Guns N’ Roses Played the John Varvatos Store Last Night

02/12/2010 10:09 AM |

Aside from a few weeks in the 5th grade or something, before I’d been forever changed by the revolutionary sounds of, um, 10,000 Maniacs, I never really cared for Guns N’ Roses. Then a few years later, by which point I’d officially aligned myself with Nirvana, I viewed them as the racist, homophobic, misogynistic enemy of everything that was real and just. In retrospect, it’s perhaps a bit silly, but deep down, I still don’t really think so. This, of course, is not to say that I wouldn’t have liked to have been at the John Varvatos store last night, where Axl Rose led a bunch of people claiming to be Guns N’ Roses through a 17-song set that featured exclusively old material. Full setlist after the jump, courtesy Brooklyn Vegan.

1. You’re Crazy
2. Mr Brownstone
3. I Used to Love Her
4. Welcome to the Jungle
5. Street Of Dreams (The Blues)
6. Sorry
7. It’s So Easy
8. Band intros —> Patience
9. Rocket Queen
10. jam —> Catcher in the Rye
11. My Michelle
12. Knockin on Heavens Door
13. Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC cover)
14. Paradise City
encore
15. Sweet Child of Mine
16. This I Love
17. Night Train

8 Comment

  • Alberta Cross was a million times better than Guns n’ Roses last night. John Varvatos party was awesome because of Alberta Cross. I’ve never seen them play and they may be my new favorite band-it’s real rock n roll!!

  • haha, have to agree w/ the above. guns n’ roses was fun/goofy, but alberta cross was bringing down the house!

  • Agreed. Alberta Cross blew GNR away last night! You’ll definitely find me at their next show.

  • Couldn’t have said it better. Alberta Cross made the show last night.

  • Did anyone catch the band that played the Varvatos after party immediately following GNR’s performance? Their name was Midnight Spin, hailing from Brooklyn, and they rocked so hard! Definitely a name to keep on the radar. All in all a great event, well done Varvatos.

  • umm, exclusively old material? Street of Dreams, Sorry, Catcher in the Rye, and This I Love are all songs off of Chinese Democracy. Unless you’re counting that as old, that is…

  • Oh, my bad — word missing: meant to say almost entirely…. Totally doesn’t matter, though , I guess, since it seems that night was ALL about Alberta Cross anyway, right Alberta Cross street-teamers?

  • The Phony Apocalypse!

    Cabain was ok to tour with Metallica, but not with GnR, I think that was in “About a Son”.