Support: The Kills / Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
There are some bands that mean more than others. Both globally and personally. For me Guns were one of the most exciting bands on the planet. I saw them a number times in the early '90s when I first discovered there were bands other than Queen (my first and biggest love). Nothing has come close to the feeling of anticipation I felt back in the day when waiting for a GNR gig. They lived breathed rock n roll. They WERE rock n roll. Read More
It is 978 days since I last saw Slash. June 29th 2010. That gig was special for me as it was the gig that the idea for this whole project started developing. As I said that was 978 days ago. Admittedly the book is taking longer than expected. It will be finished though…eventually.
While I have drank a lot of Guinness (as my expanding waistline can testify), gone to a lot of Read More
Support: Thin Lizzy / Vengeance & The Panther Queen
"As you may have heard I had a little accident. I'm learning what I can and can't do. I hope you don't mind me moving less than usual, although I'm probably moving a whole lot more than I was the last time I was here…" Axl (17/05/12 - Dublin) Read More
Support: Danko Jones
I love Guns n Roses. Always have and always will….except of course nowadays what counts for Guns is not really Guns. I’m sure that if you are a rock fan then you don’t need telling that these days GNR consist of Axl and a bunch of hired hands; a very talented group of hired hands admittedly, but hired hands nonetheless. Read More
This is the gig that got the ball rolling for the site and book. This is the gig that I finally realised that I was in the wrong line of business. This is the gig that I went to the night before a potentially important interview. This is the gig that is partly responsible for me not getting the job…well that and the fact that I was useless. You see idea for the book first arose while waiting Read More
Support: Funeral For A Friend / Bullet For My Valentine / Special Guest: Sebastian Bach
Bringing the Download Festival over to Ireland was a great idea in theory but mistakes were made with the line-up and the venue. As a result this was to be the first and last Download in Ireland.
Some of the decisions that were made seemed particularly odd: Read More
Support: The Cult / Soul Asylum / Blind Melon / Special Guests: Ronnie Wood / Michael Monroe
A great weekend of Guns completed with the appearance of the Stone's Ronnie Wood and Michael Monroe from Hanoi Rocks on a few songs.
Really exciting times seeing GNR live in the early nineties. There are some bands that you get Read More
Support: The Cult / Soul Asylum / Blind Melon
Another great concert as most of the Guns concerts were over the years. One of the most exciting gigs I have been to...we knew it would be good so we decided in advance that we would make it a double header. Two concerts on successive nights...madness so my mother called it. Read More
Support: Faith No More
Was picked up by my fellow concert goers straight after an A-Level exam. Mad rush to Gateshead to see the gig and unfortunately only arrived to see the end of Faith No More's set (it would be years later before I had the pleasure of seeing them again). Read More
Line Up: Queen / Special Guests: Annie Lennox / Bob Geldolf / David Bowie / Def Leppard / Elton John / Extreme / George Michael / Guns n' Roses / Ian Hunter / Lisa Stansfield / Liza Minnelli / Metallica / Mick Ronson / Paul Young / Robert Plant / Seal / Spinal Tap / Tony Iommi / Zucchero
A special day for all Queen fans. We were all highly emotional for the whole concert. Seeing Freddie Mercury on Read More
Support: Skid Row / Nine Inch Nails
The 'Illusion' albums were yet to be released at this point but it really didn't matter though....great gig, great experience.
As per usual they (Axl) took a long time to come on...but the girls in the crowd kept the fans entertained while we waited. Read More