The end


Hello all!

As of new year of 2014, my facebook page and this blog will be shut down for good.

The reasons are various, but the 2 biggest reasons are that there’s nothing to talk about and I don’t think that there will be anything to talk about in the near future and secondly, I want to focus my work on my show reviews and interviews  I do for http://www.daily-rock.ca

I had a good time with all of you since the MySpace days, but I really think that I made the circle all around!

All the people I met were incredible, and the friends I made will stay my friends.

Hope you enjoyed reading me, and checking this blog.  I enjoyed doing it!

Let’s hope we can meet again somewhere, sometime.

Luv and rock n roll
Laurent Lepine

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Montreal set list and videos


Here’s the set list and some videos from the Montreal show.  If some more videos pops out, I will update it!
Thanks for all the uploader!

01- Intro/ Chinese Democracy 
02- Welcome To The Jungle 
03- It’s So Easy
04- Mr. Brownstone 
05- Estranged 
06- Better 
07- Rocket Queen
08- Richard Fortus Guitar Solo
09- Live and Let Die
10- This I Love 
11- Used to Love Her
12- Motivation [Tommy Stinson Solo]
13- Band introduction
14- No Quarter [Dizzy Reed Solo]
15- Catcher In Te Rye
16- You Could Be Mine
17- DJ Ashba Guitar Solo
18- Sweet Child O’ Mine 
19- Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2 (Pink Floyd)
20- November Rain 
21- Bumblefoot Solo
22- Don’t Cry 
23- Don’t Let It Bring You Down (Neil Young)
24- Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door 
25- Nightrain 
 
Encore
 
26- Angie (Rolling Stones) 
27- Patience
28- The Seeker (The Who)
29- Paradise City 

Quebec city Set list and videos


What a week end that was. 2 Guns n ROses show in 48 hours.

One in front of 80 thousand festival goers….and one in front of 2300 die hard fans!

Here’s some videos and the set list in Quebec city.
Enjoy, and thanks to the uploaders!

Chinese Democracy 
Welcome To The Jungle 
It’s So Easy
Mr. Brownstone
Estranged 
Better
Rocket Queen
4tus Solo
Live And Let Die 
This I Love 
Dizzy Solo
Catcher In The Rye
You Could Be Mine 
Dj Solo
Sweet Child O’ Mine 
Another Brick In The Wall
November Rain 
Bumble Solo 
Don’t Cry 
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door 
Nightrain 

The Seeker
Patience 
Paradise City 

Whiners, wankers & other elitist pricks….


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Just woke up from an amazing night in Quebec city.

Guns N’ Roses were in top form, and delivered the goods like they usually do.

But this not what I want to talk about this morning!  While I was driving back from Quebec city, I was reading the critics of the show in local newspapers on my phone.  Cause you know,  all journalists wants to be the first in line to tell what they think about the show they just went to see.  So I read 2….and that was it for me.  I was literally fuming!

First of all.  Let me say that I hate festival goers.  They usually pay basically nothing to see great bands, and, even though it’s almost free,  still whine!  If it was only that, it would be ok.  But city festivals around the world gathers people from various musical horizons, so basically, they are not “fans”.  They just know “some songs”.  Basically, just the hits.  So when the band in front of them doesn’t play the hit they know….well they whine!  

Last night, 75 000 people gathered in Quebec city.  And a fast look around, makes you realize that people around you, don’t know the songs….and think that a top hat man will come up on stage, only to realize that the top hat man left the band 18 years ago!  Not couple of years ago….18 years ago!

I would tell them to wake up, and smell some coffee.  1992 is far gone!

Problem is in Montreal and in the province of Quebec, a lot of people are still mad at what happened 21 years ago.  And still thinks Axl left the stage in Montreal while having a finger in the air, and saying “Fuck You Montreal”.  There’s no bigger urban legend than this.  It’s Axl’s  own “Jim Morrisson’s  cock showing”  that never occured!  People like to believe he did it…but never did.  So Axl, whatever he does, will have 2 strikes against him!  Having 2 strikes against you, doesn’t put you far from being struck out…1 false move, and he’s out!  That is exactly what happened last night.  Because don’t get fooled,  so called experts are music fans, and they probably are like other random music fans.  They believe what they read years ago, without doing any research.  And just without knowing!

Last night was a great night.  Hits, after hits, after hits.  But that wasn’t enough.  They wanted more hits….More hits?

Chinese Democracy
Welcome To The Jungle
It’s So Easy
Mr. Brownstone
Estranged
Better
Rocket Queen
4tus Solo
Live And Let Die
This I Love
Dizzy Solo
Catcher In The Rye
You Could Be Mine
Dj Solo
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Another Brick In The Wall
November Rain
Bumble Solo
Don’t Cry
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Nightrain

The Seeker
Patience
Paradise City

How can someone possibly say that the beginning of the show was “hitless”.  “It’s so easy” is a well known song.  “Mr. Brownstone” too, “Estranged” was a MAJOR hit, probably one of the biggest hit they ever had, “Rocket Queen” is a fan favorite…..So I don’t know how can you possibly say that without showing to the world how biased your opinion is!

Another reproach that I usually hear is that the show looses his pace when guitar solos are played.  First of all, those are NOT guitar solos.  They are songs played by each individual members.  Again, Axl has 2 strikes against him.  If the band members are not put up front,  whiners will say right away that this band is a cover band.  If he does put them up front, wankers will say that the solos are long and unnecessary.  In both ways, they loose.  I remember the days when people weren’t complaining while a Godfather theme was played…..time changes hey?

And should I really comment on people saying that Guns N’ Roses members are “hired guns” ?  Oh well…I’ll do it anyways.  Tommy Stinson is the bass player that was in the band the longest now….Same thing with Richard Fortus.  As for Dizzy Reed, he was there since the begining of the nineties.  

To finish, let me say this:  Would you like Axl Rose not happy with a band that was once great, or happy with a band that is still great?

And to those whiners, wankers and elitist pricks, let me say you this, by taking Axl’s own word:
You talk to much, you say I do….difference is nobody cares about you!

Truly yours!

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New club dates added


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WOW.

What a big day we had yesterday.

Guns N’ Roses added two club dates, following up their big gig at Le festival d’été de Québec!

One at Le Métropolis in Montréal on July 14th, and the other one, the day after, on July 15th, at The Sound Academy in Toronto.

Montreal deserve a god private show.  To shut the trap of the whiners here in Montreal, that have been whining for the past 21 years.

As for myself, I will attend the big show in Quebec, and the Montreal date at the Metropolis.

I will update my facebook page and my twitter page with pictures, and set list as it happens!

Ready?

CANADIAN DATES:

July 12th, 2013 – Festival d’été de Quebec, Québec city, Québec

July 14th, 2013 – Montréal, Québec @Métropolis

July 15th, 2013 – Toronto, Ontario @  Sound Academy