CKY: We Didn't Know We Were On GUNS N' ROSES Tour Until Three Days Ago

Pennsylvania's CKY, who are opening GUNS N' ROSES' U.S. tour starting Thursday night (November 7) in Vancouver, didn't know they were on the bill until three days ago. At the time, the band was heading from Michigan to California to finish up a tour with LEISURE.

"All of a sudden, Axl picked us. We had to cancel two sold-out shows in California and turn right full rudder all the way to Vancouver," CKY drummer Jess Margera told "We were at least 2,000 miles out of the way when we got the call. We've been driving for three days, but this is an awesome tour so it's worth driving all that way."

CKY landed the tour after their management found out GN'R still hadn't chosen a tour opener. So they overnighted a package to the band's management company and were handpicked by Axl from about 10 groups.

"I'm psyched because that's probably the biggest tour of this year," Margera said. "And we've all been fans of GUNS N' ROSES for a long time. I got 'Appetite For Destruction' when I was 10 years old, so I've been listening to that for a while. And I'm a big fan of [guitarist] Buckethead and Brain is a really awesome drummer. I can't wait to hang out with him."


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