Tommy Stinson Would Be Banned From Saturday Night Live in 1986 Following A Drunken Performance
Back in 1986, former Guns N’ Roses bassist Tommy Stinson was banned from the late night TV Show Saturday Night Live following a controversial performance by his band The Replacements. The band mouthed an expletive on live TV, exposed themselves and drank and did drugs in the dressing room before going out on stage. Check out the full story below at Rock N’ Roll True Stories
In other Guns N’ Roses news, Saturday Night Live recently poked fun at the band this past weekend.
Cheap Trick At The Budokan Discussed By Matt Sorum
Guns N’ Roses ex-drummer Matt Sorum was recently on Josh Adam Meyeres YouTube Channel to talk about one of the greatest live records of all time Cheap Trick at Budokan. Check out the hour long discussion below and don’t forget to pickup Sorum’s new book titled “Double Talkin’ Jive.” this July!
Matt Sorum Reveals Guns N’ Roses Greatest Gig
The drummer was on there to promote his new autobiography coming out this July titled “Double Talkin’ Jive” named after the Guns N’ Roses song from “Use Your Illusion 1” record.
During the conversation Sorum revealed what he thought was Guns N’ Roses best gig during his time with the band and praised Axl Rose’s performance at the 1992 Freddie Mercury tribute show saying
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“Probably one of my greatest experiences was The Freddie Mercury Tribute, which was done at Wembley Stadium [in London, UK, on April 20, 1992], and we were invited to open the show.
“It was us and Metallica, and then Queen came out; you can watch it on YouTube, it’s probably one of the most incredible shows. I mean, backstage was David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Robert Plant, Elton [John]…
“Elton and Axl [Rose] did ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ You’ve gotta watch it; they just crushed.
“I’ve gotta say, that night was just… I remember meeting Elizabeth Taylor – it’s in my book. I drank with Liza Minnelli and George Michael. [Laughs]
“Just, one of those nights that you just will never, ever be able to… It was sort of like being in a dream world. Walking out, going, ‘Wow!’ Wembley Stadium – sold out.
“When I look back at – especially Guns N’ Roses, it’s just sort of a surreal feeling. It’s almost like watching a movie, somebody else’s movie, and you’re in it. It’s just so weird.