Can we still dare present Guns N’ Roses? The return of Slash and Duff McKagan alongside Axl Rose was one of the major cultural events of 2016, extended through all the stadiums in every major capital.
It had been 23 years that these figures of 80s and 90s hard-rock had not shared a stage, rekindling for three hours straight the incandescent magic and the palpable danger of their urban rock without the slightest respite or drop in intensity. “Appetite For Destruction” being one of the greatest records of all time, Slash, Duff and Axl play it almost in its entirety practically every evening, all the while providing their classics from the “Use Your Illusion” era, covers and other surprises during a larger-than-life circus -- or how to extrapolate with such ease the fever of L.A.’s rock ’n’ roll clubs on the biggest stages while living up to their claims. A really unexpected return, “the most dangerous rock band in the world” has buried the hatchet to come and assert its superiority.