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GNR Played Surprise Gig Tonight in NYC!


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I just read this on GNR Bar....yes I am an insomniac-

I cannot confirm if this is true:

From Matt "Roadcrew" from DN'B's mailing list:

"Okay... I can't really tell you how I found out or how I got on the
list without betraying a friend's confidence, but I got a call around 6
p.m. that Rosario Dawson, the actress from RENT, ALEXANDER, etc., was
having a birthday party tonight at a small club near my apartment that
I'm told is called Plum (I feel like an idiot but I honestly have never
seen a name on the marquee and now I can't find a club called Plum on
citysearch.com, so I apologize if that's not right.) and that GN'R WERE
GOING TO PLAY. Some of my co-workers and I were able to get our names
on the list. I was told to keep my mouth shut b/c it was all supposed
to be a secret.

Anyways, I have been here once or twice before, and it's a pretty
small, chich nightclub. It has 2 floors and holds maybe 800, 900 people
tops - someone told me capacity is actually around 500 people, I don't
know how accurate that is and tonight, it was definately filled
wwwaaaayyyy beyond capacity. I don't mean to make light of a tragedy
but if God forbid there had been a fire, it would have been The
Station x10.

So doors are at 11 p.m. and we show up around 12:30 a.m. and... we're
told we can't go in. Allegedly Axl got into a fight with a club goer (I
can't verify this) and they subsequently shut down the doors. Of ther
dozen or so people I was with, all but my friend Ken split. It was at
that point that Ken had the brilliant idea that maybe now they would
let us in since there was just 2 of us. We pleaded with a bouncer who
verified that we were actually on the list and - yes! - we were in.

Like I said, the place was packed, but we managed to find another good
friend who had a table up front near the stage. The joint was crawling
with celebrities: Kid Rock, Mickey Rourke, Eric Balfour, and God knows
who else. On the way up I heard buzz first that the original band was
there (which I knew was B.S.), and then buzz that it was just Axl and
Izzy and Matt Sorum (which seemed feasible in light of Axl's recently
making-nice with both former Gunners). I saw Dizzy wandering around
before we took our spot up front, maybe five or ten feet from where the
band was and right next to Del James.

The band finally came a little after 1 a.m. I think. The stage was
incredibly small and everyone surged forward to the point where tables
were knocked over; my legs and feet are currently soaked in champagne
and God knows what else. Anyway, Izzy and Matt were NOT there (or if
they were, they didn't play), and if Brain was there, I didn't see him,
either.

But Axl, Robin, Richard, Tommy, Bumblefoot, Dizzy and Chris all took
the stage. Everyone played acoustically except Robin, who played a
semi-hollow Gibson, and Tommy, who played his usual bass; for KOHD,
Robin and Richard switched instruments. Chris and Dizzy played maracas,
congos, tambourines, and occasionally the keyboard, which was crammed
in the corner. Axl introduced the show as the "karaoke version" of GN'R
as a movie screen-sized monitor with all his lyrics was behind him
(BTW, I don't know about everyone else, but all this time I've thought
the lyric is I.R.S. was "All the legions," but it's actually "All the
reasons that you give, I'll follow you.") . Everyone seemed to be in a
great mood; they played some old tunes from LIES that they haven't done
since Slash was in the band, and Axl said they had learned the songs
just 20 minutes before arriving at the club. Before I.R.S., Axl asked
the band if they felt like trying it even though they hadn't rehearsed
it, and Tommy screamed out "I'm fucking fearless, I'll try anything!"
November Rain, for which only Robin did an electric solo, sounded
better than it did at the Hammerstein shows; Richard and especially
Bubmlefoot's acoustic solos just sounded astounding.

Needless to say, the whole place went apeshit... it was a really
intimate, really amazing show and a nice way to close out the week
after the 4 Hammerstein gigs. I don't remember the precise order of the
set list but here is what they played:

USED TO LOVE HER
MR. BROWNSTONE
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
YOU'RE CRAZY (LIES version, not the APPETITE version)
PATIENCE
KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR
THE BLUES
I.R.S.
SWEET CHILD O' MINE
NOVEMBER RAIN (Axl on keyboard)
PARADISE CITY

I don't think I missed any songs; the whole show lasted a little over
an hour, maybe. At the end Axl came back out and said "I forgot to do
something b/c I'm a fucking idiot" before bringing Rosario Dawson out
on stage and leading the audience in a rendition of "Happy Birthday."
The Rosario grabbed the mike and went nuts - "THEY'VE NEVER PLAYED ALL
ACOUSTIC, THIS IS HISTORY IN THE MAKING, HOW MUCH DOES THIS MAN FUCKING
ROCK," etc.

Okay. I have work in the morning so I'm going to bed. If I forgot
anything I'll type more later...

-Matt
a.k.a. The Luckiest Bastard in the World"


Source; http://www.roadrunne...ewsitemID=52498

Edited by jack99, 19 May 2006 - 05:51 AM.

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uhm... ok i found this http://p087.ezboard....cID=33399.topic

"Okay... I can't really tell you how I found out or how I got on the list without betraying a friend's confidence, but I got a call around 6 p.m. that Rosario Dawson, the actress from RENT, ALEXANDER, etc., was having a birthday party tonight at a small club near my apartment that I'm told is called Plum (I feel like an idiot but I honestly have never seen a name on the marquee and now I can't find a club called Plum on citysearch.com, so I apologize if that's not right.) and that GN'R WERE GOING TO PLAY. Some of my co-workers and I were able to get our names on the list. I was told to keep my mouth shut b/c it was all supposed to be a secret.

Anyways, I have been here once or twice before, and it's a pretty small, chich nightclub. It has 2 floors and holds maybe 800, 900 people tops - someone told me capacity is actually around 500 people, I don't know how accurate that is and tonight, it was definately filled wwwaaaayyyy beyond capacity. I don't mean to make light of a tragedy but if God forbid there had been a fire, it would have been The Station x10.

So doors are at 11 p.m. and we show up around 12:30 a.m. and... we're told we can't go in. Allegedly Axl got into a fight with a club goer (I can't verify this) and they subsequently shut down the doors. Of ther dozen or so people I was with, all but my friend Ken split. It was at that point that Ken had the brilliant idea that maybe now they would let us in since there was just 2 of us. We pleaded with a bouncer who verified that we were actually on the list and - yes! - we were in.

Like I said, the place was packed, but we managed to find another good friend who had a table up front near the stage. The joint was crawling with celebrities: Kid Rock, Mickey Rourke, Eric Balfour, and God knows who else. On the way up I heard buzz first that the original band was there (which I knew was B.S.), and then buzz that it was just Axl and Izzy and Matt Sorum (which seemed feasible in light of Axl's recently making-nice with both former Gunners). I saw Dizzy wandering around before we took our spot up front, maybe five or ten feet from where the band was and right next to Del James.

The band finally came a little after 1 a.m. I think. The stage was incredibly small and everyone surged forward to the point where tables were knocked over; my legs and feet are currently soaked in champagne and God knows what else. Anyway, Izzy and Matt were NOT there (or if they were, they didn't play), and if Brain was there, I didn't see him, either.

But Axl, Robin, Richard, Tommy, Bumblefoot, Dizzy and Chris all took the stage. Everyone played acoustically except Robin, who played a semi-hollow Gibson, and Tommy, who played his usual bass; for KOHD, Robin and Richard switched instruments. Chris and Dizzy played maracas, congos, tambourines, and occasionally the keyboard, which was crammed in the corner. Axl introduced the show as the "karaoke version" of GN'R as a movie screen-sized monitor with all his lyrics was behind him (BTW, I don't know about everyone else, but all this time I've thought the lyric is I.R.S. was "All the legions," but it's actually "All the reasons that you give, I'll follow you.") . Everyone seemed to be in a great mood; they played some old tunes from LIES that they haven't done since Slash was in the band, and Axl said they had learned the songs just 20 minutes before arriving at the club. Before I.R.S., Axl asked the band if they felt like trying it even though they hadn't rehearsed it, and Tommy screamed out "I'm fucking fearless, I'll try anything!"
November Rain, for which only Robin did an electric solo, sounded better than it did at the Hammerstein shows; Richard and especially Bubmlefoot's acoustic solos just sounded astounding.

Needless to say, the whole place went apeshit... it was a really intimate, really amazing show and a nice way to close out the week after the 4 Hammerstein gigs. I don't remember the precise order of the set list but here is what they played:

USED TO LOVE HER
MR. BROWNSTONE
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
YOU'RE CRAZY (LIES version, not the APPETITE version) PATIENCE KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR THE BLUES I.R.S.
SWEET CHILD O' MINE
NOVEMBER RAIN (Axl on keyboard)
PARADISE CITY

I don't think I missed any songs; the whole show lasted a little over an hour, maybe. At the end Axl came back out and said "I forgot to do something b/c I'm a fucking idiot" before bringing Rosario Dawson out on stage and leading the audience in a rendition of "Happy Birthday."
The Rosario grabbed the mike and went nuts - "THEY'VE NEVER PLAYED ALL ACOUSTIC, THIS IS HISTORY IN THE MAKING, HOW MUCH DOES THIS MAN FUCKING ROCK," etc."



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Yes! That is a quote from the topic I posted!

I cannot believe they did an acoustic set!!!!!!!!!!!!
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wtf!? what's this? pics? audio? gimme something. :)
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Hard to believe, you mean they did Welcome to the Jungle and Paradise City acoustic? ;)

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Apparently they did!

This is some kinda posh club in NYC that was filled with VIPs so I doubt there will be audio or anything but we can always hope!

Edited by bandita, 19 May 2006 - 02:56 AM.

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Has Brain been fired ?
IZZY, SLASH, AXL, DUFF, STEVEN & MATT ARE IN THE HOF AS GUNS N'ROSES. SUCK ON THAT !

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omg, please please let a recording of this surface!
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Axl and Brain did have a little fight last night during Nighttrain when Axl made him start over.....
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Would be cool if its true, and I would love to have a recording of it.

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Whoa, that's awesome if true. I want some audio!
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:o :o

This is amazing stuff!!! And eventhough it sounds like the kinda thing that doesn't get bootlegged a lot...I so hope it was! :unsure:



Phones most likely, shite quality too :(

Unless that too was recorded for release? Perhaps?

Would explain why Axl went off, AND THEN came back on, rather than staying on and singing happy birthday.
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it is true, here are some pictures....
http://www.wireimage...=1&sfld=&nbc1=1

(you must search for "axl")

Edited by gnr80, 19 May 2006 - 04:25 AM.


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it is true, here are some pictures....
http://www.wireimage...=1&sfld=&nbc1=1

(you must search for "axl")



OMFG!!!!
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that's it, search on Axl, and you'll get a shitload of images

Edited by Maestro, 19 May 2006 - 04:37 AM.