Guns N’ Roses first show with Duff McKagan in 17 years: Setlist + Tour Dates

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Last night, Guns N’ Roses headlined a show in Buenos Aires, Argentina and for the first time in 17 years, Duff McKagan served as the band’s bass player. As previously reported, McKagan has temporarily rejoined the band filling in for Tommy Stinson, who’s playing with The Replacements at Coachella. Axl Rose made quick use of his new (?) bassist, having him sing lead on a cover of Misfits’ “Attitude”, the band’s first such performance of the song since 1993.

GNR also covered The Stooges’ “Raw Power” for the first time ever and smashed their way through renditions of Led Zeppelin’s “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”, The Who’s “Seeker”, and Wings’ “Live and Let Die”. They also played a whole bunch of originals, including material from Chinese Democracy, again with Duff on bass. Let that sink in for a few seconds.

Below, footage of their Misfits cover and see the full 35-song setlist. GNR next plays Paraguay on Wednesday night.

“Attitude”:

 

 

“Live and Let Die”

 

 

 

Setlist:
Chinese Democracy
Welcome to the Jungle
It’s So Easy
Mr. Brownstone
Estranged
Rocket Queen
Nice Boys (Rose Tattoo cover)
Attitude (Misfits cover) (Duff McKagan on lead vocals, first time played live since 1993)
Raw Power (The Stooges cover) (Live debut)
My Michelle
Better
Guitar Solo (Richard Fortus)
Live and Let Die (Wings cover)
This I Love
Piano Solo (Dizzy Reed)
Catcher in the Rye
You Could Be Mine
DJ Ashba Guitar Solo (La Bella Vita)
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Jam (“Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” by Led Zeppelin)
November Rain
Abnormal (Bumblefoot cover)
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (Julie Covington cover)
Don’t Cry
Used to Love Her
Civil War
Shackler’s Revenge
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover)
Jam
Nightrain

Encore:
Jam
Patience
The Seeker (The Who cover)
Jam
Paradise City

Guns N’ Roses 2014 Tour Dates:
04/09 – Asuncion, PY @ Jockey Club ^
04/12 – La Paz, BO @ Estadio Hernando Siles ^
04/15 – Recife, BR @ Chevrolet Hall ^
04/17 – Fortaleza, BR @ Centro de Eventos de Fortaleza ^
04/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia (Golden Gods)
05/13 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
05/16 – Columbus, OH @ Columbus Crew Stadium (Rock on the Range)
05/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
05/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
05/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
05/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
05/30 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
05/31 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
06/04 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
06/06 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
06/07 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

^ = w/ Duff McKagan

The Killers’ Sam’s Town: A Sucker Punch By The Sin City’s Band

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Sam’s Town – The Killers

As the American rock band The Killers prepared their fourth studio album, Battle Born, released in September last year, six years ago, the Vegas glam rockers released a record that some saw as their “Sophomore Slump,” and were ready to close the book on one of America’s exciting new bands. Sam’s Town arrived in the fall of 2006 after much hype and curiosity as to what the follow-up to the bands brilliant and near flawless 2004 debut, Hot Fuss, arrived on the scene. The second album’s first single, the Springsteen inspired, “When You Were Young,” giving rock and roll a needed erection, it heard the band dropping the 80’s new wave inspiration of New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure and Yazoo that provided to be one of the key elements to their success, and heard them pick up raging guitars, swelling vocals and looking to get out of the clubs and into arenas.

Sam’s Town was a shift in personalities for The Killers, it wasn’t glam, it was rock and roll and it was a sucker punch to everyone who picked it up. When it was released the reviews were generally unfavorable and it looked like one of the biggest and most praised rising bands were about to take a nose dive into oblivion. However, Sam’s Town is estimated to have sold over 4 million copies worldwide to date.

According to Brandon Flowers himself: “Hot Fuss was all based on fantasy. The English influences, the make up; they were what I imagined rock was. I’m a dreamer, you know? So I dug into that dream and made Hot Fuss. But hearing people call us the best British band from America made me wonder about my family and who I really was. That’s what Sam’s Town is really about.

Sam’s Town wasn’t some love letter to America or overreaching mythic thing. It was about me. I sang about my Grandma Dixie and my brother being born on the 4th of July and guess what? My Grandma’s name is Dixie and my brother was born on the 4th of July 1969

Sam’s Town wasn’t some love letter to America or overreaching mythic thing. It was about me. I sang about my Grandma Dixie and my brother being born on the 4th of July and guess what? My Grandma’s name is Dixie and my brother was born on the 4th of July 1969.”

The album takes its name from Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, a hotel-casino in Las Vegas, the hometown of the band. Sam’s Town was also a huge sign that was visible by band member Mark Stoermer though his room window when he was young.

The Killers were not going to be killed by their new direction and Sam’s Town hears them daring with other 80’s icons like U2 and The Police. Even working with U2 collaborators Flood and photographer Anton Corbin, The Killers took a chance that years later the album still remains an underrated classic for the Sin City’s band.

Green Day Smashes Guitars, Storms Off Stage at iHeartRadio

Remains of the (Green) Day: 40 yr-old Billie Joe Armstrong discards the neck of his guitar at iHeartRadio Music Festival (Getty Images)

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Just when penultimate performers Green Day were getting ready to debut new songs from “Uno!” (out Tuesday and the first of three albums due from the rock trio this fall), a teleprompter visible from the crowd suggested otherwise.”One minute?!” lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong howled. “I’m not Justin Bieber, you motherf*ckers! You gotta be f*ckin’ joking. I got one minute, one minute left. Now I got nothing left. Let me show you what one minute f*cking means.”

And with that, Armstrong and his bandmates proceeded to smash their guitars for their remaining seconds onstage — to thunderous applause, no less. “One minute. God f*ckin’ rob you all. We’ll be back,” Armstrong said as they stormed off the stage.

What did he mean by that? Day 2 of IHeartRadio starts tomorrow, and thus far the band’s official Twitter page (and label Warner Bros.) have remained mum on the situation. But with an itinerary that was only 25 minutes behind schedule by the time Green Day took the stage at 11:30 pm PT ( originally slated for 11:05), and following longer sets from Usher and Jason Aldean, letting the band play an extra song or two couldn’t have hurt.

VIDEOS: Billboard @ iHeartRadio Music Festival