|The amassed crowd of
200,000 at the Rock in Rio on Sunday (Jan. 14), which waited until
the late hour of 2 a.m. for confirmation that reclusive Guns N'
Roses singer Axl Rose is indeed among the living, got more than it
Not only did Rose appear, but
throughout the two-hour and fifteen-minute, 22-song set, he quite
possibly reclaimed the rock and roll crown he abandoned eight
years ago as well as used the time to make several speeches.
"Welcome to the Jungle" commenced the band's triumphant
return to Rock in Rio, a festival they also played in 1991,
sparking a crowd eruption rarely rivaled in rock and roll today.
Clad in trainer pants and an open shirt, Rose didn't skip a beat
from his control-freak Use Your Illusion days.
Midway through the song, Rose
demanded of security, "Get that guy out of here. Are you
listening to me Mr. Security guard? That guy. Out." It wasn't
clear what sparked the outburst, but clearly one man's Guns N'
Roses dream ended after a mere two minutes. For the rest of us, it
went on until nearly sunrise. Rose's revolving-door band --
currently consisting of Buckethead, Robin Finck, Tommy Stinson,
Paul Tobias, Dizzy Reed, Chris Pittman, and Brain -- was spot-on
musically, proving that the band's triumphant Las Vegas show was
not a fluke full>>