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2002.12.02 - FleetCenter, Boston, USA

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Post by Soulmonster on Tue 30 Oct 2012 - 13:41

Date:
December 2, 2002.

Venue:
FleetCenter.

Location:
Boston, MA, USA.

Setlist:
01. Welcome to the Jungle
02. It's So Easy
03. Mr. Brownstone
04. Live and Let Die
05. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
06. Think About You
07. You Could Be Mine
08. Sweet Child O'Mine
09. Out Ta Get Me
10. Madagascar
11. November Rain
12. Rocket Queen
13. Street of Dreams
14. Chinese Democracy
15. Patience
16. My Michelle
17. Nightrain
18. Paradise City

Line-up:
Axl Rose (vocals), Richard Fortus (rhythm guitarist), Buckethead (lead guitarist), Robin Finck (lead guitarist), Tommy Stinson (bass), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Brain (drums).

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Early preview in The Boston Globe, October 11, 2002:

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Post by Blackstar on Thu 21 May 2020 - 14:55

Preview in The Boston Globe, December 2, 2002:

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GN’R rise?

With his additional girth and advancing forehead, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose (left) has nearly perfected his Sam Kinison impersonation, but it’s uncharitable of us to dwell on shallow physical changes. In fact, Go! encourages all manner of transformations, so we’d like to think that Axl hasn’t gone to pot; he’s actively going for an entirely new performing ethos. Goodbye old Axl, wan side-shuffle-dancing caricature of Steven Tyler; hello new Axl, porcine caricature of Elvis circa the King’s post-comeback, predirt nap-on-the-loo phase. We love this evolution, if for nothing more than our own voyeuristic glee in watching a midlevel pop icon struggle to answer the same questions his audience has: Is this career riding on fumes? Is this tour the phoenix, or the final flameout? Resolving these issues might even be worth the bother of dealing with the FleetCenter, where GN’R play tonight, although you may need to forgo a few lattes to swing the tickets: $35 to $65. Doors at 7:30 p.m.

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Review in The Boston Globe, December 3, 2002:

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Guns N’ Roses wilts in once-bright lights

By Steve Morse
GLOBE STAFF


Guns N' Roses, you say? No way. This was not the Guns N' Roses of yore. This was just singer Axl Rose with a backup band. Call it Axl Rose and Guns for Hire.

These guys were more like a show band, still going through the songs, but denuded of the power that made the real Guns one of the most menacing, most edgy groups on the road back in the late ’80s and early ’90s.

Last night’s show for 12,700 fans was competent in a way that tribute bands are competent, but in this case, the stench of manufactured, plastic hard-rock was distressing and often shameful. And that’s without my even seeing the whole set, because Axl’s prima donna ways caused him to delay going on until 10:45 p.m.

That’s right: He and his band of hires started at a time when most bands are finishing up.

The delays were inexcusable. Axl reportedly arrived late to the venue. And he didn’t deign to go on, apparently, until he felt like it. That has often happened with Guns N’ Roses in the past (they once went on at the Worcester Centrum at 11 p.m.), but that was back when Guns were worth waiting for, back when the group had a swagger from members like Slash, Izzy Stradlin, and Duff McKagan, all of whom are now gone. But the most essential was Slash, who is in the Axl Rose doghouse so much that he was reportedly barred from even attending a faux-Guns show last year. Sorry, but GNR without Slash is like the Rolling Stones without Keith Richards.

Disgusted fans streamed to the exits last night. “This is insane. I liked Guns N’ Roses in the ’80s, but I’m a thirty-something mother with children now and I have a baby sitter who’s waiting up late,” said Milton resident Sheryl Antoniewicz.

Guns opened with an early high point, ‘Welcome to the Jungle,” but Rose blew the moment by wearing a Red Sox jersey (the Celtics call the FleetCenter “the Jungle,” but it was left to opener Mix Master Mike to wear a Celtics shirt). And then came unexceptional versions of “It’s So Easy” and “Mr. Brownstone,” is a song about heroin, but completely devoid of the chills of old. Rose might as well have been singing about Mr. Milquetoast.

Rose is a great singer when he wants to be, but he has no cool. After just three Guns tunes, he started pulling out cover songs, including Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die” and Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” which the real Guns used to save for later in their sets. And Rose was even seen standing by a teleprompter for the Dylan song. And while there were moments when the band came to life (guitarist Buckethead, especially), this was a paint-by-numbers GNR.

Opening act CKY played lumbering, faceless hard-rock, but DJ Mix Master Mike was a blast. He was a bright spot in an otherwise needlessly drawn-out evening.
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