The information is from Universal Music Brasil, which released in a recent press release.
According to the brief survey released by Universal, the city of São Paulo is also the world capital with the largest number of Guns N ‘Roses fans. The cities of Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte appear in positions number six and seven in the ranking, respectively.
It is not surprising the connection between the Brazilians and Guns N ‘Roses. The band has already performed more than 25 shows in the country, between passages that occurred in the years 1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
The record company did not disclose the other countries and cities present in the survey. The information was revealed in the middle of a press release promoting the “Guns N ‘Roses Experience” exhibition, which opens at Eldorado Shopping Mall in São Paulo, where it remains until the end of November.
The exhibition is being held to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Guns N ‘Roses’ debut album, “Appetite For Destruction.” The collection has more than 200 pieces, including instruments, photos, videos, albums, personal effects, posters, among other pieces, ranging from the origin of the group in Los Angeles to major international tours.
Photo of Guns n’ Roses from 1993 Use Your Illusion Tour Emerges Online!\
Thanks to Frans N’ Roses for this one! A photo from Guns N’ Roses 1993 Use Your Illusion Tour when Izzy joined the band on stage emerged online. Izzy Stradlin was back in the band for 5 dates including shows in Israel, Turkey, Greece and two shows in the UK. By the looks of it, it appears to be from one of the Milton Keynes shows based off what the band members are wearing.
Chris Vrenna Didn’t Recognize Any of the Material Off the Record!
Former Guns N’ Roses and Nine Inch Nails Drummer Chris Vrenna gave an interview to Al.com where he talked about his time with Guns N’ Roses in the late 90’s. He revealed his reaction to ‘Chinese Democracy’ and whether any of the material he jammed on made it onto the final record! Check out his response below!
When “Chinese Democracy” was finally released in 2008, did you recognize any music from the period you were working with Guns N’ Roses?
Nope. Not a thing. Because by then they’d gone through nine drummers, 14 guitar players, seven producers. Because I kept up with it after I was there. When I was there, (the electronic musician) Moby was going to produce. Axl didn’t come in very often. He’d show up about once a week. So sometimes we jammed. Sometimes me and Moby just sat and drank coffee and talked about music. Moby was rad. Can you imagine a Guns N’ Roses record with Robin Finck and me and Moby producing? And Axl really wanted it to have an electronic element. He kept referencing the Passengers album that U2 did and it’s wonderful. It’s so good. That and Nine Inch Nails.
He thought that was where he could see the sound of Guns N Roses going, modernizing it: “We’re not a bunch of ’80s, strung-out-on-heroin dudes on Sunset Boulevard anymore.” And I applauded Axl and that’s why I stuck with it for as long as I did, and I got Axl’s vision.
The best time I ever had though was when Axl came down and he was just in the mood to play and he was like, “Alright we’re going to run “Appetite (for Destruction,” GNR’s 1987 debut album), top to bottom. Ready. Go.” And I was like, “Holy crap.” And we played the whole album, top to bottom. One time I got to do that. And I got home in the morning and I couldn’t sleep I was so excited I got to do it. He sang half of the words, half voice – he didn’t want to blow himself out. He sat and played the grand piano for some of the songs. Axl’s talented, man.