deres fly til Paris - Axl’s yndlingsby. Da de endelig ankommer til Paris, hvor de tjekkede ind pÃ¥ det luksuriøse hotel De Crillion, med udsigt over Place de la Concorde, mødtes bandet med Jeff Beck, Lenny Kravitz, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry. TV og radionetværket var allerede etableret backstage ved spillestedet.

Slash: “We did this one show in Paris where Axl got the idea in his head that we should have people come out to play with us to record it for a pay-per-view show on some global TV network. Axl got Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, Jeff Beck, and pulled this move that seemed almost gratuitous to me because they were my favourite artists – as you know by now, Aerosmith was my favourite band, Beck my favourite guitarist, and I’d been on Lenny’s album” [Slash’s biografi, “Slash”, 2007, s. 351]

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05 – Lydprøven i Paris inkluderede “Always On The Run” med Lenny Kravitz, “Locomotive” med Jeff Beck og “Train Kept A-Rollin’” med Steven Tyler og Joe Perry. Se klip her: Del 1, Del 2, Del 3, Del 4. Se interview med Duff og Lenny Kravitz her: Del 1, Del 2.  Om eftermiddagen mødtes Slash med Seymour Cassel, der gav ham navnet “Slash“, og de spiste mad sammen med Slash’s mor. Om aftenen ankommer resten af de tilføjede scenemusikere til Elysee Montmatre klubben, hvor de og bandet fortsætter med at øve med Kravitz, Tyler og Perry for lukkede døre i to timer.

Slash: I finally got to jam with Jeff Beck and we blew his ears out – literally! He was going to do that show with us in Paris, but for some reason his rig wasn’t working, so he plugged into my system, Later that night he woke up with this insane screaming in his ears; he had to go to a hospital and everything. He called me up, and I was thinking, “Wow, Jeff Beck is calling me on the phone.” But he was calling to say he was pissed, and that he might not be able to play live anymore because my amp gave him tinnitus [an ailment that creates a ringing or buzzing sound in the ear]. He was freaked. I guess doctors are working to make him a custom hearing aid that cancels out the frequencies that are bothering him. I mean, that’s mind-blowing. If someone was to tell me that tomorrow, I’d be destroyed. Man, I hope he’s okay.

Slash: I don’t think it was really my fault, but my rig was the straw that broke the camel’s back. His tinnitus was probably brought on by years of abuse. But I still feel bad, because Jeff is truly one of the greats. I was in a jam session with him, Joe Perry, Lenny Kravitz and Gilby, and Jeff was playing all this amazing shit while simultaneously talking to me. I wanted to pack it up that day, send the amps home and find a nice, little job selling life insurance or something. I was thinking, “Hmmm, real estate – there could be a future in that.”

Slash: I was on tour during Use Your Illusion, and happened to be in Paris, with my mom along, when Seymour was there, too. The three of us had lunch and he explained that the nickname embodied my sense of hustle, in every sense of the word. He was proud of the fact that I’d actually made a name for myself and that he’d been the one to give me that moniker.

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06 – Kl. 4. om morgenn starter det hele dÃ¥rligt for Jeff Beck, der vÃ¥gner med en slem ringen og smerte i sit højre øre. Efter at Slash og Jeff har snakket, er de enige om, at det ikke er værd at risikere yderligere skade ved at spille, så Jeff vender tilbage til London for at fÃ¥ tjekket øret hos en specialist, mens resten af bandet og gæsterne er pÃ¥ vej til showet ved Hippodrome De Vincennes, Paris, France, hvor 58,000 tilskuere ventede pÃ¥ dem. Showet blev vist som worldwide TV Pay-Per-View og ogsÃ¥ pÃ¥ FM radio stationer. Axl skælder ud på Warren Beatty fordi han fandt sammen med Stephanie Seymour. Speciel gæster er Lenny Kravitz, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry. Showet varer i 2 timer og 25 minutter.
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Always On The Run, Double Talkin’ Jive, Voodoo Child [Intro], Civil War [w/ Voodoo Child], Wild Horses [Intro], Patience, You Could Be Mine, It’s Alright [Intro], November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister [Intro], Bad Time [Intro], Sweet Child O’ Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Only Women Bleed [Intro], Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Mama Kin, Train Kept A Rollin’, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro], Paradise City

Axl: “I’d like to dedicate this next song to those who try to control and manipulate you. Be those, the powers that be. The governement, your family, your friends, or anything else that chooses to fuck with you. You can’t even talk to some of these people. You can try to be friends. You can try to work it out. But… you can’t save nobody else. You’ll be lucky if you can save your own ass. But we’ll dedicate this to these people. This is called…Live And Let Die.”

Slash: (før “Always On The Run” er der en lille pause og folk begynder at blive uroligeog rÃ¥ber “Guns N’ Roses”) “Just fucking hold on. We are trying to get something together here, it’s cool. Don’t worry about it. Just relax. … This is a little tune that Lenny Kravitz and I did together, it’s called “Always On The Run”.

Axl: “I’d like to dedicate this next song to a man who likes to play games… to a man that lives his life playing games… premeditated games… a man who’s so empty that thats all he can do is play fucking games… a man who’s a parasite… a man who makes who lives his life on sucking off other peoples life force and their energy… an old man who likes to live precariously through young people and suck up all their life cause he has none of his own… I’d like to dedicate this song to a cheap punk named Warren Beatty… a man who has a family and a baby but he’s got to spent his time fucking around with other people because he doesn’t know what to do with his own life… a man who uses you, uses the media and uses everybody to… to fulfill his fucking parasitic needs… Well listen home fuck!… if you think Madonna kicked your ass I’m betting my money on Annette you stupid fucking asshole this is a song called “Double Talkin Jive” motherfucker!”

07 - Om søndagen bruger bandet tiden pÃ¥ at komme sig over showet dagen før, og tager pÃ¥ sightseeing i Paris. De spiser ved River Café – en flydende restaurant på Seinen, for at fejre Doug og Jenny Goldsteins andet bryllupsjubilæum. I mellemtiden havde der samlet sig hundredevis af fans udenfor Hotel de Crillon, hvor en “falsk” limousine stÃ¥r foran, mens bandet kan snige sig ud uset fra en sideudgang. Bandets sikkerhedsteam kører limousinen væk, sÃ¥ de kan ryste forfølgerne af sig i høj fart omkring Paris.

08 – Bandet fortsætter sightseeing i Paris, imens Axl tager til Louvre, for at se pÃ¥ hans yndlingsskulptur, Nike fra Samothrake, hvorefter han tager en bÃ¥dtur på Seinen. Han har dog ikke sovet længe og sent om aftenen er han fysisk og psykisk udmattet. Lægerne anbefaler ham, at han hviler sig i 36 timer, sÃ¥ bandet udsætter showet ved Manchester Maine Road, der skal spilles d. 9.  til den følgende søndag. Bandet giver deres mad fra produktionsholdet, da de ikke har brug for det til det kommende show, til et lokalt hospice.

09 – Tilskuere til showet den 14. i Manchester garanteres fuld refundering, hvis de ikke kan komme denne dato. Imens Axl holder fri i Paris, flyver resten af bandet og holdet afsted til London.

10 - Under deres tre dages pause, mødes bandet og holdet med gamle venner.

11 – Om Torsdagen ankommer Axl til London og senere handler han ind i Europas førende legetøjsbutik Hamleys. Samme dag arrangeres  et softball spil ved Bank of England Sports Ground, hvor alle (undtaget Axl) deltager.

12 – Fredag aften arrangerer den britiske bookingagent John Jackson en 5-timers gokart-racing mesterskabskamp for bandet og holdet i et specielt designet indendørs-ring i vestlondon.

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13 – Omkring 72,000 tilskuere venter pÃ¥ bandet ved deres andet show i Wembley Stadium, London, England, siden 20. april. Under den sydende sol, viser Axl at han er tilbage i fin form, og “You Could Be Mine” tilegnes Stephanie Symour, og “DTJ” til Kerrang. Under showet fÃ¥r han fjernet en fan, der laver ballade, og stopper ogsÃ¥ koncerten for at fÃ¥ hjælp til en pige der er i problemer pÃ¥ de forreste rækker. Axl fortæller han ikke vidste at bandet havde øvet to Queen sange, og at de virkelig ønskede at de skulle spille dem ved aftenens show sammen med Brian May. Showet var et af de længste pÃ¥ tourneen, og Slash havde besøg backstage af noget af sin familie før de skulle pÃ¥. Ifølge de ansatte på Wembley var der omkring 3000 mennesker der blev behandlet for hedeslag. Ifølge Chris Cornell var der en fan der fik hjerteanfald mens hans band Soundgarden spillede. Han blev vækket til live igen under deres første sang. Bandet slutter deres længste show pÃ¥ Europaturnéen efter 2 timer og 27 minutter.
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Bad Obsession, Attitude, You Could Be Mine, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Tie Your Mother Down [w/ Brian May], We Will Rock You [w/ Brian May], Don’t Cry, Paradise City 

Axl: Let’s talk about trying to save someone. Like perhaps a friend, a relative or a lover. Someone that you love. Let’s get something straight. You can’t fucking save anyone. You be really fucking lucky if you can save yourself. That doesn’t mean that you should turn your back on anyone, that does not mean that you can’t help anyone. But on this planet that we call earth there is something that is basic law and that is called free will. And you can’t fuck with anybody’s free will, you can lock ‘em up, you can put them in prison, you can kick their teeth in and you can fucking take away their life but you can’t really fuck with anybody’s free will. Now there is somebody you love. Somebody you care about (a fan makes something in the audience) who’s that? Suck my fucking dick. You wasted your money asshole. Back to my story, you can’t do anything about someone else’s life no matter what they mean to you. If it comes down to it and you gotta save your own ass then you gotta “Live And Let Die”.

Axl: Anybody seen the video for “November Rain” yet? I will dedicate this to an idiot who played my wife, this is something called “You Could Be Mine”.

Axl: Last time we have been here we said something about a cheap rip-off magazine called Kerang! Just for your information, we tried to work out the truth, to work everything out and be cool and to give the readers all the information wanted, all you wanna read about, but Neil Jeffries wanted to know why I said shit about their magazine in front of 72,000 people. I don’t know why you printed lies about us for fucking three years at a rate of prescription readers of 75,000 people. Sounds fair to me fuckhead. But of course they didn’t print any shit about us, so we’ll dedicate this to Kerrang, nothing but a bunch of “Double Talkin’ Jive” motherfuckers.

Axl: Let the girl get out, help the girl out. She’s hurt you fucking assholes, that’s how you killed each other in Donington. Thank you. Fuck! You are in the ring and we are all winning tonight. Do me a favour. Don’t hurt each other. If you see someone getting hurt, help them over the wall, right? Now – when we played Donington, I was standing in the front I looked to this side and I saw all this fucking drunk guys and I looked to this side and I realized these people weren’t as drunk as them, way to go. And then the shit got real bad during David Lee Roth’s set but he wouldn’t let anybody stop the show. So for the past few years we have taken all the flag. Get that fucking asshole outta here John. I assure you you just lost your cash you stupid fuckhead. See ya!

Slash: When we played Wembley Stadium in 1992, the Hudson clan came out in force: backstage before the show I witnessed one of my uncles, my cousin and my grandfather, on his very first trip to London from Stroke, down every drop of liquor in our dressing room. Consumed in full, our booze rider in those days would have killed anyone but us.

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14 – Bandet flyver videre til Manchester City Football Ground, Maine Road, Manchester, England, hvor det udskudte show spilles for ca. 30,000 tilskuere. Meget fÃ¥ tilskuere refunderede deres billetter. Bandet spiller et hurtigt show, da Duff var temmelig syg. Axl introducerer ‘Patience‘ med ordene: “This next song was written by Izzy Stradlin, someone who I’m pissed off at because I miss him greatly.” Slash bryder normen og spiller ikke en guitar solo før ‘Godfather Theme.’Bandet er næsten 2 timer forsinket pÃ¥ rejsen fra London, og holdet havde tekniske problemer med scenelyset. Efter showet, der kun varede 1 time og 46 minutter, lynpakker holdet scenen sammen og haster videre til Gateshead, og bandet flyver tilbage til London.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Welcome To The Jungle, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Drum Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

15 – Om mandagen tager Duff og Gilby til et lydstudio (Townhouse Recording studio) i Shepherd’s Bush, for at optage en sang (“10 Years“) til Duff’s kommende soloprojekt. Senere arbejder Axl og Dizzy pÃ¥ en anden sang i et andet studio.

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16 – Bandet flyver fra Luton lufthavn til Newcastle for at spille for 25,000 tilskuere. “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” bruges som intro til showet ved Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead, England, hvor nogen ved forreste række kommer til skade før ‘Live And Let Die‘ så Axl beder publikum om at køle af. God sjælden version af ‘My Michelle’, der spilles for 2. og sidste gang i 1992. Duff skælder ud pÃ¥ en fan (34 min. inde i showet), der smed noget pÃ¥ ham lige før “DTJ” slutter. Han løber over til mikrofonen og inviterer vedkommende pÃ¥ scenen til en slÃ¥skamp. Efter Axl’s advarsel om ikke at gøre Duff sur, med ordene: “I wouldn’t mess with him, he’s not had a drink in two weeks and ain’t too happy about it!” køler publikum ned. Gilby spiller lidt ‘Brown Sugar‘ før ‘Wild Horses.’ Axl synger et par linjer fra ‘Since I Don’t Have You‘ som intro til ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine‘, muligvis for første gang. Showet varede 1 time og 45 minutter. Bandet flyver tilbage til London for at fortsætte deres ophold på Chelsea Harbor’s eksklusive Conrad Hotel, hvis gæster inkluderede Prince og INXS.
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Bad Obsession, Attitude, My Michelle, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, You Could Be Mine, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Since I Don’t Have You [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

17 - Duff og Linda flyver på en tiltrængt ferie til St. Tropez i Frankrig i et par dage, mens Slash forsyner sig med et lager af Dr. Martens støvler og besøger London Zoo. Gilby og Matt går på opdagelse i Kensington Market.

18 - Dizzy fejrer sin fødselsdag om aftenen ved at prøve at spise indisk mad ved Bombay Brasserie, sammen med Matt. Senere gÃ¥r han til popbandet Deee-Lite’s fest i Zatopce club i det sydlige London.

19 - Teddy Andreadis‘ fødselsdag. Senere om aftenen flyver bandet til Frankfurt, men Axl stoppes af vagterne ved Heathrow Airport; den anden gang vagterne havde udset sig ham, efter deres første besøg i London d. 20. april. Efterfølgende udsendte han en pressemeddelelse, hvori der stod:

“Having just given what I consider to be the best performance I am capable of at this point in my career, I totally understand why someone in the UK would want to needlessly harass me in this way. I don’t expect to be treated any differently from anyone else traveling in and out of Britain and I understand these people have a job to do. However, to be singled out by someone who just wants to score a few points and have a story to tell his friends over a beer is really out of order.”

20 – Aftenens show er en to timers kørsel væk fra Frankfurt, en flyveplads pÃ¥ toppen af en bakke hvor 45,000 gennemblødte fans venter i Talavera-Mainiese, Würzburg, Germany, i tordenvejr, hvor Slash 5 sange inde i showet forsikrer dem om, at de spiller videre trods det elendige vejr: “This is a rain or what?! I know you guys are digging it because we are out here risking our lives with electricity and you guys are gonna watch. Haha! But nonetheless we will stay here and do a show for you. No problem. I just wanted to let you know that it is going on in case you think.”. Tilskuerne bevidner et forbløffende energisk show, hvor tordenbraget ikke kan skelnes fra scenens pyroteknik. Axl præsenterer “You Could Be Mine” med ordene: “Matt, do that voodoo – that you do – so well“. Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 11 minutter Showet varede omkring 2 time og 20 minutter.
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Bad Obsession, Attitude, Nightrain, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Welcome To The Jungle, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Bill Gould fra Faith No More udtalte dette i et interview, om det at prøve at forstå hele cirkuset på UYI-turnéen:

 “GNR and their management are like a small government. Axl’s the president, and his manager’s a personal advisor. A couple of the other more visible band members are vice-presidents. Then there’s the little guys who come underneath, to make sure only the right information is leaked out. They’re dependent on the band for their living, so they will police themselves. Support bands are like other countries with whom they maintain a diplomatic front. Like, keep your mouth shut, enjoy the ride and everything will be cool. Open your mouth, and jeopardize your own position. It’s an interesting thing to experience first hand.”

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21 – Bandet ankommer til endnu et udsolgt show ved Fussballstadion St. Jakob, Basel, Switzerland, hvor 50,000 fans tager pænt imod dem. “DTJ” præsenteres som  “…a nice song for international relations.” “Paradise City” tilegnes til: “those social rock n’ roll critic fucking anylists in the world“. Showet slutter efter lidt over 2 timer. Efter showet tager nogle af bandets medlemmer pÃ¥ visit pÃ¥ de lokale barer, mens Duff kan mærke eftervirkningerne af showet dagen før, og gÃ¥r direkte i seng.
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Bad Obsession, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Duff: “One June 21, 1992, Guns N’ Roses had to pay to keep the public-transport system open late in Basel, Switzerland. The only way back into town from the soccer stadium was a tram line that normally closed long before we finished – maybe before we even started” [Duff’s biografi, “It’s So Easy”, 2011, s. 204]

22 - Axl gÃ¥r pÃ¥ shoppingtur efter urer som en overraskelsesgave til mange pÃ¥ holdet og ledelsen – der i mellemtiden selv havde forsynet sig med de schweiziske ure! Duffs helbred forværres sÃ¥ han tilbringer det meste af dagen i sengen, og hÃ¥ber at kunne blive klar til det følgende show i Rotterdam. Om aftenen, erkender Axl ogsÃ¥ at have fanget sig en mindre gang halsbetændelse.

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23 - Axl og Duff tilses af læger for at sikre at de kan komme igennem showet i Feyenoord Stadion, Rotterdam, Holland.  Axl fÃ¥r mere medicin af en læge der venter pÃ¥ ham ved Rotterdam lufthavn. Bandet gÃ¥r endelig pÃ¥ scenen to timer efter Faith No More har afsluttet deres show (ved 22-tiden). Efter ‘November Rain,’ fortæller Axl at han mistede stemmen i Schweitz (d. 21.) og mÃ¥tte komme for sent fordi han fik medicinsk behandling. Fordi showet startede sent, advarede det hollandske politi at de ville lukke for strømmen 23:30 hvis showet fortsatte sÃ¥ lang tid. Axl fortæller publikum hvis strømmen gÃ¥r kan de gøre hvad de har lyst til og beskylde politiet for det! Efter megen diskussion backstage, fÃ¥r showet lov til at fortsætte. Før ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine,’ spørger Axl publikum: “What do you think this is, St. Louis? … whatever it is, don’t let them win!” Før ‘Don’t Cry,’ takker Axl publikum og siger at de er nogle af de bedste tilskuere de nogensinde har spillet for, og at de rÃ¥bte højere pÃ¥ ‘Heaven’s Door‘ end 140,000 brazilianere ved Rock In Rio! Efter showet fik Duff det værre, og var tvunget til at blive under dynen de næste par dage, hvilket tvang bandet til at mÃ¥tte aflyse det følgende show i Belgien.
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Welcome To The Jungle, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Duff: “On Tuesday, June 23, in Rotterdam, I stewed backstage after the Dutch police told us power would be cut at 11:30 p.m. – fans had already waited two hours since opener Faith No More finished playing, and our set would not be finished by 11.30 p.m. I feared another riot. Onstage, Axl told the crowd about the police threat, and basically invited the audience to tear the place down if the show was stopped. The power stayed on” [Duff’s biografi, “It’s So Easy”, 2011, s. 205]

24 – Bandet ankommer til Milan hvor hele holdet er tvunget til at deles i to, fordi der ikke er et hotel med plads til dem alle samlet. Imens Duff bliver pÃ¥ sit værelse, tager den italienske promoter resten af bandet ud at spise pÃ¥ et af byens fineste restauranter.

25 - Slash, Gilby og Teddy Andreadis tager et privatfly til München, hvor de mødes med Michael Jackson for at indspille videoen til sangen “Give In To Me“. Den optages i en lille klub, hvor publikummet bestÃ¥r af specielt inviterede fans af bÃ¥de GnR og Jackson. Optagelserne fortsætter til de tidlige morgentimer.

26 - Axl besøger tøjdesignerne Gianni Versace og Armani’s showrooms. Om aftenen spiser han med Versaci’s søster, Donatella, og hendes mand, Paul Beck. Ved bordet sidder også Naomi Campbell og Stephanie Seymour (?).

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27 – Efter halvanden times kørsel til Stadio Delle Alpi, Turin, Italy, hvor temaet til “Den Gode, Den One og Den Grusomme” spiller som intro til showet, indtager bandet scenen foran de 65,000 ventende og vilde tilskuere. Med Stephanie der ser til fra siden af scenen, giver Axl sit livs bedste optræden. Publikum svarer igen, hvilket fÃ¥r Axl til at kommentere: “They didn’t warn me that the Italians were so hot. Now I know!” Efter showet rejser bandet og holdet med en 40 sæders bus i fire timer til San Remo, deres base for de næste par dage.
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Welcome To The Jungle, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

28 – Endnu et show aflyses pga. Duffs sygdom. Men Duff og Lindas forlovelse fejres ved at leje en 180 fod luksusbÃ¥d kaldet Maxtime’s, for at holde fest langs Italiens kystlinje. Dagen tilbringes med at svømme, snorkle, stÃ¥ pÃ¥ vandski, fiske og forsøge at styre jetski. Om aftenen fejrer holdet med en speciel kage, der er glaseret med GnR logoet.Nogle fra festen udnytter chancen for at spille pÃ¥ det store piano pÃ¥ det nedre dæk, og fortsætter med det til langt ud pÃ¥ natten.

29 – Om mandagen, da de stadig befinder sig pÃ¥ cruiseren, tager nogle af bandmedlemmerne sit morgenbad ved at springe ud fra det øverste dæk (19 meter) i Middelhavet – mens Gilby endelig prøver jetskiene. Om aftenen vender cruiseren tilbage til San Remo.

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30 – Bandet tager en to timers køretur til Geneva, hvor de skal flyve videre til Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain. Der er ubegrænset spilletid, sÃ¥ de trækker tiden ud for at mørket kan falde pÃ¥, sÃ¥ lysshowet bedre kan opleves, og afslutte showet ud pÃ¥ de tidlige morgentimer. Under bandintroduktionen, fortæller Axl at Dizzy er blevet far og ønsker ham tillykke. Under hans guitar solo, havde Slash tekniske problemer. Han sÃ¥ meget sur ud og forlod scenen, så Dizzy eller Teddy spillede instrumental jam pÃ¥ piano. Et par minutter senere fortsatte Slash sin solo. Axl takker Spanien under ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.’ Under ‘Don’t Cry,’ siger Axl at folk skal stoppe med at smide med fyrværkeri.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Welcome To The Jungle, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Instrumental Piano Jam, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Juli

01 – Nogle bandmedlemmer fik en privat guidet tur på World Exposition, mens andre tog pÃ¥ shoppingture, og Slash fandt sig en forladt bygning der var beboet af en flok fÃ¥r, hvor han fik taget fotos af sig selv. Tidligt om aftenen hører bandet nyhederne om, at autoriteterne har lukket Vincente Caldaron Stadium i Madrid, hvor deres sidste show skulle være spillet den 4. juli. Grunden til lukningen, skyldtes at man havde opdaget betonen i hele bygningen var blevet pÃ¥virket af “aluminosis” – cementen brugt i konstruktionen var skrøbelig. Jagten pÃ¥ et nyt sted gik ind.

Axl: “We were looking forward to this last date in Europe, as we love the Spanish audiences and were planning on a wild night to end the tour. We hope that we will be able to return soon and make it up to our fans.”

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02 - GnR holdet, der allerede arbejde pÃ¥ sceneopsætningen i Madrid, var pÃ¥ standby og skulle være klar til at sætte op hvis et nyt sted blev fundet. Desværre var det ikke muligt, og showet kan ikke spilles. Showet fortsætter dog som planlagt for 60, 000 tilskuere i Alvalade Stadium, Lisbon, Portugal, der dermed blev det sidste show pÃ¥ Europaturnéen. Axl falder midt under ‘It’s So Easy‘ og synger resten af sangen liggende. Han synger ogsÃ¥ de to næste sange mens han ligger ned!!! Nogen tænder fyrværkeri i publikummet efter ‘Live And Let Die‘ så Slash beder dem om at køle af. ‘Double Talkin’ Jive‘ tilegnes til St. Louis fordi det er Ã¥rsdagen for optøjerne. ‘Civil War‘ startes efter ‘Double Talkin’ Jive‘ og stoppes pga. af fyrværkeriet i publikum. Sangen spilles senere helt. Før ‘Paradise City,’ takker Slash publikum for at: “making this the strangest show on the European tour!” Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 7 minutter.
Sætliste: Intro – Perry Mason, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, So Fine, Perfect Crime, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War [stopped], Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, Don’t Cry, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Civil War, Welcome To The Jungle, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Bad Obsession, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

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12 - Axl & Stephanie og hendes søn Dylan og barnepigen Beta vender tilbage til staterne fra en ferie i Paris, Frankrig, og blev arresteret af U.S. Customs kl.  08:45 ved JFK International Airport i New York. Han blev løsladt efter 3½ time og en 100.000$ kaution var betalt.  Se nyhedsklippet her, hvor MTV fangede Axl i St. Louis.

13 – en artikel i The Inquirer skriver kort om Axl’s hjemkomst og arrestation her.

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14 - Axl nægtede sig uskyldig på beskyldningerne for 4 anklager om overfald og en for ejendomsødelæggelser. Dommeren fortalte at bandet kunne fortsætte deres turné som planlagt i Amerika. Retssagen blev sat til 13. oktober, efter en ni minutter lang høring.

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Endnu et Slash og Lars interview kort før GnR og Metallicas første show i Washington D.C. Se her. Meget interessant kommer de ind på Axl’s fængselsophold (St. Louis sagen).

I mellemtiden prøvede Slash også at få Renee tilbage igen efter de var gået fra hinanden, under den amerikanske del af turnéen i 1991, hun ville kun fortsætte med ham, hvis de blev gift. Han vendte tilbage til hende med en ring og en dato for ægteskabet blev fastsat.

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NORDAMERIKA STADIUM TOUR M. METALLICA & FAITH NO MORE
17 Juli, 1992 – 06 Oktober, 1992

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17 – Første show pÃ¥ den dobbelte hovednavns-turne spilles for 50,000 tilskuere ved RFK Stadium, Washington, DC – hele det udsolgte showet inkl. Faith No More, Metallica og GnR’s sæt varede 7½ time! GnR kom pÃ¥ scenen kl. 23 og sluttede 01:15. Axl snakkede om St. Louis igen, som du kan læse nedenunder her.
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude,Bad Obsession, Nightrain, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War,Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle,Piano Solo, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, You Could Be Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Axl: “I’ve been adviced not to say anything, or anything derogatory about St. Louis. Well, St. Louis can suck my dick! You saw the news, I was arrested by some unexpected guest – it wasn’t unexpected! I knew that the fucker lied and was gonna have me arrested. And the only way we would be here tonight to do this tour was to let that fucker have his fuckin’ way – and shove it back down his motherfuckin’ throat! Now, now the son of bitch, after they dropped the deal, and we got to court, and I plead not guilty – he doesn’t want to go to court now with Mr. Rose, he wants to work it out with his lawyers. Too late homefuck! Because, I’m not fighting just for my own shit. I’m fighting for what I believe in and what I feel is the truth. And I’m fighting for 60 fuckin’ people whose lives were threatened in that fuckin’ riot, because that place doesn’t know how to have rock concert. I mean, what, we’ve played some place, the last show they had was Jimmy fuckin’ Buffet , give me a break. So now, it will come down in October to one or two things – either his career, or my career – and fuck him! (Axl talks to someone in the crowd) Oh, you’re cute. You want another St. Louis on your hands, fuckface? Stop throwing shit! So… With this, and certain attitude is required, I think it’s called Live… And Let Die!”

Slash: “We had a meeting before it began because the Metallica camp was concerned: we were having major problems getting onstage on time, riding that high-low roller coaster.”

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18 – Næste udsolgte show blev spillet for 54,300 tilskuere i Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, hvor bandet starter showet med “Perfect Crime” igen. Axl undskylder for den sene start pga. tekniske problemer. “DTJ” tilegnes præsidentkandidaterne. Slash starter “Paradise City” efter “Estranged” men stoppes kort efter, for at de i stedet kan spille “Don’t Cry“. Showet slutter 01:40 omkring 2 timer og 22 minutter.
Sætliste: Perfect Crime, Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, It’s So Easy, Double Talkin’ Jive,Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, You Could Be Mine, Piano Solo, November Rain, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Bad Obsession, Welcome To The Jungle, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,Estranged, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

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21 – Udsolgt show for 47,540 tilskuere i Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MI, hvor Axl undskylder at de mÃ¥tte aflyse to shows tre mÃ¥neder før. Axl kaster opÃ¥ i slutningen af “You Could Be Mine” og forlader scenen. Efter den instrumentale solo, vender han tilbage og beklager den dÃ¥rlige optræden og bandet spiller sangen igen!
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, You Could Be Mine, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Piano Solo, November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

22 – Show for 38,900 tilskuere i Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, IN, hvor Axl snakker lidt om Indiana efter “It’s So Easy” og publikum svarer igen med “Fuck You” og andre tilrÃ¥b der viser deres utilfredshed med hans udtalelser. Han kommer ogsÃ¥ ind pÃ¥ hans stedfar i denne tale. Lige efter “Attitude” snakker han igen om en del ting, bla. Mike Tyson’s voldtægtssag. Shannon Hoon gæsteoptræder pÃ¥ “Don’t Cry“. Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 35 minutter.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, It’s So Easy, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Bad Obsession, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Piano Solo, November Rain, Sail Away Sweet Sister / The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Yesterdays, Don’t Cry [m/ Shannon Hoon], Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Axl: “Like my shirt? Good, d’you know who put them away? Indi-fucking-ana!!! That’s who. A bunch of conservative fucking backwards asked motherfuckers.”

Axl: “So, what do you do this week? Get off working? Thinking about fucking the guy or the girl down the street at work? Watching TV? You really think you got time for that? Suck my dick, fuckhead! You bought a ticket and I feel just like jerking off. But I wouldn’t do that to you guys.”

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24 – to dage efter showet i Indiana sender Axl et meget lidt flatterende brev til Mark D. Allen fra The Indianapolis Star, som svar pÃ¥ hans kritikken af showet. læs her.

25 – Show for 44,833 tilskuere Rich stadium, Orchard Park, NY, hvor GnR først kom pÃ¥ lidt efter to timer ved midnatstid efter Metallica sluttede deres sæt. Axl synger “Live And Let Die” med publikum uden musik til det første vers. Mikrofonen svigter sidst i “Bad Obsession, og Axl smider den fra sig. “Fallen Angel” synges som intro til “Sweet Child O’ Mine“. Slash dummer sig i starten af sangen og Axl stopper ham og siger “Ok, so we fucked up. We wouldn’t be Guns N’ Roses if we didn’t do that now would we?
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, It’s So Easy, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Fallen Angel [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

26 – Udsolgt show for 49,345 tilskuere i Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA. Axl fortæller at det eneste han ved om Pittsburgh er stÃ¥l og at Terry Bradshaw (X-Steelers quarterback) plejede at fÃ¥ ham til at tabe penge i væddemÃ¥l i fodboldkampene. Axl fortæller ogsÃ¥ at det originale lineup pÃ¥ turneen skulle være GnR, Metallica & Jane’s Addiction, med alle 3 bands spillede deres fulde sæt! Showet slutter efter 2. timer og 14 minutter.
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Move To The City, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Piano Solo, November Rain, The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

29 – Show for 49,250 tilskuere i Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, der er det andet show pÃ¥ denne del af turnéen.  ‘Mr. Brownstone‘ startes efter ‘Perfect Crime‘, men bandet bryder pludselig ind i ‘It’s So Easy.’ Bandet venter med at spille ‘Mr. Brownstone‘ indtil 4. sang ind i sættet. Midtvejs inde i sættet fÃ¥r Axl smerter i halsen, men fortætter alligevel. Sjælden optræden af ‘Rocket Queen‘ under sommer ’92 turneen. af ukendte Ã¥rsager (halsen?) synger han ikke meget af sangen. Axl bliver ramt af en cigaretlighter i skridtet under ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door‘ og forlader scenen, og Duff og koret synger resten, og showet slutter efter lidt under to timer.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Perfect Crime, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, So Fine, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, Rocket Queen [w/ It Tastes Good, Don’t It?], Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Sail Away Sweet Sister / The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Axl: “I got hit in the dick with a Bic!”

Slash: “At the Giants Stadium at the end of July, Axl barely made it through the set due to the state of his voice. He was advised by his doctor to rest it for a week, so we cancelled our next three dates. The tour resumed in Canada.” [Slash’s biografi]

30 - Axl får at vide hos lægen, at han har skadet sin stemme alvorligt. Tre efterfølgende shows i Boston, Columbia, og Minneapolis bliver udskudt.

Axl: “My vocal chords have turned to hamburger.”

August

01 – Det sydafrikanske Directorate of Publications, udtalte, at 15 sange på UYI-albummene ansÃ¥s for at være “uværdige”.

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08 – Showet for 53,000 tilskuere i Stade Du Parc Olympique, Montreal, Canada, ødelægges godt og grundigt for begge hovednavne. Under Metallica’s sæt, bliver James Hetfield fanget af flammerne fra deres pyroteknik, og tvinger dem til at stoppe showet sÃ¥ han kan komme pÃ¥ hospitalet. Han fik en tredjegradsforbrænding! Først efter mere end 2 timer efter, kom GnR pÃ¥, og utroligt nok var der stadig folk der ventede pÃ¥ dem. Axl fortæller at ‘Perfect Crime‘ er temasangen til en film som bandet har planlagt omkring UYI turneen. Før ‘Double Talkin’ Jive,’ siger Axl at dette vil blive: “our last show for a long fucking time.” I slutningen af ‘Civil War,’ siger Axl: “Thanks you, your money will be refunded, we’re outta here.” En speaker kommer ud og fortæller at showet er ovre, hvorefter optøjerne bryder ud. Folk vendte biler pÃ¥ gaderne pÃ¥ hovedet, og smadrede alt hvad de kunne. I Metallicas video “A Year and a Half in the life…” del to, vises der klip fra optøjerne, MTV rapporter, osv.
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Nightrain, Perfect Crime, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War

Gilby: “That thing happened so fast. I mean, you’re probably gonna get the same story from absolutely everyone. We had gotten word — you know, we were all just hanging out at the hotel — and somebody said that there was a big accident. James had burned his arm, and their set got cut short. The audience is, you know, going a little crazy. It would be really great if we could go on early today. (Laughs) So we all got ready, and we got there, and we did. But the problem is, is because of all the frantic stuff that happened — from, you know, Metallica’s crew, our crew, all the things of, you know, everybody trying to do the right thing — by the time we got onstage — which was early — it wasn’t together. You know, the sound was just like — it wasn’t just bad, it was like almost unplayable. And I just remember Axl coming up to me and just going: You know, I can’t hear myself — I can’t hear anything. What do we do? (Laughs) You know, and the next thing you know, he left. And that was the end of it” [Spin, Juni 1999]

Slash: “The tour resumed in Canada, which came to be the infamous coup de grâce of everything that was wrong with our band. It all went down in Montreal, on August 8, 1992. Metallica went on, and midway through their set, James Hetfield caught on fire when a pyrotechnic malfunctioned. He sustained serious injuries to his arm and shoulder, and the band was forced to end their set immediately. We were still at our hotel when it happened, and we were asked to go on early – it was a noissue; of course we agreed to do so. The band headed to the venue right away and discussed what we’d play to fill up the remainder of Metallica’s slot and ours as well. We had plenty of time to go over our options but it couldn’t happen because Axl did not show up. Not only did we not go on early enough to fill the void left by Metallica, we went on three hours later than our own scheduled stage time. In the end, there was something like four hours between the time Metallica were forced to stop the show and the moment we took the stage. And once we did, Axl ended it early, after we’d done just ninety minutes out of a scheduled two hours. I am sure he had his reasons, but neither I nor the crowd, as far as I know, knew quite what they were. I can’t say I was surprised when the audience started rioting” [Slash’s biografi, “Slash”, 2007, s. 358]

Duff: “Less than a month into the tour [with Metallica], on August 8, 1992, we stopped in Montreal. Metallica front man James Hetfield inadvertently stepped into the plume of one of his band’s pyrotechnics pots at the show and had to be rushed to the hospital with extensive burns. The other members of Metallica came back onstage after James had been whisked away, explained what had happened, and apologized for suspending the show. We could have saved the day by going right on and playing a long set. It would have been a great gesture to the fans and to the guys in Metallica. It would have been the professional thing to do, the right thing to do. And we were capable of an epic set […]. But no. The same shit happened in Montreal as elsewhere, us going on late – more than two hours after Hetfield was rushed to the hospital – playing to pissed-off fans. Our own fans, pissed off at us. I sat backstage monitoring the sounds drifting in from the arena, drink in hand, and could feel the crowd’s mood change. The rumble of tens of thousands of people beginning to get angry is a deep, low sound that penetrates walls and vibrates the fundaments of buildings, where dressing rooms are located. It’s a horrible sound, and the panic and embarrassment and frustration in my own head was compounded by that rumble. After letting the crowd reach its boiling point, we finally went out and started playing. Then, forty-five minutes into our set, a microphone stand hit Axl in the mouth. He threw down the mic and left. This time the riot didn’t start near the stage. We didn’t even see it. The crowd blew up back at the concession areas and merchandise stands, and then spread outside into the streets. In fact, our crew did their normal teardown of the set, oblivious to the riot already raging out of view. Only when our buses pulled out of the parking enclosure did we see the full extent of the situation – cop cars turned over, vehicles on fire, lots of broken windows. Once again there looked to be lots of injuries. Once again I felt anguished and heartbroken. This time I also felt deeply embarrassed, a feeling that managed inexorably to worm its way into my vodka-numbed psyche. It didn’t have to be like this” [Duff’s biografi, “It’s So Easy”, 2011, s. 206-207]

Lars Ulrich (Metallica): “You know, Axl Rose is one of the most real people I’ve ever met. Okay, probably like one of the truest and more real people that I’ve ever met. When Axl is in the right mood and the right frame of mind, I mean, there’s nobody that touches him as an artist and as a performer. But he’s also the kind of person that it’s sort of like if the monitors aren’t 110%, then he can’t deal with it. And then he just, instead of trying to find a way to deal with it, he chooses to walk off. And I’m sort of in a situation where I can sort of relate to both sides, because I think that there’s a kind of purity in what he does. It just so happens that that night, when James blew up onstage, and Guns N’ Roses needed to come out and save the day, you know, Axl had one of his nights where he just wasn’t really feeling it, and couldn’t really pull it off. And that was the night where it really needed to happen — do you know what I mean?”

11 – En kort artikel om optøjerne ved showet i Montreal kan læses her. Et andet her der er genfortalt 20 Ã¥r efter kan læses her. Læs en af journalisternes indlæg pÃ¥ mygnrforum omkring hele situationen her. Og Eric Romanosher.

Axl: “I realized I was gonna hurt myself, I told Slash: ‘Two more songs, if we can’t get it fixed, I gotta go.’ And we did more then two more songs, and finally I was like: ‘I don’t know what to do’ and I looked over and Gilby was like: ‘Dude, I can’t hear’ and Duff was like: ‘I can’t hear either.’ So we had a little huddle and it was like: “We’re outta here!'”

Slash: “Every time we have one of these happy-go-lucky riots, we are the ones punished. It’s really disappointing, because it’s like, “Well, we just killed that town. We’ll probably never get to play there again.” You never set out to cause something like that. But people think we set out to provoke it. The power to cause something like that is impossible for me to even comprehend.”

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25 – Show ved Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, AZ, hvor ‘Out Ta Get Me‘ Ã¥bner. Axl’s stemmeproblemer er nu overstÃ¥et, og han fortæller hvor meget GnR & Metallica ville have denne turne og at de fleste bands ikke vil turnere med GnR. Axl tilegner ‘Civil War‘ til Arizona i hÃ¥bet om at de en dag vil anerkende Martin Luther King Day som en fridag. Slash spiller det samme guitar riff før ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door‘ som han gjorde før ‘Down On The Farm‘ ved Farm Aid IV i Indianapolis d. 7. April 1990. Bandet havde tilbragte det meste af tiden væk fra scenen i L.A. hvor de filmede musikvideoer.
Sætliste: Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, It’s So Easy, Attitude, Live And Let Die, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Piano Solo, November Rain, The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Axl: “I addressed the crowd in Phoenix and explained, “Maybe I was just too fuckin’ bummed out to get my ass up here any quicker.” They loved that. Maybe I couldn’t move any faster than I was because it was a bitch. I don’t mean to inconvenience the crowd by beeing late.” [I, Axl – Part I. Del James for RIP Magazine 1992]

Slash: “We postponed the remaining dates for nearly a month until James recovered enough to continue [after the pyrotechnics incident in Montreal]. Apparently that was enough time for Axl’s vocal cords to recover as well.” [Slash biografi]

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27 – Udsolgt show for 35,373 tilskuere i Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, NM.
Sætliste: Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, It’s So Easy, Attitude, Live And Let Die, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Patience, Matt Sorum Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Slash Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Piano Solo/November Rain, The One/Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Paradise City

Fra en fans noter: “It was the summer tour with Metallica and Faith No More in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Took them almost an hour to get on stage after Metallica’s set, which didn’t make anyone in the crowd very happy. At some point in the show, Axl asked the crowd how many people there were from Las Cruces. After some cheers, raised hands, etc., he then asked how many people would actully admit to being from Las Cruces. Needless to say, that question was answered with many bottles thrown at the stage, raised middle fingers, and lots of people yelling “F*ck You Axl!!!”…”

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29 – Udsolgt show for 39,278 tilskuere i Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA. Et af de tre shows hvor man ved at bandet Ã¥bnede med “Out Ta Get Me“. Af en eller anden Ã¥rsag (Metallica?), var publikum sløve i betrækket, og Axl beder dem vÃ¥gne op. Efter et stykke tid fÃ¥r bandet endelig liv i dem, til hans glæde.
Sætliste: Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Nightrain, It’s So Easy, Welcome To The Jungle, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Bad Obsession, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Intro], Wild Horses [Intro], Patience, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, It’s Alright [Intro], November Rain, The One [Intro], Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro], Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Mother [Intro], Paradise City

Axl: Here we are, twenty minutes into the show. O.K.? How much did you pay for this show? I’ll tell you what I’ll do I’ll pay you back because this just isn’t going to work. It’s hard to be up here giving like this with all you people sitting there taking a fucking nap. Yeah,yeah, I know, there he goes begging for attention again. My therapist always says, ‘You crave attention.’ And I go, ‘No shit'”

Efter showet, er der den sædvanlige ekstravagente fest, hvor der konsumeres hors d’oeuvres, Ã¥ben bar, pinball  maskiner, billiardbord, spabad og strippere, samt medlemmer fra Metallica og Faith No More. Stripperne vil ikke bruge badet og stripper løs pÃ¥ bordene. Duff vælger ikke at feste, men render tilbage til hotellet hvor han ringer til Linda. Slash bliver heller ikke ved festen, han tager ogsÃ¥ tilbage til hotellet sammen med Renee. Axl bliver ved festen indtil kl. 5. PÃ¥ hans bord var der tre strippere der hver prøvede at gøre ham tilfreds, ved at fungere som modeller foram ham og hans kamera, som han lægger fra sig efter et stykke tid. Han læner sig fremover og takker dem alle med et genert smil, vender sig om mod blondinen ved hans side, rejser sig op og siger farvel, og beder hans bror Stuart at tage ham væk fra fristelserne.

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Duff gifter sig med Linda Johnson, og det holder kun til september 1995.

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02 – Show for 48,035 tilskuere i Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL. Det var meningen at Nirvana kunne have Ã¥bnet dette show, men de afviste det – og senere kom det til offentlige verbale skænderier mellem de to bands i medierne og ved koncerter. Bandet gÃ¥r pÃ¥ kl. 23:15 og slutter kl. 02. Før ‘Double Talkin’ Jive,’ skælder Axl ud på Nirvana og “alternativ” musik. I begyndelsen af ‘You Could Be Mine,’ skriger Axl “Noooo!” Omkring 200 personer blev sÃ¥ret under dette show, og 4 blev arresteret.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, It’s So Easy, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Axl: “[Kurt Cobain] is a fucking junkie with a junkie wife. If the baby’s born deformed, I think they both ought to go to prison; that’s my feeling. He’s too good and too cool to bring his rock ‘n’ roll to you, because the majority of you he doesn’t like, or want to play to, or even have you like his music… I don’t know. You can tell me that you really like to be alienated but I think, underneath it all, you’re probably nothing but a double-talking jive motherfucker.”

04 - Astrodome, Houston, TX. “Double Talin’ Jive” tilegnes til Act Up Houston, en bøssevenlig popgruppe der protesterede mod deres show pga. “One In A Million“. “It’s Alright” fra dette show er med pÃ¥ “Live Era” albummet.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Nightrain, Bad Obsession, It’s So Easy, Wild Horses [Intro] / Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Patience, Double Talkin Jive, Civil War, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

05 - Texas Stadium, Irving, TX.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Out Ta Get Me, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Wild Horses [Intro] / Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Patience, Double Talkin Jive, Civil War, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin On Heaven’s Door, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

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07 – Show for 37,716 tilskuere i Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC. Før ‘Patience,’ introducerer Axl Gilby som “Mick Taylor!” Under ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,’ spøger Axl: “All this reggae makes me wanna do some pot or something … I’d like to be politically correct, I smoke it but I don’t inhale it!,” en tydelig joke rettet mod præsidentkandidaten Bill Clinton.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, It’s So Easy, Bad Obsession, Nightrain, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Move To The City, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

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09 – Det Ã¥rlige MTV Video Music Awards show afholdes i Pauley Pavilion UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. Backstage før Nirvana skal pÃ¥ scenen, er der et optrin mellem Axl, Stephanie,  Kurt Cobain og Courtney Love. Duff og Kris Novoselic er ogsÃ¥ tætte pÃ¥ at ryge i totterne pÃ¥ hinanden. Ifølge Michael Azerrad’s bog “Come As You Are The Story Of Nirvana” spurgte Courtney Axl om han ville være gudfar til deres barn. Axl sagde “ You shut your bitch up or I’m taking you down to the pavement!” til Kurt. Kurt gloede på Courtney og sagde “Shut up, bitch!“. Nirvana’s følgeskab eksploderede i latter. Kort før GnR skulle spille pÃ¥ scenen, spyttede Cobain pÃ¥ hvad han troede var Axls piano, men det var på Eltons! Han indrømmede senere, at han var chokeret over at opdage at han havde taget fejl.  Elton John og et komplet orkester spiller piano med Axl pÃ¥ “November Rain“.  Se video her. Læs mere her.

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11 – Udsolgt show for 51,038 tilskuere i Foxboro Stadium, Boston, MA. Axl snakker om monologer og om at stole pÃ¥ pÃ¥ hinanden og om hvor sÃ¥rbare kvinder er. Axl præsenterer Gilby med ordene: “Once again, my hero, Gilby Clarke” Derefter spiller de ‘Don’t Cry‘. Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 12 minutter.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, It’s So Easy, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Nightrain, Out Ta Get Me, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

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13 – Udsolgt show for 49,888 tilskuere i Exhibition Stadium, Toronto, Canada. Axl skælder ud på Nirvana og brænder sin Nirvana hat mens bandet spiller en smule af ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit.‘ Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 5 minutter.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

15 – Udsolgt show for 43,292 tilskuere i Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN. Bandet gik relativt tidligt pÃ¥ kl. 22:45 og sluttede 01:50. ‘Out Ta Get Me‘ spilles igen som Ã¥bningsnummer. Slash spiller endnu engang samme riff før ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door‘ som han spillede det før ‘Down On The Farm‘ ved Farm Aid.
Sætliste: Out Ta Get Me, Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

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17 – Show for 40,000 tilskuere ved Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO. Bandets første show i Missouri siden det berygtede St. Louis show. Før ‘Mr. Brownstone,’ fortæller Axl at han bærer et hjelm-cam hele showet fordi han filmer en video! (Dead Horse). Før ‘Double Talkin’ Jive,’ jammer bandet pÃ¥ en bluesagtig version af Atlanta Braves ‘Tomohawk Chop Chant‘ som regnes for mange at være racistisk, og der var offentlig ramaskrig omkring dette, men Axl og bandet var ikke enige, sÃ¥ derfor spillede de nummeret. Før ‘Patience,’ præsenterer Axl Gilby som “Mr. Keith Partridge!” Axl taler i lang tid om St. Louis og tilegner ‘Out Ta Get Me‘ til byen! Under ‘Mother,’ siger Axl: “Thank you for being awesome tonight, we love you!” Showet varede 2 timer.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Out Ta Get Me, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Craig Duswalt: “I loved to fly and traveling with Guns N’ Roses took flying to a whole new level. I had never had a fear of flying until I experienced hell on a GNR flight from Kansas City to Denver. We flew in a massive thunderstorm, and the plane was tossed around like a cheese omelet. We all thought for sure we were going to die that night. I actually wrote a note to Natasha, telling her how much I loved her, and that this was good-bye, and I held it tightly in my clenched fist until we landed safely. Axl sat very quietly next to his sister Amy the entire flight. It was eerily quiet the whole time. When we landed we heard that our pilots were even freaking out. To this day I hate flying, all because of that flight.”[“Welcome To My Jungle”]

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19 – Show for 42,000 tilskuere i Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO. Der skete tilsyneladende et eller andet med Axl under ‘Welcome To The Jungle‘ sÃ¥ bandet var tvunget til at spille et par sange uden ham efter det. Sætlisten er ukomplet.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, So Fine, Attitude, Blues Jam, Live And Let Die, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin’ Jive, Mr. Brownstone, Civil War, You Could Be Mine, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, November Rain, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Paradise City

22 – Showet ved Kingdome i Seattle, WA flyttes til 6. oktober, 1992.

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21 - Slash gæsteoptrÃ¥dte ved en Michael Jackson koncert i Oviedo, Spanien. Han spillede “Black or White” Faith No More forlader GnR turnéen og Body Count annonceres som erstaning for de to følgende shows, og Mötörhead for de tre sidste shows.

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24 – Udsolgt show for 59,800 tilskuere i Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA. Nogen smider en patron op pÃ¥ scenen under ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,’ og Axl spørger publikum hvem der skulle have den. Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 18 minutter.
Sætliste: Intro – Hooked on a Feeling, Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Bad Obsession, It’s So Easy, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Efter showet er Slash praktisk talt tæt pÃ¥ døden af en overdosis, efter et skænderi med hans kæreste Renee og pÃ¥ vejen til spillestedet før showet havde han mødt en gammel ven. Han spurgte hende og hendes kæreste om at skaffe nogle stoffer til ham, som han tog efter showet sammen med dem. Tidligt om morgenen ringede Matt for at invitere ham hen til flere stoffer, men Slash nÃ¥ede kun lige ud af døren før han kollapsede ude i gangen. Hans hjerte stoppede med at slÃ¥ i otte minutter men lægerne fik liv i ham igen. Efter nogle timers hvil pÃ¥ det lokale hospital, blev han eskorteret tilbage til sit hotel af sin sikkerhedsvagt Ronnie og Axl’s bodyguard Earl holdt godt øje med ham efter denne episode. Den følgende dag blev et møde holdt i Axl’s værelse, med alle der var bekymret for Slash.

Slash: “The hours go by and we were really loaded. […] I collapsed like a rag doll in the hallway … I blacked out, and my heart stopped for eight minutes, or so I was told. […] I was pissed off at myself for having died. [Hours later at my hotel room] Doug Goldstein came in and launched into one of the most pathetic displays of bullshit concern that mankind has ever known.”

Slash: “The one where I died in San Francisco? I remember exactly what happened. These drug dealers came to my hotel room at 5am. They had everything and I took all of it. I started down the hallway and I ran into a maid, and I asked where the elevator was and then bam! I collapsed. Little Spanish lady, it freaked her out. When you overdose, there’s a certain kind of scene where everybody is just moving really quickly and there’s noise from radios and everything; I’ve experienced it a bunch of times. They took me to the hospital but I said, ‘I’m fine’, signed myself out, went back to the hotel and we flew to the next gig.”

25 – Forsøg pÃ¥ at stoppe Body Count’s optræden med Guns N’ Roses i San Diego mislykkedes for autoriteterne, da de fandt ud af de ikke kunne stoppe bandet pÃ¥ lovlig vis fra at spille i deres hjemby. Grunden til bandlysningen, var bandets berygtede sang “Cop Killer” vækker stærk opsigt i USA over indholdet i teksterne. PÃ¥ grund af at bandet er bundet af en kontrakt kan politiet intet stille op. Bandet blev dog holdt væk fra de to shows i Los Angeles ved Coliseum og Rose Bowl. Læs mere her.

Bill Wilson (Stadium manager): “There is a potential that many police officers who were scheduled to work the concert may refuse to work, I would like you to explore the following two options to help our situation here: 1) Replace the band . . . 2) Have the band not play the song ‘Cop Killer.’ ”

Axl Rose : “Both Ice and myself are tired of all the racial crap. This was our chance to play together and show people that we’re about artistic expression, not violence or prejudice. It comes down to this–freedom of speech is OK, as long as it doesn’t piss off some public official.” [Kilde]

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27 – Showet ved Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA blev udsolgt (?) i løbet af 36 minutter (92,000). Slash gÃ¥r pÃ¥ scenen med Mötörhead og spiller med pÃ¥ “You Better Run“. Et eller andet sker tilsyneladende under Body Counts show. Da GnR gik pÃ¥ var Coliseum halvt fyldt da mange mÃ¥tte tage afsted for at kunne rejse hjem igen. Der lod til at være flere gulklædte stabsmedlemmer og politibetjente, end der var tilskuere. Omkring 130 tilskuere blev smidt ud af Coliseum, og 60 mennesker blev arresteret.

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30 – Show for 42,167 tilskuere i Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, CA. Før kl. 21 var 65 tilskuere arresteret, for fuldskab, og yderligere 85 blev ogsÃ¥ arresteret pÃ¥ parkeringspladsen for “gadeuorden” pga. fuldskab. Ice-T trodsede enhver “advarsel” om at spille “Cop Killer” fordi man frygtede optøjer hvis det skete. De sluttede showet af med at spille den, til politiet og sikkerhedsfolkenes store overraskelse, og mange iblandt tilskuerene kom da ogsÃ¥ med de sædvanlige tilrÃ¥b rettet mod politiet. Omkring 1200 sikkerhedsvagter og 200 betjente var parat til det værste – men intet skete! PÃ¥ et tidspunkt under Metallicas sæt, gÃ¥r der ild i kraniet med hugtænderne pÃ¥ scenen, og tilskuerne tror det er en del af showet.  Gn’R’s show startes igen med sangen “Hooked on a Feelin‘” af bandet Blue Swede. Duff tilegner “Attitude” til Body Count. Før “Wild Horses”, taler Axl om at Slash officielt er blevet amerikansk statsborger, og han siger i sjov:“It’s amazing, they’ll let anybody into this country. Wait a minute, this is San Diego, you already know that!” Før “Only Woman Bleeds” fortæller Slash til publikum: “My mother once told me that my guitar is an extension of my penis!” “KOHD” tilegnes til alle kvinderne der har gjort GnR/Metallica halvlegs shows værd at spille! Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 2 minutter.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Nightrain, Attitude, Live And Let Die, Bad Obsession, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Duff: “Yo motherfuckers. I wanna dedicate this song to my close bros in Body Count, because they have gone through a lot of shit the previous show. It’s a song by The Misfits and it’s called “Attitude”.”

Axl: “This is a celebration day. As it is today, Mr. Slash is finally an american citizen. It’s amazing isn’t it, now they let anybody in. Wait, you are San Diego, you already know that.”

Slash: San Diego […] was killer: Motörhead, Body Count, Metallica, and us.

Slash: [I] arranged to meet Perla at our San Diego show, just two shows before the end of the tour and just a few weeks before my wedding. [Slash’s biografi, 2007: s. 363]

Bill Wilson: “The crowd just thought it was part of the act. But it was a real fire. It wasn’t supposed to happen.”

Oktober

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03 - Andrew Dice Clay åbner det udsolgt show for 68,639 tilskuere i Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA. Han præsenterer GnR da de kommer pÃ¥ scenen. Slash spiller med Mötörhead pÃ¥ nummeret “Back in my Car“. Under “LALD” rÃ¥ber Axl til en tilskuer: “drop your bullshit!” “Yesterdays” vender tilbage til sættet for 4. gang dette Ã¥r. Axl præsenterer den med ordene: “there’s a new video coming out” og tilegner den til West Arkeen. Før “Lucy in the Sky...” taler Axl lidt om deres sidste oplevelse i Californien, og hvor ufed deres oplevelse var ved L.A. Coliseum. Pianointroen til “November Rain” var en af de længste pÃ¥ hele turnéen (knapt 7 minutter). “KOHD” tilegnes Axl’s tidligere (?) ven Josh Richman, og Axl laver om pÃ¥ teksten midt i sangen (tlfdelen): “You better start sniffin’ your own rank subjugation jack, before you start bootlegging my tapes and selling stories about me for favours to magazines motherfucker. ‘Cause all you got is your tattered libido, the bank and mortician forever man. It wouldn’t be luck if you get out of life alive!“ Axl startede ogsÃ¥ sin motorcykel før han gik i gang (den fra MTV med Elton John). “Estranged” spilles igen for sidste gang i 1992. Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 25 minutter.
Sætliste: Intro – Everybody Knows, Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, It’s So Easy, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Nightrain, Bad Obsession, Yesterdays, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Lemmy [Motörhead]: “We were on the Ozzy Osbourne tour with Ugly Kid Joe and we got fired off that so we went to play with Guns N’ Roses. We played a couple of shows with them at the Rose Bowl.”

Slash: “We had our good friends Motörhead with us as well. I got up and played “Back in My Car” with them at the Rose Bowl.”

Rick Cole (Pasadenas borgmester): “I was very concerned about Guns N’ Roses because of the St. Louis and Montreal incidents. We want more concerts here, so we can’t afford to make mistakes.”

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06 – Det sidste show på GnR/Metallica turnéen for 37,226 tilskuere i Kingdome, Seattle, WA. Axl fortæller hvor godt potten er i Seattle’s og senere laver han en sjov parodi af Bill Clinton “for inhaling but not smoking.” Han snakker ogsÃ¥ om præsidentvalget og kandidaterne, specielt Al Gore og hans kone. “DTJ” tilegnes derefter til Tipper Gore. Axl takker Seattle for alt godt rock n’ roll der kommer fra byen. Han snakker om Nirvana og Kurt Cobain, og kalder Courtney Love en luder! Før showet, blev Axl spurgt af sikkerhedsvagter om han havde lov til at være i backstage omrÃ¥det! Efter showet, fortæller Axl publikum at de spiller de næste arena datoer næste forÃ¥r, og at de skal holde øjnene Ã¥bne hvis de er interesserede.Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 13 minutter.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Bad Obsession, It’s So Easy, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Den enorme Metallica/GnR turne sluttede, og den blev en finansiel succes for Metallica, men ikke for GnR, der ifølge Slash’s biografi fortæller, at Axl var meget ekstravagant med deres forbrug, hvor der blev holdt enormt dyre temafester backstage ved hvert show, udover at bandet fik adskillige bøder for de sene starttidspunkter. Ud af de 25 shows blev der solgt 825,000 billetter.

Dizzy Reed: “The way this band works is that we are going to accomplish whatever it is that we set out to do. It may not happen on schedule, but it will eventually happen. The tour with Metallica was a lot of fun, but it was very stressful. Everyone in both bands was a little more pumped up than if it was just another show. ‘F?!k, we have to go on after them.’ It was more challenging than anything I’ve ever done. When I get stressed out, I try to find some sports on TV and just relax. When I’m on the road, I think about home a lot, but I enjoy the road. I’m gonna show up and be ready to play no matter what’s going down. That’s all you can do. At times you could feel the pressure in the air, but once we were onstage, then it was a blast. Nothing compares to the big stage. Matt and I have been doing this for a while now – but we’re not like original members of the band – and Gilby’s been here for a year or so. By the end of the tour the shows were really starting to come together. We became a lot stronger as a band. Playing the sold-out Rose Bowl for something like 70,000 people in our hometown was probably the most memorable gig. That was the shit. I took the final bow with my son, Justin, and for me that was really cool I don’t know what he made of it, but I think he dug it. He’ll probably be doing it someday, and he’ll have to roll me out in a wheelchair.” [Kilde]

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10 - Slash gifter sig med model-skuespilleren Renee Suran, og skilles fra hende i 1997. Axl var forlover.

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12 – “Yesterdays” singlen udgives i England. Det er den 5. single der udgives fra UYI-albummene. Sangen nÃ¥ede en 72. plads ved Billboard Hot 100.  Filmet i sort/hvid mikses klippene med billeder af bandet, mens de stÃ¥r i et tomt varehus. Se videoen her.

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13 - Izzy Stradlin og hans band Ju Ju Hounds udgiver deres første album hos Geffen Records. De turnerer fra oktober til december i Europa, Japan og Australien.

November

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I Slash’s andet interview med Guitar World i 1992, taler han om at han er kommet sig over Izzy’s afsked med bandet, og der er ogsÃ¥ interview med Gilby Clarke. Læs interviewet her.

Interessant interview med Izzy kan læses her.

Om Axl, der taler om Izzy: “I’ve heard he’s still slinging mud. I can’t take it personally, because if it wasn’t me, it would just be somebody else. Somebody’s gonna get it in every city. There’s nothing I can do about it. When I left the band, he got real pissed off, told me to get off his property. When I talked to him a couple weeks later, he said he wasn’t still mad, but who knows? I’ve left him all my phone numbers since December, and he still hasn’t called. When he’s ready, he’ll call and we’ll talk.”

I løbet af denne mÃ¥ned holder Duff sig heller ikke i ro – bandet har været i studiet og arbejdet pÃ¥ melodier der kan bruges til det næste album.

Duff McKagan: “When things weren’t going that good, I think we adjusted pretty well. For the most part things ran pretty smoothly – as smoothly as Guns N’ Roses can run. At one point we had like five gigs left, and we were all pretty spent. If we’d slouched after everything we’d been through to get there, we would’ve lost. Once we got onstage, everything was alright. We’re brothers on that stage, but, yeah, we needed some time to recharge our batteries. We’ve been touring for a f?!cking long time supporting the Illusion records, like a year and a half or something. Since the Metallica tour ended and we’ve been home, like four weeks now, I’ve been running around like a madman, mixing my record and getting my life in order. We’re getting ready to go back out, and I’m looking forward to it again. After this tour is finished and we take another rest, I can’t wait to go back into the studio with GN’R and see what we come up with next. We’ve got some really, really intense shit that we’ve come up with at soundchecks, and I wanna see what that stuff sounds like. Gilby and I have been writing, and Matt and I have come up with some intense stuff that I can’t wait to jam during pre-production or whatever. This whole experience has brought us even closer as friends.” [Kilde]

10- Der opstod igen visse problemer for bandet, da Axl var blevet idømt en bøde på 50.000$ og to års prøveløsladelse. Da Axl fik at vide at bøden ville gå til Sociale service grupper i St. Louis området, fordoblede han beløbet og sagde at han med glæde ville donere det dobbelte. [Kilde]

Bandet rejser i god tid afsted til Sydamerika for at spille 9 shows.

SYDAMERIKANSK TURNE
25 November, 1992 – 13 December, 1992

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25 – I mangel af et mere passende spillested (!), holdes showet pÃ¥ parkeringspladsen hvor der var plads til 45,000 fans. Det største show i Venezuela nogensinde ved Poliedro de Caracas. Benjamín Rausseo bedre kendt som “Er Conde Del Guacharo“, en kendt komiker, startede sit show kl 20:45, og afsluttede det med disse ord til det utilfredse publikum: “If you don’t like my jokes, I’m gonna tell Axl not play tonight!” Præcis kl. 22:45 gik lyset ud og GnR satte showet i gang med “Nightrain“. Showet sluttede efter 1 time og 56 minutter. Se en halv times tv special med bandet her.
Sætliste: Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Bad Obsession, Welcome To The Jungle, Yesterdays, November Rain, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Imens bandet er i Venezuela, tager Matt en taxa ind i junglen på jagt efter stoffer. Dagen efter showet nærmest flygter hele GnR lejren om aftenen, kun få timer fra landet brød ud i uro ved et militærkup. I den efterfølgende kaotiske tilstand, lykkes det et af bandets fly at lette, men måtte efterlade det andet, strandet med halvdelen af deres sceneudstyr samt adskillige medlemmer af holdet.

Matt: “We’re on this dirt road going through the jungle [to somewhere to buy cocaine]… I hear monkeys and jungle sounds. We drive for 20 minutes on this crazy dirt road, and I’m like, `Amigo, where are we going?’ Finally, we pull up in front of a shack made out of tin and sheets of plywood, and he blinks his lights 10 times. I gave him the money… a guy came out and threw 10 grams in straws. Then the guy handed me two bottles of pure Venezuelan rum. Two days later the tour manager found me on the balcony of my hotel with the bottles of rum and all these empty straws and said, `We have a show, Matt.’ He put me in the shower and then put my clothes on, got me up and pushed me onstage.”

Gilby: “We were playing in Venezuela and at that time Venezuela was going through a lot of political changes. Well, it just happened that the daughter of either the president or the general was a GNR fan. Strangely enough, after the concert, there was a military coup in Venezuela. But they were actually waiting until the band left the airport! The country went into chaos, but they waited for the band to leave—they didn’t want us to get caught in the crossfire!”

Slash: “We found ourselves in the middle of sudden political unrest when we did a show in Caracas, Venezuela. Corrupt law enforcement, abundant drugs, and the world’s most dedicated and zealous crowds are the status quo across that continent, so I can’t say I was surprised. We were scheduled to play the biggest concert in the history of the county, and since there wasn’t a venue large enough to hold the forty-five thousand ticket holders, the promoter created one in a huge parking lot. It was an amazing show, and all went off well.”

25 – Det meddeles at Stephanie Seymour er gÃ¥et fra Axl, fordi han er begyndt pÃ¥ terapi og har droppet de usunde uvaner, og han ønsker hun skal være en del af det. Men det ønsker hun ikke.

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27 - GnR ankommer tidligt om morgenen til Bogota, Columbia, hvor de skal spille to shows ved Estadio El Campin. Da halvdelen af deres udstyr stadig mangler, er det noget nær en umulig opgave at gennemføre disse shows. Enten kunne de bestille nyt udstyr fra USA eller også skulle de finde en måde at få deres manglende flyver til Bogota. Ingen af delene kan dog lade sig gøre, så fredagen og lørdagens shows må splejses sammen til ét show om søndagen. GnR tilbød oprindeligt at spille et show om mandagen, den 30. november, men de lokale promotorer fortalte  at dem der havde rejst langvejs fra, kunne ikke blive en ekstra dag.

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28 – Dagen før showet er der mange fans der har slÃ¥et lejr udenfor El Campin. Ventetiden for udstyret fra Venezuela var ovre ved 19-tiden, da den første last ankom. Imens holdet kæmpede for at fÃ¥ scenen sat op, udbrød et kraftigt regnvejr som sænkede deres tempo. Kl. 22:15, kollapsede det 6 tons tunge tag, komplet med lyseffekter. De kunne høre stÃ¥let give efter, og mÃ¥tte flygte fra stedet, og heldigvis kom ingen til skade. En nærmere inspektion fulgte bagefter, og afslørede at strukturen ikke kunne holde til vægten af regnvandet der samlede sig pÃ¥ taget. Da de ikke havde tid til at bygge et nyt tag, blev scenen lavet om og belysningen tilpasset til scenens side-vægge, og bandet mÃ¥tte sÃ¥ optræde under Ã¥ben himmel.

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29 – Et mere end udsolgt show for 60,000 tilskuere Estadio El Campin, blev spillet, og det massive fremmøde af tilskuere blev lukket ind tidligt for at undgÃ¥ flere sammenstød med politiet. Ved middagstid, forÃ¥rsagede en regnskylle flere skader pÃ¥ udstyret, pÃ¥ trods af holdets forsøg pÃ¥ at undgÃ¥ det. I de efterfølgende timer var der stadig billetter til salg, og promotorerne kunne ikke give et svar pÃ¥ billetsalget for de originale shows eller hvad der blev givet retur til tilskuere der ikke kunne blive. Men kl. 22. var stedet fyldt op, og flere hundrede fans udenfor kunne ikke fÃ¥ lov til at komme ind selvom de havde billetter. Imens politiet forsøgte at sprede mængden, udbrød der slÃ¥skampe, et par fÃ¥ personer blev skadet, og nogle biler og ejendomme i nærheden blev beskadiget før der var bragt ro over situationen igen med tÃ¥regas. Med dette i baggrunden, og med kun to tredjedele af deres lydsystem, startede bandet kl. 22:30 med “Welcome To The Jungle“. Ca. 90 minutter senere lige som “November Rain” blev spillet, begyndte det at regne kraftigt. Alt udstyr og bandet pÃ¥ scenen blev gennemblødt og scenen var oversvømmet med et par cm vand. Showet blev stoppet i et kvarters tid for at tørre udstyret. Axl fortæller i et senere interview at det var et meget specielt øjeblik for ham. ‘November Rain‘ havde været den mest populære sang, da den lÃ¥ pÃ¥ førstepladsen i imponerende 60 uger i træk! Se en dokumentar om bandet i Bogota her.

Duff: “We played in Colombia once, and we were more powerful than the government at that point. There was guys with submachine guns inside the stage. If Axl were singing, or one of us would have said, “Revolution, now!” You know, these kids would’ve done it.”

Axl: “As we proved (…) in Bogota recently… none of us are afraid to get wet!”

Slash: “The show that night – November 29, 1992 – was pretty magical. […] When we took stage sometime around 11:00pm, the place went crazy. We were playing really well, and the rain had held off throughout the first hour of our set until we played “November Rain”. As we started that song, literally on clue, the sky opened and it poured once again.”

December

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02 – Udsolgt show med 55,000 tilskuere ved Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile. Bandet plages af et meget uroligt publikum, der blandet andet smider ting pÃ¥ scenen. Udover det, resulterer urolighederne i 1 død fan, 10 blev sÃ¥ret og 178 arresteret. Før ‘Live And Let Die,’ taler Axl til publikum igennem en tolk, for at sige til dem at de skal stoppe med at smide med flasker, eller de stopper showet. Under ‘Civil War‘ smider Axl mikrofonen, stopper med at synge for at smide en fra publikum ud. Axl sætter sig ned, tydeligt utilfreds med situationen med publikum. Slash bruger tolken til at bede publikum om at køle ned efter sangen er slut. Duff og resten af bandet klokker gevaldigt i “Paradise City”. Showet slutter efter 1 time og 47 minutter. Dette show blev vist pÃ¥ chilensk tv.
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Piano Solo, November Rain, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Bad Obsession, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Axl: “The situation was very tragic. Other parts of the, you know, experience as far as the show and the people, you know, was very big and very exciting. Then I was in a lot of trouble with the media and, and the authorities. So, I did not personally, you know, with the problems and being in trouble and then the tragedy at the show, it wasn’t as much fun for me.”

03 - Dagen efter showet, meddeler Chilenske medie at Axl var fuld før sidste aftens show, og at stoffer blev fundet i bandets hotelværelser. GN’R’s manager Doug Goldstein fremhævede at Axl aldrig drikker før et show og havde brugt 2. december pÃ¥ at lave fysisk træning og stemmeøvelser. Chilean Department Of Investigation besøgte hotellet, men de fandt tilsyneladende intet. GnR blev beordret til at blive i Chile indtil myndighederne fandt ud af hvor den tube kokain, der blev fundet i et af medlemmernes tøj stammede fra. Tuben blev fundet da bandet fik deres tøj renset pÃ¥ hotellet.

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04 – Fredag morgen ankommer bandet til Argentina, til deres hotel Park Hyatt, hvor de spiller lidt pÃ¥ hotellets piano. og Axl besluttede sig for at have lidt sjov med en sikkerhedsvagt. Axl og bandets fotograf Gene Kirkland, der var kun iført et hÃ¥ndklæde, en baseballhat, støvler og briller, morede sig med to andre medlemmer af bandet. Gene smed hÃ¥ndklædet og omfavnede sikkerhedsvagten, men blev tilbageholdt af politiet – hvilket var til stor morskab for venner. [Kilde] Senere  holder Slash, Duff, John Reese, Doug Goldstein og den argentinske promotor Daniel Grinbak et pressemøde. Axl slutter sig til dem senere.

M/ RATONES PARANOICOS, PAPPO’S BLUES:

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05 – Første af to shows med 80,000 tilskuere i Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Showet blev vist pÃ¥ Argentinsk TV. Axl før “DTJ“: “There has been a lot of things written in the press. A lot of things about me being anti Argentinean, that the man who didn’t get this concert, and didn’t get to make the money of this concert, made up, so that he could ruin it for all of us.” “Nightrain” og “You Could Be Mine” afbrydes fordi fans smider ting pÃ¥ scenen og Axl stoppede showet for at svine dem til (gennem tolken), og opfordrer folk til at smadre dem der gør det. Han fortæller publikum at han vil forlade scenen hvis nogen i bandet eller holdet kommer til skade, eller hvis han ser nogle i publikum blive sÃ¥ret. Axl slutter showet efter 2 timer og 15 minutter med ordene: “to the press: Get in the ring, motherfuckers!
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Blues Jam, Yesterdays, Double Talkin’ Jive, Voodo Chile [intro] / Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Nightrain, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

06 – Andet show med 80,000 tilskuere i Estadio River Plate.
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Bad Obsession, Attitude, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

Matt: “When I was in GN’Fn’R we played River Plate stadium two or three times [4 actually – The Blues]. I can’t remember exactly. But afterwards we went to a club near the water. Drank and danced all night. I remember the girls being very veautiful and had the most amazing time. We stayed at the big hotel in the middle of town. I think it was The Hyatt. There were thousands of kids outside singing to us and others shouting because they didn’t like us or Axl. It was crazy!!! We couldn’t leave the hotel without getting chased or mobbed. I snuck out with some locals and partied.”

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08 – “Guns N’ Roses: Use Your Illusion I+II” livevideoerne udkom. Det er optagelser af showet samt interviews fra 22. februar, 1992 i Tokyo.

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Mindre end 24 timer efter at bandet ankom til Sao Paulo, havde Axl allerede skabt kontrovers igen ved at smide en stol efter en gruppe mennesker fra sin altan pÃ¥ hotellet. “Episoder” ser ud til at ske oftere for Axl, der virker temmelig uligevægtig og resten af bandet disse dage i Sydamerika.

M/ ROSA TATOOADA:

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10 – Første af to shows for omkring 30, 000 tilskuere i Estacionamento Do Anhenbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil, hvor bandet endnu engang udsættes for en ordentlig sjat regn. ‘Live And Let Die‘ stoppes midlertidigt da et par slÃ¥s i publikum, og Axl fik sikkerhedsfolkene til at stoppe det. Før ‘Double Talkin’ Jive,’ siger Axl gennem en tolk: “They made me sign a document saying that I didn’t wanna to throw that chair. I wanted to throw it, and, if they stop me again, I’ll throw and throw however many chairs needed. This is a song called ‘Double Talkin’ Jive Motherfucker!‘” ‘You Could Be Mine‘ stoppes ogsÃ¥ fordi nogen fra publikum smed en sten mod Axl. ‘Paradise City‘ stoppes i andet vers, og Axl sagde: “Goodbye and fuck you assholes!” Bandet forlod scenen. Tilsyneladende var der nogen der havde smidt en sten der ramte Matt Sorum. MTV Brazil optog alle 3 shows pÃ¥ video men sendte ikke nogen af dem.

11 – PÃ¥ grund af det kraftige regnvejr, blev det næste show i Sao Paulo udsat til den følgende dag. Fansene havde ikke noget imod det, og nogle brugte tiden pÃ¥ at lege i mudderet og slÃ¥ lejr op for at fÃ¥ bedre plads næste dag. Axl i en pressemeddelelse:

“We hope that everyone who was planning to come to the show tonight can make it tomorrow. As we proved, both here and in Bogota recently…none of us are afraid to get wet!”

12 – Politiet sigter Axl for at have “bragt menneskeliv i fare” ved at kaste en stol ud fra sit hotelværelse pÃ¥ Maksoud Plaza Hotel d. 8. Politibetjent Regina Newes Guerra fortalte over telefonen, at Axl havde sigtet efter en gruppe af journalister, fans og logerende fra hotellet, der tidligere havde forfulgt ham, Stephanie Seymour og hendes søn. Imens Axl spillede pool, havde han spottet gruppen, og derefter kastet stolen efter dem. Den ramte dog slet ikke nogen. Klagen over Axl kom fra journalisterne fra Jornal do Brasil, O Globo, Folha da Trade og Folha de Sao Paulo magasinerne. Om aftenen spillede bandet endnu engang i silende regn ved det andet show i Sao Paulo, hvor vandet dryppede ned på Axl’s piano, men det ignorerede han og brugte det ovenikøbet som bad! Det var et roligt show i forhold til det første show. Axl var tilsyneladende i godt humør, og brokkede sig pÃ¥ et tidspunkt: “Where’s my guitar? I’m with the Shotgun Blues… where’s my guitar? I wanna beat a Dead Horse!” Før ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door‘ sagde Axl til Gilby, “D’you know Brazilian girls? Yeah let’s party with these chicks after the show!’ Gilby gik til mikrofonen og svarede: “Man, I cant! I have to learn a Beatles song...”
Sætliste: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Welcome To The Jungle, Yesterdays, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City

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13 – Sidste show pÃ¥ Ã¥ret spilles i Autodromo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Et meget “nervøst” show. Axl dukkede op 5 minutter inden at de skulle pÃ¥ scenen og forlod stedet lige efter showet sluttede Axl skiftede ikke tøj under showet, han havde en hvid tshirt pÃ¥. Slash, Gilby og Duff holdt sig for det meste omkring trommesættet, og kun Axl løb rundt. Bandet havde Ã¥benbart ikke en god tid, for showet sluttede efter ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,’ og ikke med de sædvanlige ekstranumre.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Blues Jam, Double Talkin’ Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Bad Obsession, It’s Alright [Intro] / November Rain, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

30 – Mens resten af bandet tager en mÃ¥neds pause, rejser Slash til Japan sidst pÃ¥ mÃ¥neden for at spille to shows med Michael Jackson, pÃ¥ hans “Dangerous World Tour” d. 30. december og nytÃ¥rsaften dagen efter ved Tokyo Dome. Ved dette show spillede han med pÃ¥ “Black or White“. [Kilde]

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31 – Endnu engang spiller Slash “Black or White” ved det sidste show (ud af MJ’s 8 i alt) i Tokyo Dome, Japan nytÃ¥rsaften. Se video her.

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