Slash, Axl Rose Reunite as Guns N' Roses After 23 Years

The legendary band played a surprise club show Friday in Los Angeles
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2016 9:53 AM CDT
Slash, Axl Rose Reunite as Gun N' Roses After 23 Years
Crowds thronged for tickets after a surprise announcement that Guns N' Roses would play a concert Friday night at West Hollywood's famed Troubadour music venue.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

On Friday night, 500 people were welcomed to the jungle when Slash and Axl Rose played together as Guns N' Roses for the first time in more than 20 years, AFP reports. It was—as Rolling Stone puts it—"a sight most GNR fans believed they would never witness again." The band announced the surprise show—taking place at the Troubadour in Los Angeles—Friday morning, leading many to believe it was an April Fool's Joke. But it was no laughing matter for the hundreds of people that lined up in the hopes of securing a $10 ticket to see the legendary rock band.

Axl Rose, Slash, and bassist Duff McKagan hadn't played together since 1993 in Argentina. They opened Friday's reunion show with It's so Easy as dozens of fans not lucky enough to get tickets hung around outside hoping to catch snippets of the band. The lineup for the show also included keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus, and drummer Frank Ferrer. Guns N' Roses will follow the Troubadour reunion with a full stadium tour and headlining spots at the Coachella festival. Rolling Stone has photos, videos, and the full set list from Friday's show. (More Guns N' Roses stories.)

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