• Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

GUNS N’ ROSES – An Evening of Destruction! At The Joint!

They’re back! Legendary rock band Guns N’ Roses marked its triumphant return to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to launch its second residency, An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery!, on Wednesday, May 21.

Axl

Actor and friend of the band Nicolas Cage helped kicked off the sold-out show by getting concertgoers amped up as Guns N’ Roses prepared to take Las Vegas by storm. Within seconds of his exit, guitarist DJ Ashba elevated into the air on a center stage platform overlooking the crowd followed by a firework display during which vocalist Axl Rose, guitarists Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and Richard Fortus, bassist Tommy Stinson, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman, and drummer Frank Ferrer appeared alongside him. In true Guns N’ Roses fashion, the band welcomed everyone to the jungle with its all-new, never-before-seen production.

DJ Ashba and Axl

Throughout the show, fans were wowed with the over-the-top production, which included large LED screens above and around the stage, fireworks and laser displays, beautiful dancers, platforms and more. In addition to the elaborate theatrics, Guns N’ Roses delivered a set-list full of its biggest hits including “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City,” “Mr. Brownstone,” “Estranged,” an intimate piano rendition of “November Rain” by Rose and more. Spotted in the crowd was model Jenna Jameson.

Bumblefoot

Produced exclusively by AEG Live, Guns N’ Roses – An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery! continues at The Joint May 24 – 25, 28, 30 – 31, June 4, 6 – 7. Tickets, starting at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees), are available atwww.hardrockhotel.com/thejointwww.axs.com or charge-by-phone at 888.9.AXS.TIX.

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PHOTO CREDIT: © Erik Kabik/ Erik Kabik Photography and courtesy HRH/The Joint/Kirvin Doak Communication

By Sylvia Lee

Editor/ Staff Writer and Co-Founder of ZRock'R Magazine. Sylvia has worked in and around music since she was 16, though it has always been a part of her life. In radio ( her last radio job was in the mid-90's at KKLZ before departing for other pursuits) , as part of various tour support/production crews, in promotion of both bands and even clubs (recipient of the Climax/Plan C Entertainment Blackberry Award in 2007 for her work as production manager of the Las Vegas MC Jin show ) and in rock journalism with a music column in the late 80′s called MusicLine in the Independent News in central Illinois. Sylvia has also has written articles and reviews for SCOPE, The Reader, Las Vegas Music Scene Magazine, Vegas SoundZ (she was PR director for LVMS where she helped push a little known and upcoming at the time Vegas photographer then known as Shane O'Neil Dobbs ( he later dropped the Dobbs), landing him his first concert shoot for a publication with Nine Inch Nails at the Thomas and Mack in '95) and she also did PR for Vegas SoundZ when they were in print). She also was a contributor to LA’s FIX Magazine. Sylvia credits her love of rock journalism and working in and around it to the person she calls the “First Lady of Rock n Roll Journalists” The legendary Jaan Uhelszki who co-founded influential music publication CREEM Magazine, but also gives a nod to the women who were also involved in the early days like Lisa Robinson and photographer Lynn Goldsmith. Sylvia's eye for talent and ear for great music have never failed her. Ever sarcastic with a love for Metal, Grunge, Punk, and Industrial Music; the occasional glass of fine wine; enjoying some classic movies (the original Universal horror films are a favorite) or binging episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Good Omens or all 4 seasons of Stranger Things - she is the fearless leader of this bunch of talented lunatics.

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