Guns N' Roses

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    August 1, 2014

    5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Weekend, 8/1 to 8/3

    Plenty to do this weekend, from past-their-prime '80s rockers to up-and-coming locals. Check out our five recommendations, and browse our comprehensive listings for even more options.

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    July 29, 2014

    10 Best Metal Shows in Metro Phoenix in August

    August is filled to the brim with heavy metal shows around Metro Phoenix, thanks to concerts and gigs by locals and major international legends. So check out the 10 best metal and hard rock concerts happening at venues around the Valley next month.

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    July 8, 2014

    Metal of Honor Harness the Power of Metal for Charity

    A few weeks back we brought you a list of our favorite heavy metal charities. Here's one that we saved for this week, since Phoenix metal lovers can interact with this one as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this Friday, July 11, at Ak-Chin Pavilion. That's because this charity is ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Axl Rose and Guns N' Roses Wrap Up Vegas Residency in Style

    Axl Rose and his new cast of gunners wrapped up their second residency at The Joint inside The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino over the weekend in Las Vegas with a bang. While their were no Izzy Stradlin or Duff McKagen surprise appearances on the final night this time around, there was plenty of star po ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    The Top 10 Glam Metal Bands of All Time

    These guys were glam enough, but were they good enough?by Alex Distefano Call it what you will--glam metal, hair metal, cock rock, or plain old '80s metal--but there's something to be said for a subculture that extended from the late '70s into the early '90s that refuses to wash off its makeup and ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013
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    March 18, 2013

    Former Guns N' Roses Manager Launches Arizona Record Label

    Usually people move from places like the middle of nowhere to big industry cities like New York and Los Angeles to find musical success, and stay there. Not the other way around. But for former Guns N' Roses manager Alan Niven and his wife Heather Vincent-Niven, finding solace in Arizona's godfors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Slash, Celebrity Theatre, 9/5/12

    See also: Slash Still Has an Appetite for Destruction See also: Buckethead on His Time in Guns 'N' Roses: "No Answer." See also: Guns N' Roses at Comerica Theatre, 12/27/11 See also: Tommy Stinson of Guns N' Roses and The Replacements: "A [Replacements] Reunion Is About As Likely as an Original Guns ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    10 Songs About Cocaine

    See also: 15 Songs to Light Up to on 4/20 Drugs are responsible for lots of great songwriting, so every Friday in August, we're going to take a look at various drugs and their impact on popular music. Disclaimer: I've never actually snorted cocaine, so I'm going to assume that Chuck Klosterman's d ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Storm of Perception's Brian Herring on The Band's Supernatural Past, and Metallica vs Pantera

    I respect Prescott for a handful of things: eclectic art, historic buildings (Prescott has hundreds on the National Historic Registry), and for being host to the world's oldest rodeo. And, of course, Whiskey Row, where a friend and I decided to take a shot of Jameson at every bar before heading to t ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    Guns N' Roses at Comerica Theatre, 12/27/11

    Guns N' Roses Comerica Theatre Tuesday, December 27 See also: Our complete Guns N' Roses and Sebastian Bach slideshow. Our interview with Guns N' Roses bassist Tommy Stinson. The line stretched around Comerica Theatre, and snaked all the way down Adams, placing us just across the street from t ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    Guns N' Roses at Comerica Theatre on Twitter

    Now that you've checked out our photos and review of last night's Guns N' Roses gig at Comerica Theatre, we've taken to the Twittersphere to find out what you guys thought of the show. Remember to follow us @phxmusicdotcom and tweet at us to discuss. @musicloverchick: Well Phoenix? Any comments ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2011
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    December 22, 2011

    Blogs Teased in Our December 22 Issue

    ​This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts. What are we spinning? Up on the Sun's best music of 2011 lists. Could Guns N' Roses follow up Chinese Democ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Tommy Stinson of Guns N' Roses and The Replacements: "A [Replacements] Reunion Is About As Likely as an Original Guns Reunion."

    ​Tommy Stinson can't slow down. The guy stays busy -- playing bass in Guns N' Roses (clocking nearly 14 years in the band, only Axl Rose and keyboardist Dizzy Reed have been in the band longer), releasing solo records (like this year's excellent One Man Mutiny), and playing in Soul Asylum. It' ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Barry Fey's Backstage Past: The Gun, Axl Rose, Lars Ulrich, and the Truth

    Legendary concert promoter Barry Fey's Twitter bio is pretty revealing: "Its Barry Fey. I am a rock promoter. I have promoted a few shows here and there. Maybe you have heard of me?" Fey, "The Rockfather," retired from the business in 1997, but not before establishing himself as one of the big name ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Guns N' Roses To Welcome Comerica Theatre to the Jungle on December 27

    ​Like most of you, I was pretty surprised by that Radiohead concert announcement, but you know, this one might actually take the cake: Guns N' Roses is coming to Comerica Theatre on Tuesday, December 27. G N' R fans might be soured by the current lineup (Axl backed by DJ Ashba on guitar, Dizzy R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Sebastien Millon, What Are You Listening To?

    Sebastien Millon Sebastien Millon You can check out the local artist and fashion designer's work here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? NPR. I love keeping up on the news, but they also have so many great stories on culture, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Lady Gaga Drops Single 'Born This Way'

    ​The time has come for Lady Gaga to resume control over your radio. Ms. Gaga dropped her brand new single "Born This Way" this morning, according to SPIN.The song "Born This Way" is the first track to be released from her upcoming LP of the same title, which will be available for the world to hear ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Club Candids at Shotgun Betty's

    Melissa FossumShotgun Betty's is rockin' Scottsdale Coyote Ugly style​ The saucy cowgirls at Shotgun Betty's Rock & Roll Salloon serve their shots with a side of attitude. These gals dance on tabletops while classics from Def Leppard, Journey and Guns N' Roses blast through the well-stocked ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Ozzy Osbourne and Slash at Comerica Theatre Last Night

    Luke HolwerdaOzzy Osbourne​Ozzy Osbourne and Slash Comerica Theatre January 26th, 2011 Have you ever wondered what happened to the people who appeared in the '80s rock documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot? Well, from the looks of it they were all standing in a line that stretched around the Comer ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Ten Most Overplayed Sports Arena Songs (with Music)

    ​I was grumblings of the Suns' porous, lackadaisical defense during a recent game when a different debate started between my girlfriend and I.Which Green Day album is "Brain Stew" is on again? The answer, of course, is 1995's Insomniac. But a better question is why such an odd query came ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    T.I. Sticking to His Motto, "Live Your Life:" Arrested for Alleged Drug Possession

    Tiny and T.I.​T.I. has been arrested! Already? What took so long? Cue the sad trombone noise. TMZ broke the news early this morning that the Atlanta-born rapper and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris were pulled over late last night on Sunset Boulevard by an L.A. County Sheriff for making an illegal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Slash's Solo Album Stream: Hear It Before Its May Release

    Slash has a new record out...with the help of loads of famous friends.​When you used to be in a band with a guy that made arguably the most anticipated album of the last two decades, which turned out to be Axl Rose's epic failure Chinese Democracy, it's kinda hard to top the hype yourself. But ala ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    Guns N' Roses Tribute Band Hollywood Roses Brings Local Dude Colby Veil Back to Town

    ​Maybe you've heard former Mesa dude Colby Veil sound-tracking the trailer to Easy Rider: The Ride Back, the 2009 prequel to the legendary Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper classic?Probably not if you, like me, didn't know such a film existed.Veil fronts Dopesnake, the band that provides the sort of s ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Guns N' Roses Disgraces the Hallowed Ground of CBGB

    Well, let's face it. That ground was desecrated in April 2008. A year and a half after the legendary punk club closed down, John Varvatos opened a boutique store on the spot. Since then, it has become something of an underground tradition for those passing by the intersection at Bowery and Bleecker ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Excess Redefined With Axl Rose

    ​Axl Rose's latest incarnation of Guns N' Roses, Chinese Democracy,  took over 17 years to complete which quite possibly made it the most anticipated album of the past two decades. You may remember that the folks at Dr. Pepper were so excited and skeptical about its release that th ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    What's The Big Announcement?

    So we Phoenix media types have been summoned to the U.S. Airways Center Thursday for "a major 2009 concert announcement" at 11:30 a.m. And oh what a press conference it will be, with free lunch and entertainment by The Big Bang as well as the Phoenix Suns dance team and their Gorilla mascot.This mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2008

    Night Train: Sycamore/Main Street (Stop #28)

    I'm on the nightrain, Bottoms up,I'm on the nightrain, Fill my cup,I'm on the nightrain, Ready to crash and burn, I never learn.-- W. Axl Rose, 1987 "Nightrain," the Guns N' Roses song, is actually about a brand of bum wine that'll get you pissy, punch-your-best-friend d ... More >>

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    November 23, 2008

    Why I Was The Last Man In America To Hear Chinese Democracy

    By Martin Cizmar I very well may be the last man in American to hear Chinese Democracy. Almost certainly, I was the last music critic, and among last Guns n' Roses fans. Honestly, though, as bad as I wanted to hear it, I couldn't bring myself to log on to MySpace to hear the record I've been waitin ... More >>

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    November 21, 2008

    Knux Redux and Cool Kids Explain Why Q Tip Sucked

    By Martin Cizmar It’s Friday of a loooong week and I’m still thinking about Monday’s show at the Marquee, The 2K Sports Bounce Tour with Q-Tip, The Knux and The Cool Kids. Sure, I panned it in my review, mostly because it was a six-hour slog that should’ve been an incredible three hours, ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008
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    October 23, 2008

    Chinese Democracy on Nov. 23? Really? REALLY???

    By Martin Cizmar It's been a good day in metal, what with Metallica opening their World Tour here in Phoenix Tuesday night, and now Guns N' Roses announcing a release d ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008
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    July 25, 2008
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    February 14, 2008

    Lock and Load, Lovebirds

    You’ll never buy flowers again

  • Music

    November 1, 2007

    Various Artists

    The Heavy Metal Box

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    August 9, 2007

    Mane Spotting

    Poison guitarist makes hair-metal palatable -- almost

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    July 26, 2007


    My Machine
    (No Relief Records)

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    February 22, 2007

    Rock Star: Supernova

    Fake band: hyperreality

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Adults Only

    Like, the 'Blisters can be fun

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    March 17, 2005

    Speed Trap

    PIR's Jam mixes speeding bullets with Velvet Revolver

  • Music

    June 10, 2004

    Velvet Revolver

    G 'N' R/STP contraband visits Celebrity Theatre

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    Guns N' Roses

    Welcome to the Videos (DVD) (Geffen)

    Mötley Cre
    Greatest Video Hits (DVD) (Mötley/Hip-O)

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    Letdowns: Bummer, Man

    Five artists came with the promise of a new day -- and defused faster than a wet firecracker

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Off the Rails

    The Guns N' Roses tour collapses, and Axl folds. Is anyone really surprised?

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Bless This Mess

    The Go-Go's, sweethearts of pop, move beyond old sins

  • News

    August 9, 2001

    Torch Singers

    Betty Blowtorch - Are You Man Enough? (Foodchain)

  • Music

    October 5, 2000

    Godspeed you black emperor!

    Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (Kranky)

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    December 15, 1993



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