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Members of Motorhead, Rob Zombie’s Band, Deep Purple + More to Play 2013 Rock Against MS Concert

An all-star lineup has been constructed for the 2013 Rock Against MS charity concert. Slated for March 27 at Hollywood’s Whisky A Go-Go, the benefit will feature past and present members of Guns N’ Roses , Motorhead , Megadeth , Ramones , Rob Zombie and many more. Continue Reading

Guns N’ Roses Announced as Third Headliner of New York’s Governors Ball Festival

Chris McKay, Getty Images New York’s annual Governors Ball festival recently revealed its lineup for the 2013 event, and it’s an eclectic mix of primarily indie rock bands and hip-hop acts. But there was one headliner not announced that remained a mystery. Organizers have now filled in that rather conspicuous blank with legendary rockers Guns N’ Roses . The veteran outfit will take their stage show to Randall’s Island park in New York, where they’ll share the spotlight over the June 7-9 three-day weekend with fellow headliners Kings of Leon and Kanye West . The festival will be the band’s first major North American show since their Las Vegas residency and the Neil Young Bridge School benefit last fall. The Governors Ball festival is primarily indie-rock leaning, with GN’R serving as the primary hard rock option for festival-goers. Along with the headliners, fans can also catch the Avett Brothers, Grizzly Bear, Feist, The xx, Best Coast, Animal Collective, Gary Clark Jr., Kendrick Lamar, Nas and more. For ticketing and full lineup details on the Governors Ball festival, check here . Guns N’ Roses have used some of their recent downtime to continue work on a 3D concert film that’s expected later this year. The band is also heading to Australia for a handful of March performances . [button href=”” title=”Next: Catch a Look at Guns N’ Roses’ 3D Concert Film” align=”center”]

Guns N’ Roses Film Vegas ‘Appetite for Democracy’ Residency Show in 3D

Theo Wargo, Getty Images Guns N’ Roses are gearing up to close out their 12-show ‘Appetite for Democracy’ residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas this weekend (Nov. 24.) For fans that weren’t able to make it out to one of the special shows, there may still be a way to check it out in the near future, thanks to modern technology. According to a tweet from the band , the concert on Wednesday, Nov. 21 was recorded as part of a special 3D taping, presumably for a future release. Known for their lengthy shows, Guns N’ Roses did not disappoint on this particular night. The set list was a monstrous, 30-plus song rock-a-thon featuring all the usual suspects from ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ ‘Mr. Brownstone,’ and ‘Sweet Child O’Mine’ to covers like Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)’ and Neil Young’s ‘Don’t Let It Bring You Down.’ A fan posted detailed listing of the set list and all the solos can be seen here . Although the band hasn’t commented on the plans for the 3D taping yet, they were already checking out the footage the following day, posting a tweet with a photo of the different camera angles, saying, “3D 2D looks like 10 cameras on this Street Of Dreams.” Guns N’ Roses are the second rock band to take up residency at the Hard Rock Hotel, following in the footsteps of Motley Crue who broke ground on the concept last February. Def Leppard also recently announced that they’ll be the next band to move into the Strip with a run in 2013. [button href=”” title=”10 Best Guns N’ Roses Songs” align=”center”]

Controversial Las Vegas Guns N’ Roses Posters Removed

Guns N’ Roses  are currently in the midst of their 12-show ‘Appetite for Democracy’ residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, but posters promoting the shows have been at the center of controversy. Those posters, which are based on the banned original album cover for ‘Appetite for Destruction,’ and show a woman who appears to have been sexually assaulted, have now been taken down. The artwork (seen to the left), which in addition to being on posters, was also used in newspaper ads, billboards, buses and taxis. It drew criticism for depicting violence against women. “This type of advertising is simply unacceptable,” Hannah Brook, executive director for The Rape Crisis Center told the Las Vegas Review Journal . “Not only for just the victims and the message of violence it brings, but also for the community in general. This is not the type of message we want to portray to tourists that are coming to our city. We want them to know it’s a safe place to come, and by putting a message out there with Las Vegas above it is concerning.” In honor of the band’s residency, the city of Las Vegas also temporarily renamed Paradise Road, which runs next to the Hard Rock Hotel, to Paradise City Road. Clark County commissioner Mary Beth Scow tells the Las Vegas Sun she regrets the county’s decision. “I hadn’t seen the advertising before the media event. It’s clearly inappropriate. Maybe it’s the risk of doing business with a rock band, but I guess we’ll have some remorse over this decision. It’s a lesson learned.” The Hard Rock Hotel has apologized for the artwork, issuing a statement Friday which reads, “Hard Rock Hotel & Casino regrets that the Guns N’ Roses advertising for their current shows has offended any member of the community. The resort has decided to further modify the art and began the process of changing the materials.” The GN’R residency in Las Vegas runs until Nov. 24. Read a recap of the opening night performance by clicking below: [button href=”” title=”next: Guns N’ Roses Kick Off Las Vegas Residency” align=”center”]

Guns N’ Roses Kick Off Las Vegas Residency on Halloween Night

Chris McKay, Getty Images Guns N’ Roses have kicked off their nearly monthlong residency in Las Vegas. Beginning on Halloween night, the band ripped through a set where singer Axl Rose gave a far greater performance than he has at recent shows. After a highly criticized performance by Axl Rose at Neil Young’s annual Bridge School benefit show, which was widely distributed online at the expense of Rose, the singer proved that he can still deliver a quality vocal show at this first Vegas show. Additionally, the city of Las Vegas celebrated the Guns N’ Roses residency by temporarily renaming Paradise Road as Paradise City Road . The band ripped through a 29-song set that included covers of Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick in the Wall Pt 2′ and Neil Young’s ‘Don’t Let It Bring You Down.’ The show also allowed band members Tommy Stinson and Bumblefoot to take lead vocals on their own original songs. Guns N’ Roses’ residency at the Joint Las Vegas continues through Nov. 24. For more details and ticket info, click here . Check out fan-filmed footage of Guns N’ Roses playing ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ on Halloween night in Las Vegas below: Guns N’ Roses, ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ (Live in Las Vegas) Guns N’ Roses Las Vegas Setlist (October 31): ‘Chinese Democracy’ ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ ‘It’s So Easy’ ‘Mr. Brownstone’ ‘Estranged’ ‘Better’ Richard Fortus Guitar Solo ‘Live and Let Die’ (Wings cover) ‘This I Love’ ‘Rocket Queen’ ‘Motivation’ (Tommy Stinson song) (Tommy Stinson on lead vocals, with band introductions) Dizzy Reed Piano Solo ‘Street of Dreams’ ‘You Could Be Mine’ DJ Ashba Guitar Solo (Ballad of Death) ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ ‘Another Brick in the Wall Part 2′ (Pink Floyd cover) (with Axl on piano) ‘November Rain’ ‘Glad to Be Here’ (Bumblefoot cover) (Bumblefoot on lead vocals) ‘Don’t Cry’ ‘Don’t Let It Bring You Down’ (Neil Young cover) ‘Civil War’ ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ (Bob Dylan cover) Jam ‘Nightrain’ Encore: Jam ‘Madagascar’ Jam ‘Paradise City’ [button href=”” title=”Next: 10 Best Guns N’ Roses Songs” align=”center”] ?

Guitarist DJ Ashba: Axl Rose Has ‘Tons of Stuff Done’ for New Guns N’ Roses Album

Ian Hitchcock, Getty Images When, oh, when will fans get served the uber-anticipated follow-up to Guns N’ Roses ’ 2008 album, ‘Chinese Democracy’? According to guitarist DJ Ashba , new music from GN’R may not be too far away! “[Axl Rose] has tons of stuff done [and] recorded that he’s played for me and wants my input on,” Ashba says in an interview with Rolling Stone . “Axl’s put together such a talented group of musicians and there are so many songs that are already worked out. So we’ve got a good jump on it, for sure.” Right now, Guns N’ Roses are gearing up for their 12-date residency at the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, which kicks off Halloween night. DJ Ashba says the residency provides a great opportunity for GN’R to get serious about writing music for their next album. “[The Vegas residency] is the first time we’re all gonna be in the same place for a month solid and that will be, and already has been talked about, our main focus,” he said. “So I think we’re gonna get a lot of done. He adds, “There’s a lot of stuff recorded and I think it’s just a matter of sitting down and working together as a band, putting together what we feel is gonna be the next best Guns N’ Roses record. And I can’t wait; I’m so excited to dive even deeper into that.” [button href=”” title=”Next: Guns N’ Roses Announce Vegas Residency” align=”center”]

Guns N’ Roses ‘Appetite for Democracy’ Las Vegas Residency Prize Package – Enter to Win!

AEG Live Guns N’ Roses are taking over The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas for this fall with their ‘Appetite for Democracy’ residency. The band is set to perform 12 shows Oct. 31 through Nov. 24 when they make The Joint their new home. If that’s not enough to whet your appetite , then how about winning a package for two to see GN’R in Sin City? Loudwire, along with Ultimate Classic Rock and AEG Live, is offering fans a chance to win an incredible prize pack that includes a pair of tickets to the show on Friday, Nov. 2; two nights hotel stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Nov. 1 & 2); dinner at 35 Steaks & Martinis at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; a $500 gift card (this can be used toward airfare; shopping for clothes for the trip, drinks, etc); $25 gift certificate to; and pre-show Black Jack with Guns N’ Roses (Nov 2). Promo chips are provided for play. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of ‘Appetite for Destruction,’ the band will perform hits from the classic 1987 album through their latest disc, ‘Chinese Democracy,’ with a set list that has been created exclusively for The Joint. They also promise many surprises along the way. So, if you don’t want to miss out on a chance to catch Axl Rose & Company rockin’ Sin City, enter your email in the contest form below. (Contest runs from Sept. 24 through Sept. 30.) If you’re not feeling quite as lucky, you can also purchase tickets at  or . Guns N’ Roses Las Vegas Residency Prize Pack Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show on Friday, Nov. 2; two nights hotel stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Nov. 1 & 2); dinner at 35 Steaks & Martinis at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; a $500 gift card (this can be used toward airfare; shopping for clothes for the trip, drinks, etc); $25 gift certificate to; and pre-show Black Jack with Guns N’ Roses (Nov 2). Promo chips are provided for play. Contest ends Sept. 30, 2012. Click here for official rules . By entering this contest, you will receive email newsletters from Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock. You may unsubscribe at any time. Email ?