Universal Music to Hold Launch Party for ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Reissue!
Thanks to my subscriber Lou for sending me this. It turns out if you live in Toronto, Canada then you’ll be able to visit a Guns N’ Roses pop up shop being setup by Universal Music to promote the ‘Appetite for Destruction’ release. Lou sent me the email invite he got from Universal which features the text below and poster. If you are planning on going to the event go click the link to RSVP.
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The email reads
“We wanted to personally invite you to the private premiere of the Official Guns N’ Roses pop up store featuring Canadian exclusive merchandise, and the only place you can see the incredible Locked N’ Loaded GNR exclusive set in person! This will take place on Thursday June 28th at the Scarborough Town Centre from 7pm – 9pm. The store will then open to the public for 3 days only! June 29th – July 1st . The store will be located on the Upper level by the TTC entrance (Across from the Gap).
Please RSVP by clicking here if you wish to attend as space is very limited.
Appetite For Destruction Expanded & Remastered editions available June 29th.
Axl Rose Gives Dave Grohl a Guitar as a Thank You Gift!
Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl was discussing
The Foo Fighters frontman has also revealed how Axl Rose gave him the greatest gift he’s ever received…
Dave Grohl had claimed that Foo Fighters’ worst ever gig actually turned into their best gig… and it resulted in a very nice gesture from Guns N’Roses frontman Axl Rose.
Speaking to Radio X’s Gordon Smart backstage at Foo Fighters’ recent show at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, Grohl admitted that the moment he fell offstage at a show in Gothenburg, Sweden in June 2015 was the lowest point in his performing career… but that events quickly turned around.
Grohl explained: “I though this is the worst gig of my life. And then we got up onstage and finished the show and it was the BEST show of our entire career!”
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He recalled: “We just played there again recently and I had a little post traumatic… y’know, looking at the stage and looking at where I fell off.”
Because of Grohl’s broken leg, Foo Fighters had to call off a number of shows on their 2015, including a headline slot at Glastonbury festival a few weeks later. When Dave returned to live performance not long after, he appeared on stage with his leg in plaster and sat upon an impressive, guitar-strewn throne.
Guns N Roses frontman Axl Rose borrowed Grohl’s impressive chair for an appearance at Coachella in 2016 when he broke his foot and for the subsequent gigs.
Grohl explained: “When Axl borrowed it, his management asked how much do you charge for the throne? You can’t charge anybody for the throne, it’s bad karma! So I let him have it.”
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To ease the bad memory, Grohl employed the services of a stuntman to prank the crowd by opening the show with another spectacular fall.
“At the end of the tour, he gave me – as a thank you gift – the most incredible guitar, the best guitar I have ever had in my entire life.
“It’s a Gibson ES3-35, but it’s a single dot, it’s kind of rare. It’s like a ’63 or a ’65? I use it all over the new record.”
So you have Axl Rose’s bad foot to thank for the sound of the latest Foo Fighters album, Concrete And Gold. Cheers Axl!
You can hear Gordon Smart’s full interview with Dave Grohl on Radio X’s Foo Fighters Day, this Sunday 24 June from 1pm.