Guns N’ Roses shooting for ‘kick-ass’ residency in Las Vegas

Not a lot is being revealed about the upcoming Guns N’ Roses residency at the Hard Rock Hotel, but it will have lots of surprises, lead guitarist DJ Ashba said.

When asked what will be different from the band’s first Hard Rock residency, he said mischievously, “just live sex shows.”

And this is why we love rock stars.

Joking aside, this is what we do know: Things are going to be blown up.

“Last time, we had those crazy aerial artists and strippers everywhere,” Ashba said. “There’s been a lot of talk about doing some really cool stuff and pushing the limit even further, which will be a lot of fun.”

Their nine-show residency opens right before Memorial Day weekend, and the band is still working on developing the show.

“A show like what we’re going to bring to the Hard Rock isn’t done overnight,” he said. “It’s going to take still even more planning right up to probably show time.  There’s a lot that goes into a show like this.”

Guns N’ Roses typically puts on three-hour shows, running through much of their hit-heavy catalog.

“That’s typically just a normal show for us,” he said. “But I have no idea. It’s kind of up in the air right now. We want to come in and give the fans a really kick-ass rock ‘n’ roll experience and that’s our only goal.”

The first GN’R residency, “Appetite for Democracy,” opened at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in 2012. Like the previous Hard Rock residency, the entire property has been transformed into a sort of Guns N’ Roses campus. Front line staff are wearing GN’R shirts. The Center Bar, elevators, windows, the resort’s exterior, and so on, are wrapped in the band’s residency artwork. Drinks and dishes at the resort’s bars and restaurants are named after the band’s popular songs.

“I think they even have the little poker chips,” Ashba said.

Chas Smith, vice president of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, said the campus atmosphere is all-encompassing.

“We found that having every team member involved, versus just the entertainment department, really helps get the word out there,” Smith said.

For Ashba, who lives in Las Vegas, the residency at the GN’R campus is like a month-long slumber party.

“It’s almost like band camp,” he said. “You get a chance to really get close to your fan base. You run into them in the hallways … and it’s just cool.

“Our fan base is just the most dedicated, really cool fan base you can ever dream of having. It’s a lot of fun partying with them and hanging out. Their appreciation for what we do is cool. It’s overwhelming.”

More than that, the residency will give the band some much-needed time together to weed through about three albums worth of already recorded, but not-yet-released music for a new album, Ashba said.

“This is going to be a great opportunity for this band, to finally be in one place for a solid month,” he said.

But even a rock star needs a break. As a Las Vegas resident, Ashba said many visitors are missing out on much of what Vegas has to offer.

“I think there’s a whole Vegas that people never get a chance to experience and that’s the local scene,” Ashba said. “Vegas is so cool off the Strip. There’s so many cool little places, little bars off the Strip. Vamp’d is a cool one. A lot of gun ranges, which is fun, because I love shooting guns. Just tons of stuff to do. Vegas is one of those places that never closes.

“If you have a bad time in Vegas, then it’s not everyone around you. It’s you. Pretty much you’re just an a–hole (laughs). It’s hard not to have a good time, though.”

When Axl Rose and crew are on stage, they will offer a show that would be next to impossible to do on the road.

“You’ve got to tear down and move on to the next city, so (the residency) definitely allows us to do a much cooler show,” Ashba said. “It’s an experience of a lifetime. It’s going to be different from any other Guns N’ Roses show you’ve ever experienced.”

Guns N’ Roses: An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery! will rip through much of the band’s lengthy catalog and greatest hits on select nights May 21 – June 7 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Showtimes vary. Tickets start at $75.

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2014-04-26 WAF JAM 2014, Bumblefoot

For one night only, on Saturday 26 April. the lead guitarist from The Guns N Roses, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal will play in Copenhagen.

Over three hours of music for just 220 kr! 
All proceeds go to charity. 

The main set:
Guns N Roses, Led Zep, Beatles, Small Faces, Black Sabbath, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow….

performed by a rock supergroup made up of:

Lead guitarist G’N’R, Ron Bumblefoot Thal, 
Copenhell favourites Marcus Jidell and Jennie-Ann Smith (Avatarium)
Matti Alfonzetti (Alfonzetti), 
Felix Ewert (NIK & JAY)
Dune bassist Piotrek Wasilewski
Allan Sorensen (Royal Hunt) 

Supported by local bands:
Nosy Parker
Scots on ICE
The Miriam Mandipira Band 
Mauro Patricelli 

Tickets: 220 kroner

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Ron Thal: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ! ! ! to everyone that came to the show tonight & gave their support for this important cause  And to all the great performers, to everyone at the venue, and ***WAF*** for all they do Love you all, was a pleasure to be with you all tonight 

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Duff McKagan to Join Guns N’ Roses at Revolver Golden Gods – Heavy Metal News | Music Videos |Golden Gods Awards | revolvermag.com

The Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show — pesented by Epiphone — has announced that Guns N’ Roses founding bassist Duff McKagan will join the band for their headlining performance at this year’s event. The event is set for April 23 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

The performance will be McKagan’s first time sharing the stage with Guns N’ Roses in the U.S. after joining the band for several South American dates throughout April. Also added to the lineup is a performance by Suicide Silence, marking the band’s first U.S. appearance with their new vocalist, Hernan “Eddie” Hermida.

The 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show and “Black Carpet” pre-show will stream live on Amazon, VH1.com, VH1Classic.com and the VH1 App on April 23, and VH1 Classic will air the show on May 24. Tickets for the show are available at axs.com.

Previously announced, Gun N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose will take home this year’s Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. Also on the 2014 lineup is legendary rocker Joan Jett, who will take her place in Revolver Golden Gods history as the first female recipient of the Golden God Award. In addition to being the debut U.S. performance with new vocalist Hernan “Eddie” Hermida, a special set from Suicide Silence will include a guest appearance by Max Cavalera (founding frontman of Sepultura, Soulfly, Nailbomb and Cavalera Conspiracy, and a member of the new supergroup Killer Be Killed). Guns N’ Roses, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Suicide Silence will join an already announced lineup featuring performances by A Day to Remember, Zakk Wylde and The Pretty Reckless.

via Duff McKagan to Join Guns N’ Roses at Revolver Golden Gods – Heavy Metal News | Music Videos |Golden Gods Awards | revolvermag.com.

Guns N’ Roses USA 2014 (april-juni)

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Efter en succesfuld turné i Sydamerika, er det tid til at turnere i USA over de næste par måneder. Axl modtager en lifetime achievement award den 23. april, og et par opvarmingsshows i maj måned før bandet indtager Las Vegas igen.

April

23 – Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA (Golden Gods Awards 2014)

Maj

13 – Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, PA
16 – Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH (Rock on the Range)

LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY

21 – The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
24 – The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
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Juni

04 – The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
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2014-06-07 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV

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INFO: Unlock The Truth åbner 22:25 og sluttede 23:09. Rick Dunsford kan ikke livestreame i aften fordi han ikke kan nå at oplade batterierne (desværre).  GnR begyndte 1 minut til midnat. (ca 23:59) efter Andrew Dice Clay og Nicholas Cage var på scenen og præsentere bandet. Efter Yesterdays, diskuterer Tommy og Axl om hvem der dummede sig. Paradise City genstartes efter Axl synger forkert, han kommenterede det med “I screwed the pooch“, så han måtte smide en ny fløjte igen! Showet slutter 03:05.

AUDIO/VIDEO:
VARIGHED: 186 min.

SANGE:

Intro – True Detective
01. Chinese Democracy
02. Welcome To The Jungle
03. It’s So Easy
04. Mr. Brownstone
05. Estranged
Dizzy Solo
06. There Was A Time
07. Better
08. Rocket Queen
Richard Fortus Solo
09. Live And Let Die
10. This I Love
11. Holiday in the sun
Band intro/Dizzy Solo
12. Catcher In The Rye
13. You Could Be Mine
Dj Ashba Solo (La Bella Vita)
14. Sweet Child O’ Mine
15. Jam (babe…)/layla/November Rain
16. Bumblefoot solo – “Abnormal”
17. Don’t Cry
18. Yesterdays
19. Used To Love Her
20. Civil War
21. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
22. Jam/Nightrain
23. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Tommy vokal)
24. Patience
25. The Seeker
26. Jam/Paradise City

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2014-06-06 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV

STED: The Joint, Las Vegas, NV

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INFO: Unlock The Truth åbner de to sidste dage på The Joint. De åbner showet kl. 22:26 (07:26 DK) og slutter 23:00. Publikum buher af dem. Der er chance for en livestream fra Rick Dunsford her. Showet begynder 00:06. Ron tager Ricks mobil i et kort øjeblik og spiller guitar mens han filmer sig selv! There Was A Time bliver spillet efter Estranged! Starten på Rocket Queen bliver forlænget mens bandet venter på Axl dukker op. BBF danser omkring stripperstangen under sangen. Axl snakker næsten mellem hvert nummer efter de tre første sange. Han nævnte bla. Ricks livestream! Efter Don’t Cry spilles Marseilles igen og tilegnes Doc Neeson. Prostitute spilles bagefter. Axl snakker med BBF efter sangen om et eller andet og om D.J. Tommy synger en længere version af You Can’t Always Get What You Want.  Showet slutter efter 3 timer og 22 min livestreamet optagelse!

AUDIO/VIDEO: Livestream (mobil, Rick Dunsford)
VARIGHED: 202min.

SANGE:

Intro – True Detective
01. Chinese Democracy
02. Welcome To The Jungle (video)
03. It’s So Easy (video)
04. Mr. Brownstone (video)
05. Estranged (video)
06. There Was A Time (video)
07. Better
08. Rocket Queen
Richard Fortus Solo
09. Live And Let Die (video)
10. This I Love
11. Used To Love Her (video)
12. Holiday in the sun (video)
Dizzy Solo
13. Catcher In The Rye
14. You Could Be Mine (video)
Dj Ashba Solo (La Bella Vita)
15. Sweet Child O’ Mine (video) (video#2)
16. Jam (babe…)/layla/November Rain (Layla) (video)
17. Bumblefoot solo – “Abnormal”
18. Don’t Cry
19. Marseilles
20. Prostitute
21. Riff Raff
22. Yesterdays (video)
23. Civil War
24. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
25. Jam/Nightrain
26. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Tommy vokal)
27. Patience
28. The Seeker
29. Jam/Paradise City

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2014-06-04 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV

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INFO: The Blakhat åbner 21:30 sluttede 22:05. GnR begynder 23:05.  Før Estranged fortæller Axl publikum at de skal stoppe med at smide ting på scenen, ellers må de smutte, eller bandet gør det. Eric Clapton’sLayla” bliver spillet af hele bandet instrumentalt før November Rain. “Marseilles” – et Angel City nummer, tilegnet til Doc Neeson spilles også af hele bandet, med Axl på vokal. Yesterdays blev spillet efter Don’t Cry! Nik Souris filmer det backstage fra en monitor og poster det online. Prostitute bliver spillet igen! Tommy synger en bid af “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” før Patience. Showet slutter 02:10 (11:10 DK)

AUDIO/VIDEO:
VARIGHED: 175min.

SANGE:

Intro – True Detective
01. Chinese Democracy
02. Welcome To The Jungle
03. It’s So Easy
04. Mr. Brownstone
05. Estranged
06. Better
07. Rocket Queen
Richard Fortus Solo
08. Live And Let Die
09. This I Love
10. Holiday in the sun
Dizzy Solo
11. Catcher In The Rye
12. You Could Be Mine
Dj Ashba Solo (La Bella Vita)
13. Sweet Child O’ Mine
14. Jam (babe I’m gonna leave you)/layla/November Rain
15. Marseilles (Angel City)
16. Bumblefoot solo – “Abnormal”
17. Don’t Cry
18. Yesterdays (video)
19. Civil War
20. Prostitute (video)
21. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
22. Jam/Nightrain
23. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Tommy)/Patience
24. The Seeker
25. Jam/Paradise City

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2014-05-31 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV

STED: The Joint, Las Vegas, NV

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INFO: Jim Jefferies åbner showet kl. 21 (06:00 dk). GnR skal på kl. 23:45. Duff er inviteret med som gæst på showet. Kl. Introen starter 23:54…Duff er med fra første nummer! Tommy er ikke med i showet. Showet slutter 02:25.

AUDIO/VIDEO:
VARIGHED: 160min.

SANGE:

Intro – True Detective
01. Chinese Democracy (video)
02. Welcome To The Jungle (video)
03. It’s So Easy (video)
04. Mr. Brownstone (video)
05. Estranged
06. Rocket Queen (video)
07. Better (video)
Richard Fortus Solo
08. Live And Let Die (video)
09. This I Love (video)
10. Attitude – Duff (video)
11. Raw Power
Dizzy Solo
12. Catcher In The Rye (Video)
13. You Could Be Mine (video)
Dj Ashba Solo (La Bella Vita)
14. Sweet Child O’ Mine (video)
15. Jam//Axl piano solo/November Rain (video)
16. Bumblefoot solo – “Abnormal”
17. Don’t Cry (video)
18. Civil War (video)
19. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (video)
20. Jam/Nightrain (video)
21. Jam/Patience (video) (video#2)
22. The Seeker (video)
23. Jam/Paradise City (video)
Axl takker Duff (video)

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2014-05-30 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV

STED: The Joint, Las Vegas, NV

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INFO: Goldsboro åbner 21:45 og slutter 22:55. GnR starter 23:05 efter Nicholas Cage præsenterer bandet igen! Bandet støver Whole Lotta Rosie af endnu engang. Frank kommer ned på scenen under Patience. Showet slutter 01:45.

AUDIO/VIDEO:
VARIGHED: 160min.

SANGE:

Intro – True Detective
Nicholas Cage introduction
01. Chinese Democracy
02. Welcome To The Jungle
03. It’s So Easy
04. Mr. Brownstone
05. Estranged
06. Better
07. Rocket Queen
Richard Fortus Solo
08. Live And Let Die
09. This I Love
10. Used To Love Her (video)
11. Holidays in the sun (sex pistols) – Tommy Stinson
Dizzy Solo
12. Catcher In The Rye (video)
13. You Could Be Mine
Dj Ashba Solo (La Bella Vita)
14. Sweet Child O’ Mine
15. Jam/November Rain
16. Bumblefoot solo – “Abnormal”
17. Don’t Cry (video)
18. Whole Lotta Rosie (video)
19. Civil War
20. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
21. Jam/Nightrain (video)
22. Jam/Patience
23. The Seeker
24. Jam/Paradise City

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2014-05-28 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV

STED: The Joint, Las Vegas, NV

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INFO: Delta Rose åbnede 21:30 (45min). GnR startede kl. 23:00 præcis og slutter 01:41. Det forlyder at Axl er helt ovenpå mht. stemmen, hvilket man også kunne høre på de vines undervejs i showet. Eneste variation var Riff Raff i stedet for UTLH.

AUDIO/VIDEO:
VARIGHED: 161min.

SANGE:

Intro – True Detective
01. Chinese Democracy
02. Welcome To The Jungle (video)
03. It’s So Easy
04. Mr. Brownstone
05. Estranged
06. Better (video)
07. Rocket Queen
Richard Fortus Solo
08. Live And Let Die (video)
09. This I Love (video)
10. Holidays in the sun (sex pistols) – Tommy Stinson
Dizzy Solo
11. Catcher In The Rye (video)
12. You Could Be Mine
Dj Ashba Solo (La Bella Vita)
13. Sweet Child O’ Mine (video)
14. Jam/November Rain (video)
15. Bumblefoot solo – “Abnormal”
16. Don’t Cry
17. Riff Raff (video)
18. Civil War (video)
19. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
20. Jam/Nightrain
21. Jam/Patience (video)
22. The Seeker
23. Jam/Paradise City

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