Roadie Shares Behind the Scenes Details of a Guns N’ Roses Show!
Rock N’ Roll Journalist has posted an article from a roadie who worked a gig with Guns N’ Roses in Europe last summer. There’s a good number of photos and even an up close photo of Axl Rose! Check out the article here
Band to Open for Guns N’ Roses for Some European Shows
The Manic Street Preachers gave an interview to the Irish Times where the band talked about opening for Guns N’ Roses on their upcoming Europe Tour this summer. Check out what they had to say below!
“Growing up in the former mining town of Blackwood in south Wales, punk and rock’n’roll became the primary escape for Bradfield and his cousin Sean Moore, who, along with their primary school pals Richey Edwards and Nicky Wire, formed Manic Street Preachers in Oakdale Comprehensive School in 1986. Bradfield learned guitar from playing along to Appetite for Destructionby Guns N’ Roses in his bedroom. Emboldened by the brazen swagger of insurrectionary rock, the youthful Manics said they wanted to outsell Guns N’ Roses, headline Wembley stadium, and split up after one album.
This summer, the Manics will support Guns N’ Roses.
“I know Duff McKagan and I’ve played onstage with him before,” Bradfield explains. “We keep in touch. He is such a lovely, cool dude. I don’t use the word dude much, but for someone like Duff McKagan, it is entirely appropriate. When we were asked to do these dates, we were thrilled to bits. After we made the decision, I could hear in my head the negative press release from the hacking gallery: ‘Manic Street Preachers once wanted to outsell Guns N’ Roses but ended up supporting them on their victory lap.’ Well, who gives a f**k? We’re looking forward to it and it’s going be childlike and teenage. My friend went to see them last year. All he said was Axl Rose was off-the-scale stupendous.”