Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Axl Rose gives it to Atlanta like a RockStar should!

Long, hard and LOUD!

Guns N’ Roses Concert
11/2/11 Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA 8pm – 2:15am

"The North American road trip, helmed by the band's only original member Axl Rose, marks the band's first since 2006. The remaining members include Tommy Stinson (bass), Bumblefoot (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), DJ Ashba (guitar), Richard Fortus (guitar), Frank Ferrer (drums), and Chris Pitman (keyboards). As Guns N' Roses returns to Atlanta for the first time since 1987, the debauchery still seems to follow the band to this day."

Axl’s performance reminded Atlanta what a real rock star should look and sound like. He was in a great mood throughout his 3 hour set and frequently joked with band members and his audience.  He is quite a jokester.  He mentioned his last visit to Atlanta and how he was arrested on-stage for punching a security guard at the Omni in 1987. He teased about 3 songs in and said “Well, I’ve gotten farther tonight than I did in 1987.”  He told us the story about when he was sitting in the Paddy wagon with cuffs on.  His manager came to him and said “I think we’ve got this worked out, all you need to do it apologize to the Security Guard.”  Axl’s apology consisted of two words that weren’t “I’m sorry” but started with “F – you”.

By the end of the show, he expressed a heartfelt appreciation for the good reception he received from the audience. When the show ended at nearly 2am with Paradise City, many of the people stayed and sang every word to the songs they knew. When it was done Axl twirled around some girls panties and bra that were flung onto the stage and kept running back and forth on the stage. Axl seemed to not want to leave the stage telling everyone to get home safe and come back and see him again and wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.

Set List:
Chinese Democracy
Welcome To The Jungle
It's So Easy
Mr. Brownstone
Rocket Queen
Richard Fortus Guitar Solo (James Bond Theme)
Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney & Wings cover)
This I Love
Riff Raff (AC/DC cover)
My Generation (The Who cover) (Tommy Stinson lead vocals, with band intros)
Dizzy Reed Piano Solo (Baba O' Riley)
Street Of Dreams
You Could Be Mine
DJ Ashba Guitar Solo (The Ballad of Death)
Sweet Child O' Mine
Instrumental Jam (Since I've Been Loving You/… more Another Brick In The Wall)
Axl Rose Piano (Someone Saved My Life Tonight/… more Goodbye Yellow Brick Road)
November Rain
Bumblefoot Guitar Solo (Pink Panther Theme)
Don't Cry
Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC cover)
Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan cover)

Shackler's Revenge
Out Ta Get Me
2nd Encore:
Paradise City
Love him or hate him you cannot deny his incredible talents as a musician and song writer. Axl Rose is one of the greatest front man's of our time and I am so glad I got to witness him lay it down!
Rock on! Steph Geezy
~Some quotes taken from the AJC.com~

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