Guns N Roses

  • 09 June 2004

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1985

Guns N' Roses Announced As Final Headliner For Download Festival 2018

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 10 November 2017

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Guns N' Roses join Avenged Sevenfold and Ozzy Osbourne at the top of the bill for Download 2018.

Reformed rock legends Guns N’ Roses have been revealed as the third and final headliners for the 2018 edition of Download Festival.

The group will headline the Saturday night of the three-day festival, which is due to take place at Donington Park from June 8th to June 10th. They join fellow rock legend Ozzy Osbourne and the heavy metal outfit Avenged Sevenfold at the top of the bill.

It’s a serious coup for the festival, and marks a continuation of the new-found co-operation between tempestuous lead singer Axl Rose and band members Slash and Duff McKagan. Gilbert Clarke, Matt Sorum and original drummer Steven Adler complete the line-up, representing four-fifths of the ‘classic’ Guns N’ Roses line-up that recorded 1987’s epochal debut album Appetite For Destruction.

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Pink Looks Starstruck As She Appears On Stage With Guns N' Roses

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 13 October 2017

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She's a big fan of the band and this week she got to perform with them.

Pink could not believe her luck when she got to appear on stage with GUNS N' ROSES in New York City this week, singing along to the band's 1988 song 'Patience'. It's safe to say it's one of the most momentous moments of her entire career.

Image caption Pink at the 2017 MTV VMAs

Currently on their Not In This Lifetime tour, Guns N' Roses hit Madison Square Garden on Wednesday (October 11th 2017) for a concert that lasted a good three hours and included covers of Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun' and Glen Campbell's 'Wichita Lineman'. But the highlight of the show was Pink coming in to finish their rendition of 'Patience'.

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GUNS N' ROSES seen performing live in concert in front of 55,000 people - Hämeenlinna, Finland - Saturday 1st July 2017

From GNR To Norah Jones: The Most Touching Live Tributes For Chris Cornell

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 28 May 2017

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Artists continue to pay their respects to the late Soundgarden frontman.

When a music legend dies, their peers come out to celebrate their fallen brother or sister in the only way they know how: performing. Since Soundgardan frontman Chris Cornell committed suicide on May 18th 2017, artists everywhere continue to dedicate their live performances to him in the form of touching tributes.

Image caption Chris Cornell performing in Manchester

Here are just a few of the best Chris Cornell tributes so far:

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Guns N' Roses Rake In $230m On Not In This Lifetime Tour

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 27 April 2017

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Guns N' Roses have grossed $230m from their 'Not In This Lifetime' tour and are set to continue riding the gravy train when the tour kicks off again next month.

GUNS N' ROSES have grossed $230m from their 'Not In This Lifetime' tour so far.

The 'Sweet Child O Mine' hitmakers reformed with Axl Rose, Duff McKagan and Slash at the helm and played 25 concerts in 21 stadiums last year.

Their eight shows alone in New Zealand and Australia have been a huge financial success, raking in $38m, according to Billboard.

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Axl Rose And Slash Reunite For Guns N' Roses At Coachella 2016

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 05 January 2016

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Official confirmation finally arrives.

It's official; GUNS N' ROSES featuring Axl Rose and Slash will re-unite for the 2016 Coachella Music And Arts Festival in April, marking their first performance together in twenty years. It's probably one of the most seminal reunions in rock history - and one that many thought would never happen.

Image caption Dickinson regrets not punching Axl Rose [above] in the face

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Have Slash And Axl Rose Finally Buried The Hatchet?

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 23 August 2015

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The Guns ’n’ Roses frontman and guitarist Slash are though not to have spoken since 1996.

Guns ’n’ Roses frontman Axl Rose and former member Slash are reportedly on speaking terms again, nearly 20 years after the guitarist’s exit from the band. In an interview with Swedish website Aftonbladet, Slash revealed that the two have finally buried the hatchet, saying that the reunion was ‘probably way overdue’.

Slash has said he’s buried the hatchet with Axl Rose.

When asked during the interview if he and Rose had ‘made friends again’ Slash said, "It was probably way overdue, you know. But it's very cool at this point to dispel some of that negative stuff that was going on for so long."

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View of books on Display - GUNS N' ROSES basssist Duff Mckagan signs copies of his new book 'How to Be a Man (And Other Illusions)' at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, Florida, United States - Friday 15th May 2015

Is Axl Rose Really The World's Best Singer?

By George Percival in Music / Festivals on 02 June 2014

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The frontman was recently named as the world best singer due to his impressive vocal range.

Axl Rose is infamous for many reasons. His constant late appearances, sometimes taking to the stage almost two hours after their billed start, means every recent Guns n’ Roses tour is dogged by disgruntled fans and a swathe of bad press. The singer is notorious for his cantankerous temperament which has resulted in numerous cancelled appearances and YouTube-worthy angry rants that would give even Kanye West’s irritable soliloquys a run for their money. He is so surrounded by criticism that it is no surprise the frontman’s vocal attributes are often overlooked.

Image caption Rose has posted a bashful response to the award of "World's Best Singer"

Now, the singer has been named as the best vocalist of all time on a recently published chart, an accolade that is extremely misleading given the nature of the basis for which the award has been meted out to the rock legend. The award is based on versatility in vocal range rather than any consideration for tone, grain or strength which are commonly considered as the most endearing vocal traits.

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Fergie & Josh Duhamel Give Their Baby A Rather Unusual Name: 10 Points If You Guess Correctly

By Lauren James in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 30 August 2013

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Fergie and Josh have drawn inspiration for their baby's name from rock royalty.

Pop quiz: what have Black Eyed Peas Singer Fergie and her husband Josh Duhamel named their first born child?

a) Spannr Sam? b) Rchet Rob? c) Axl Jack?


Fergie & Josh Duhamel Welcome Their First Child.

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Police Launch Probe Into Guns N' Roses Guitarist's Elaborate Proposal

By Joe Wilde in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 13 August 2013

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A police investigation has been launched in Las Vegas to determine whether LVPD officers went too far in helping the guitarist propose to his fiance

Daren Jay 'DJ' Ashba, one of the many people brought in to replace Slash in GUNS N' ROSES, posted a photo on to his Instagram this Saturday (10 August) of himself and his girlfriend, Colombian actress and model Nathalia Henao, whilst kitted out in helicopter helmets and microphones. In his caption for the photo, the guitarist thanked the Las Vegas police department for "the most amazing" private helicopter tour over the city, adding that the ride finished in a field at police headquarters, where he proposed and celebrated with "a bottle of the bubble stuff."


Ashba and Henao have been together since 2009

As lovely and romantic as all this sounds, the Instagram message has begun to cause a stir because it seems to imply that the LVPD gave the guitarist some very special treatment rather than, you know, being police officers. The LVPD have now begun an enquiry into the incident to determine whether employees went too far in helping the guitarist propose to his girlfriend, especially considering that he isn't even Izzy Stradlin, never mind Slash.

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GUNS N' ROSES Monday 29th October 2012 On Monday, Oct. 29, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas and Clark County will declare Paradise Road to be known as Paradise City Road in honor of rock legends Guns N' Roses' first-ever residency, Appetite for Democracy, at The Joint. The street will pay homage to Guns N' Roses' record-breaking hit 'Paradise City,' through the band’s extended run - Wednesday, Oct. 31 - Saturday, Nov. 24.

Axl Rose of Guns' N' Roses performing at the O2 Arena. Thursday 31st May 2012

Axl Rose and Guns N Roses Saturday 29th October 2011 Axl Rose and Richard Fortus of Guns N' Roses performs at the American Airlines Arena during his North American Tour Miami, Florida