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  1. Ahhhh... I see that now. Thanks for the clarification!! I noticed the bass dropped out too. When the video came back it explained what happened.
  2. I wonder what the hell happened to Matt at the end of Paradise city. He couldn't have dropped a stick, he wouldn't take that long to recover. I wonder if he busted his snare head and had to have his snare replaced. LOL Been there done that.
  3. Its funny how you can see Meegan, and Beta working their phones. Through the show.
  4. Yeah, "Dimebag" gets most of all the shows in the Twin Cites and uploads them.
  5. The review from one of our local papers: Lots of distance for fans — social and otherwise — at Guns N' Roses show at Xcel Energy Center Chris Riemenschneider 14-17 minutes Welcome to the post-COVID concert jungle. Guns N' Roses came to Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday night a year later than planned, at a smaller venue than planned, and with a lot of uncertainty still hovering over the show like the dark cloud of hair that looms above the band's iconic guitarist, Slash. The first of two concerts on back-to-back nights at the St. Paul arena — followed by British pop star Harry Styles on Wednesday — GNR did not implement any kind of vaccine or mask requirement despite the concert being moved indoors. Attendance may have suffered because of it. Ticket prices were, um, slashed in the days leading up to the concert to around half-price. And that's after the show was already downsized from Target Field last summer (with about a 35,000-person concert capacity) to the X. Only about 11,000 fans showed up in the end, about 1 in 20 of whom rocked out with masks on. At least there were plenty of empty rows for the fans who did want to play it safe and socially distance. Conversely, tickets to the Styles concert remain sold out and priced over $200 on the resale market. That's after the former One Direction heartthrob announced both a mask and vaccine/test mandate for all U.S. tour dates. Of course, the difference in demand may have more to do with career trajectories than COVID worries. Guns N' Roses filled U.S. Bank Stadium on their 2017 reunion tour, when Slash and bassist Duff McKagan first rejoined frontman Axl Rose in the band after 15 years apart. They haven't really done much of note since then, though, and have only one revered album to their name — although 1987's "Appetite for Destruction" remains one of rock's most celebrated records. Especially in hockey arenas in Middle America. Tuesday's concert at least offered some noteworthy new music, courtesy of opening band Mammoth, the group Wolfgang Van Halen formed following last year's death of his father, guitar god Eddie Van Halen. The 30-year-old rock vet — he joined his dad's namesake band as a bassist at age 16 — sounded more like the offspring of Foo Fighter Dave Grohl throughout the 35-minute set, in a good way. He shredded more as a deep-howler singer than as a guitarist during grungy and hard-driving but melodic anthems such as "Don't Back Down" and "Circles." There was still plenty of guitars, though. Two other axemen rounded out the live lineup after Wolfie played all the instruments on Mammoth's album; so he still has a little of Dad's great showoff attitude in him. GNR hit the stage promptly at 8 p.m. — unheard of in the old days! — and opened with two old favorites, "It's So Easy" and "Mr. Brownstone." Shaky at first, Rose sounded warmed up by the time he bellowed and screeched through "Chinese Democracy," title track to GNR's Slash-less 2008 album. That was followed by "Slither," a song from the guitarist's 2000s-era band Velvet Revolver with McKagan — one of only a handful of Tuesday's tunes not also featured on 2017's GNR set list. (Others included "You're Crazy," the trashy new one "Absurd" and covers of "Wichita Lineman" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog.") Rose's voice is nowhere near as hair-raising as it was in the band's hairsprayed days. Like Robert Plant, though, the 59-year-old Rose has learned to modify his approach to get around the unreachable notes — a tactic that proved effective in the slower and dirtier "You're Crazy" and that should've been employed in the whimpering "You Could Be Mine." Slash was, as always, a marksman on guitar throughout the nearly three-hour set. His grimy and downright groovy solo in "Rocket Queen" turned that semi-forgettable oldie into a highlight. His extended solo after "Civil War" — based around Muddy Waters riffs — raised the excitement level just in time for "Sweet Child o' Mine." Along with "Patience" before the encore — and "Paradise City" at the show's end — the big singalong moments sounded as sweet as ever coming out of quarantine and without the troubled acoustics of the band's last show in town. Too bad a third as many people attended this time. Here's the GNR setlist from Tuesday: It's So Easy Mr. Brownstone Chinese Democracy Slither (Velvet Revolver) Double Talkin' Jive Welcome to the Jungle Better Estranged Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney & Wings) You're Crazy Rocket Queen You Could Be Mine I Wanna Be Your Dog (The Stooges) Absurd Civil War Slash's guitar solo Sweet Child o' Mine November Rain Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb) Patience Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan) Nightrain ENCORE: Madagascar Don't Cry The Seeker (The Who) Paradise City
  6. I know! I threw that out there to throw some more gas on the fire. Once it is played, if it is played, there will be at least a 30 page thread on how it was sung, the guitar parts, drums etc.
  7. Thought I would throw a scenario out there. Maybe they play it St Paul tomorrow night. Their last show was in Milwaukee and that was an outdoor show. It's a 5 hour drive from Milwaukee to the Twin Cites. Del posted a photo that was tagged Minneapolis, MN yesterday on Instagram. I would be pretty convinced they are all already in town. With the show at the Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday, they could rehearse the song with Axl singing without too much worry that it would be recorded and sent out on the internet --with Axl singing. With 3 days in the Twin Cites before the show maybe this gives them that opportunity to actually fully (w/Axl) rehearse the song without too much "interference," or worry that its leaked. Personally what they should do is just rehearse the song anywhere and run everything strictly through IEM's. The drums would be the only thing that would be heard to anyone NOT wearing the IEM's. One of my bands used to rehearse that way.
  8. That is my point. Yet their set list has stayed the same with very few changes.
  9. To put it in perspective. The Foo Fighters have 152 songs in their catalog yet their set lists have pretty much stayed the same for their 2021 tour. GNR has 87 songs in their catalog and yet their set lists has also stayed the same (pretty much) since the tour began. They are playing for the crowds at the arenas/stadiums. Also for the fact that major changes in the set lists makes it harder, as you have to think of production, lighting, pyro. Moving stuff around too much can cause a lot of problems/headaches. But to be fair GNR could/should change the sets when they take a break because then everything can be "reset." Very few large scale bands will never play the same show twice. The Grateful Dead typically would do this back in their day. Bruce Springsteen was/is notorious to have his band rehearse the whole catalog so they could play any song at anytime. He even had a spot in the show where they would take audience requests.
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