Fans never quite know what they're gonna get with a Guns N' Roses gig, and when the setting is a bowling alley / rock club in Brooklyn, N.Y., there's truly no telling what could happen. On Thursday night (June 6), Axl Rose and company rolled (pun intended) into the Brooklyn Bowl and scored big with the fans who were lucky enough to attend such an intimate GN'R gig.
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Guns N' Roses' 'Appetite for Destruction' is deserving of its top spot in the 25 Hard Rock Debut Albums of all-time, as the disc yielded three of the top rock anthems of all-time -- 'Welcome to the Jungle,' 'Sweet Child O' Mine' and 'Paradise City.' All three songs have garnered endless radio play, are still heard at sporting events and feature some of the most memorable licks in rock history.
Guns N' Roses have just announced that they will be playing an intimate show this Thursday, June 6, at New York's Brooklyn Bowl, a music venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that is also a bowling alley. The gig will serve as a warm-up show of sorts for the band's headlining gig at New York's Governors Ball this Saturday, June 8.
After nine seasons, 'The Office' closed up shop last night (May 17), but not without giving the cast of characters a hard-rocking send off. The finale centered around a pair of events -- Dwight and Angela's wedding and the shooting of DVD bonus content for the documentary -- with the office co-workers reuniting a full year after the series penultimate episode. As expected for a series finale, there were a number of poignant moments, and luckily for rock fans they were soundtracked by some harder rocking favorites.
If you've been watching TV over the past week, odds are pretty good you've caught Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine' in a new commercial spot, but it's entirely possibly you may not have immediately recognized it. That's because a cover version of the song, softened considerably with a mesmerizing children's choir, has soundtracked the new Johnson & Johnson spot.
Hollywood was the place to be if you were a rocker looking to make it in the mid '80s. But not long before we were all welcomed to the jungle, Slash auditioned for the Bret Michaels-led Poison. In a 2010 interview with Classic Rock Revisited, Slash revealed that he had decided to quit the pre-Guns N' Roses band Hollywood Rose and was referred to Poison by their exiting guitarist at the time.
Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal is a firm believer in passing on his knowledge to the next generation, and he recently dropped by the Bronx, N.Y. 'Little Kids Rock' program to jam out a few songs, including the GN'R classic 'Sweet Child o' Mine' with some Mott Hall Community School kids.
On May 2, former Guns N' Roses and current Adler drummer Steven Adler admitted himself back into rehab for undisclosed substance abuse. The band Adler was forced to postpone its summer tour dates due to the drummer's return to rehab, and Adler himself has just written an official statement detailing exactly why he needed to go back again.