Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Asian Age: GN'R to Perform in India

Guns N’ Roses are playing in India. Pinch yourself, because this isn’t a dream! After decades of speculation and rumours about coming to India, the American rock band will perform in Bengaluru on November 7 at the Palace Grounds.

Confirming this news, Raj Sinha, director of Rhapsody Inc, the company that is organising the concert said, "Yes, it is true that we are bringing Guns N’ Roses to India. As of now I can tell you that the Bengaluru concert has been confirmed. We’re still in talks with people in Mumbai and Delhi, so let’s hope that works out. However, there is a good chance we can take the band to Shillong as well.

The band was supposed to have played there on September 19, but for some reason it didn’t work out."

Dubbed as Axl and Friends, the band has seen major transformation over the years and the only founding member to be a part of the current lineup is vocalist Axl Rose.

While other famous members like Slash, Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan left the band citing various differences, Axl remained. The band finally released the album Chinese Democracy with newer members in 2008. The album was in the making for around 15 years and was much awaited, though it received a timid response.

"I can confirm that Axl Rose and Dizzy Reed will be there. DJ Ashba, their latest entrant, will be there. There will also be a person called Troy and two other members," said Sinha.

Rhapsody Inc. is a venture of Chromosome Production Pvt Ltd, a company that has organised concerts of musicians like AR Rahman and Jagjit Singh. This is the company’s first international venture. Let’s hope for all our sakes, this one really works out.

The Asian Age

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Mack Arillo said...

Troy Patrick Farrell on drums? Did Axl ask Frank and Richard to walk the plank?

Mack Arillo said...

"There are persuasive info that it’s actually a US supergroup with members drawn from Alice Cooper, Guns N’ Roses and White Lion."

Drummer Troy Patrick Farrell is from White Lion, so we're looking at someone from Alice Cooper's band as the final piece to this puzzle ...

Mack Arillo said...

Ryan Roxie to replace Richard Fortus?

Anonymous said...

I really can't understand this whole charade.

~axl, u have 2 drummers. Why chose a 3rd?
~axl, u already have a bass player, even 1 u clearly trust on a personal level, why go pick another one?

Mack, do u know if they're not presented the whole members/lineup they can be held (legally) on contract as label protected?


Mack Arillo said...

If you can't afford to tour, hire some 4th-stringers to replace your 3rd-stringers.

Anonymous said...

Axl will still show up late


Anonymous said...

they should come to las vegas for new years eve!