Happy Birthday, Axl Rose. Remember playing CBGB?

Posted on: February 6th, 2012 at 11:20 am by

Fifty years ago today, William Bruce Rose, Jr was born. Now he’s known for weird-looking cornrows, showing up hours late to concerts, and touring with a band pretending to be Guns N’ Roses. Happy Birthday, Axl Rose!

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But how many people remember the days when Axl wasn’t over the hill, but playing the iconic once-defunct-but-now-revived CBGB? And no, we’re not talking about the February 12, 2010 performance at 315 Bowery. That’s right, as part of their Appetite for Destruction Tour, Guns N’ Roses played an acoustic set back in 1987.

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The performance featured one of our faves, “Used To Love Her,” as well as the first live performances of “One In A Million” and “Patience.” And the interviews after the show feature more classic rockstar moments than can be quoted here. Do yourself a favor, and take the time to watch some of this footage.


You’re Crazy
One In A Million
Used To Love Her
Mr. Brownstone
Move To The City

Here’s the full set and interviews:

While we’re on the subject, anybody want to hook us up with some tickets for one of their Roseland Ballroom, Webster Hall  Terminal 5 shows? We’ll talk smack about the new GNR lineup all day, but hey, why not?

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