Watch Guns N’ Roses Perform ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ From Coachella
"Do you know where you aaaaaaaare!?" Guns N' Roses delivered the first of two Coachella performances over the weekend, taking the stage Saturday night (April 16) and belting out the classics to a fevered crowd. Pro-shot footage from the show has surfaced online, with a video of "Welcome to the Jungle" available above.
The clip opens with the festival crowd chanting the band's name and the Looney Tunes theme poured through the PA system before Guns N' Roses kicked off their set. The video cuts to an ecstatic crowd in the dark as Slash shatters the air with the infamous opening lead from "Welcome to the Jungle." Axl Rose delivers an all-time scream before the song kicks into full gear. The frontman is still resigned to Dave Grohl's guitar throne, nursing a broken bone in his foot, but does his best to bring his iconic, serpentine stage moves from the elaborate chair.
Guns N' Roses were met with a strict curfew time of 1AM with their set time slated for 10:30PM to 12:50AM. The band has a well-documented history of delaying performances, sometimes for hours. Though the group's bus broke down on the way to picking them up, the show went off as planned.
Joining Guns N' Roses was AC/DC guitarist and new bandmate of Axl Rose, Angus Young. With Rose officially announced as Brian Johnson's replacement in AC/DC as they plan to reschedule their postponed dates, fans got the first glimpse at what Rose sounds like singing AC/DC classics. Together, they played "Riff Raff" off of the 1978 release Powerage.
The evening also found the band playing such original favorites as "You Could Be Mine," "Sweet Child O' Mine," "November Rain," "Patience" and the show closer "Paradise City," as well as covers of Paul McCartney and Wings' "Live and Let Die," Misfits' "Attitude," The Who's "The Seeker" and a guitar jam between Slash and Richard Fortus on Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here."
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