For Guns and Roses fans and lovers of rock music in general, the news about the reunited band’s Not In This Lifetime tour, which began on June 23 was nothing short of sweet ecstasy: Vocalist Axl Rose and guitarist Slash had decided to overlook misgivings of the past and come together to rock once again!
As their two-month long tour hits another bend, the excitement over their North American leg is only getting stronger.
According to The Rolling Stone, the band’s guitarist Slash shed some light on the band’s mood when he spoke to Aerosmith guitarist Joey Krammer on his the radio show.
“Everybody’s getting along, everybody’s playing great. We were all pretty positive that that would never happen so it’s still sort of blowing our minds. It seems so srreal to me, but everybody’s really getting along great and I think everybody’s come a long way and it’s all cool,” said Slash.
The two-month tour started on June 23rd and will end on August 22nd gig at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium. A date for a previously announced St. Louis show has yet to be announced.
Earlier in May, lead singer Axl Rose performed with Australian rockers AC/DC on their first European concert in Lisbon, Portugal. The bands greatest hits as Back in Black, Shoot to Thrill as well as Rock ‘n’ Roll Train, among others were played. Other AC/DC hits Riff Raff was performed for the first time live since 1996 and Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation for the first time since 2003.
The other good news for the GnR fans is that Axl Rose has said in an interview that the currently touring line up might head to the studio to make some good music.
“I’ve got a lot of stuff together, and I played some stuff for Slash and Duff, and they liked it. “They might be on [the recordings]. We don’t know,” said Rose at London’s China Exchange forum.
Do we get to hear tunes close to GnR anthems Sweet Child of Mine, Welcome to the Jungle and Paradise City again?