TMZ.com has uploaded video footage of GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar) and Dizzy Reed (keyboards) as they arrived at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California ahead of tonight's GN'R concert at the venue. Check out the clip below. The show will mark the first time singer Axl Rose and Slash have performed together since 1993.
GUNS N' ROSES has still not officially announced the lineup of musicians who will take the stage beyond Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, although the TMZ clip almost certainly confirms that Reed and Fortus are on board as well.
Members of the classic GN'R lineup Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler didn't originally appear to be involved in the gigs, but Adler's solo band abruptly canceled a show at the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles on April 1, with the venue tweeting, "Stay tuned for a big announcement! #GunsNRoses." There is now speculation about a guest appearance by Adler with GUNS.
The last show Axl and Slash played together was on July 17, 1993 at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires. The latest incarnation of GUNS N' ROSES, which only included Axl from the original lineup, played a residency in Las Vegas in 2014 but has remained silent since.
GUNS N' ROSES has six more concerts scheduled in April: two at the Coachella Music And Arts Festival, two in Las Vegas and two in Mexico City.
GN'R TroubadourPosted by John Mayo on Friday, April 1, 2016