When the nominations for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame were first announced I had mixed emotions but, in an effort to be positive, wanting to make the most of things for the fans and with their enthusiasm, I was honored, excited and hoped that somehow this would be a good thing. Of course I realized as things stood, if Guns N’ Roses were to be inducted it’d be somewhat of a complicated or awkward situation.
Since then we’ve listened to fans, talked with members of the board of the Hall Of Fame, communicated with and read various public comments and jabs from former members of Guns N’ Roses, had discussions with the president of the Hall Of Fame, read various press (some legit, some contrived) and read other artists’ comments weighing in publicly on Guns and the Hall with their thoughts. Read the rest of this entry
The once in a lifetime Guns N Roses “Up Close And Personal Tour” pulled into the Orlando House of Blues last week, and they did so with a bang! The sold out show was only announced the week before, but it was 100% packed to the walls. While the band did start an hour and a half late, the crowd was still just as excited. At their previous show last year at Orlando’s Amway Center, pyrotechnics and a massive stage set took the focus, but at the House Of Blues, it was all about the music. The band took to the stage and belted out their new song Chinese Democracy, then moved right into Welcome To The Jungle. In total, the band played 31 songs over an impressive 3 hour set; the fans didn’t even walk out the door until almost 4am! Highlights of the night were definitely the multiple covers, including Paul McCartney, The Who, Bob Dylan, and Pink Floyd. Read the rest of this entry