Today in Miscellaneous Guns N’ Roses News
For the five people besides me who still care, here are some of the latest tidbits regarding the band currently known as Guns N’ Roses:
- According to Metal Insider, they recently filmed one of their Las Vegas residency shows in 3D. The announcement was made via the band’s Twitter account, where the above photo was also posted, with the caption “3D 2D looks like 10 cameras on this Street Of Dreams#AppetiteForDemocracy.” Which is a statement I have to assume Axl Rose wrote personally, because it makes absolutely no goddamn sense whatsoever. In any case, this strikes me as being a terrible fucking idea, because if there’s one thing that Axl Rose’s belly does not need, it’s to be projected in three dimensions. The silver lining, I guess, is that if as many people see the movie as bought Chinese Democracy, no one will ever know.
- Izzy Stradlin, the only original member of Guns N’ Roses who is still cool, once again joined the band on-stage for a rendition of “14 Years,” a song on which he handles lead vocals. Izzy is so motherfucking cool that he even made Axl Rose’s voice sound better. I seriously hope that if he’s not coming back to the band on a permanent basis, Rose had at least has the smarts to enlist Stradlin as a songwriting collaborator for the next GN’R album (assuming there ever is a next GN’R album).
- A nine year-old girl named Chloe recently sang with the band during soundcheck. I’d nominate her to be the frontwoman for whatever the equivalent of Velvet Revolver with Bumblefoot, Tommy Stinson, and Frank Ferrer ends up being called, except her vocals are so low in the mix you can’t really hear her — presumably, the sound guy thought she was Axl Rose and was attempting to save her some embarrassment. In any case, the most interesting thing about this video is that Rose’s voice is clearly audible during the “Na-na-na”s of the bridge, which means he is now at least partially utilizing taped vocals. Seriously, brah, save yourself some embarrassment, just move on to the full lip synch.
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