No more drama, Guns N’Roses rock Kuala Lumpur

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 14 Nov 2018

PETALING JAYA: Hard rock heavy hitters Guns N' Roses enjoyed a long-awaited appearance on our shores, more than 30 years since angrily introducing itself to the world in 1985.

And after numerous line up changes through their mean and lean years, they are back with a show of a lifetime for fans here, through the aptly titled Not In This Lifetime Tour at Sunway Lagoon's Surf Beach.

Led by the "holy trinity" of mercurial frontman Axl Rose, six-string dazzler Slash and bassist Duff McKagan, this current edition is complemented by guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer, Dizzy Reed on pianos and keyboards and Melissa Reese on keyboards and synthesisers.

The seven-strong team took the willing crowd down memory lane through a string of classics.

The set list saw a tasteful balance of established staples like Welcome To The Jungle, Rocket Queen, Sweet Child O' Mine, November Rain, Estranged, and they even surprised the crowd with covers such as Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here and Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun.

Multiple solo moments from both Slash and Fortus, as well as drummer Ferrer kept the crowd on its toes.

Other notable songs performed with gusto were Coma, Estranged and also This I Love from their Chinese Democracy offering. 

The night reached a crescendo, as Guns N' Roses almost snapped the heartstrings with the timeless Patience, Don't Cry, The Who's cover of The Seeker. 

It culminated with Paradise City, which brought the show full circle with full blown confetti into the night skies. 

It's so easy, indeed.


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