Posts Tagged ‘Guns ‘n’ Roses’

Arts Roundup: Whatever, Again Edition

Plus: Why is the Smithsonian still standing behind Bill Cosby?

Photos: Guns N’ Roses @ The Fillmore

Axl Rose and his latest group of hired hands dazzled the eyes—if not necessarily the ears—of the sold-out Fillmore crowd for three hours early Friday morning. The setting was relatively intimate for a band that's played arenas, but this Guns N' Roses (including Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson) still went Vegas Big: There was video, covers (Pink Floyd, [...]

Summer Festivals, Brought to You By…

Decades from now, highly selective business schools will devote whole semesters to the flawless understanding of cross-platform brand synergy that is this year’s Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilillion, put on by local eco-friendly salad chain Sweetgreen. Never mind that fans will have to guzzle gas driving to Columbia, Md., for the show: It’s a [...]

Reviewed: My Appetite for Destruction by Steven Adler

Guns ‘n’ Roses’ debut Appetite for Destruction was a stone cold rock ‘n’ roll classic. There is no arguing with songs like “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City,” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” Drummer Steven Adler played on all these songs before he was booted from the band for being a self-destructive screw-up. After finally finding [...]

How to Win Fans and Alienate People

Electro-pop band La Roux is playing to a sold out 9:30 Club tonight [Ed. note: Show's been postponed!], a sure sign that audiences love the duo made up of lead singer Elly Jackson and musician Ben Langmaid. However, La Roux — more specifically, Jackson herself — is known for being a bit of a... well, [...]

Arts Roundup: ELO Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show Edition

Good morning! I consumed a lot of soup and chili and beer last night and am paying for it today!
So: that half-time show. Very boring; Townshend and Daltrey looked and sounded old; pretty lights; blah blah, yes we all agree. More importantly! With the Who, the Super Bowl now seems to have run out of [...]

Misfits @ Jaxx October 25

Punk leftovers-cum-merchandising powerhouse the Misfits have announced a fall tour, stopping at Jaxx Sunday, Oct. 25. It's not quite Halloween, but close enough.
The Jersey-bred musclemen/metal punks emerged in 1977, developed a crude catalog of '50s B-movie themes banged out and recorded with even less tact,  and, technically, disbanded by 1983 (when head howler Glenn Danzig [...]

Horseman #3

There are three things that ever since I can remember have been widely discussed and speculated upon, none of which I ever really imagined would come to pass—at least, not in my lifetime.

The Boston Red Sox would win the World Series.
A black man would be elected President of the United States.
Guns N' Roses would release [...]