GUNS N' ROSES Slammed By Boston Globe Writer Over VMA Appearance

Click here to read a very humorous — and some say, extremely accurate — commentary on GUNS N' ROSES' appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards, written by Renee Graham and originally published in the September 10th edition of the Boston Globe.

The following is an excerpt from Graham's column:

"Absorbed in the moment, one could almost ignore the fact that those introduced as GUNS N' ROSES were anything but — no Slash, no Izzy, no Duff. Instead, Axl was backed by a bunch of guys who could just as easily have been a very proficient tribute band.

"But soon came the end of the affair, the fading of that old feeling. This wasn't the lithe, sinewy Axl of 1987 but a middle-age man desperate to prove time hasn't eroded his ability to whip an audience into a frenzy. Wearing his trademark bandanna — swaddling what had to be long, braided hair extensions — he huffed and puffed his way through 'Welcome to the Jungle'. By the end of the song, and he only sang a snippet, he couldn't have been more winded if he'd been running up Heartbreak Hill with a piano on his back. For someone who hasn't done much singing in public since the early 1990s, Axl wasn't in good voice. Fortunately, he didn't attempt 'Sweet Child o' Mine', which, given the shakiness of his voice, would have been an unholy mess."

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