Although the series concludes with the gritty disenchantment of early Nineties grunge, its final episode proposes Guns N’ Roses as “the ultimate American band”. Over shots of a scrawny Axl Rose gyrating with leonine threat to the metal groove of a band almost completely obscured by massive manes of shaggy hair, a voice over explains that “they had the swagger, theatricality and arrogance of the big Seventies bands like Aerosmith and Alice Cooper but mixed in with the sleaze and energy of punk and British hard rock. They existed in the mainstream alongside pop stars and power ballads but they were completely anti-establishment.”
Well it is true, that they sold 28 million copies worldwide of their 1987 debut, Appetite for Destruction (not the 50 million claimed in the programme), and I purchased one myself. But I look at all that flamboyant screeching, widdly guitar and sexist posturing and think is that really the best a country of three hundred million can do?
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In 2014 Guns N’ Roses are setting up tour plans in 2014 beginning with a return to South America for multiple dates in the spring. The start of the trip south begins with headlining the second night of the Hell & Heaven Metal Festival in Mexico City.
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Sunday, March 16 Mexico City, Mexico
Thursday, March 20 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Saturday, March 22 Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Tuesday, March 25 Brasilia, Brazil
Friday, March 28 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sunday, March 30 Curitiba, Brazil
Tuesday, April 1 Florianapolis, Brazil
Thursday, April 3 Porto Alegre, Brazil
Sunday, April 6 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Wednesday, April 9 Asuncion, Paraguay
Queen-guitaristen Brian May frygter at være ramt af kræft.
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — The investigation into the activities of a Las Vegas police fly along in August has concluded.
The LVMPD Air Support fly along occurred on Aug. 7.
DJ Ashba, lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, and his girlfriend received a private tour over Las Vegas and then landed in a field at police headquarters. Ashba said that’s where he had a table set up with a bottle of the “bubble stuff” and roses, and popped the question.
Ashba posted a photo on Instagram of the tour and gave a shout out to LVMPD on Twitter.
Two department employees, a captain and a police officer who is a pilot, were found to have violated department policy.
Captain David O’Leary, who had been employed with Metro since February 1989, retired on Dec. 20. He was last assigned as the captain who oversaw the Financial Crimes Bureau.
Officer Ray Horsley has been employed with Metro since February 1994 and is currently assigned to the Air Support Detail.
As a result of the investigation, Captain O’Leary was in the process of being demoted to the rank of lieutenant but retired before the discipline went into effect.
Officer Horsley, effective Jan. 11, will be transferred out of the Air Support Detail and will no longer be allowed to fly for Metro.
A fly-along and a patrol ride-along are typically done for the purpose of exposing members of the community to the duties of law enforcement. A fly-along would begin and terminate at Air Support and would not include any off-site landings as occurred in this case.
Civilians not employed by Metro who were directly involved with this case all declined to be interviewed as part of the investigation.
Jeg har gjort menuen mere mobilvenlig, da rullemenuen ikke virker på alle mobilenheder, så nu kan man i det mindste læse tidslinje-siderne helt. Jeg valgte at dele tidslinje/kronologien op i mindre portioner fordi bloggen simpelthen (desværre) ikke kan trække for lange artikler, så på den her måde er det nemmest at redde sit arbejde hvis artiklen kollapsede pga. fejl.
Håber i, der læser siden her, synes om det 😉
GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal spoke to Argentina’s Vorterix prior to his November 24 appearance at The Roxy Palermo in Buenos Aires. A few excerpts from the chat follow below (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
Bumblefoot putting his foot down with Axl ”I’m saying it here first — I’m choosing my own life; I have to. If I’m gonna be painted into a corner where I have to choose between being in GUNS N’ ROSES and the entire rest of my life, and if they’re not willing to help me keep the two functioning well together, then I’m out.”
via Bumblefoot putting his foot down with Axl ”I’m saying it here first….If I’m gonna be painted into a corner where I have to choose between being in GNR and the entire rest of my life, and if they’re not willing to help me keep the 2 functioning well together, then I’m out.” | Metal Sludge.