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According to gnrontour.com, the band didn't seem to have a good time during the show at the Autodromo in Rio on their last show in 1992:

"A very 'nervous' show. Axl supposedly came to the Autodromo just five minutes before the show started and left right after the show ended. Axl didn't change his clothes during the show, he started the show with a white t-shirt and ended with the same. Slash, Gilby and Duff stayed around the drum kit during the show, just Axl was running around. Apparently the band was not having a good time because the show ended with 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door,' not the customary 'Paradise City' encore."

 

I've never read anything in the biographies on why this was such a weird show. Are there any indications on what might have had happened?

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I remember reading about that show while scrolling through the same site once upon a time. Does video of the show exist? I always find the "off" shows to be an interesting watch.

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21 minutes ago, James Bond said:

I remember reading about that show while scrolling through the same site once upon a time. Does video of the show exist? I always find the "off" shows to be an interesting watch.

There's Yesterdays from the show which can be found in a video compilation of news snippets from that show on youtube

Correction: the video I'm taking about is from sao paulo and not rio

 

 

 

 

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Here's something I have written about the show:

15. MAY-DECEMBER 1992: TOURING AND FEUDS - Page 2 (a-4-d.com)

There was a lot of throwing stuff around.

 

EDIT: Oh, just noticed that was from Sao Paolo. I don't really have much on the Rio show, either, but maybe Axl was a bit off after having been robbed.

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The review in O Globo newsparer where the picture above appeared  (Dec. 15, 1992):

1992_152.jpg

Google translation:

And Guns N'Roses went to the swamp

Dispersive and lame performance suggests it's time to put an end to Gunner idolatry

And Guns N' Roses sank into the mud. For a band that is supposed to be important, playing in a place like the swamp abandoning that is the Autôdromo de Jacarepaguá seems the end of the line.

And aside from the blind idolatry of Axl and company fanatics, the show presented by the band on Sunday left a lot to be desired.

The delay aside (the group took the stage at 11:15 pm, an hour and a half later than scheduled) because of problems in the sound system, the rest was unforgivable. Like the lack of cohesion in the performance. The show drags, is full of holes, doesn’t flow and doesn’t involve the audience.

So much so that at the end the band returned only for the usual encore - "Paradise city", one of the good moments - because no one was excited enough to want more, even by the late hour, almost at dawn.

Very different from the shows at the last Rock in Rio (a good one and an average one), which, although seemed like rehearsals for the world tour, had more energy. We even wonder if they play the same show in other countries. Does anyone complain there?

It can be said that the two best things of the night were the majestic full moon that emerged behind the mountains just when GNR took the stage and the flight of a helicopter, beautifully lit by the stage reflectors.

In addition, what we saw was a bureaucratic performance, from which it’s clear that the group knew how to do better at the beginning of their career. So much so that the new songs, except '"November rain", already an instant rock classic, went by unnoticed.

The show started well with “Welcome to the jungle" - everything to do with the place - and improved with “Mr. Brownstone", both from the Gunners' first and best album - the latter was interrupted because Axl "eagle eye" Rose found a Slash impersonator in the audience and the highlight of (?). Programmed friendliness.

Then Axl said those usual things like "it's good to be back" etc., and once again he took the opportunity to attack the press, something that is already part of the script of the band's concerts worldwide, and which he allegedly feeds with his fake “rebellious” attitudes.  As fake as the red-black shirt he wore at the end of the show and the Brazilian flag displayed during the song “Civil war”. Pua!

There are so many unnecessary speeches and stretches in some songs that in just over two hours of the show, about half the time is pure filler.

Everything went smoothly on stage for most of the performance, but around 0h40m, in the middle of "You could be mine" (until that point the song that excited the audience the most), Axl had his expected tantrum because he saw someone photographing the show or something like that - whatever, since he had another reason to throw the microphone, one of the many he throws from the stage - and left the stage cursing. What a joke.

This guy deserves a good spanking on the butt - which he showed to the audience in the first half of the show - to learn to respect the fans, especially the girls who go through hell to watch the guy's shows and run the risk of getting hurt .

In general, Guns have become a corporate rock band, with all the possible clichés of the genre: long and expendable solos (all  terrible, by the way, especially those by Slash), parts with piano, a female choir, shouting request from the audience via a luminous sign, in short, everything that causes retching in rockers with attitude.

It's better to follow the suggestion written on the shirt that Axl wore at the end, the one that bears the face of Christ and the words "Kill your idol". It's time to kill idolatry on Guns N 'Roses.

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Fan wore Axl Rose jacket, but the singer snubbed her

A fanatic for Axl Rose, and with banking support to finance so much passion, 15 year old Rio de Janeiro teenager Maria Geyer tried everything to get a meeting with the leader of Guns N' Roses. It didn't work, but it came close. Hosted at the Intercontinental Hotel - the same where the group stayed in Rio - with a car, driver and security at her disposal, Maria had an asset to reach the singer: a leather jacket that Axl lost during Rock in Rio II, in January 1990.

- It's the same jacket he wore in the "Paradise city" video - she assures, saying she paid US $ 2 thousand (Cr $ 25.4 million) for the clothes, "in a store".

Maria recruited two English-speaking friends, Danny and Carlos, to contact Axl. At the beginning, Brazilian security guards stated that if that jacket was really Axl's it would be the product of a robbery - since it was missing from the Guns dressing room in Maracanã. Danny and Carlos explained that their intention was only to return it to its owner. They provided a detailed description of it to prove that they were not lying: gray leather with the name Axl embroidered on the left, the skulls of the other band members on the right and the Guns N 'Roses logo on the back. A label on the lining gave the origin and the manufacturer: Creative Customs Product, Bloomfield, New Jersey.

Through a walk-talkie, security guards talked to Axl, who confirmed the description. But to Maria's disappointment, the singer snubbed them - her and the jacket. Furious, the girl threatened to commit suicide and destroy all the albums of the group: He is ungrateful, an imbecile - she was screaming in the hotel lobby.

After the initial fury, however, she went to the race track to watch the ex-idols.

*

Yesterday morning, the members of Guns N 'Roses - with the exception of Axl, who went directly from the race track to the airport by helicopter - sailed on a yacht pari Angra dos Reis. Around 4 am they left the Intercontinental hotel accompanied by 30 people and went to Marina da Glória. While Slash watched the sunrise accompanied by a beautiful blonde, drummer Matt Scrum exclaimed: "Fuck, fuck, fuck”

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From blackststs post, i take it the journalist didnt like the show :lol:

"Furious, the girl threatened to commit suicide and destroy all the albums in the group: He is an ungrateful, imbecile - he was screaming in the hotel lobby".

What is it with braziian fans?. :facepalm:

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Based on the O Globo review, there was an encore and Paradise City was played, so the show didn't end with KOHD. 

Also going by the article and the pictures in the newspaper, Axl changed his shirt at least once.

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4 hours ago, Blackstar said:

The review in O Globo newsparer where the picture above appeared  (Dec. 15, 1992):

1992_152.jpg

Google translation:

And Guns N'Roses went to the swamp

Dispersive and lame presentation shows it's time to put an end to Gunner idolatry

And Guns N'Roses sank into the mud. For a band that claims to be important, playing in a place like the swamp abandoning that is the Autôdromo de Jacarepaguá seems the end of the line.

And aside from the blind idolatry of Axl and company fanatics, the show presented by the band on Sunday left a lot to be desired.

The delay aside (the group took the stage at 11:15 pm, an hour and a half later than scheduled) because of problems in the sound system, the rest was unforgivable. Like the lack of cohesion in the performance. The show drags, is full of holes, doesn’t flow and doesn’t involve the audience.

So much so that at the end the band returned only for the usual encore - "Paradise city", one of the good moments - because no one was excited enough to want more, even by the late hour, almost at dawn.

Very different from the shows at the last Rock in Rio (a good one and an average one), which, although seemed like rehearsals for the world tour, had more energy. We even wonder if they play the same show in other countries. Does anyone complain there?

It can be said that the two best things of the night were the majestic full moon that emerged behind the mountains just when GNR took the stage and the flight of a helicopter, beautifully lit by the stage reflectors.

In addition, what we saw was a bureaucratic performance, from which it’s clear that the group knew how to do better at the beginning of their career. So much so that new songs, except '"November rain", already an instant rock classic of rock, went unnoticed.

The show started well with “Welcome to the jungle" - everything to do with the place - and improved with “Mr. Brownstone", both from the Gunners' first and best album - the latter, interrupted so that Axl "eagle eye" Rose found a Slash impersonator in the audience and the highlight of (?). Programmed friendliness.

Then Axl said those usual things like "it was good to be back" etc., and he took advantage of once again working out the press, something that is already part of the script of the band's concert worldwide, and which he allegedly feeds with his fake “rebellious” attitudes.  ”As fake as the red-black shirt he wore at the end of the show and the Brazilian flag displayed during the song “Civil war ”. Pua!

There are so many unnecessary speeches and stretches in some songs that in just over two hours of the show, about half the time is pure filler.

Everything went smoothly on stage for most of the performance, but around 0h40m, in the middle of "You could be mine" (until then the song that excited the audience the most), Axl gives the expected attack because he saw someone photographing the show or something like that - whatever, since he had another reason to throw the microphone, one of the many he throws from the stage - to leave the scene stage. What a joke.

This guy deserves a good spanking on the butt - which he showed to the audience in the first half of the show - to learn to respect the fans, especially the girls who go through hell to watch the guy's shows and run the risk of getting hurt .

In general, Guns became a corporate rock band, with all the possible clichés of the genre: long and expendable solos (all, by the way, terrible, especially those of Slash), parts with piano, a female choir, shouting request from the audience via a luminous sign, in short, everything that causes retching in rockers with attitude.

Better to follow the suggestion written on the shirt that Axl wore at the end, the one that bears the face of Christ and the words "Kill your idol". It's time to kill idolatry on Guns N 'Roses.

*
Fan wore Axl Rose jacket, but the singer snubbed her

A fanatic for Axl Rose, and with banking support to finance so much passion, 15 year old Rio de Janeiro teenager Maria Geyer tried everything to get a meeting with the leader of Guns N'Roses. It didn't work but it came close. Hosted at the Intercontinental Hotel - the same where the group stayed in Rio - with a car, driver and security at her disposal, Maria had an asset to reach the singer: a leather jacket that Axl lost during Rock in Rio II, in January 1990.

- It's the same jacket he wore to the clip for "Paradise city" - she says, who says she paid US $ 2 thousand (Cr $ 25.4 million) for the clothes, "in a store".

Maria recruited two English-speaking friends, Danny and Carlos, to contact Axl. At the beginning, Brazilian security guards stated that if that jacket was really Axl's it would be the product of a robbery - since it hurt missing from the Guns dressing room in Maracanã. Danny and Carlos explained that their intention was only to return it to its owner. They provided a detailed description of it to prove that they were not lying: gray leather with the name Axl embroidered on the left, the skulls of the other band members on the right and the Guns N 'Roses brand on the back. A label on the lining gave the origin and the manufacturer: Creative Customs Product, Bloomfield, New Jersey.

Through a walk-talkie, security guards talked to Axl, who confirmed the description. But to Maria's disappointment, the singer snubbed them - her and the jacket. Furious, the girl threatened to commit suicide and destroy all the albums of the group: He is ungrateful, an imbecile - she was screaming in the hotel lobby.

After the initial fury, however, she went to the race track to watch the ex-idols.

*

Yesterday morning, the members of Guns N 'Roses - with the exception of Axl, who from the race track went directly to the airport by helicopter - sailed on a yacht pari Angra dos Reis. Around 4 am they left the Inter-Continental hotel accompanied by 30 people and went to Marina da Glória. While Slash watched the sunrise accompanied by a beautiful blonde, drummer Matt Scrum exclaimed: "Fuck, fuck, fuck”

Wow! Not many times i read such harsh review! 😨

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19 hours ago, StayofExecution2020 said:

According to gnrontour.com, the band didn't seem to have a good time during the show at the Autodromo in Rio on their last show in 1992:

"A very 'nervous' show. Axl supposedly came to the Autodromo just five minutes before the show started and left right after the show ended. Axl didn't change his clothes during the show, he started the show with a white t-shirt and ended with the same. Slash, Gilby and Duff stayed around the drum kit during the show, just Axl was running around. Apparently the band was not having a good time because the show ended with 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door,' not the customary 'Paradise City' encore."

 

I've never read anything in the biographies on why this was such a weird show. Are there any indications on what might have had happened?

The entire south american leg of the tour was plagued by chaos!

They had major problems with the press (they were making things up about the band), they were raided in an hotel in Argentina, and police was searching for drugs! In Venezuela they escape a presidential coup as soon as their plane took off the country (Axl got into a fist fight with reporters in Venezuela - there's a video on Youtube), in Brazil they got in São Paulo and Axl was "quoted" saying in the press that this was the ugliest city he has ever seen, he trew a chair through the hotel balcony and towards the reporters (they had two shows in the city and didnt finish none of them) and in Rio a couple started fighting in the audience and he stopped the show!

Also there is a video of them in Colombia, and someone threw a bottle or something heavy and Axl stopped the concert!

With was a mess.

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Argentina 1992 might be my favourite bootleg of the entire 1992 tour. Axl stopping the show twice is interesting because he doesn't throw the tantrum you'd expect, and then they just go back into the songs. You Could Be Mine and Nightrain. Overall the performances are great and the video/audio quality is among the best of the 1992 pro shots. You can even hear Gilby's guitar!

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28 minutes ago, James Bond said:

Argentina 1992 might be my favourite bootleg of the entire 1992 tour. Axl stopping the show twice is interesting because he doesn't throw the tantrum you'd expect, and then they just go back into the songs. You Could Be Mine and Nightrain. Overall the performances are great and the video/audio quality is among the best of the 1992 pro shots. You can even hear Gilby's guitar!

If the shows were in america or somewhere else, he would've walked off by the first time. I think these shows meant a lot to the band and they really didn't want to walk off, giving them more chances than other audiences would've gotten

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59 minutes ago, Legendador said:

The entire south american leg of the tour was plagued by chaos!

They had major problems with the press (they were making things up about the band), they were raided in an hotel in Argentina, and police was searching for drugs! In Venezuela they escape a presidential coup as soon as their plane took off the country (Axl got into a fist fight with reporters in Venezuela - there's a video on Youtube), in Brazil they got in São Paulo and Axl was "quoted" saying in the press that this was the ugliest city he has ever seen, he trew a chair through the hotel balcony and towards the reporters (they had two shows in the city and didnt finish none of them) and in Rio a couple started fighting in the audience and he stopped the show!

Also there is a video of them in Colombia, and someone threw a bottle or something heavy and Axl stopped the concert!

With was a mess.

Is absolutely real. In my own country the shit press making up horrible things that never happened.

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4 hours ago, Legendador said:

The entire south american leg of the tour was plagued by chaos!

They had major problems with the press (they were making things up about the band), they were raided in an hotel in Argentina, and police was searching for drugs! In Venezuela they escape a presidential coup as soon as their plane took off the country (Axl got into a fist fight with reporters in Venezuela - there's a video on Youtube), in Brazil they got in São Paulo and Axl was "quoted" saying in the press that this was the ugliest city he has ever seen, he trew a chair through the hotel balcony and towards the reporters (they had two shows in the city and didnt finish none of them) and in Rio a couple started fighting in the audience and he stopped the show!

Also there is a video of them in Colombia, and someone threw a bottle or something heavy and Axl stopped the concert!

With was a mess.

Was this also when their plane was told not to leave the runway as authorities wanted to search the plane for drugs?.

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