GAH too much Axl. (Photos by Erik Kabik)
So, we’ve come to this, then. Guns ‘n’ Roses is doing a residency at The Joint, called Appetite for Democracy, because no one other than Bumblefoot liked Use Your Lieslusion.
We can’t help but think that somewhere, Slash is quietly snickering to himself. Or would be, if it weren’t before 1 p.m., which is when we assume Slash slowly comes to out of his Jack Daniels fog from the night before.
Axl ‘n’ Friends will do a 12-show swing, starting on Halloween night and running through Nov. 24. The set list is “created exclusively for The Joint” and runs through the band’s catalog though, presumably, will be bereft of any The Spaghetti Incident? jams. Sadly. Bonus hype: AEG’s Vice-President of Booking Bobby Reynolds cites “soon-to-be-legendary songs off Chinese Democracy.” Quick! Name three songs off Chinese Democracy. OK, name one song off Chinese Democracy. No, no. “Dead Horse” was off Use Your Illusion I.
Tickets go on sale Friday and start at $45. Shows will be on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays through the end date. Your ability to ever find “Mr. Brownstone” dark and dangerous again, though, will be forever compromised.