Guns N' Roses Playing Sturgis -- First Show in Four Years

Sure this publicity photo is old, but it's also probably in the Top 10 Most Badass Pub Shots Ever.
Sure this publicity photo is old, but it's also probably in the Top 10 Most Badass Pub Shots Ever.

Guns N' Roses is playing their first show in four years and only U.S. show of the year at the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota.

Never have I wanted to go to a motorcycle rally -- or to South Dakota -- more.

Sadly, Daughtry will also be playing. I guess motorcycle dudes are no longer too tough for a little American Idol-type fun. (Maybe he'll run afoul of some Hell's Angels and end up bludgeoned to death with meth lab implements?)

Anyway, The show goes down at the awfully-named and newly constructed Rock N' Rev Amphitheater at Monkey Rock USA.

A press release points out that GnR is one of Q magazine's "50 Bands to See Before You Die" and I won't disagree. Axl melted my face off (nearly a decade ago now?) even with a backing band of stiffs and with me sitting in the upper deck of a huge area. When he's on, no one's better. When he's off, he's still entertaining.


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