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Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Guns, sans roses?
The latest incarnation of Guns n' Roses will be performing at the Rose Garden in December. Sure, Slash won't be there but dare I fulfill the dreams of myself circa 1991 and get a ticket when they go on sale this Saturday? The band might even do that one song from Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Remember that video where Arnold Schwarzenegger walked into the stadium and thought about killing Axl but then didn't, finally approving of the band's ugly, misogynist, and violent but also funny, vulnerable, and occasionally sensitive music in the manner befitting an obsolete cyborg hailing from the not-so-distant future?
Wait, I just took another look at that video. Actually, RoboArnie didn't kill Axl because he determined it would be "a waste of ammo." Good to know.
I haven't heard Axl's singing voice since the early '90s. I imagine it sounds less like a cat in heat than it does an overweight, aging, dreadlock'ed cat in a ice hockey jersey...possibly also in heat. Anyway, here's the press release that I found on the Rose Garden's website:
They're back. Guns N' Roses have reclaimed the throne that was always theirs. From stellar reviews to audience adulation, Guns N' Roses' recent shows have proved that they are back in a big way. Guns N' Roses will make their way to the Rose Garden on Monday, December 11 at 8p.
Click here to read the rest. Tickets start at $39.50 before the inevitable $20+ in service charges.