By Radio.com Staff
Last night Guns N’ Roses did, in fact, perform at L.A.’s legendary Troubadour club; the rumors of the show was definitely not an April Fool’s joke.
It was the first time the band performed with guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan back in the fold. There’s been a lot of speculation as to who else is in the band: long time keyboardist Dizzy Reed is still there; the lineup is rounded out by recent Guns guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer.
Watch the band perform “Welcome to the Jungle” above.
There was also speculation as to the setlist: would they stick to Duff and Slash’s era with the band? Nope: it turns out that they played two songs from the 2008 album, Chinese Democracy: the title track and “Better.”
Of course, a number of songs from their classic debut, 1987’s Appetite for Destruction, made the setlist: “It’s So Easy,” “Mr. Brownstone,” “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Rocket Queen,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “My Michelle,” “Nightrain” and “Paradise City,” as well as as a few Use Your Illusion (1991) songs, “Double Talkin’ Jive,” Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die,” “You Could Be Mine” and Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.” They even played the Damned’s “New Rose,” which they included on their 1993 covers album “The Spaghetti Incident?” They also added in the Who’s “The Seeker,” a song the band have covered in recent years.
Guns N Roses’ next scheduled gig is next Friday, April 8 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Go to Radio.com to see a photo of the actual setlist and to watch them perform “Welcome to the Jungle.”