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4th April 2017

guns n roses

Guns N' Roses today announced two support bands for their 'Not In This Lifetime' shows at London Stadium on Friday 16th June and Saturday 17th June.

Guns N' Roses have a long history of having high quality support bands for their UK tours including Faster Pussycat and The Quireboys for their first UK tour in 1987, Skid Row and Nine Inch Nails for the start of the 'Use Your Illusion' tour in 91 followed by Faith No More and Soundgarden a year later, with The Cult, Soul Asylum and Blind Melon supporting the Gunners at Milton Keynes in 93.

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So what quality bands have Guns N' Roses got lined up for UK fans visiting the London shows to justify the price of £95 for a standing ticket?

Ladies and gentlemen, MetalTalk can reveal that The Kills and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown will be supporting Guns N' Roses at the London Stadium.

The Kills are an indie rock band formed by American singer Alison Mosshart and British guitarist Jamie Hince who is better known as the former husband of model Kate Moss. Their fifth and most recent studio album, 'Ace & Ice', was released last June and reached the UK Top 20 album chart.

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown are a kick-ass live band who supported AC/DC worldwide on their 'Rock Or Bust' tour last year.

Royal Blood, Mark Lanegan and Otherkin will be the supports at the Dublin gig on Saturday 27th May.

Guns N' Roses features the reunion of Axl Rose with Slash and Duff McKagan. The line-up is completed by guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer and keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese.

guns n roses

MetalTalk can happily report that Guns N' Roses are well back on form on the current 'Not In This Lifetime' tour, performing mammoth shows with tracks from all of their albums even including the most recent 'Chinese Democracy' opus.

See what happened at The Gunners' recent Bangkok show right here.

guns n roses

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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