‘Appetite for Destruction’ Hits #1 On the Billboard Charts 30 Years Ago!
30 years ago today Guns N’ Roses debut album ‘Appetite for Destruction’ hit number 1 on the Billboard Charts for the first time. The band was opening for Aerosmith on their permanent vacation tour at the time. The band had found out that the album was going to hit number 1 a few days before the charts came out. During a show that Guns N’ Roses opened in Philadelphia, frontman Axl Rose thanked the crowd for making the album #1. The reissue of ‘Appetite for Destruction’ debuted at number 10 on the Billboard Album Charts in late June.
Guns N’ Roses Central Podcast New Episode 71 Up!
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With all the copyright controversy happening over the past few months, we sat down with former Guns N’ Roses manager Doug Goldstein, Appetite for Distortion Podcast host Brando and Ms. Metal to discuss the latest breaking news regarding the topic. Check it out below!
Guns N’ Roses Central Sits Down With Anthony Bozza To Talk His Career, Working with Slash and His New Book With Artie Lange!
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Guns N’ Roses Central got a chance to sit down with Anthony Bozza earlier this week. We chatted about his early beginnings at Rolling Stone Magazine, his books he wrote with Tommy Lee, Slash and his latest book with Artie Lange called ‘Wanna Bet?” Check out Anthony online
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South African Band Wonderboom Will Open for Guns N’ Roses in South Africa!
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According to Music in Africa, the South African Band Wonderboom has been tapped to open for Guns N’ Roses for their November show in Johannesburg this year. The article also includes a brief interview with the band on what it’s like to get the chance to open for Guns N’ Roses. According to the article
South African band Wonderboom has been selected to open for rock legends Guns N’ Roses at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 29 November.
News of the support slot comes just days after the Johannesburg-based band released a video for the disco-inspired ‘Praying Mantis’ off the band’s 2017 album Rising Sun.
Support slots at rock events organised by Big Concerts, arguably South Africa’s leading promoter, sometimes turn into viscous battlegrounds where bands fight tooth and nail in hope of elusive exposure in a country whose rock scene is dwarfed by most other genres.
In 2016, a social media uprising erupted following the announcement of little-known band Jasper Dan as the opening act for British heavy metal veterans Iron Maiden in Johannesburg. The southern rockers emerged as the winners of a series of battle of the bands events that many fans accused of being rigged.
The majority of rock outfits in South Africa are accustomed to playing small venues for audiences of a few hundred fans. The Guns N’ Roses concert, which is expected to bring tens of thousands of fans to the fifth-biggest soccer stadium in the world, according to Business Insider UK, is a godsend for Wonderboom.
“I’m still digesting this and don’t think I’ll stop,” the band’s frontman Cito said. “To be the sole support act of the most bad-ass band in the world… humbling.”
The development comes at the right time for Wonderboom. The band began an ardent campaign last year to revive the name it made for itself in the mid-1990s and 2000s by releasing the well-received Rising Sun, Wonderboom’s first album since 2011’s The Automatic Shuffle. The release was followed by success in China where the band took first place at the Silk Road Indie Music Festival in the southwestern city of Chengdu.
Wonderboom has a penchant for international competitions. In 2004, the band won the South African leg of the 2004 Global Battle of the Bands and came second in the world in the finals at the London Astoria.
Meanwhile, Guns N’ Roses recently completed leg 9 of the band’s Not In This Lifetime… Tour, which began in April 2016. Starting in early November, leg 10 will take Slash and Co to Mexico, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the UAE and South Africa.
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