The Rock Pit - Hard rock, Metal and Blues Interviews, news & reviews from Australia and around the world

The Rock Pit - Hard rock, Metal and Blues Interviews, news & reviews from Australia and around the world









When someone like Slash comes along to perform in your hometown, expectations can be quite high, especially when you are the ex-member of one of the biggest rock bands in the world. Seeing all the people line up in their Guns N' Roses t-shirts, it came as no surprise that a lot of people came to see some of the old Gunners stuff being played live. And the band delivered more than expected!


After kicking the show off with a song off the new album "Apocalyptic Love", they launched straight into"Nightrain" which immediately got the crowd into a frenzy. Singer Myles Kennedy was brilliant on vocals and certaintly did the songs justice, hitting all the notes and working the crowd brilliantly.





Disappointingly Slash stuck to the right side of the stage all night, rarely moving from that area but still put on a show for the whole crowd, throwing down an extended guitar solo during Rocket Queen and a blistering blues Jam towards the end of the set which was simply mesmerizing!


The set included a good chunk from the new album plus several Guns N Roses songs from the classic debut "Appetite For Destruction" as well as the odd song from Snakepit and Velvet Revolver. It was slightly dissapointing to not see more from the Snakepit albums but the new material is definitley the best work Slash has done since then, "Anastasia" alone was a highlight of the night. The rest of the band did a fantastic job backing up Myles and Slash with bass player Todd Kerns even lending some vocals on a couple of songs including "Welcome To The Jungle" which probably got the biggest reaction from the crowd on the night.





The show finished with "Paradise City" and there ended one of the best shows of the year so far. Slash has been in the game for 3 decades and not only does he still sound fantastic but showed absolutely no signs of slowing down at all. And that is a good thing for the rock world!


by Andrew