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Guns N' Roses Tickets - A True Heavy Metal Legend Returns To The Stage - Articles Surfing
When you mention Guns n' Roses tickets, most music fans will remember the days when big hair and bigger guitars ruled the music scene, and many more will remember this band as one of the true innovators of music in the late 20th Century. A look at the turbulent past of this legendary band will tell the story of just how incredible it is that they're back, as most wouldn't have thought that possible in recent times.
The band actually came together in 1985 as a "merger" of two existing Los Angeles bands, LA Guns and Hollywood Rose. The name "Guns n' Roses" is obviously a combination of the two previous names. The original founders were Axl Rose of Hollywood Rose and Tracii Guns of LA Guns.
Their sound was instantly seen as unique, as Guns n' Roses combined the "hair metal" genre of the time with influences from blues and punk into their delivery. They experimented with this sound a bit as they played the local Los Angeles club scene, and it didn't take long for them to be discovered.
A Geffen Records executive saw the band playing at the Troubadour in Los Angeles and immediately offered them a deal. Axl demanded, and received, a $75,000 advance, which was unheard of at the time for a band that was not known outside their own town.
By this time, there had been some turnover in the band, and Guns had left. He was replaced by Slash, and the new lineup was one that would become the most famous in the band's history. They immediately got to work on their first EP, and cut only 10,000 copies of it in 1986. It sold relatively well, and the band got to work on their first full-length release.
In 1987, Appetite For Destruction was released, and although it did not sell well initially, it soon took off after the video for the first single released, Welcome to the Jungle, started to get air play on MTV. From there, sales skyrocketed, and a new big-time band was born.
Fame and Fortune
On the heels of their first hit, the band embarked on a national tour, and Guns n' Roses tickets sold in droves. Their image was that of hard-core partiers, and their concerts often contained controversy. During that first tour, a show at Castle Donington went bad. Two fans were trampled to death when the band took the stage, and the band members kept playing, as they didn't realize what had happened. They were largely blamed by the media for this development.
Even though their reputation had taken a hit, "G n' R" continued to fill the charts with albums and singles in subsequent years. The band released ten full length studio and live albums, and overall they've sold nearly 40 million copies of their work worldwide.
As the band approached the mid 1990's, their success had reached legendary status. As such, egos began to clash and lifestyles began to change. Several disagreements over the band's sound and direction ensued, and eventually, Axl was the only remaining original member of the band. Each of the other members put together their own projects, and no one ever thought that Guns n' Roses would be heard from again.
However, rumblings began that the band was working on a new album, and those rumors turned out to be true. Guns n' Roses tickets are once again available in furtherance of their latest release, and this is your chance to see a legendary act live.
Copyright © 1995 - Photius Coutsoukis (All Rights Reserved).
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