Second show SOLD OUT!


According to the Brazilian ticket seller, Tickets For Fun, GN’R’s March 16th show in Porto Alegre, RS at the Ginásio Gigantinho is currently sold out.

This is the second show on the South American show to sell out. The Buenos Aires, Argentina show is also sold out.

Here is the shows up to date again:

March 7th, 2010
Brasília, Brazil @ Ginásio Nilson Nelson

March 10th, 2010
Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Ginásio Jornalista Felipe Drumond (Mineirinho)

March 13th, 2010
São Paulo, Brazil @ Palestra Itália Stadium

March 14th, 2010
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Praça da Apoteose

March 16th, 2010
Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Ginásio Gigantinho SOLD OUT

March 18th, 2010
Montevideo, Uruguay @ Estadio Centenario

March 20th, 2010

Santiago, Chile @ Movistar Arena

March 22nd, 2010

Buenos Aires, Argentina Estadio Velez Sarsfield

March 25th, 2010
Lima, Peru @ La Explanada Sur del Estadio Monumental

March 27th, 2010
Caracas, Venezuela @ Poliedro de Caracas

March 30th, 2010
Bogotá, Colombia @ Parque Simón Bolívar

April 1st, 2010
Quito, Ecuador @ Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa

June n/a, 2010
Norje, Sweden @ Norje Havsbad (Sweden Rock Festival)


thanks to htgth.com

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Guns n Roses is a top act again!


Here is an article taken from Billboard.com.  Guns n ROses is finally back in the top ranking of the tours in North America.  FINALLY!!!!!!!

in other news, the date for the show in Sweden is set for the June 12th!

Is it fucking nice to see Guns n ROses back on top again??????

lton John & Billy Joel‘s Face 2 Face Tour ranks at the top of the latest Hot Tours tally based on two performances at Seattle’s KeyArena on Feb. 3 and 6.  The shows were make-up dates originally scheduled for last November but postponed due to John taking ill.  Both concerts were sellouts with a combined total of $3.7 million in box office grosses.  27,605 fans attended the two sold out performances.

Veteran rock band Mötley Crüe is second among the current list of Hot Tours based on totals from its Dead of Winter Canadian Tour that played 10 cities during January and February.  Totals from eight of those concerts were reported during the past week with an overall gross of $2.8 million ($3 million Canadian) earned at the box office.  Of those eight shows, the top attendance came at Edmonton’s Rexall Place, home arena for the NHL’s Oilers.  The Jan. 27 event produced over half-a-million Canadian dollars in gross ticket sales.  The band’s short Canadian trek follows a busy 2009 on the road beginning with last year’s Saints of Los Angeles Tour in North America and Europe as well as the second consecutive summer Crüe Fest Tour that played July through September.

Guns N’ Roses lands at No. 3 in the rankings based on box office totals from the Canadian leg of its Chinese Democracy World Tour.  With six venues submitting totals during the most recent reporting period, combined grosses topped $2.6 million (over $2.7 million Canadian).  The 17,500-seat arena Rexall Place in Edmonton produced the band’s top gross and attendance on Jan. 17 just as it did for Mötley Crüe 10 days later.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL

$3,779,949
Feb. 3-6
KeyArena, Seattle (2/2)
27,605 (27,605)
2 MÖTLEY CRÜE

$2,843,519
Jan. 23-Feb. 5
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria, British Columbia (1/0)
General Motors Place, Vancouver (1/0)
Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary (1/0)
Rexall Place, Edmonton (1/0)
Brandt Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan (1/0)
MTS Centre, Winnipeg (1/0)
Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City (1/0)
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
41,795 (50,112)
3 GUNS N’ ROSES

$2,681,795
Jan. 16-Feb. 4
Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary (1/0)
Rexall Place, Edmonton (1/0)
Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/0)
Brandt Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan (1/0)
Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, New Brunswick (1/0)
Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1/0)
34,761 (44,380)

New tour date added!


Guns N’ Roses will be in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday June 5th, to headline the Helsinki Live! – One Day Rock Festival. The festival is held at Käpylän Urheilupuisto.

Tickets go on sale on February 24th and cost 89€ + fees. Get your tickets at Lippu.fi or Tiketti.fi. Check out the poster for the festival here.

THANKS to heretodaygonetohell.com

DJ Ashba!


Since today, nothing is really happening in the GnR world (yesterday was a big fucking day tho),  I wanted to give my impression on the new Guns n Roses axeman, DJ ASHBA.  First of all, when I saw that GnR hired a new man on the guitar, I said to myself: “Oh no, not again”, then I started checking his stuff on Myspace and on his web site.  I was completely amazed by him.

He had a good stage presence, some cool tunes that I could relate to, and a great look.  So I started passing the word around me, to check him out in a way or another.

But after seing him live 2 times, and meeting him twice too, I can definatly tell you that this guy IS the man.  He adds this special something that was missing to Guns n Roses.  A guy that could kick your ass while watching him perform onstage.  DOn’t get me wrong, Richard and Ron are 2 awesome guitar player, but in their own personal style.  Richard is a mad man on stage, destroying his chords each times he strums it.  As for Bumblefoot, he’s a guitar Wizzard.  He pulls out some amazing solos, while being low profile on stage.  He is not the type of guitarist you can describe as a “guitar hero”.

But with DJ, Guns N’ Roses found their own guitar hero.  For a long time, GnR fans were complaining (not me) that after Slash departure, he could never be replace.  Well after seing him live, hearing  him and meeting him, we can definitly say that this time, it is MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!  Guns n ROses found THE man to kick anybodys ass at any given venue, anywhere in the world.

And for those of you that are unaware of what DJ did before joining the band, well here is what they have to say about him on Wikipedia.

ANd if you wanna check out his AMAZING web site:

http://ashbaland.com/

Biography

Early life

Daren Jay “DJ” Ashba was born in Monticello, Indiana on November 10, 1972. Soon after the Ashba family relocated to Fairbury, Illinois where Ashba was raised by his mother after his father left. Growing up he began learning a variety of different instruments such as the Drums and electric guitar. At age 16 Daren went to live with his father in Logansport, Indiana for a year before moving back to Fairbury. For his 16th birthday, his dad took him to his first concert to see Mötley Crüe on their Girls, Girls, Girls Tour.At age 19, DJ packed up all his things in his mini van and drove to Hollywood, California.

Solo, BulletBoys (1991-2002)

Eventually he joined the group Barracuda where he toured with the band for two years. In 1996 released his debut instrumental album titled Addiction to the Friction.In 1998 Ashba joined BulletBoys as part of the new lineup along with former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler. It was during his time with the band that he met Joe Lesté of Bang Tango. In 1999 he departed the group to start a new band with Lesté.

Beautiful Creatures (1999-2002)

In 1999, Ashba began piecing together the band that would become Beautiful Creatures with Bang Tango frontman Joe Lesté adding former Shake The Faith and Wicked Jester bassist Kenny Kweens along with session drummer Anthony Focx who appeared in 1992 film Wayne’s World appearing as the drummer in Tia Carrere‘s club band. Focx eventually became the group’s second guitarist with Glen Sobel, another session drummer, being brought in to replace him. This would be the first lineup under the moniker Beautiful Creatures. Prior to naming, the band opened one show in Houstan, Texas for Kiss during their reunion tour after Ted Nugent pulled out.The band were then signed to Warner Bros. and released self-titled debut Beautiful Creatures, produced by Marilyn Manson cohort Sean Beavan, on August 14, 2001.Album track 1 A.M. was featured in the soundtrack for the 2001 horror film Valentine and tv series Smallville. Ride was featured on the soundtrack to the 2002 remake of Rollerball. Despite appearing at Ozzfest, the Rolling Rock Tour the band were dropped from their label due to poor album sales. On February 13, 2002, the band announced that Ashba had left the group but that the band would find a replacement and continue on.

Solo (2002-2007)

He formed another solo band, simply titled ASHBA after his departure from Beautiful Creatures where he added former Tuff guitarist Michael Thomas, who was Ashba’s replacement in BC but left the group in 2003, bassist John Younger and drummer Bones Elias rounded out the groups lineup. Also in 2003, Ashba was invited to participate in the group Brides of Destruction with Nikki Sixx and Tracii Guns but turned it down to focus on his solo project.

In 2006 Ashba set up Funny Farms Studios with Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe.[15] They began writing and producing, and performing music music together which included collaborations with singer Marion Raven, whom Sixx had worked with before, on her Heads Will Roll EP and album Set Me Free. James Michael also is credited on the albums. In March 2007, Sixx penned Reason I’m Alive for Drowning Pool‘s new album Full Circle with both Sixx and Ashba co-producing the track.

Sixx:A.M. (2007-present)

Ashba released the critically acclaimed album The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack after collaborating with Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx and producer James Michael under the name Sixx:A.M. in August, 2007 serving as a soundtrack to Sixx’s autobiography The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star. The single Life is Beautiful reached #2 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. Originally the group stated they had no intention of touring.After constant support for the band and interest in a tour, they held a nationwide vote for tour dates. The tour was scheduled to start in spring 2008, but had been postponed to the summer due to unforeseeable circumstances. On April 15, 2008, Sixx:A.M. announced they would be touring as part of Mötley Crüe‘s Crüe Fest, along with Buckcherry, Papa Roach and Trapt. The tour began on July 1, 2008, in West Palm Beach, Florida. During Crüe Fest, Papa Roach drummer Tony Palermo served as a touring drummer for the band. A deluxe tour edition of The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack was released on November 25, 2008, which included a bonus live EP entitled Live Is Beautiful which features recorded performances from the band’s summer tour. In April 2009, both James Michael and Nikki Sixx confirmed that the band is currently in the studio, recording new material. Sixx added that the new material is “inspiring. it feels like we may have topped ourselves on this album coming up, and can’t wait for you to hear what it sounds like.

Guns N’ Roses (2009-present)

On March 23, 2009 Ashba was announced the new lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses replacing Robin Finck, who had left the band to rejoin Nine Inch Nails. He is currently on tour with the band as part of the Chinese Democracy Tour where on December 19, 2009 Guns N’ Roses played its longest concert ever at Tokyo Dome – 3 hours, 37 minutes.

Other work

In 2003 Ashba founded Ashba Media, Inc. The creative Agency. Ashba Media was announced the Agency of Record for Virgin Entertainment. AMI designs the look and feel of every Virgin Megastore. They also have other clients, such as Ovation guitars, Royal Underground and many more. Daren owns two corporations, Ashba Media, Inc. which handles the art side of things and Ashbaland, Inc. which handles the music side of things.[28] Ashba contributed to Mötley Crüe‘s latest album Saints of Los Angeles penning all tracks with the exception of This Ain’t a Love Song.[29] The title track Saints of Los Angeles was nominated for a Grammy the same year.

Discography

Solo

  • Addiction to the Friction (1996)

with Beautiful Creatures

  • Beautiful Creatures (2001)
  • Deuce (2005) Note: He only appears on 3 demos that were recorded pre-debut album that were added as bonus tracks

with Sixx:A.M.

Where will you be tonight??????????? NEW YORK??????Los Angeles??????


Here is the new Twitter post Axl just posted.  He just annouced that Doc Mcghee is the new manager of Guns n Roses.

On Tuesday 16th February 2010, @axlrose said:

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Fuck!! The NY shows were insane!! Love the free form laid back vibe n’ both were completely different from r view. The fans were AMAZING!! John (Varvatos) was really great! And to keep CBGB’s rockin’?! Badass!! Goin’ into Rose Bar was rough on some. Lotta best left memories from the old hotel. The gig helped w/some o’ those. Felt really good on stage. (We actually “LIKE” playing together n’ I absolutely agree some things should b a lot less complicated than others made them in the past that’s why we’re together n’ other’s by their own accord ain’t here.) We all had a great time, it was a madhouse!! Thanks to everyone who came out n’ those who helped put ’em 2gether. Good to have a short break n’ gear up 4 South America. I LOVE NY!!

On another note Guns is now managed by Doc McGhee n’ we’re off to a fun start. Big welcomes! It’s nice to have the support!!

Elsewhere:

Canadian tour n’ Slash banned clothing nonsense: which I addressed live as soon as it happened but hey fake allegations from unreliable sources bein’ negative n’ all especially w/us n’ these issues got more weight to n’ 4 aholes. Fabricated from a 2001 bs RS piece from Rock N’ Rio. Bottom line Never happened, end of story. Fuck TMZ, ContactMusic, Spinner (I got ur attitude.)

Goin’ on late at Rose Bar nonsense: Nope, Nopity, Nope!! 1:30am on time! U got played!! We were asked to do a show for fans n’ friends etc. We were told when to arrive n’ when to play between 1 an 2am which we did exactly. We didn’t perform for the press or their deadlines other than that they were there. We do our best provided we r treated in the same manner to be polite n’ cordial. The past can kiss ur ass, not gonna happen here. Under other circumstances n’ advance arrangements things may have been or be different, w/these shows they weren’t.

Goin’ on “hours” late in Toronto nonsense: Based on set change etc. went on 1 hour 8mins late w/circumstances beyond r control n’ last minute physical injuries from earlier performances (which took that hour to find ways to deal with) n’ could have cancelled the performance not “hrs”. Apologies were made. If u have a problem w/any of that or especially if u weren’t there fuck off.

Not doin’ surprise shows for the hardcore fans nonsense: Sorry some feel that way. Saw a lot at both gigs singin’ every word in every song. We made efforts to get several if not all fans who contacted us n’ were in town into these gigs. We also didn’t know most of the guests as we don’t live here n’ for that matter what makes some internet fan more hardcore than whoever else anyway, oh that’s rt…nothing!! Some just like 2 bitch 2 bitch. So if ur complainin’ n’ u drink beer, today I recommend a Lucky or perhaps a Red Stripe…if ur still peeved…again, fuck off.

I sweat nonsense: On ur mama! Really? That’s what u write about? No shit! I work hard, it’s good for ya n’ I smell better than u!!

Takin’ shots at Slash n’ reunions over Haiti nonsense: Never happened. Wasn’t aware of any comments from the old lineup.

So in closing…Fuck the LA Times, TMZ, Contact Music n’ Spinner. I don’t need “forgiven” for alleged n’ fabricated nonsense. I’ve no respect for mean spirited aholes gettin’ paid talkin’ shit at other’s expense or irresponsible biased partisan politics wanna be journalism by dated hacks. Go on! Back ur boy! But when he says he never killed no one that ain’t exactly true. Yeah, that’s right, stone cold. So if we happen to play your neighborhood or for that matter anywhere at anytime regardless of the circumstances, presales, public sales, give aways, even free shows consider yourself uninvited. It’s a free country but you’re formally n’ publicly not welcome.

Bottom line is we ain’t makin’ efforts to rain on ur parade why piss on or take cheap shots at r’s. Oh that’s rt…how u make ur livin’s all that counts not others, whatever. U ain’t above anyone regardless of who or what corporation u work for n’ unfortunately most of u’ll get to learn that the hard way.

Everyone else…

Thanks for ALL the positive comments, press n’ tearin’ it up w/us!! It was absolutely fucking AMAZING!! Can’t wait to see u out there n’ we absolutely appreciate your support!!

Thanks again 2 everyone involved n’ everyone that was rockin’ out 4 makin’ everything SO fucking great!!

What an experience!!

Peace!!

Axl-

ADDED TODAY:

On Wednesday 17th February 2010, @axlrose said:

Correction: In rereading I realized I addressed the clothing nonsense as soon as I was made aware not when it 1st happened, my bad. I tend to avoid media n’ the net when touring so as not to have whatever negative nonsense or those tryin’ 2 stir trouble interfere w/either the show or time needed elsewhere in prep as well as other GNR business. Too much goin’ on to b throwin’ sand in some idiot’s sandbox. Also my comments aren’t based on these relatively minor issues they go a fair way back w/each of those mentioned n’ unfortunately several others. We aren’t lookin’ 4 free rides or handouts, give those to those u been but if ya wanna play nice we can too in fact we’d love to. Can’t say we didn’t make the effort. Peace!!

Kimi Raïkkönen kicks some MAJOR asses!


Kimi Raïkkönen has on his web site 2 SUPER videos of him driving a Rally car, and guess what is on the soundtrack of those 2 videos?  Kimi kicks some major asses!

http://www.kimiraikkonen.com/wrctest.html

http://www.kimiraikkonen.com/videos/3.asp

Don’t forget to blast your speakers!

Thanks to Jarmo of HTGTH for pointing it out!