Guns N’ Roses suffers through a band’s worst nightmare, gets name of city wrong during show

A rock star can do pretty much anything on stage and call it a “rock ‘n’ roll moment.” You can set things on fire, you can bite the head off an animal, and you can wear nothing but a sock, and everybody will love it as long as your tunes rock and you take some time to ask the crowd if they’re having a good time. The…

Guns ‘N’ Roses detained at Canadian border for having single gun, zero roses

Lest anyone worry that Guns ‘N’ Roses might be losing its edge after the band stunned Chicago fans by starting their Soldier Field show 15 minutes ahead of schedule—or two hours and 15 minutes earlier than they would have at one time—they did something to make everything right. They got caught traveling with a gun. On…

MTV’s The Year In Rock: 1991 looks back at what it deemed “a pretty bad year”

With the benefit of hindsight, 1991 was a watershed year for rock music. That was the year of Pearl Jam’s Ten and Nirvana’s Nevermind. A documentary released in 1992 even referred to it as The Year Punk Broke. The alternative revolution was just entering its golden age, as evidenced by the popularity of the inaugural…

Guns N’ Roses and Alice In Chains to team up for Las Vegas reunion shows

Putting aside their differences about the proper spelling and usage of the word or letter “N”, ’80s and ’90s rock mainstays Guns N’ Roses and Alice In Chains are teaming up for a pair of sold-out Las Vegas gigs. Capitalizing on the key overlap between “people throwing their money away into slot machines” and “people…