Guns N’ Roses Reveal Three Rarities After 30 Years


Hard rock veterans Guns N’ Roses set the stage ablaze as they commenced their highly anticipated world tour on June 1st at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The iconic band, known for their electrifying performances, captivated fans with a setlist that delved deep into their rich musical history, dusting off beloved tracks that hadn’t seen the live stage in decades.

Fans eagerly flocked to the venue, brimming with anticipation and excitement, ready to embark on a nostalgic journey fueled by the timeless sound of Guns N’ Roses. The band, renowned for their hard-hitting rock anthems and captivating live presence, did not disappoint. The inclusion of long-lost gems such as “Anything Goes” (not performed since 1988), “Pretty Tied Up” (last heard in 1992), and “Bad Obsession” (revived after nearly 30 years since its last performance) sent shockwaves of exhilaration through the crowd.

However, the surprises didn’t end there. Guns N’ Roses also treated fans to a live debut of their cover of The Stooges’ classic “T.V. Eye,” with the talented bassist Duff McKagan taking on vocal duties. This unexpected addition added a fresh twist to the setlist, demonstrating the band’s willingness to explore new territories while honoring their rock ‘n’ roll roots.

The significance of these resurrected songs cannot be understated. They serve as a testament to the enduring appeal of Guns N’ Roses’ music and the profound connection fans have with their discography. It’s a testament to the power of nostalgia and the profound impact that classic tracks can have on both long-time devotees and new listeners alike. In a world of constant change, these songs provide a welcome anchor, transporting fans back to a time when the raw energy of Guns N’ Roses dominated the airwaves.

Beyond the thrill of rediscovering these forgotten treasures, the world tour promises to be a celebration of Guns N’ Roses’ enduring legacy. The band’s ability to captivate audiences and deliver unforgettable performances has solidified their status as hard rock icons. Their ability to fill arenas around the globe, drawing fans of all ages, speaks volumes about the timeless quality of their music.

As the tour unfolds and Guns N’ Roses crisscrosses the globe, it will undoubtedly serve as a reminder of the band’s enduring impact on the rock music landscape. The exhilaration and fervor ignited by the live performances of these classic tracks are a testament to the band’s ability to connect with fans on a profound level. It is a testament to the power of music to transcend time, uniting generations under the banner of electrifying rock ‘n’ roll.

The track list from the recent show is as followed as reported by UG:

It’s So Easy
Bad Obsession
Chinese Democracy
Slither (Velvet Revolver cover)
Pretty Tied Up
Welcome To The Jungle
Mr. Brownstone
Hard Skool
Double Talkin’ Jive
Reckless Life
You Could Be Mine
Down On The Farm (U.K. Subs cover)
Rocket Queen
T.V. Eye (The Stooges cover)
Anything Goes
Civil War
This I Love
Live And Let Die (Wings cover)
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb cover)
Street Of Dreams
Nice Boys (Rose Tattoo cover)
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover)
Don’t Cry
My Michelle
Paradise City