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With Axl Rose as the only origional member og GUns N Roses onstage it Madison Square Garden last night,naysayers might call them Guns N Posers-but,defying all the negative word of mouth,the band pulled on excellent concert that lived up to its name.

It has been almost a decade since Rose last sold out MSG,so it was no wonder he actually was ready n, raring tp play,getting onstage in a timely manner,something he had yet to do in this tour.

This one-night sellout was a turning piont for the refitted Gun N Roses.Axl was greased and the band was terrific.It was an amazing transformation from the group that stunk up the MTV Awards earlier this year.GN'R played a crisp concert worthy of a punk-metalband that had as big an appetit for destruction as it had 15 yrs ago.

Opening with the aropos"welcome to the Jungle",Rose was uncharacteristically subdued,they were stuck in the mud.Maybethat initial misstep was a case og NYC,jitters,because on subsequent numbers,the man ,the band fared much better.

This doesnt mean this was a perfect show,but it was exciting to hear Rose's sonorous promal scream again,even if his pipes were a little rusty  when he was in  his upper register.While he didn't hit all the highs as he did when he was in his glory daze of the late 80,s this poster boy for bad living still thrilled.

Rose was best on a piar of cover songs-Pual McCartney's "Live and Let Die"and Dylan's"Knocking on Heavens Door"was especially good,with a combination of seizure inducing lighting and pyrotechnics.

Rose showed a soft -belly bottom when hedusted off te power ballad "November Rain".He worked the tune soulfully as he accompanied himself on piano.Although it was just this side of sappy,it igniighted Bics and had the house on its feetin a synchronized sway.Some might complain that this tune pulled the plug on any momentum that the performane had buillt to this point,but there's no arguing with the solid roar and cheers it ilicited.

While there where a handfull of new tunes offered,the best turns of the evening came from "Appetite for Destruction". It would be easy to dismiss Axl and his new gunners as irrelevant in today's music world,but this night found Rose in bloom.


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