By John Angus MacDonald
We found ourselves with a Sunday night off in Nashville – that great music town – turns out Guns’n’Roses are playing in town at the Bridgestone Arena. Now, the version that’s currently touring is a far cry from the band that recorded “Appetite for Destruction” – and will be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year – but Axl is one of the great all time rock’n’roll eccentrics and talents and I will never pass up an opportunity to hear him sing those songs that meant so much to me at a pivotal time in my life. “Appetite” may be the single solitary reason why I picked up the guitar in the first place and I know I’m not alone on that. We even had the pleasure to open for this incarnation of Guns on a couple of East Coast dates back in ’07.
Source: The Comet, Dec. 28/11.