Guns N' Roses announces first U.S. tour in 5 years
September 21st, 2011
01:27 PM ET

Guns N' Roses announces first U.S. tour in 5 years

Guns N’ Roses just announced today they’ll be doing their first US tour in five years, CNN can confirm.

The legendary hair metal band will perform a two and a half hour show featuring all of their hits from October to New Year’s Eve.

Axl Rose & Co. kick off the US tour on October 28 in Orlando, Florida. Before they hit the U.S., the band will tour Latin America for a few weeks.

GNR spent most of last year on a world tour, playing their hits show 71 times in over 30 countries.

The current incarnation of Guns N’ Roses is: Axl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Frank Ferrer (drums).

The current schedule is as follows:

October 28 - Orlando, Florida at the Amway Center Arena

October 29 - Miami, Florida at the American Airlines Arena

October 31 -  Greenville, South Carolina at the Bi-Lo Center Arena

November 2 - Atlanta, Georgia at the Phillips Arena

November 5 - Dallas, Texas at the Gexa Energy Pavillion

November 12 - Kansas City, Missouri at the Sprint Center Arena

November 13 - Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Target Center Arena

The band also has plans to stop by Houston, Texas; Omaha, Nebraska; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Chicago; and East Rutherford, New Jersey. For more info, visit

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  5. steve

    Saw them in Kansas city a week ago. I was very skeptical about going, but went because I was bored out of my mind in Kansas. Anyway, the show was GREAT!! They played all the old hits from AFD and Illusions. Axl will always be Axl and yep, he can be a jerk, but the dude can sing and it was well worth the money. They played for 2:45. I saw them twenty years ago and enjoyed the show much more this time around.

    November 19, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Blue Astrid

    Took my 8yr old daughter to the GNR Houston Texas show and it was amazing. If you are bad mouthing them, maybe you should actually go see the show and go in with an open mind. And for the people complaining about kids, get over it because they have the right to listen to good music as well. Why are you going to just say only people from our time were allowed to enjoy great music? That is just like saying, " We lived Rock in the 80s, and we will die with it." come on its really uncool to hate on parents who actually take the time to spend with a child and allow them to choose what songs or bands they want. Cause honestly, I would much rather take her to GNR than waist my money on Jonas Brothers or any kid group today. And I was very honored to have my little girl taken on stage with DJ Ashba, that was a joy to watch. So good or bad, you never know what to expect at a GNR concert. I can say it is a show you do not want to miss. They give you more than you pay for. dont hate on people, have fun, love the music and stop reading what the media makes up. What happen in the 80s does not mean it will happen now. and if it does, it is because people want to cause drama and fights. Even I was getting some old hag yelling she was going to bash my kid into the gate, and my kid is 8yrs old, and not one person standing near me allowed her with in a foot of my little girl. So for every bad apple, you will have 20 or more amazing people who love the music. And don't hate because the people in the front waited hours just to get those spots, just be cool with it and give them props for actually doing that.but to push and shove because you came in after the opening act, that is just uncool and because you are 50 or older does not mean you have earned your place. if Axl did not want your old booty back then, he ain't gonna want you now. hahaha And the ladies tossing crusty panties, that is so gross. At least if you do, make sure they are new and not the panites you were wearing all day, no one wants that crap. haha
    Again, go see this show, stop bashing on Ashba because he is a true talent and gets everyone involved in the fun. And just enjoy it. Peace and Love. B'

    November 14, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. johnny jagermeister

    I saw slash a while back and he kicked ass ! I have no intrest in seein guns and roses without him ! but would love it if they were ever to do the original line up !!

    November 9, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bryce

    im 17 and i love gnr. i know every song! i mean every song of theirs! Can't wait to see them in Chicago on the 15th

    November 8, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. N49

    Guns & Bozos. Used to love them...but now who cares.

    October 29, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Logic

    Do they have any fans left (alive)?

    September 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mark

    Why aren't they coming to St. Louis , Ha

    September 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Orville

    I wonder if the degrade Axle @#$!head Rose has learned how to behave himself, or if THAT will be the real show. What a waste of time.

    September 22, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  13. prosecco

    Replace Axl with Paul Westerberg and it might be a band worth seeing.

    September 22, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  14. waxlnyc

    Those who make the negative coments are not fans, so no one gives a crap what you think. AXL is what makes GNR the best hard rock band ever. Of course in a perfect world the original lineup would be together, there's no denying SLASH is the one of the best guitarists ever. But you haters make no sense when you diss the current lineup, and complaints about the 11PM start times are ridiculous as GNR has been doing late shows forever. IT's rock n roll people, be prepared to stay out late!!!

    September 22, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  15. johneed

    I saw the last tour in Minneapolis. I read about the late starts beforehand, so I wasn't terribly surprised when they took the stage at 11:45pm. It was a great show! Was it as good as the original lineup in their hayday? No, it was not, but that doesn't mean it wasn't still great...

    September 22, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  16. Greeeeeat!

    I saw the last tour in Cleveland. Axl was over two hours late. He came on stage, fired his monitor engineer, and then fired the opening act, Eagles of Death Metal. It was worth every penny to see his antics. Without Buckethead and Robin Finck, I have no interest in seeing a non-original lineup, anymore.

    September 22, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  17. rot80

    Anyone who pays for a ticket to see this will loose their money or be very disappointed.. does anyone remember the multiple times mr rose walked off stage or ... didnt show up.... no slash...cmon....enjoy standing in an empty concert hall... or seeing a 45 min performance...this will be short lived tour

    September 22, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  18. Jinx

    Screw Gun's and Hoses!!! Worst band ever. Slash rules though...

    September 22, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  19. Daddy80s

    All you Slash lovers need to get a clue. His isn't really that great of a guitar player and anyone who has been a fan of GnR since the early days knows that the core of GnR has always been Axl and Izzy. Just because Slash came up with the intro to Sweet Child O Mine it doesn't make him a god. Izzy may have left GnR but he's staying true to his musica roots and still recording good music while Slash is recording songs with Fergie, playing the Super Bowl with the Black Eyed Peas and appearing on the Charlie Sheen roast. Give me a break. Slash is nothing more than a sell out and a sloppy guitar player. DJ Ashba and Bumblefoot > Slash.

    September 22, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  20. scott

    No Slash, no GnR. Sorry.

    September 22, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  21. John B

    they should be called "Hired Guns n Rose"

    September 22, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  22. Barry Manilow

    You F-ers will never know music like I used to make. Who is this Axl Grease you are all referring to? I SING THE SONGS GDI

    September 22, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  23. Jeb

    How old is the author of this article? Calling GNR a 'legendary hair metal band' is silly. They were the biggest band in the world for a few years in the late 80's and early 90's. It's sort of like calling U2 a 'famous euro punk ensemble'.

    September 22, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Danielleor

      I know!!!! HAIR BAND! GnR would beat the s@i$ out of you if they heard that!! Articular writer get your history right: hair bands where Poison, Motley Crue, Ratt NOT GNR!

      September 22, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  24. YYZ

    If it werent for studio processing magic this numbnut wouldnt EVER sound even close to marketable.

    September 22, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  25. Rock

    Drop dead Axl – nobody cares anymore. And you're a *ock sucker anyway

    September 22, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  26. Light In The Black

    Go see a 65 year old toothless man in spandex
    and hair plugs.


    September 22, 2011 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  27. I'm Outside

    Yikes! I don't see one positive comment on here...makes one wonder what ticket sales are going to look like.

    September 22, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  28. CJP

    G&R was never a hair band. Also, I am not sure they are even metal. They were just butt kicking hard rock.

    September 22, 2011 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  29. JB

    One word: Pass

    September 22, 2011 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  30. j

    no slash, no GNR

    September 22, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  31. dmcurtin

    I would never go to see this clown again , went to see him play earlier in the year he was 1and a half hours late then he left the stage after 20 mins because some one hit him with a plastic bottle . what a p***k.

    September 22, 2011 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  32. timestickin

    I am sooooooooooo done with G&R it's not even funny.......... Axle sucks! I'd rather go see the wiggles then his crappy band... put slash on tour... Axle,,,,Please you stink...........

    September 22, 2011 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  33. Meme Simmons

    I would rather GnR do an REM and go the way of the DoDo.

    September 22, 2011 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  34. Yuliq

    Hey Saul Hudson... GnR sucks. That's all there is to it. Their music sucked before and it still sucks now. They should call it the 'Drained Pool' tour since Axl can no longer afford to clean pools for a living. Axl is a HAS BEEN!

    September 22, 2011 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  35. Michael H

    I saw them in Paris last year and they were BAD. They were late almost 2 hours late, Axl was totally off key and looked like an old man surrounded by a bunch of bouncy teenagers prancing around the stage. Needless to say it was not worth the ticket price and was the last time I'll part with any more of my money to support this has-been and his prima-donna ways.

    September 22, 2011 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
  36. John Z

    It's a tour for the Axl Rose Band. Unless it includes Stradlin, McKagen, Slash and Adler/Sorum, it should not be called Guns 'N Roses.

    September 22, 2011 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  37. bob


    September 22, 2011 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  38. Teemee

    I actually think that in 1993 this would have been news.

    September 22, 2011 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  39. Mike Buck

    Remember when Axl could have saved the day when James Hetfield of Metallica was burned to a crisp opening for G n R? Instead he did 3 songs and walked off the stage causing a huge riot. Axl is a loser.

    September 21, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Darth Jedi

    Isn't that Kid Rock?

    September 21, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jeff98

    Last I checked Axl made the name to the band.

    September 21, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  42. CM

    Axl, Slash, Duff, Izzy, Adler (assuming he's coherent these days). That's the lineup I'd pay to see...not The Axl Rose Project. And hopefully Axl has lost the dreadlocks. "Hair metal" is a derogatory's melodic hard rock...and it blows away ANYTHING that's been on the Billboard Top 10 for the past 20 years. Hopefully the original lineup will somehow get together again...Duff joined Axl on stage a few months all boils down to the Axl-Slash feud.

    September 21, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  43. London G. Welsh

    This is the Axl Rose solo band. Get the original lineup together already, that's what everyone want's.

    September 21, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Andy

    He needs to retire the Guns 'n Roses name and just start his own band. Let it go Axl.

    September 21, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  45. GeeGog

    They're freaks.

    September 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  46. norez

    Why not call it a REPLACEMENTS tour – they've got one of THOSE too.

    September 21, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Alex Winter

    Oh boy I hope he does all the songs from Chinese Democracy!!

    September 21, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Jeff98

    Slash sucks yeah he has done alot I just love how Axl put these guys on the map and made them famous Axl is gnr it's the singer that makes the band. How good did other bands do with a new singer my point exactly..

    September 21, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rock

      Well, props for the nice try, but its still going to fail. Sorry
      By the way, Van Halen prospered quite well with Hagar for a few years.

      September 22, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  49. CAMEO35


    September 21, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  50. john

    Hair metal band? Are you a freakin idiot? Oh my god what a stupid moronic statement.

    September 21, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Axlsux

    I wonder how many concerts axl will cancel at the last second again.

    September 21, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  52. juss

    Get over it people, and get out of the past. There are new members (all very talented if you would just listen to them or check out their resumes) and they put on a hell of a show.

    September 21, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |



    September 21, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Steve-O

    GnR should tour for their retirement home.

    September 21, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Omega1

    GnR is hard rock not hair metal. Who do u think they are Ratt?

    September 21, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  56. billy the kid

    They were not call "Lines and Noses" for nothing. Probably missed all those concert dates and were late to shows because of that evil meth!!!

    September 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  57. b. Slider

    These clowns are too far gone to ever come back. Axl blew it big time and without Slash, you ain't nothing but another has been rock and roller. Give us a break already, your time has passed and NOBIDY CARES ANYMORE!!!

    September 21, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Billy Jester

      I would rather spend my hard earned money and go see ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER wrestle then to go see this loser with some new guys milking the G & R name. You are right my friend, nobidy cares!!!!!

      September 21, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  58. John

    And the world let out a collective..."so what..."

    September 21, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Fdaveokc

    I don't know how you all are forming these opinions, but a band is ostensibly the lead singer. Any decent guitarist, bassist and drummer can play the correct notes in the correct sequence, but only the lead singer can make the song sound like it should. Would you rather see Steve Perry with a backing band singing Journey songs, or the rest of the original Journey members playing them with a different lead singer? If Axl Rose is singing all the Guns N Roses tunes with an apt backing band, it's going to sound like Guns N Roses, period. I don't want to see David Lee Roth and Van Halen singing "Why Can't This Be Love?" any more than I want to see Sammy Hagar and Van Halen singing "Jump". Go to the Guns N Roses concert and close your eyes. You won't be able to tell the difference.

    September 21, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dubbs

      My man...Music is most certainly not just about playing the correct notes in the correct sequence.

      September 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • BenZuda

      Journey is probably a bad example since they are rockin it with their new Phillipino singer. Perry can't sing that stuff any more, he wrecked his throat.

      September 21, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  60. D

    This tour will flop and they will cancel dates....guaranteed

    September 21, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Gabor47

    I am from the old fart generation, but I follow and love rock up to date. I noticed many of you miss Slash from this setup.
    I was heartbroken when Ritchie Blackmore quit Deep Purple. So much so, that I didn't listen for over a decade. Than, accidentally I did. I was floored by the solo guitarist Steve Morse, who frankly, better than Ritchie ever was.

    September 21, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • BenZuda

      I too was disappointed by Blackmore's departure from DP, but it did open up the chance for Tommy Bolin to make his splash. But you are correct, Steve Morse is twice the player Blackmore is. Check out his work with the Dixie Dregs, phenominal.
      BTW, I predict this GNR tour will self destruct.

      September 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zack

      I must say, I saw them two nights ago and it was amazing. DJ Ashba is, and I really really hate to say this, but DJ Ashba is as good if not better then Slash. he was really into the crowd and made the concert that much better. great night.

      December 5, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  62. the_dude

    This is not guns n' roses. Might as well call it "Axl Rose and the bootstrap lickers"

    September 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Sakamoto

    GNR? I thought they were now The Axl Rose Experience.

    September 21, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  64. 80s metal head

    These dudes were over-rated, just like Metallica.
    Sure, their 1987 album and the "Use Your Illusion" albums were good, but still...there were alot of better 80's metal bands then Guns N Roses.

    September 21, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  65. GuestColin

    Sorry but I got ripped off once by this jerk, never again. They were late getting on stage. Stayed for about 25 minutes of what sounded like electric sludge crossed with cursing and then Rose stormed off. Good luck to anyone willing to go.

    September 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Krumm

    What no St. Louis date? ; )

    September 21, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jessica@work

      LOL, good one!!

      September 21, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alice

      The advent of the camera phone might have been a huge factor in how long it took Chinese Democracy album to come out... Axl just couldn't stand the thought of all those people FILMING the show!

      September 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Slash's Hat

    That's a shame......

    September 21, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Cult of Personality

    Welcome to the Jungle !!

    September 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  69. DC

    HAIR METAL????? Are you kidding calling them a hair metal band?? They aren't, and were never, Poison. They wre a hard rock band. Period.

    That said, this IS NOT GUNS-N-ROSES!! If It doesn't include Slash, it's Axl Rose and his side band. Period.

    September 21, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Jessica, Sparta, NJ

    When I went to see the Axl Rose, Guns n Roses, 5 years ago it was a total waste of my money. At Madison Square Garden Axl and crew were supposed to start around 8:45 pm but they didn't get on stage until 11:10, almost 2 and a half hours late!

    Having to catch the train back to NJ at 11:34 I only got to hear 4 songs. They used to be one of my favorite bands but after that crappy show I will never, ever go to see them again. No excuse for being late was given and it was a total waste of $100.00.

    Go at your own risk, they may not even make the stage at your show.

    September 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Junkpile

      I know how you feel Jessica....I had tickets to a show that they cancelled in the early 90s because Axel was being a jerk. I did like them until that happened, I still like some of their songs but I wouldn't waste my money trying to go see them in concert again. On a lighter note I did enjoy hearing about Tommy Hilfiger kicking Axels a$$.....LOL. I guess long hair and a heroin habit don't make you a bad a$$.....:D

      September 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Frank Mondana

    Just how many of these gigs will start on time? How many will be 45 minutes long? How many will be rescheduled?

    Rose has always crapped on his fans, even 25 years ago.

    September 21, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Timothy

      Because that's what they do. That's how they're managed. That's what they're known for, and they go out of their way to do it. Go out of their way to crap on the fans? Yes! This is simple marketing. They understand that in rock n roll, controversy sells and if they have to sellout their fans to be 'controversial', so be it. Anyone who thinks this will not continue is misinformed. They already KNOW it will continue. "Guns n Roses" and whoever's in charge of them (whether Axl, their manager or somebody else) will ensure that it does. So sad. They'll purposely be late/absent, fabricate some outlandish story for it and the mythology will continue to grow. I hate entertainers like that; somewhere along the way they missed the point and sold their soul. Ugh.

      September 21, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Jeff

    GN'R is Axl, Slash, Duff, Izzy, Matt or Steven, & Gilby...To call this Guns & Roses is a travesty. It will die a horrible death.

    September 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  73. erich2112x

    Without Slash you're just another band over at the Indian casino.

    September 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Gary Johnson

    Without Buckethead, this band is bland!!!

    September 21, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Red@WI

    These guys are old, but luckily for them, bands that have come before them, like the Stones, have perfected hiding their Depends undergarments under their tight leather pants, so on-stage bowel movements, which are sure to occur, will have no effect on the audience.

    September 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • mo


      September 21, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • b. Slider

      obviously a moron like yourself has never seen the stones.

      September 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Beautiful Vixen

    I'll leave it. There are much better bands out there. I do like one or two of their songs though. One is November Rain.

    September 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  77. DoubleTap

    after that new years appearance a while back w bucket head (whatever that was) and Axl in a 70's sopranos plastic sweat suit (looks like he's balding as well) that's really not what I would want to see...barf ...great music, but let the past die already

    September 21, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  78. boocat

    I'll wager a years salary they don't finish the tour and that prima donna Axl Rose throws another hissy fit. Who cares anyway? The band always sucked and Axl Rose couldn't sing his way out of a paper bag. Horrible band....horrible singer....

    September 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • DoubleTap

      What were you listening to in the 90s? obviously not GNR- they rocked!

      September 21, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Thanks, but i don't need $500 that bad.

      September 22, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
    • steve martin


      September 22, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Ricky Rockit

    You KNOW IM GAY!

    September 21, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Johnathan

    Lindsey,GN'R is not hair metal, They are Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band.

    The term Hair Metal is a insult to everyone who grew up in the 80's, Like me. I hate that term. Bands like GNR,Motley Crue,Poison Def Leppard, Skid Row, BonJovi, etc... Are Glam metal or 80's Metal, Not Hair Metal.

    You & everyone else who calls GNr and all the other metal bands from the 80's. Need to learn your music.

    September 21, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Evel Knievel

      You and them are just mad because Hair Metal insinuates that y'all still have hair.

      September 21, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Saul Hudson

      Guns 'N Roses is the best hair metal band ever! Suck it, Johnathan.

      September 21, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pam Jacks

      Thats right! (from an 80's baby)

      September 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pam Jacks


      September 21, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jango Davis

      Hard rock or whatever you call it, it all sucks. No point in learning what to call crap, because that's all it will ever be.

      September 22, 2011 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Andy

      That's right!!!

      Inthe 80's, people actually had to have talent to make it. Look at the original GNR, or any number of acts from that time. They could actually play their instruments, and could actually sing. Now if you can talk, you can call yourself a hippity-hoppity act and make money. A best selling album today wouldn't have even made the charts back then, the bands were so popular that people bought their stuff like crazy. GNR were about the last big act, and we'll never see a return to how it used to be.

      September 22, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Mitch


      I am one that grew up with these bands. GnR, Poison, Cinderella, Skid Row, Ratt...all outstanding groups that were not only great at recording, but could bring down the house live as well. With that said, I am not sure why you (and apparently many others) feel that "Hair Metal" or "Hair Bands" is such a derogatory label. C'mon man! You were there... These guys must have had stock in Aqua Net. The hair was HUGE back then. It was an easy thing to associate with the bands of the time.

      In my honest opinion, I would take more offense at "Glam Metal". That one always bothered me.

      September 22, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |


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  81. SmarterthanU


    September 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  82. LAMONT

    Tony Orlando And Dawn did a much better version of Sweet Child of Mine.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • AssButter

      Yeah ole Tony Orlando was lucky to have Dawn as his wife until he found out she had a big ole weiner between her legs and then off course came the divorce.

      September 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • DoubleTap

      you must be a traditional ho Fn mo

      September 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  83. LAMONT

    Of course that was before he started up with all this rock roll nonesense.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  84. LAMONT

    Years ago me and a friend saw him perform at the old Apollo Theater in downtown Harlem. He was masterful. Hi duet with Ella FItzgerald brought the crowd to tears. It was a night I will long remember.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  85. .

    Lets just listen to Use Your Illusion I and II and forget about AXLs new mess. He must be needing some money.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  86. .

    I have to agree with sweet Jessica. Also with the post immediatly above mine.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Axl Grease my ass

    This isnt GNR. This is the Axl Rose band. BOOOOOO!! This tour will suck and implode.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • KajinPL

      I agree. It's not GNR. Especially without Slash, but Axl won't let go of his aged old grudge to even reunite with him.

      September 21, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thatguy371

      May wanna reconsider that career change to tour manager you were considering. Last tour with Axl only and new band sold quite well. Sold out most cities. So no, it won't fail.

      September 21, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • b. Slider

      TRUE DAT!!!!

      September 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Anomic Office Drone

    I bet against them finishing the tour, and I hope anyone who buys a ticket for the New Year's Eve show has a plan B.

    September 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jessica, Sparta, NJ

      After they were 2.5 hours late the last time I saw them at MSG I wouldn't make any New Years plans with those fools.

      September 21, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Noo Yawkah

      If they don't show up I plan on banging your drunk sister. Happy New Year!

      September 21, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Evel Knievel

    "Welcome to the Hair Club"

    September 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Jessica@work

    The only GN'R people want to hear is the old stuff with the original band. Axl is the only orig member going on this tour? It will suck, if it ever happens to begin with.

    September 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      This really should be called an Axl Rose solo tour. And considering the number of shows and tours cancelled by this lunatic, I'd be VERY skeptical of purchasing a ticket.

      September 21, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Je

      Saw them 5 yrs ago and they Rocked! Until 1:30 AM! Guitarist from Faith No More was awesome. Nobody sings them like Axl. U snooze, u lose. We were shocked, one of the best concerts in years!

      September 21, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duff

      @JE is right, have seen them 3 times with this line-up and it is a brilliant show. you take a stand at your own peril. also dizzy reed is an original member of the band, has played keys since the 80's, he's just one of the featured five

      September 22, 2011 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Duff

      sorry *not one of the featured five

      September 22, 2011 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  91. AJ JAMES

    Where the f@#$% is Slash?

    September 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Slugbait

      A couple of days ago, I saw him standing behind Charlie Sheen cranking a modified lead to Train Kept A-Rollin' on Comedy Central. He's currently in pre-production for his second solo album. Why do you ask?

      September 21, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      I could care less about seeing G&R without Slash! He IS Guns & Roses!!!!

      September 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Broccoli Munch

      II'd rather just listen to their 8 tracks.

      September 22, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • dedicatedx

      Ditto on Slash missing. They should just be called Roses without him..

      September 22, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • gus

      Seen his show in Sturgis SD. 1 yrs ago. Alice n Chains opened and they were flawless. The venue was packed. Waited over two hours for Axel to get on stage. Then I Turned around Half of the people waiting for the show left. At every guitar solo or break in a song Axel would run off stage change his costum then run back, he was winded and couldn sing after all the running. I walked out of the show. I "was" an Axel fan since the start...

      September 22, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Bubbles

      Keep things in perspective people... Slash playing with that other guy was ok but jot GnR like back in the day and Axl on stage with another guitar play will be missing something but in all it will be a good show and I would pay to see it b4 I would pay to see Slash with another singer..... Just the way it goes.. The quarterback is the quarterback. End of story and you know it. Don't be so negative just shut up and go yell at your crying lil brats!

      September 28, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jere Griffin

      In agreement with the majority on here calling for the reconciliation of Axl and Slash. Their talent combo with the VOICE and GUITARIST blending together are as good as it gets. With the fading of rock-n-roll as far as being the forefront genre in the lime light is getting old. Tired of watching county genre trying to sing country, but playing the rock-n-roll sound with their music. All it would take is a Axl and Slash with the rest of the band to create a few hits, take over the air waves to take ROCK-N-ROLL back through the Stratosphere! If you two need a mediator, holler! Just work it out, life is short, and you are robbing us of your blessed talent combo!

      December 9, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |

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