Ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Robin Finck rejoined his bandmates on stage this past Monday night (March 12) at the House of Blues Sunset in West Hollywood, California to perform the song "Better". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below.
Finck left GUNS N' ROSES in early 2009 to rejoin NINE INCH NAILS and was replaced by DJ Ashba.
Robin "continues to be part of GN'R, by virtue of GUNS' history and his involvement in 'Chinese Democracy'," GUNS N' ROSES said in a March 2009 press release announcing Ashba's addition to the group.
In addition to sole original member Axl Rose, the current lineup of GUNS N' ROSES includes guitarists Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Richard Fortus and DJ Ashba, bassist Tommy Stinson, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman and drummer Frank Ferrer.
"Chinese Democracy", the 2008 album released by the current edition of GUNS N' ROSES after a 15-year wait, was officially certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on February 3, 2009 for shipments in the United States in excess of one million copies. The long-in-the-making, 14-song CD finally arrived 17 years after the last full-length collections of original GUNS material, "Use Your Illusion I" and "II", were released, and nine years after the non-album track "Oh My God" surfaced on the soundtrack of the movie "End Of Days".
"Chinese Democracy" was made available exclusively through Best Buy.
The original five-piece group, along with drummer Matt Sorum and keyboardist Dizzy Reed, will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland on April 14.