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Post by Soulmonster on Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:51 pm

Guns N’ Roses due in Vegas with sole original member Rose

By Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY
Updated 11h 23m ago

Heavy metal legend Guns N' Roses heads to Las Vegas with Appetite for Democracy, its first residency.

The series of 12 shows starts Oct. 31 and wraps up Nov. 24 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The concerts, on the heels of the 25th anniversary of Appetite for Destruction, will cull hits from that 1987 debut through 2008's Chinese Democracy. Tickets, starting at $45, go on sale Friday (details at thejointlasvegas.com).

Founded in 1985, the storied band consists of singer Axl Rose (the sole original member), bassist Tommy Stinson, drummer Frank Ferrer, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman and guitarists DJ Ashba, Richard Fortus and Rob "Bumblefoot" Thal. Appetite, which spent three years on the Billboard album chart, has sold more than 18 million copies.

The Joint dates are Oct. 31, Nov. 2-3, Nov. 7, Nov. 9-10, Nov. 14, Nov. 17-18, Nov. 21, Nov. 23-24.
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Post by Johan on Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:54 pm

Hard to get excited by news like this..
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Post by Soulmonster on Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:02 am

It's okay. As usually I would prefer it they focused 100 % on releasing new music. Then, to be positive, the plan can be to work on the record when the band is together for a month in Vegas. Who knows? Maybe Axl.
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Post by puddledumpling on Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:42 am

DJ, who lives in Vegas, has a home studio. So.... they could be working up some demos during that period, she said hopefully.
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Post by Johan on Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:07 pm

That would be cool if it indeed will happen!
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@Soulmonster wrote:
I saw that twit - are you thinking what I'm thinking?
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@puddledumpling wrote:
I saw that twit - are you thinking what I'm thinking?

Unless you are also thinking about pancakes, then no. I am very hungry, you see.
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Rumour has it that six of the shows will be cancelled due to poor ticket sales. That's not good at all.

Just a bad joke by a moron over at mygrnforum.


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Post by puddledumpling on Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:49 pm

@Soulmonster wrote:Rumour has it that six of the shows will be cancelled due to poor ticket sales. That's not good at all.

Just a bad joke by a moron over at mygrnforum.

My guess is that the shows will be well attended except that a lot of the attendees will be tourists there out of curiosity and the novelty of seeing a bombastic show while in Vegas so the post-show reactions of some of the "concert-goers" will be a-typical. I hope the fan reviews will make up for that. In my experience rock concerts are way more fun for people who know who the band is and know a lot of their released recordings.

The video advert for the shows is pretty lame.
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Post by puddledumpling on Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:23 pm

Much better vid clip. If only they'd used a song off of Chi Dem. But which one?
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For the group's plugged-in Sin City run, Ashba claims, "It's gonna be a different experience for sure. The whole entire stage looks different." Their Appetite for Democracy residency will include new live production and set lists and is timed to this year's 25th anniversary of their landmark debut album, Appetite for Destruction.

"We're playing three shows a week and our main goal is to make every show unique and really change it up because we do realize there are going to be a lot of people flying from all over the world to see maybe one, two, three shows," says Ashba. "But there are the local people that we do take into consideration that may show up to every single show. That's kind of what's been cool about Guns: it's so spontaneous live, we've never followed a set list."

The Vegas residency may also prove the most fruitful period for creating new material, notes Ashba. "This is the first time we're all gonna be in the same place for a month solid and that will be, and already has been talked about, our main focus. So I think we're gonna get a lot of done," he says. "There's a lot of stuff recorded and I think it's just a matter of sitting down and working together as a band, putting together what we feel is gonna be the next best Guns N' Roses record. And I can't wait; I'm so excited to dive even deeper into that."

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/guns-n-roses-dj-ashba-on-new-material-and-unique-vegas-residency-20121009#ixzz28sN7b1Gf
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Honors GUNS N' ROSES' Residency With Signature Rock 'N' Roll Drinks - Oct. 18, 2012
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is gearing up for GUNS N' ROSES' epic residency, "Appetite for Democracy", by offering its guests one-of-a-kind drinks inspired by the band now through the last show, Saturday, November 24.

Available at The Joint, Vinyl and all casino bars, fans can enjoy their favorite spirits including vodka, rum, whiskey and more in six limited-time-only concoctions. Crafted by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino mixology experts, each signature libation was created from a culmination of various GUNS N' ROSES songs and themes.

Rock 'n' roll diehards can pay tribute to the legends by throwing back a "Liquid Dream Shot," which includes fruity hints of raspberry, pineapple, cherry and citrus with a sweet splash of vanilla. Bound to be a crowd favorite, "The Axl Rose," which honors the band's founder and frontman, puts a fancy twist on the iconic cranberry and vodka combination by topping the classic off with champagne.

Complete list of GUNS N' ROSES cocktails:

* "Patience Punch" ($10): Ketel One, Triple Sec, pineapple juice, orange juice and grenadine
* "November Rain" ($10): Belvedere Lemon Tea and fresh lemonade
* "Liquid Dream Shot" ($9): Absolut Raspberry, Absolut Vanilla, Blue Curaçao, pineapple juice and grenadine
* "The Axl Rose" ($10): Champagne, cranberry juice and belvedere vodka
* "Paradise City Limits" ($8): Cruzan Rum, Watermelon Pucker, pineapple juice and grenadine
* "Welcome to the Jungle" ($8): Jim Beam, Triple Sec, Midori, Blue Curaçao, pineapple juice and sweet and sour

GUNS N' ROSES will play 12 mind-blowing shows inside The Joint starting Wednesday, October 31 through Saturday, November 24.

GUNS N' ROSES has teamed up with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to invade Las Vegas with a never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind music experience. Each night, the band will perform an electrifying show featuring a set list created exclusively for The Joint. "Appetite For Democracy" will span the band's biggest hits from their debut album "Appetite For Destruction" (1987) through their platinum-selling record "Chinese Democracy" (2008).
Source: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=181049

Haha, great idea Smile
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@Soulmonster wrote:
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Honors GUNS N' ROSES' Residency With Signature Rock 'N' Roll Drinks - Oct. 18, 2012
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is gearing up for GUNS N' ROSES' epic residency, "Appetite for Democracy", by offering its guests one-of-a-kind drinks inspired by the band now through the last show, Saturday, November 24.

Available at The Joint, Vinyl and all casino bars, fans can enjoy their favorite spirits including vodka, rum, whiskey and more in six limited-time-only concoctions. Crafted by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino mixology experts, each signature libation was created from a culmination of various GUNS N' ROSES songs and themes.

Rock 'n' roll diehards can pay tribute to the legends by throwing back a "Liquid Dream Shot," which includes fruity hints of raspberry, pineapple, cherry and citrus with a sweet splash of vanilla. Bound to be a crowd favorite, "The Axl Rose," which honors the band's founder and frontman, puts a fancy twist on the iconic cranberry and vodka combination by topping the classic off with champagne.

Complete list of GUNS N' ROSES cocktails:

* "Patience Punch" ($10): Ketel One, Triple Sec, pineapple juice, orange juice and grenadine
* "November Rain" ($10): Belvedere Lemon Tea and fresh lemonade
* "Liquid Dream Shot" ($9): Absolut Raspberry, Absolut Vanilla, Blue Curaçao, pineapple juice and grenadine
* "The Axl Rose" ($10): Champagne, cranberry juice and belvedere vodka
* "Paradise City Limits" ($8): Cruzan Rum, Watermelon Pucker, pineapple juice and grenadine
* "Welcome to the Jungle" ($8): Jim Beam, Triple Sec, Midori, Blue Curaçao, pineapple juice and sweet and sour

GUNS N' ROSES will play 12 mind-blowing shows inside The Joint starting Wednesday, October 31 through Saturday, November 24.

GUNS N' ROSES has teamed up with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to invade Las Vegas with a never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind music experience. Each night, the band will perform an electrifying show featuring a set list created exclusively for The Joint. "Appetite For Democracy" will span the band's biggest hits from their debut album "Appetite For Destruction" (1987) through their platinum-selling record "Chinese Democracy" (2008).
Source: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=181049

Haha, great idea Smile



I will be diffidently be getting my drink on when I'm there! Any suggestions what I should have first?
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Post by Soulmonster on Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:35 pm

The Axl Rose seems to be most to my taste.
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Post by puddledumpling on Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:51 pm

Blech.
I'd request "My Serpentine" , affectionately known as a Snake Bite where I am from.
Jack Daniels with lime juice. That's it.
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Post by Soulmonster on Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:16 pm

I have never been a fan of American whiskey but I do remember it was a staple if we managed to sneak into bars where they sold liquor back in my younger days. And according to my friend, the Jack should be shot from a 4 cl glass. It was horrible.
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Post by puddledumpling on Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:24 pm

I'm not a fan of American whiskey either but adulterating a good Scottish whiskey with anything other than a splash of water seems heretical. I do suggest you'd enjoy a good Snake Bite if it was your third of the night though. Total Shock
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@puddledumpling wrote:I'm not a fan of American whiskey either but adulterating a good Scottish whiskey with anything other than a splash of water seems heretical. I do suggest you'd enjoy a good Snake Bite if it was your third of the night though. Total Shock

You guys crack me up! I'm not much of a whiskey drinker anyway, American or Scottish. Just give me a pint of some good ol' dark brown ale and I'm set. A lot of these drinks are real foo-foo, mostly for the girls. If I'm looking to get piss drunk, just give me a shot glass and a bottle of tequila and I'm set. But for the occasion and to report back I'll try some of these and let you guys know what up! From what I saw this weekend, the band sounds ready and great, Just need to get Axl healthy. I guess he has strep throat, Fernando (manager) probably gave it to him. he was sick earlier in the week.
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Post by Soulmonster on Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:03 pm

Axl did improve for the second night at Bridge School so he will probably be okay for the Vegas residency.
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Post by Soulmonster on Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:15 pm

Th band has started rehearsing already, more than a week in advance of the first Vegas date. Perhaps that are shaking things up a bit this time, as Dj has alluded to. May I dare to even think about anything new?
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Guns N’ Roses: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino poker chips to be released

On October 31, Guns N’ Roses will launch their first-ever residency in Las Vegas at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

“Appetite For Democracy” will span the band’s biggest hits from their debut album “Appetite For Destruction” (1987) through to “Chinese Democracy” (2008).

The the band will play 12 shows between October 31 and November 24.

To mark the event, The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will be releasing Guns N' Roses commemorative chips on Friday, October 26th at 10:00 am.

The Hard Rock produced 2,500 $25.00 chips, each with GNR logos.

Line numbers will be distributed from the Casino Cage at 9:00 am and the release will be at 10:00 am.

Source: http://www.hennemusic.com/2012/10/guns-n-roses-hard-rock-hotel-casino.html
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Post by Soulmonster on Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:46 pm

Some information from Tommy regarding the residency:

Will you prepare for a 12-show residency any differently than you prepare for a tour?
Probably a little bit, because I think we’re going to have to alternate
sets and do different things. Whereas when we tour we kind of tweak the
set as we go and then kind of get in a mode of it being a certain way,
with a few audible changes as we go along. I think with the Vegas sets,
we’re going to try and make some different things happen to kind of keep
each show a little bit different.

Like, keep a basic set and mix in a few songs? Or will you have multiple setlists?

I think we’re really going to have to think about that. And as you just
say that … (pauses) … an idea came into my mind … to really,
drastically change the set. I can’t share it with you, but I think would
be really good. I think there’s a couple different ways we could go
about all this, and I think we should.

Is there you’ll be
able to do, production-wise, to make these shows special since you
won’t have to tear it all down every night?
I’ve got a couple
of ideas, and I think everyone is going to have to use their noggin to
try to figure it out. I know Axl [Rose] is going to try and make every
show different from one to the next. I think that would be the way he
thinks.

Sounds like there’s still a lot up in the air. Do you think it will mostly happen spontaneously?
Ya know, I don’t know. I think that we’re probably going to have to
talk about how different we want to make the shows, then once we do that
and we all get on the same page it’ll be easy to say, “Hey, how ’bout
tonight we do it this way?” That way, people aren’t gonna go, “Wow, I
saw them last week, and I saw that set.” It would be good to have them
see a different set each time. To make people go, “Wow, that was totally
different.” It might be totally acoustic for half the set tonight. Or
maybe we’ll do half the set on f*cking kazoos! (laughs)

The
residency is called Appetite for Democracy. Does that mean it will
mostly draw from Appetite for Destruction and Chinese Democracy?

I just think somebody came up with a cute term (laughs). I don’t really
know where that came from, but it is definitely going to be more than
just Appetite and Chinese Democracy. It’s going to be a lot of things—as
much as we can throw out there.
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