Guns N' Roses reunites: Axl, Slash join forces onstage for first time in 23 years
The classic Guns N' Roses lineup, including Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagen, reunites at the Trabadour in Los Angeles last night. (YouTube screengrab)
The wording on the marquee outside the Troubadour in Los Angeles said it all: "Not in this lifetime."
For those unfamiliar with that famous quote, that was Axl Rose years ago, after being asked if the original Guns N' Roses lineup would ever reunite.
Well, the impossible happened last night - and it was no April Fools' Day joke.
And despite a strict edict of no cameras in the small L.A. club, a few chosen ones managed to snag photos and clips of an unlikely sight - Axl and Slash together on stage - along with bassist Duff McKagan. The band played a 17-song greatest hits set with a few covers thrown in for good measure.
For those keeping score, the last time the three rockers were on the same stage together was on July 17, 1993 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The band was rounded out by longtime keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer.
Here's a compilation of social media clips of the show:
Guns N' Roses Troubadour set list:
1. "It's So Easy"
2. "Mr. Brownstone"
3. "Chinese Democracy"
4. "Welcome to the Jungle"
5. "Double Talkin' Jive"
6. "Live and Let Die" (Wings cover)
7. "Rocket Queen"
8. "You Could Be Mine"
9. "Speak Softly Love" (Andy Williams cover)
10. "Sweet Child O' Mine"
11. "New Rose" (The Damned cover)
13. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
14. "My Michelle"
16. "The Seeker" (The Who cover)
17. "Paradise City"
The Gunners recently announced a 20-date summer stadium trek which kicks off June 23rd, and includes a stop at Rogers centre in Toronto on July 16. A presale for fanclub members begins at 10 A.M. ET today, while the public onsale begins at 10 A.M. ET April 8.