Guns N Roses, Chinese Democracy

Now That Guns N’ Roses Are On Tour, All We Need Are Some Serious Antics

A few weeks ago, there were reports that Vince Neil was confronted by Nicholas Cage for assaulting a woman and pulling her to the ground by her hair around the same time that Guns N’ Roses reunited for the first time in 22 years, according to a report by The Inquisitr

It seems that the era of the trashy out-of-line rockstar has been resurrected thanks to some of the aging 90s relics who still seem to honor those days.

And lately, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has decided to lower the price of his mansion from $10.995 million to $10.495 million because it isn’t selling as quickly as he hoped, according to Chron.

The article says that he originally bought the house for $7 million back in 2009, but now, since he’s divorcing his wife of 13 years, Perla Ferrar, he doesn’t seem to need it anymore.

Checking on the value of the house might reveal why he marked it up and even why his markdown was so slim.

But the article also refers to some “bonuses” which are, no doubt, signature touches a Guns N’ Roses fan would love. However, when matched with today’s standards, the said bonuses come across as cheap and really, by themselves, should drag the price down even lower.

For instance, there’s a stripper pole, skull wallpaper, and leather banquettes just to name a few.

Possibly skull wallpaper with Slash tophats?
Guns N Roses’ guitarist Slash is reportedly selling his house, which comes with skull wallpaper. Could it look something like this? [Image by Werner Reischel via Flickr | CC BY 2.0]
Surely, one would hope that Slash could have matured a bit to where those sleazy signatures would be a thing of the past?

According to the Wall Street Journal, Guns N’ Roses reunited for a 22-song set at the 20,000-seater T-Mobile arena in Nevada this last week. That was the second show of their new tour which took place at midnight and went until 2:30 a.m. right after a set by Alice In Chains.

Those are certainly rock star hours.

Of the two bands, Alice In Chains was not complete as its most troubled frontman Layne Staley, died of a heroin overdose in 2002. On the other hand, Axl Rose, who many wonder whether he will be stable enough to keep his antics in check, show up on time, and not get into fights with the bands and the audience, was present. Many were worried that his antics would leave behind an unfinished tour.

Guns N Roses fans buy up tickets like hot cakes.
When Guns N Roses announced that they would be performing a surprise show at the Troubadour, via their website, fans showed up at this former Tower Records building to buy them up. Tickets were apparently at $10 a piece and a limited number. [Image by Nick Ut | AP Photo]
The positive reviews are in, however, as the Wall Street Journal’s review of the performance says that lead singer Axl Rose proved he still has it.

“He was impressively in command, hitting the high notes and reveling in unleashing long screams, through his voice has lost some of its growly menace as he as aged.”

They apparently did a lot of ballads and deep cuts for the show, but it isn’t known if Guns N’ Roses will be doing similar songs for the extension of their tour.

The Inquisitr also reported on the Guns N’ Roses show at The Troubadour.

Rolling Stone also collected footage from the Nevada show and also refers to the first official Guns N’ Roses show at Troubadour, where Axl reportedly hurt his foot likely trying to use moves for the first time since he shared the stage with Slash decades ago.

Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler were not part of the set, but it’s likely that Stradlin will be on the tour after April.

Blabbermouth published a piece about another former drummer for the band Matt Sorum, who said he wasn’t asked to be on the tour. But Adler is in the piece, which seems to indicate that they’re both on pretty friendly terms over decisions made for a reunion tour.

The L.A. Times also reported on the first Guns N’ Roses show in 20 years and brought up whether there is still bad blood between guitarist Slash and Axl Rose.

Apparently, neither of them spoke to each other at the first show, although the report by the Wall Street Journal says that Rose was talking to Slash at the end of their Nevada performance as he was walking off the stage on crutches.

The article by The LA. Times asked if the tour will continue without problems and stated that each show is estimated to bring in $3 million.

Scott Weiland and Slash when they were Velvet Revolver
Scott Weiland, left, and Slash from the band Velvet Revolver perform on stage after they inducted Van Halen into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the induction ceremony in New York City, Monday, March 12, 2007. [image by Seth Wenig | AP Photo]
Over the years, both performers have been holding down a combination of their own projects. Slash was in the band Velvet Revolver, whose lead singer was Scott Weiland, formerly of the 90s band Stone Temple Pilots. Because you know it’s a Slash project when there are guns in the band’s name.

Velvet Revolver was able to complete two records before disbanding over Weiland’s drug use. Weiland died of an overdose in December of 2015.

In any case, there are still a lot of questions about what people can expect to happen with Guns N’ Roses on tour and in a way, that’s part of the excitement.

[Image by Cristiane K via Flickr | CC BY 2.0]

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