Axl Rose mocked the recent incident where he threw a microphone in the crowd that accidentally hurt a woman at a Guns N’ Roses show. Rose held up an interesting sign by a fan.
An auction recently took place where several items of rock memorabilia will sold. Here is the previous announcement: Julien’s Auctions has announced the headliners of Icons & Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll, the world-record-breaking auction house to the stars’ annual music blockbuster on Friday, November 11, Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, live in Hard Rock Cafe New York and online at juliensauctions.com.
Items of Eddie Van Halen, Guns N’ Roses will go under the hammer
Over 1,500 spectacular instruments, artifacts and memorabilia owned and used by some of the world’s greatest music artists and legends including Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Prince, Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steve Jobs, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Eddie Van Halen, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Madonna, The Cure, LL Cool J, Guns N’ Roses, Lady Gaga, David Gilmour, Gene Simmons, Meat Loaf, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Nikki Sixx, Daft Punk and more will be offered.
Burning up the auction stage will be a 1973 Fender Mustang owned, stage-played, smashed and signed by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain during two U.S. performances in 1989 – the first at Club Dreamerz in Chicago, Illinois on July 8th, and the second at the Sonic Temple in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania on July 9th – where Cobain smashed the guitar to pieces across the stage during the finale performance of “Blew.”
Following the release of Nirvana’s 1989 debut album Bleach, the band embarked on their first U.S. tour where they played small venues across the south and mid-west. According to the 2004 book Nirvana: The Chosen Rejects by Kurt St. Thomas: “Nirvana was having so much fun on the tour that Kurt began to express his joy by smashing a new guitar at every show;” the ritual would solidify Cobain’s infamous smashed guitars as a part of the rock rebel’s lore.