October 2nd 2011, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Rock in Rio


http://www.youtube.com/rockinrioeuvou?feature=tickerHey brothers and sisters, like I used to do for the last tour, everything will be updated from this post.  

The day before the show, I will post the infos about the venue and the city, the set list that has been played, a photo galery of the show, and the best youtube videos I can find for all the songs that has been played that particular night!  



Rio de Janeiro (English pronunciation: /riːoʊ deɪ ʒəˈnɛəroʊ/ or /ˈriːoʊ deɪ dʒəˈnɛəroʊ/local Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʁiu dʒi ʒaˈnejɾu]River of January), commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, boasting approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper,[3][4] making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world.

The city was the capital of Brazil for nearly two centuries, from 1763 to 1815 during the Portuguese colonial era, 1815 to 1821 as the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and Algarves, 1822 to 1960 as an independent nation. Rio is nicknamed the Cidade Maravilhosa or “Marvelous City”.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about 343 billion reais (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is the headquarters of two major Brazilian companies –Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production – according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city in southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, sambaBossa Nova, and balneario beaches such as Barra da TijucaCopacabanaIpanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (‘Cristo Redentor’) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the WorldSugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums. The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American city hosts the event. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium will also host the final match for 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro will also host World Youth Day in 2013.

Rock in Rio is a series of music festivals held in Rio de JaneiroBrazil and LisbonPortugal and occasionally Spain.

Four incarnations of the festival were in Rio de Janeiro, in 1985, 1991, 2001 and 2011, four in Lisbon, in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010, and two in Madrid in 2008 and 2010. The shows were organized by Brazilian entrepreneur Roberto Medina. In 2011, Rock in Rio is taking place in its original home, Rio de Janeiro.

Rock in Rio has been the largest music festival in the world, with 1.5 million people in the first edition, 700,000 in the second, about 1.2 million in the third, and about 350,000 people in each of the 3 Lisbon editions.



Trivia question

Just a cool trivia question.  What is the link between Guns N’ Roses and Buckcherry?
I’ll post the answer tomorrow night!  :

The answer is in here:


The answer to the trivia question is Jimmy Ashhurst.  Bassplayer for Buckcherry, and ex bass player for Izzy Stradlin & the Juju Hounds


Show Hall of fame who should be inducted in 2012!

The Rock n Roll hall of fame is doing an online poll, to know wich band should be inducted next year in the rock n roll hall of fame.  I am not going to tell you what to do hey?

Come on Guns N’ Roses fans.  VOTE!



GUNS N’ ROSES is among 15 finalists for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Also hitting the ballot for the first time are THE CURE, HEART, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, ERIC B. AND RAKIM, THE SPINNERS, THE SMALL FACES/FACES, FREDDY KING and RUFUS WITH CHAKA KHAN, while previous nominees BEASTIE BOYS, LAURA NYRO, WAR DONOVAN and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS also made the cut. Votes will be cast by a group of more than 500 musicians and industry professionals; of the 15 nominees, the five that get the most votes will be announced in January and inducted into the Hall Of Fame at its 27th annual ceremony on April 14, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio, home to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum.

GUNS N’ ROSES was nominated in its first year of eligibility.

“It’s a great honor,” former GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke told The Plain Dealer. “The band deserves it. It was a long time coming.”

Acts become eligible 25 years after the release of their first record.

Eccentric singer Axl Rose is the only original member of the current GUNS N’ ROSES lineup, and while he has recently been on friendlier terms with guitarist Izzy Stradlin and bass player Duff McKagan, he and guitarist Slash are not on speaking terms.

Asked about what the former bandmates will do if they are inducted, Slash said, “We’ll cross that bridge when we get there . . . If they’re gonna pass you over, I don’t think it’s worth worrying about too much.”

Earlier this year, former GUNS N’ ROSES bassist Duff McKagan spoke to MusicRadar.com about the possibility of the band being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

“My only experience with the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame was when VELVET REVOLVER played it and we were inducting VAN HALEN,” he said. “That whole band was supposed to be there, including David Lee Roth — we were going to do a song with him. It all started falling apart in the two weeks leading up to the gig. It was sad to watch…

“We were just the innocent band that was there to play VAN HALEN songs, and we saw their whole thing crumble. To see Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar show up, when it was supposed to be everybody… Michael and Sammy were really cool guys and good sports about it, but they took all the heat over the situation. A lot of heat.

“I don’t know if I want to set myself up for heat. It’s going to be a debacle, isn’t it? A press debacle. I just don’t know what else to say about it.”

Slash said that he was glad to see Alice Cooper going in this year, and as for who has been overlooked, the guitarist said, “The one that comes to mind right off the bat — and it’s not even a band that I’m a huge fan of but definitely is eligible — is KISS. And I know that they’ve been passed over every fucking year.




Buckcherry opening for Guns N’ Roses !

Yes you heard it.  buckcherry will be the opening act for Guns N’ Roses.  Well, not for the whole tour (as for now), but only in Greensville, on Halloween night!  Great news! I fucking love Buckcherry!!!!

It was one of my favorite artist to open for the Gunners, as I said it here couple of months back:


Here is the page of the concert!



EDIT:  Buckcherry will be opening for the Gunners on these following dates

Oct. 28 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Oct. 29 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
Oct. 31 – Greenville, SC – Bi–Lo Center
Nov. 02 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Nov. 04 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center

Be ready Norman, Oklahoma for November 9th, and Omaha November 8th!

Just seen on facebook this ad for a Guns N Roses show in Norman, Oklahoma.  It has not yet been confirmed, but like the Houston show yesterday with the TV ad, if it has not been confirmed, well it is really strange to see a nice poster like this.  So I think we can say thet the Gunners will be in Norman this fall!

Another show is listed on Ticketmaster for Omaha, Nebraska, on November 8th. 

2011 US tour dates