Intimate Guns N’ Roses NYC Gig Footage Surfaces; Dizzy Reed Talks Rock Hall Induction
There's so much going on in the Guns N' Roses camp right now. The band has staged a three-gig New York takeover, having played the first show at the Roseland Ballroom on Friday, Feb. 10, with additional shows at other venues in the Big Apple set for this coming week, kicking off their short run of intimate club shows.
Didn't catch the show? Well, you can enjoy some footage from the Friday night show below, as the band rips through 'Nightrain.' There's also the entire set list to pour through, which will make you jealous that you weren't there taking it all in. It's no surprise that Axl Rose's shows clock in at three hours, since the encore is seven songs strong. Overall, it was a parade of hits. If you were there, you already know this.
Additionally, keyboardist Dizzy Reed checked in with Metro in New York to reveal some key nuggets that make us hopeful about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction this April. Reed also shared details regarding how he has managed to outlast so many GN'R members and how he has remained in the band.
After joking that all he knows about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is that it's stationed in Cleveland, Reed was continuously coy with details, saying, "I spoke with the people of that institution. They gave me a call and told me to mark it on the calendar, to be there. As far as the details of what's going to happen, I haven't received any sort of itinerary or schedule. It's something I'm just trying not to think about until it gets closer. It's not that I don't appreciate it. It's a great thing, and it's great for all the people who supported the band over the years."
Not much in the way of information, but it is enough to give fans hope that the original band members might finally get on stage together to celebrate the occasion.
"I think coming into the band as I did, I just had a different perspective on it," he said about his longstanding working relationship with the oft-temperamental Axl Rose. "I was pretty grateful to be called up to be a part of what was such a huge thing at the time, and if I ever start drifting off into any sort of place where maybe I want to do a little more for myself I just try to remind myself that I'm pretty darn lucky."
Reed also called Rose "a great, great man" who has "done a lot for me and my family and for so many other people. And people don't know that about him. And you know what? He's always got some great jokes, man." Axl Rose, comedian! Who knew?
The Friday night set list is as follows:
'Welcome to the Jungle'
'It's So Easy'
'This I Love'
Richard Fortus Guitar Solo
'Live and Let Die'
'You Could Be Mine'
DJ Ashba Guitar Solo
'Sweet Child O' Mine'
Bumblefoot Guitar Solo
'Whole Lotta Rosie'
'Knockin' On Heaven's Door'