APPETITE FOR DISCUSSION
Welcome to Appetite for Discussion -- a Guns N' Roses fan forum!

Please feel free to look around the forum as a guest, I hope you will find something of interest. If you want to join the discussions or contribute in other ways then you need to become a member. Registering is free and easy.

Cheers!
SoulMonster

1987.11.22 - The Omni, Atlanta, USA

Go down

1987.11.22 - The Omni, Atlanta, USA

Post by Soulmonster on Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:54 pm

Date:
November 22, 1987.

Venue:
The Omni.

Location:
Atlanta, USA.

Setlist:
XX. Communication Breakdown
XX. Honky Tonk Women

Line-up:
Axl Rose (vocals), Izzy Stradlin (rhythm guitarist), Slash (lead guitarist), Duff McKagan (bass) and Steven Adler (drums).

Quotes:
Name a city on their tour itinerary, and Guns N' Roses probably have a story to go with it. In Atlanta, Axl jumped from stage to grab a security guard who, Axl says, shoved a friend of his without provocation. The police held Axl backstage while the rest of the band played "Communication Breakdown" and "Honky Tonk Women" with a roadie singing. To avoid a trial, Axl pleaded guilty to assaulting the police and paid a fine [November 1987]

Next concert: 1987.11.24.
Previous concert: 1987.11.21.
avatar
Soulmonster
Tour plane captain

Admin & Founder
Posts : 7979
Plectra : 52180
Reputation : 677
Join date : 2010-07-05

Back to top Go down

Re: 1987.11.22 - The Omni, Atlanta, USA

Post by Soulmonster on Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:02 am

As concert promoter Charlie Brusco walked through the back door of the arena shortly after the concert started, he knew something was wrong. “I heard this horrible sound,” Brusco says. “I look up, and one of the guys in the road crew was singing.” A roadie for the band named Big Ron was on lead vocals, because, earlier, Rose had jumped offstage, punched a cop, and been carried away. The Omni’s head of security told Brusco, “First strike, he hit an Atlanta police officer. Second strike, he hit a female Atlanta police officer. Third strike, he hit a black female Atlanta police officer. He’s going to jail.” Brusco begged for Rose to be allowed to finish the show. Finally the security chief said, “If he apologizes to the police officer in writing, we’ll let him go.” Brusco agreed. He was led to Rose, who was sitting at a makeshift booking table wearing his trademark bandanna. Rose dutifully signed his apology, and security brought in the female officer. Then Rose looked up and said, “Fuck you, you fucking jag-off cop.” He was hauled to jail, and the show was canceled. “I don’t think,” Brusco says, “I did another Guns show after that.”
Source: http://www.vulture.com/2016/03/concert-promoters-share-their-gnr-war-stories.html
avatar
Soulmonster
Tour plane captain

Admin & Founder
Posts : 7979
Plectra : 52180
Reputation : 677
Join date : 2010-07-05

Back to top Go down

Re: 1987.11.22 - The Omni, Atlanta, USA

Post by Blackstar on Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:06 am

Doc McGhee (manager of Motley Crue) wrote:
Axl Rose was onstage in Atlanta when he saw one of the security guards, who turned out to be an off-duty cop, pushing their fans around. Axl jumped off the stage and started fighting the guard, so security grabbed him and took him backstage. So Slash sang a few songs, and Guns’ drum technician sang “Honky Tonk Woman”—four times, not terribly well. I told security, “Look, let Axl finish the show then shoot him for all I care,” but they called the police. I said to Axl, be nice to the cops and they’ll let you go. Then a cop walked in and asked him for his full name, and Axl said, “Fuck you!”. That was it - he was arrested and in the cells for the night.

Nikki Sixx wrote:
Backstage, 7:45 p.m.
Just got off the massage table here in the dressing room. We were having a few drinks and Doc just came in and said Axl got arrested for jumping into the audience Slash is up there singing a Stones song and it’s not going well. Guess I’d better get ready . . . I think the crowd is probably getting unruly.

11 p.m.
Slash wants to go out ’cause he’s pissed off at Axl, so I’m taking him to a killer strip club. I guess they need to wait for their singer to get bailed out tomorrow. I don’t think I’ll offer Slash any junk ’cause I know he used to have a problem . . . one of us slipping back is bad enough.


Source: Nikki Sixx, The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of Shattered Rock Star, 2008


Last edited by Blackstar on Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:51 pm; edited 5 times in total
avatar
Blackstar
 
 

Posts : 239
Plectra : 1850
Reputation : 15
Join date : 2018-03-17

Back to top Go down

Re: 1987.11.22 - The Omni, Atlanta, USA

Post by Blackstar on Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:50 am

In Atlanta I dived in and I had police saying I hit them. I never did, but I had to plead guilty because we didn't have any money at the time. Lie? Yes, I guess I did lie once. I lied and said that I hit four cops. I guess we should reopen the case and take me to trial for perjury. But I didn't have $56,000 to pay them off under the table. ["There's A Riot Going On!", Musician, September 1991].

We played in Atlanta and Axl jumped off the stage to help out a fan who was getting beaten by these security guys. He never made it back on stage so we improvised a seven minute blues jam. ["In The Classic Way", Guitar For The Practicing Musician, September 1988].
avatar
Blackstar
 
 

Posts : 239
Plectra : 1850
Reputation : 15
Join date : 2018-03-17

Back to top Go down

Re: 1987.11.22 - The Omni, Atlanta, USA

Post by Blackstar on Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:52 pm

A picture:

Spoiler:


Last edited by Blackstar on Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:25 pm; edited 1 time in total
avatar
Blackstar
 
 

Posts : 239
Plectra : 1850
Reputation : 15
Join date : 2018-03-17

Back to top Go down

Re: 1987.11.22 - The Omni, Atlanta, USA

Post by Blackstar on Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:42 pm

After that show, the next time the band was scheduled to play in Atlanta was during the "Skin n' Bones" leg of the Use Your Illusion Tour, in April 1993.


[Herald and Review, 4/3/1993]

The show was cancelled in the end.

We canceled a show in Atlanta both to let Duff recover and because Axl had been arrested there during the Appetite tour for kicking in the head a security guard whom he’d supposedly seen roughing up audience members. Doug didn’t trust either Axl or the venue’s security and he was probably right on both counts. [Slash with A. Bozza, Slash, 2007].
avatar
Blackstar
 
 

Posts : 239
Plectra : 1850
Reputation : 15
Join date : 2018-03-17

Back to top Go down

Re: 1987.11.22 - The Omni, Atlanta, USA

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum