OK, So Guns N’ Roses Played the John Varvatos Store on the Bowery Last Night


Take that, CBGB! Were you booking shows with Axl Rose and his rental band back before John Varvatos graced you with some leather jackets and used audio equipment? No you were not. Fashion week would come and go and you’d just book 17 more Subhumans shows. Not like the new regime over at 315 Bowery, who will pack everyone from Sebastian Bach to Kevin Bacon in to see Alberta Cross and then surprise what remains of the audience four hours later when Guns N’ Fucking Roses takes the stage and plays 17, count ’em, 17 songs, including an encore. It is 2010 and we are experiencing things we could only dream about the grubby grasp of the last three decades. Look at this setlist:

01. You’re Crazy
02. Mr. Brownstone
03. I Used To Love Her
04. Welcome To The Jungle
05. Street Of Dreams
06. Sorry
07. It’s So Easy
08. Band Intros –> Patience
09. Rocket Queen
10. Jam –> Catcher In The Rye
11. My Michelle
12. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
13. Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC cover)
14. Paradise City

15. Sweet Child O’ Mine
16. This I Love
17. Nighttrain

That is the stuff dreams are made of! Where were you last night? I mean, look at this line-up: DJ Ashba, Ron Thal and Richard Fortus, bassist Tommy Stinson, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman and drummer Frank Ferrer, according to Stereogum. DJ Ashba. The corpse of Tommy Stinson! We live in amazing times. [h/t Brooklyn Vegan]

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