Former Guns N' Roses member Chris Pitman has lost his patience and reportedly filed a lawsuit against the band's lead singer, Axl Rose, over an unpaid debt for services the multi-instrumentalist provided to the group. Keyboardist Pitman claims that Rose wrote him a promissory note for $125,000 that he was owed for over a year's worth of work. In the suit, Pitman claims that Rose was supposed to pay up by October 2012, but has failed to do so. Pitman says that Rose now owes him more than $163,000 with interest.
Guns N' Roses' North American tour has been eventful. More than thirty people were arrested on Saturday night (July 23rd) at the band's concert at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Investigators say 30-year-old Kimberly Goodman was charged with aggravated assault against two state troopers, who received minor injuries. State troopers say there were also arrests for solicitation without a permit, disorderly persons, criminal trespassing, simple assault, drug offenses, resisting arrests, open lewdness and harassment. Welcome to the Jungle.
Guns N' Roses was detained at the Canadian border for having a gun on board, frontman Axl Rose revealed to a sold-out crowd of 50,000 at Toronto's Rogers Centre Saturday night (July 16th). The singer waited until the evening's 18th song, "Out Ta Get Me," before telling the story. At least they are being true to their band name. Guns N' Roses are currently on the road on their Not In This Lifetime tour, with Rose joined in the lineup by guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan. Original drummer Steven Adler also joined the band onstage recently, appearing at shows in Nashville and Cincinnati.
Guns N' Roses reunion shows didn't start very well for singer Axl Rose as he has broken a bone in his foot, requiring a surgical procedure to insert a plate and screws. Reportedly, the injury happened when Axl slipped onstage while singing "Mr. Brownstone" during last week's show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. He has performed with a cast in both Las Vegas shows. The show must go on!
The reunited Guns N' Roses have just announced more tour dates, specifically North American summer shows. Apart from the already announced Las Vegas and Mexico dates, they will embark on the Not In This Lifetime tour, which will see the iconic band headline stadium dates throughout the U.S. and Canada starting in Detroit at Ford Field on Thursday, June 23rd.
Guns N' Roses has added another North American show to its 2016 itinerary. The reunited band — featuring singer Axl Rose alongside guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan — will play in Mexico City on April 19th. As previously reported, Guns N' Roses will be one of the first acts to play the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 8th and April 9th.
The reunitedGuns N' Roses — featuring singer Axl Rose alongside guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan — will be one of the first acts to play the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, set to open on April 6th. They will play at the 20,000-seat venue on April 8th and April 9th. None of the other original band members - guitarist Izzy Stradlin and drummer Steven Adler - have confirmed or commented on whether they will participate in the reunion.
As it turns out, the rumors were right about Guns N' Roses this time. The official announcement has been made and the band will perform at Coachella 2016 as headliners. The Guns N' Roses reunion will mark the first show for the band with co-founders Axl Rose and Slash since 1993. The legendary band will perform at the California-based festival on April 16th and April 23rd. Axl Rose and Slash will be featured in the lineup, with bassist Duff McKagan also involved. The rest of the lineup has not been revealed.
Every now and then, we have rumors that the classic Guns N' Roses lineup might be reuniting. However, now the reunion rumors are stronger than ever since the band's website was made to display their classic style logo. This furthers the recent speculation that the original members will come together in 2016. In fact, some sources claim that the official reunion announcement is just days away. Also, a mysterious teaser, clips of "Welcome To The Jungle" are being played over black-and-white crowd footage during the pre-trailers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
While the reunion of the classic band line-up speculation continues almost every week, Guns N' Roses and Dead Daisies guitarist Richard Fortus recently suffered serious injuries after a motorcycle accident. He broke his shoulder blade, collar bone, six ribs, a toe, has a bruised lung, lacerated liver and a concussion but he will make a full recovery. Sadly for Dead Daisies fans, Richard Fortus will miss the band's upcoming tour dates in Australia and New Zealand due to the crash.
Guns N' Roses have lost one of their three guitarists. Daren Jay Ashba has announced his departure from the Axl Rose-fronted outfit. He leaves the hard rock group after six years of service to focus on his band Sixx:A.M. Ashba was hired to join Guns N' Roses in 2009 following the release of Chinese Democracy to replace guitarist Robin Finck, who departed to rejoin Nine Inch Nails.
Ex-bassist of Guns N' Roses Duff McKagan has confirmed that he will be filling in for the band's current bassist, Tommy Stinson, during the group's South American tour. Stinson is scheduled to reunite with his original band, The Replacements, for two dates at Coachella in mid-April and is unable to make the Guns N' Roses shows. McKagan will join the group in Argentina for the April 6th concert, then play Paraguay (April 9th), Bolivia (April 12th) and two cities in Brazil — Recife (April 15th) and Fortaleza (April 17th).
The official trailer for Guns N' RosesAppetite For Democracy upcoming 3D concert film has been released and can now be seen below. The footage was shot before a sold-out crowd live on November 21st, 2012 at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada during the band's Vegas residency. Appetite For Democracy is coming this summer to theaters, 3D Blu-ray, DVD and worldwide television broadcast.
Aussie fans can expect hard-rocking performances from a hard-rocking lineup this March when Guns N' Roses, ZZ Top and Rose Tattoo join forces for a string of tour dates. The tickets go on sale this Friday, January 25th. All the dates can be seen below.
It seems that apparently not only is Slash not welcome at any Guns N' Roses shows, but neither are Slash T-shirts.
According to British music magazine NME, a fan at GNR's May 31 concert at London's O2 Arena, who showed up a wearing a Slash T-shirt, was forced by security to remove his shirt at the door. The concertgoer, 18-year-old James Revell, grudgingly abided and entered the venue bare-chested.