G 'N R Reunion At Steven Adler & Tracii Guns's Gig Last Night?

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I know Izzy said he might stop by and Adler and Slash were partying earlier in the week, anyone know what happened or was there?

Sam, Monday, 30 July 2007 03:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

4 years pass...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/17040945

The original members of Guns N' Roses will come back together in April, keyboardist Dizzy Reed has revealed.

The band will appear together to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland.

"I know that all the original band is going to be there," Reed told Billboard. "I'm just going to go in with a good attitude and a clear head and a grateful heart."

It's not yet clear whether the band will perform at the event.

"I don't know exactly what's going to go down," Reed added. "It's one of those things I'm sure will all come together and be really cool."

Guns N' Roses have been through multiple line-up changes in the last few years.

Dizzy Reed is the second longest-standing member of the band after lead singer Axl Rose.

The other original members are bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Steven Adler and guitarists Slash and Izzy Stradlin.
New album

The current line-up of Guns 'N Roses last performed in the UK in 2010.

They were bottled off stage at a concert in Dublin after they arrived on stage nearly an hour late.
Dizzy Reed Dizzy Reed joined Guns N' Roses in 1990 during Use Your Illusion period

The gig was preceded by a controversial headline slot at the Reading festival, where their set was cut short after they played past their curfew.

The band released their debut album Appetite For Destruction in 1987, which topped the UK album chart.

All of their albums have charted in the top five since then, including their most recent release Chinese Democracy.

The band's current line-up is due to return to Europe later this year including dates at Dublin's 02 on 17 May.

When asked about a possible new album, Reed said: "There are some clamouring and rumours that we might be getting some material together after we do this so we'll see what happens."

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love the literal idea of a reunion. Like, they're all in the same room. They should make GNR Family Reunion 2012 t-shirts.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wait-- is Axl going to be there too? This article is unclear.

Poliopolice, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

it was probably implied since he's the one who still owns and performs under the name, and because Dizzy, who still plays in the band w/ Axl, was saying everyone would be there.

but it's also kind of a given that this whole thing is a guaranteed clusterfuck and nobody really knows what will happen until the night of the event.

CANDY aka JUNK (some dude), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

It really underscores how far things have gone when you hear Dizzy referred to as the second longest standing member of GNR.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why do all these dudes have goofy names but Steven? Axl, Izzy, Slash, Duff, Dizzy ... and Steve.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

is stephanie seymour back in the band or what

tylerw, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why do all these dudes have goofy names but Steven?

because they were all made up by a bunch of morons?

max buzzword (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Steven was the stupidest one -- that doesn't make any sense!

tylerw, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why do all these dudes have goofy names but Steven? Axl, Izzy, Slash, Duff, Dizzy ... and Steve.

That's why Steve had to go.

Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

wasn't he listed as "steven 'popcorn' adler" on the appetite sleeve?

textile in thighville (get bent), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

it was because he couldn't remember his real name so they called him steven

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

But they replaced him with Matt. I mean, come on. Matt?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

oi watch it mate

dave coolier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

"tommy stinson," what a dumb name

popcorn (get bent), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd think Tommy Stinson at this point might have been in GNR as long as some of the others. It still weirds me out that he has been in GNR for like 10 years now. I'd love to have a time machine to go back to like '87 and bet him that he would end up in that band.

earlnash, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

At least Tommy end in "eee."

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think it's hilarious that anyone can be considered to be "in" a band that doesn't really record/release music or play shows

max buzzword (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean Tommy's being "in" GnR for 10 years has probably resulted in what, maybe a couple hundred hours of actual work?

max buzzword (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's why Buckethead was the natural successor.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Actually, Tommy's been in GN'R closer to 15 years at this point. For serious.

wolf cola, everyone (thewufs), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think it's hilarious that anyone can be considered to be "in" a band that doesn't really record/release music or play shows

― max buzzword (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:29 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

they've played 40+ shows in the last 6 months

CANDY aka JUNK (some dude), Thursday, 16 February 2012 14:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I never finished Adler's autobiography. Is there anything worth reading about after 1997?

getting good with gulags (beachville), Thursday, 16 February 2012 15:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was there anything worth reading about between 1991 and 1997?

CANDY aka JUNK (some dude), Thursday, 16 February 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost I may be saying them Sunday night, actually.

What happened to Duff's book? That seems the most promising of the lot.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 16 February 2012 15:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Duff's book is good. But not really about Guns, though. At least not after the first 150 pages or so. And it's low on stories ala "the Dirt". But most of those are known by now anyway. The boook is more of a "how I learnt to live again"-type of story. But he's a likeable guy, Mr. McKagan, and it's pretty well written. Lots about his Seattle-roots too..

Mule, Thursday, 16 February 2012 15:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I read Duff's book also. Its a decent read, but I wish he had been a bit less diplomatic about everything. Like he barely mentions anything about the Illusions sessions. I wanted to hear how a dude from the Seattle punk scene explains how he ends up playing stuff like "November Rain" but I guess at the same time it seems like he was barely functioning from 1989 to 1993.

smash williams, Thursday, 16 February 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I guess he only touches upon that. Illusions happened because Izzy opted out and nobody besides Axl really cared, or were able to contribute anything at all, really.. But he's a tad too diplomatic, I agree. It might have something to do with the fact that the different relationships are finally getting better (story with Axl in London) and that he's too nice of a guy..?

Mule, Thursday, 16 February 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Between Duff's, Slash's, and Steven's books, you get a pretty good triangulation of what went on, but yeah, not really enough on the Illusions stuff. I think that in addition to being a nice guy, Duff is also a total dork.

getting good with gulags (beachville), Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think Slash's book had ample Illusions/post-Illusions era material

CANDY aka JUNK (some dude), Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

<i>But he's a tad too diplomatic, I agree. It might have something to do with the fact that the different relationships are finally getting better (story with Axl in London) and that he's too nice of a guy..?</i>

Doing anything other than walking on eggshells with Axl generally results in immediate shutdown of all communication/a torrent of verbal threats/onstage disses/bad-mouthing in the media/the occasional millon-dollar lawsuit, so yeah, there might be something to that idea.

Duff strikes me as the wisest and most personable of the original quintet, and with the HOF induction coming up, he has a vested interest in not getting on Axl's bad side. When Axl is pissed, the motherfucker doesn't burn bridges, he nukes them.

wolf cola, everyone (thewufs), Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

But how lovable a dork!

Mule, Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

wolf cola probably OTM

Mule, Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

somedude, I was referring to Duff's book specifically, but really I don't think any of them go into the recording sessions for Illusions the way they did for Appetite.

getting good with gulags (beachville), Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have a feeling going into the recording sessions for Illusions is not extricable from stepping on Axl's toes.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 16 February 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hope the group's inducted early with Axl hiding backstage, and then an hour and a half later, Axl just walks out on stage - oblivious to whatever's happening on it - and does that slow building scream at the beginning of "Jungle"

da croupier, Thursday, 16 February 2012 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

CANDY aka JUNK (some dude), Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

preferably right in the middle of the Beastie Boys induction

CANDY aka JUNK (some dude), Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Be funnier if Axl holds up the entire ceremony for two hours.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

That possibility seems a lot more boring to me than him ASSUMING they waited

da croupier, Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's sad that the most irreverent thing to ever happen at a Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame induction came courtesy of Madonna

da croupier, Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm guessing the Nirvana two will be teary and proud, and it looks like g'n'r will treat this like a class reunion. I hope instead of listing the infinite number of rappers that belonged in the hallowed hall before them, the beasties just lip-sync to "Fight For Your Right" and smash the mics a la American Bandstand.

da croupier, Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm guessing the Nirvana two will be teary and proud

Gettin' a little ahead of ourselves are we? These guys aren't in just yet. I mean, yes, obvious shoe-in, but in a few more years.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

How long til Foo Fighters are in? Be hilarious if Foo Fighters preceded Nirvana.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's no way that'll happen. Nirvana will be eligible for 2014 class, iirc. Foo's will be 2020. Those old Rolling Stone types that vote for this love Nirvana.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I know that, I just was naming people who in some ideal world could at least provide some cartoon irreverence for the night.

da croupier, Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean it'd be great if if courtney, krist and dave would go through "smells" and "heart shaped box" after screaming "HEY AXL, WHERE'S AXL?" from the podium, but I'm guessing Dave's spent too much time with the Macca for that to happen now, and Krist will probably be on his best behavior for Kurt's memory. Courtney remains an x factor.

da croupier, Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gah, why are people even pretending that this reunion will be anything more than the literal "all the original members of the band in the same room" sort? There is no way Axl (who just turned 50, btw!) gives a shit about the other guys. I just saw GNR a week ago - it was exhausting/robotic - and Axl seems pretty cozy with his current set-up, which seemed designed/built to work around his exact eccentric specifications. Like them letting him leave the stage every minute, or letting his lame guitarists cover the Henry Mancini and John Barry. He and Tommy seem like best buds.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 27 February 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

imagining baby elephant walk here.

beachville, Monday, 27 February 2012 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink


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