Guns N’ Roses played Vegas, Axl sat upon Dave Grohl’s throne, literally (pics, setlist)
Rolling Stone has a great review of last night's first of two Guns N' Roses reunion shows at Las Vegas' newest venue, the T-Mobile Arena, complete with details on how Axl Rose dealt with the foot he broke at the Troubadour show:
After a churning, hit-heavy opening set from Alice in Chains, the ravenous, sold-out crowd waited 90 minutes for the notoriously late Rose to make an appearance. But just before midnight, he arrived to deafening cheers – while sitting on a tricked-out, Middle Ages-era throne complete with light displays that surrounded his head like a glowing aura. The eagle-eyed in attendance noted that the seat looked awfully similar to the throne constructed for the Foo Fighters leader last summer after he broke his leg, but it was only at the end of GN'R's show that the roadies removed a covering that had obscured the Foos' iconic "FF" logo underneath. "That's a good advertisement," Rose said admiringly of the logo, an indication of the singer's jovial demeanor throughout his band's two-and-a-half-hour set.
Check out the full setlist below.
"It's So Easy"
"Welcome to the Jungle"
"Double Talkin' Jive"
"Live and Let Die" (Paul McCartney and Wings cover)
"You Could Be Mine"
"New Rose" (The Damned cover)
"This I Love"
"Speak Softly, Love" (Andy Williams cover)
"Sweet Child O' Mine"
"Wish You Were Here" (Pink Floyd cover)
"Layla (Piano Exit)" (Derek and the Dominos cover)
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan cover)