I've been noticing this ever since the NITL tour started, but tonight it just disgusted me. Ever since Slash returned to the band, they've been making a point to DRAMATICALLY raise the tempo on almost every song on the setlist. Particularly, Paradise City and New Rose were both sped up to the point that they sounded like parodies. It's like I'm listening to GNR on fast-forward.
And before you blame it on Frank, a few things to consider.
-Frank has been in the band for 10 years. For 8 of those years, he's played the songs at a normal tempo.
-Slash has been playing the GNR songs at a ridiculous tempo at his own solo shows for years now
-Slash opens PC with a ridiculously fast riff, before any drums or bass come in. He decides the tempo of the song, and intentionally makes it fast as shit.
It's a major problem and needs to be brought to attention.