Guns n Roses Gear Up for Vegas Residency

Legendary L.A. rockers Guns ‘N’ Roses are in the final stages of preparing for their residency at the Joint in the Hard Rock Cafe‘ Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The 12-night stint kicks off, appropriately enough, on Halloween and will run through November 24.


The band, which is led as always by enigmatic frontman Axl Rose, has entitled their residency “Appetite for Democracy” in a nod to their classic Appetite for Destruction album and their more recent outing, 2008′s Chinese Democracy.


G’N'R’s Vegas residency at the Joint follows on the heels of a residency by another L.A. rock institution from the same era. Earlier this year Motley Crue performed their own 12-night stint at the Joint, back in February.


Fans can most likely expect to hear a heavy slate of classics from the band’s landmark debut, Appetite for Destruction, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, as well as some choice cuts from Chinese Democracy, the first album by the band to feature Rose as the sole founding member in the lineup.


Speaking to Rolling Stone, current G’N'R axeman DJ Ashba indicated the band would also be using the residency to workshed material for their next album.


“This is the first time we’re all going to be in the same place for a month solid,” said the guitarist. “I think we’re going to get a lot done. It’s just a matter of sitting down and working together as a band, putting together what we feel is gonna be the best Guns record.”


Prior to kicking off the “Appetite for Democracy” residency, the band will be putting in a high profile appearance at Neil Young‘s Bridge School Benefit, where they will be playing their first ever all-acoustic set.


Tickets for “Appetite for Democracy” start at $45 and are available from Ticketmaster or the Hard Rock Hotel’s box office.

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