Source: Guns N’ Roses Keyboardist Dizzy Reed Discusses Why Not In This Lifetime Tour Setlist Rarely Changes

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Why Doesn’t Guns N’ Roses Not in This Lifetime Tour Setlist Change?

Legendary Keyboardist Dizzy Reed recently chatted with one of my subscribers during his last gig as part of the Hookers and Blow Tour going on across the United States. I want to thank my subscriber Ben who got the chance to chat with Dizzy Reed and his bandmate in Hookers and Blow Alex Grossi. You can read the interview here:

According to Ben (follow him on instagram)  “I did get to talk to Dizzy for a bit, though, and I did ask him one question ….. I asked him about switching up GnR setlists, something we ALL want! I said “So throughout the Guns tour, the setlist remained relatively the same. I’m sure it’s pretty much up to Axl, but is there any way you could convince him to switch up the setlist to include more rarities from the Illusions records, such as an awesome song you’ve been playing with Hookers & Blow, ‘Pretty Tied Up?’

And Dizzy replied “I’ve been pushing for that for YEARS now, and I will continue to try. He (Axl Rose) makes the setlists for GnR, and I make my own for Hookers and Blow, and for now, that’s it”

During Ben’s interview with Alex Grossi he talked a bit about Hookers and Blow and playing on Dizzy’s upcoming record Rock N’ Roll Ain’t Easy. He said

buzz: Dizzy Reed has a new solo album coming out in February. Are you guys playing any of those songs live?

Grossi: We are going to play one of those songs tonight! Not going to say which one, but that album has been a long time in the making. I’m on it with a plethora of good players. You can pre-order it on Amazon now. Search for “Dizzy Reed – Rock ‘N’ Roll Ain’t Easy.”

He wrote it all himself for the most part. I can’t even remember the names of all the songs I played on; it was like a decade ago. It’s been in the making for over ten years. Good things come to those who wait, and it’s a real record that was made on tape and in a real studio in Los Angeles.

I’m super happy for Dizzy. He’s one of my best friends ever, and it’s a long time in the making, and it’s great for rock and roll.”

You can check out his video footage of Hookers and Blow playing the Guns N’ Roses classic Pretty Tied Up from Use Your Illusion 2 below!



  1. Kolby bell

    So is this saying the reason the setlist never changes is simply because axl doesn’t want to? Or did I miss something

    1. admin

      yup basically

  2. Old Rocker

    The band belongs to Axl, he makes the decisions….like it or not!!! I LIKE IT!

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