Guns N' Roses Kick Off
North American Tour In Vancouver
Guns N' Roses have finally announced the bulk of their dates for a
full-blown North American tour, now scheduled to kick off Nov. 7 in
Vancouver, British Columbia.
Four concerts, Chicago, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, had
been revealed over the past two days, but late Wednesday (Sept. 25),
an itinerary with 22 additional shows was emailed to fans who had
signed up to be on the band's mailing list.
The dates currently end in Dallas on Dec. 21, but more cities are
expected to be added.
Guns N' Roses tour dates:
Nov. 7, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, GM Place
Nov. 8, Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma Dome
Nov. 11, Boise, Idaho, Idaho Center Arena
Nov. 14, Minneapolis, Target Center
Nov. 15, Fargo, N.D., Fargodome
Nov. 17, Moline, Ill., The Mark
Nov. 18, Chicago, Allstate Arena
Nov. 19, Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena
Nov. 21, Auburn Hills, Mich., the Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov. 22, Lexington, Ky., Rupp Arena
Nov. 24, Cleveland, Gund Arena
Nov. 26, Buffalo, N.Y., HSBC Arena
Nov. 27, Albany, N.Y., Pepsi Arena
Nov. 29, Toronto, Canada, AirCanada Centre
Nov. 30, Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau Coliseum
Dec. 2, Boston, FleetCenter
Dec. 3, Hartford, Conn., Civic Center
Dec. 5, New York, Madison Square Gardens
Dec. 6, Philadelphia, First Union Center
Dec. 8, Wilkes Barre, Penn., First Union Center
Dec. 9, Washington, D.C., MCI Center
Dec. 11, Greenville, S.C., Bi-Lo Center
Dec. 13, Tampa, Fla., TBC
Dec. 14, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., TBC
Dec. 19, Biloxi, Miss., Gulf Coast Coliseum
Dec. 21, Dallas, American Airlines Arena
Roses Announce First North American Tour Since 1993
Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Guns N' Roses originally exploded onto
the music scene in 1985 with their own ferocious brand of rock n'
roll. They were riding a wave of frenzied musical energy, extreme
behavior, and thrilling live performances led by the sheer force
of nature that was, is and continues to be the legendary W. Axl
Rose. In the process they have sold more than 80 million records.
And now, they return with the "Chinese Democracy" World Tour,
their first full tour since 1993
will be the setting for the World Premiere of GN'R's full-bang,
high-octane "Chinese Democracy" world tour production. Fans will
witness the sonic assault of the 'Guns N' Roses experience', that
will feature a mixture of classic GN'R songs and new material from
their forthcoming album.
Nearly nine years
have passed since Guns N' Roses embarked on their last world tour.
Fortunately, the most important piece is still in place and for
people wondering where Axl Rose has been, he's been busy writing
and recording a new album, "Chinese Democracy", that promises to
surpass all of his previous efforts. Keyboard player Dizzy Reed
has been in GN'R since 1991 and along with Axl is the holdover
from the band's previous line-up. New to the fold are three
guitarists: Robin Finck, formerly of Nine Inch Nails, guitar
phenomenon Buckethead, and Richard Fortus. Rounding out the
all-star line-up is bassist Tommy Stinson from The Replacements, a
second keyboard player Chris Pitman, and Brian "Brain" Mantia
formerly of Primus on drums.
The band are
fresh from the first six dates of the "Chinese Democracy" World
Tour in China, Japan, Europe, and the U.K., where they set
attendance and merchandise records at Tokyo (Chiba Marine
Stadium-35,000 plus), Osaka (WTC Stadium-25,000 plus) and Leeds
(Leeds Festival-52,000 plus), as well as their explosive and much
talked-about appearance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards in
New York last month.
launch of the World Tour in China, fans flooded the online website
of England's New Musical Express with hundreds of messages
enthusing about the gig, including the following:
witnessed some kind of phenomenon, the most intense and remarkable
two hours of my life. I have been to countless gigs but never
before have I been so totally overwhelmed and engulfed by such an
awesome performance as tonight. This band is going to take the
world by storm, they are simply amazing. As musicians, there is no
band ever that has the talent of this one, and as for charisma
every member is a superstar.
for me though was Mr. Axl Rose. He looked young and healthy and
his voice was stunning, he will go down in history as the greatest
frontman ever, he was totally awesome and should be commended."
Prior to the
band's performance in China, W. Axl Rose conducted a brief
interview with the band's official website
http://www.gnronline.comand was asked how he felt about
speculation as to whether or not Guns N' Roses would actually be
performing. His reply was as follows:
"To the ones who
are negative and want to see either myself or the new band fall on
their faces, personally I can't pass up an opportunity to upset so
many of them in one quick swoop. I get misty-eyed just thinking
about it. I feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside! But seriously
... this is our tour. This is a collection of performances I've
agreed to. That I have personally authorized not someone else's
good intentions gone awry or a reckless promoter's personal
agenda. These shows are important to us and for better or worse
we'll be there. For those who've had my back and are down by us
with even a modicum of understanding we hope to give you our best,
and look forward to seeing you on this little intro jaunt."
Axl and Guns N'
Roses gave their best and delivered big time for the people of
China, Japan, Europe, and the U.K.
Now it is North
American itinerary is as follows. More dates will be added soon.
All dates are subject to change:
Vancouver, BC, Canada GM Place
FRI 11/8 Tacoma,
WA Tacoma Dome
MON 11/11 Boise,
ID Idaho Center Arena
Minneapolis, MN Target Center
FRI 11/15 Fargo,
SUN 11/17 Moline,
IL The Mark
Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Detroit, MI The Palace
Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
Cleveland, OH Gund Arena
Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena
WED 11/27 Albany,
NY Pepsi Arena
Toronto, Ontario, Canada AirCanada Centre
Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
MON 12/2 Boston,
Hartford, CT Civic Center
THU 12/5 New
York, NY Madison Square Garden
Philadelphia, PA First Union Center
SUN 12/8 Wilkes
Barre, PA First Union Center
Washington, DC MCI Center
Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
FRI 12/13 Tampa,
SAT 12/14 Ft.
Lauderdale, FL TBC
THU 12/19 Biloxi,
MS Gulf Coast Coliseum
SAT 12/21 Dallas,
TX American Airlines Arena
Chinese Democracy Release
another release date speculation.Word is around the net that Chinese
Democracy now has a release date of 10th December.
is picked frfom the message board on bucketheads off. website:
the Pukkelpop Fest Show in Belgium ,Axl did reveal to the crowd
that chinese democracy will have 18 tracks on it.And some of the new
songs that GN"R have performed recently might not be on
Slash unites GN'R Vets
regroupes Duff and Matt to work on a new record! And Also slash
becomes a dad!Read on..
Axl Rose may have declared "Round One"
at Guns n' Roses' recent performance at the MTV Video
Music Awards, but Slash is getting ready for Round Two. "I'm doing a
fucking record with me, [bassist] Duff [McKagan] and [drummer] Matt
Sorum," the former Gn'R guitarist said this past weekend at the San
Scene festival, where he was on hand to pay tribute to Jimi Hendrix.
"Dave Pusher is playing guitar right now, and we got the baddest
fucking, be-all, end-all rock & roll band."
The as-yet-unnamed band
("If I had a name, I'd tell you," Slash says) is now in the process of
looking for just the right vocalist to perfect the ensemble. "There
are no rock & roll singers out there right now, and you know it as
well as I do, except for the guys who have been around a long time,"
he says. "As far as new bands, there's not one. If I knew one, I
probably would've stolen him by now.
"When Billy Idol goes
ballistic, that's the kind of singer I want all the time," Slash
continues. "There's nobody I've listened to since before Guns came out
or anytime in the Eighties who's been like that, except for Billy.
He's one guy who when he belts it out would be good at it."
As for being selective
about rounding out the band with a vocalist, Slash needs to be choosy
if he hopes to achieve his lofty ambitions. "I want to be the guy who
spearheads the next rock & roll movement; I've done it before, so I
want to do it again."
In the meantime, Slash
and wife Perla are happy being parents. "We just had a baby ten days
ago," he says proudly. "His name's London, nine pounds, four ounces.
He's only ten days old, but he's got a cool personality . . . This is
the first time I've been away from home since he was born, so I've
called home like six times. And as soon as the gig is done, I'm going
Guns N' Roses Rock The VMAs
Fri Aug 30, 6:57 AM ET
2 a.m. ET) --
Guns N' Roses was a surprise performer at Thursday's (August
29) Video Music Awards. Fresh from playing shows in China and England,
Axl Rose-fronted band closed the nearly three-and-a-half-hour
show with a long medley that began with "Welcome To The Jungle," went
to an unnamed new song, and finished with the outro to "Paradise
City," complete with dueling twin lead guitars from
Robin Finck and a storm of confetti.
Speaking with MTV's Kurt Loder
after his performance, Rose said the group was going back to the
studio to continue work on it's next album, Chinese Democracy,
and that it would be released only after Guns N' Roses kicks off the
American leg of its world tour.
Rose also explained that it's taking so
long to record the album and tour because he's trying to rebuild the
once-great band with a new group of players, something that has never
been attempted before. "How do you rebuild something that got so big?
And how do you make a whole bunch a guys that were something else into
something that already was. I don't know if it's exactly been done
like this, and not with the intensity of these players wanting to play
Axl Rose Says GN'R Waiting Game Won't End
Reclusive frontman also promises an American
By Robert Mancini
Axl Rose brought Guns N' Roses back to the MTV
Video Music Awards Thursday night for the first time in 10 years,
but the frontman indicated that the wait for a new album from the
band will continue.
"You'll see [the album], but I don't know
is the word," Rose explained to MTV News immediately after unveiling
the current GN'R lineup to an American television audience for the
"It will come out, and we'll do some more recording and start the
American leg of the tour," he promised.
Thursday night's VMA performance marked GN'R's first since 1992,
when the band performed "November Rain" with Elton John (see
Roses Cap Night Of Spectacles From Diddy, Eminem, Timberlake").
The band remained largely off the map in the decade that followed,
shedding members and bringing in fresh blood. Axl and his current
lineup ó which includes drummer Brian "Brain" Mantia, former
Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson and guitarists Buckethead and
Robin Finck ó have been working on an album, Chinese Democracy,
"How do you make a whole bunch of guys into something that already
was, and with this intensity of these players wanting to play this
material?" Rose said of the delay.
So while Guns N' Roses may be back on the airwaves, they may not be
back in record stores any time soon.
Rose warns no new G N' R material for a while
Axl Rose has warned Guns N' Roses fans
they're still going to have a long wait for the band's new album.
The band have recently reformed, with
comeback gigs including the Leeds Festival and the MTV Video Music
But Rose says fans shouldn't hold their
breath for new material.
"You'll see the album, but I don't know
if 'soon' is the word," Rose told
"It will come out, and we'll do some
more recording and start the American leg of the tour."
everybody.GníR are back live ní kickin
but same canít be said about my computer.The
damn thing crashed just at the wrong time.Iím,
following all the events through cyber cafes.So
that explains the delay. Iím putting a real short summary of the
events unlike the usual detailed typ.Until
my pc gets back in order Iíll continue to follow and update in the
same manner just to keep this uptodate .Allright
World Tour 2002 is Underway!
GNíR did a press conference
before leaving for the Hong Kong show.The
Confrence is posted on
Hong Kong Gig took
place on the 14th at
The set list was
'It's So Easy'
'Live And Let
'You Could Be
On Heaven's Door'
'Out Ta Get
Read fan review of the gig on the
Next Venue is the Summer Sonic fest ,Japan.
and Aug 18 Osaka.
Democracy Release Date Sep 2?
Does Chinese Democracy have a
release date yet?After reports (
like this one ) that the album has a release date of Sep 2,
launch.com says that the bands management and record company have told
that they're no more than rumors.
Guns N' Roses' record company and management has told LAUNCH
that rumors that the band's forthcoming album, Chinese Democracy,
was to be released Labor Day weekend are untrue. A spokesperson for
Interscope/Geffen spoke to the band's management, who replied to the
unsubstantiated rumor, "Where are they getting this from?"
The report of the Labor
Day release surfaced as part of the Drudge Report on Monday
(June 24). Guns N' Roses' last studio album was a covers album,
The Spaghetti Incident?, which was released in 1993. The last
original song that hit radio was "Oh My God," which appeared on the
soundtrack to the movie End Of Days in 1999.
Guns N' Roses
Expand World Tour; Nixes North American Trek?
that GNR will go to Indonesia and Australia as well.
It doesn't look like
Guns N' Roses will be touring North America in September after
all. According to a report out of Indonesia, the band will be
performing there in late September, following a tour of Australia.
Indonesian promoter Tommy Pratama told
the local digital publication Detikcom that he's had to
reschedule the concert three times, from Sept. 7 to Sept. 13 to the
current date of Sept. 29, but he is optimistic the booking is now
He noted that the group was expected to
be in Australia Sept. 11-25, and in Korea on the 27th. The popular
rumor had been that a U.S. tour would be kicking off Sept. 2.
The band had already announced dates in
Hong Kong, Japan, Belgium, and the U.K. from mid- to late-August (allstar,
Slash Voted the 4th
best guitarist ever!
Slash pips the likes of
Joe Satriani ,Eddie Van Halen,Brian May to claim the 4th spot on the
best ever list.Check it out!
Jimi Hendrix's status as the
world's greatest guitar player has once again been confirmed.
Readers of Total Guitar Magazine voted
Hendrix the best ever ahead of Led Zeppelin axeman Jimmy
Page in second place and Eric 'Slow Hand' Clapton in third.
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist
Slash was the highest contemporary player at No.4 just ahead of
Queen's Brian May.
Not one woman made it into the Top 100
and only Tracy Chapman registered in the entire list of 440.
The top 20 in full:
1 - Jimi Hendrix
2 - Jimmy Page
3 - Eric Clapton
4 - Slash
5 - Brian May
6 - Joe Satriani
7 - Eddie Van Halen
8 - Dave Gilmour
9 - Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
10 - Steve Vai
11 - Carlos Santana
12 - James Hetfield (Metallica)
13 - Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
14 - Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
15 - Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)
16 - Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne)
17 - Gary Moore
18 - Jeff Beck
19 - Stevie Ray Vaughan
20 - Angus Young (AC/DC)
The magazine's editor Scott Rowley
said: "What's nice about it is that it's not some music critic's
opinion of the best guitarists - these guys might not be 'cool' by any
music critic's viewpoint, but they genuinely are the fastest, loudest,
most exciting players in rock and roll."
Here is the same news from HTtabloid.com.
Psychedelic guitarist Jimi
Hendrix has been voted the instrument's greatest player in a poll
conducted by Total Guitar magazine.
Hendrix, who died in 1970 at the age of
27, beat Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to the top spot in the poll of the
Hendrix made his name in the late 1960s, with classics like
"Purple Haze,'' "Hey Joe'' and "Voodoo Chile.'' Blues
veteran Eric Clapton came in third, followed by Slash from Guns N'
Roses and Brian May of Queen.
Younger talents also made the
top 100, including Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead at 35 and
Noel Gallagher from Oasis at 50. Johnny Ramone of The Ramones
who built a long career on rudimentary three-chord rock was 88th.
No woman made the top 100. Only one Tracy Chapman was among 440
guitarists nominated by the magazine.