Friday night saw something many likely would’ve chalked up as a prank unless there was proof: Guns N’ Roses performing on stage together at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. For the first time since 1993, most of the original members of Guns N’ Roses appeared on stage together to blast the crowd at the legendary venue with what Rolling Stone calls an “intimate performance” of their hits.
The show comes hot on the heels of the announcement for their reunion tour — touted as a reunion despite the absence of original members Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler — kicking off in Detroit before heading on the road towards their announced headlining gig at Coachella:
Rose, Slash and McKagan were joined onstage by longtime keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer. The first songs the reunited GNR performed together were “It’s So Easy” and “Mr. Brownstone.”
Despite cameras and cellphones being banned from the event, many decided to shrug off the rules and make record of the historic gig. You can catch video of Rose’s signature growl to kick off Appetite For Destruction’s “Welcome To The Jungle” and a bit of Mr. Brownstone. There’s also plenty of shots showing Axl, Slash, and Duff all seeming to get along on stage. The fact that this hasn’t imploded yet should be a good sign for most of the 20 dates announced for the upcoming tour.
(Via Rolling Stone)