Had they yielded a little more discipline, then they, and not Metallica, were the most important Metal band of the last 35 years.Guns ‘ n Roses was a bit more commercial, less pruning hard, but had stronger melody writers. And those melodies explain the lasting success, even with the non-traditional metal audience. Such a shame…
Frontman Axl Rose scored with his band in the late ‘ 80 and early Years ‘ 90 several big hits.Sweet Child O ‘ Mine entered the dutch Top 40 on 24 September 1988 and did not exceed the 26th place.Paradise City did a lot better a year later and achieved a 4th place during the 11 weeks that the single was on the chart.The biggest success in the Netherlands was the band with Knockin’ on Heaven’s.In 1992, the number was 4 weeks on 1 and was the best selling single of the year.
No band members, no concerts
After the success, the band was mostly plagued by problems.In 1994, 1996 and 1997 respectively, Gilby Clarke, Slash and Duff McKagan left the band, and was read on the Wikipedia page of Guns N ‘ Roses. Of the original occupation, only AXL Rose remained.
In 1998, Rose tried to breathe new life into the band, but it was difficult to keep members inboard.In 2002, the band decided to start touring in a new composition, for the first time since 1993. Concert tickets sold poorly and AXL Rose sometimes did not show up at all. In 2002, all remaining concerts were suspended, including the planned concert at the GelreDome in Arnhem.
Disappointment after disappointment
In 2006, the band toured again, including a concert at the Goffertpark in Nijmegen.A new album would be released that same year, but the release date was not met. Only at the end of 2008 did the promised album Chinese Democracy, the band’s first studio plate since the spaghetti incident appeared?(1993).Chinese Democracy won the 4th place in the Dutch Album Top 100, but a hit did not yield the band.
Rock ‘ n Roll of Rotstreek?
The band entered the GelreDome XS in Arnhem on October 3, 2010 during their new European tour, but left fans waiting more than 1.5 hours for the performance.Due to the delay organizer Mojo Concerts had to arrange extra buses to get visitors back home. That cost Mojo a lot of money. A steward was also mistreated at the concert after he appealed to a concert visitor to wild pee.
For the first time in 20 years again together on tour
The last hit may be long ago, Guns N ‘ Roses has a loyal fan.The Not in This Lifetime concert at Goffertpark is sold out, although there are still about 300 second hand tickets for sale on Ticketswap.65,000 people are expected at the concert.
Perhaps this sales success is not that weird, because AXL Rose is on stage with the legendary guitarist Slash, who left the band more than 20 years ago.