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Guns ‘n’ Roses Caps Day One at America’s Largest Rock Festival

by Chris A.
- Senior Photojournalist –

May 16th, 2014 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH. –

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It was perhaps the most anticipated performance of the 2014 Rock On The Range; Guns ‘N’ Roses whose frontman, W. Axl Rose, is known for his proclivity to being fashionably late to his own gigs. However, precisely on schedule, the lights dropped on a packed Columbus Crew Stadium and a roar went up from the crowd.

With a burst of sparkler-shooting pyro and and explosive licks from guitarist Bumblefoot , the Howard Hughes of rock n’ roll, Axl Rose shuffled onto the stage, swaying and sashaying as his band opened the show with the title track to the bands newest album, “Chinese Democracy”.

The stage was packed with musicians in Axl’s current rendition of Guns. Axl was in good voice as the band transitioned into its second tune, “Welcome To The Jungle.” For the next several hours, Gun’s and Roses treated the attendees at America’s largest rock festival, to a greatest-hits presentation of GnR classics.

In addition, the band performed an assortment of cover tunes and solos from almost every performer. All it all it was around 30 tunes and a great way to close the evening of a stellar opening day to Rock on The Range.

For more information on Guns and Roses visit: http://www.gunsnroses.com

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4 Comments on Guns ‘n’ Roses Caps Day One at America’s Largest Rock Festival

  1. Brian Lawson // May 21, 2014 at 1:48 pm //

    Nice pictures as always Chris. And glad to finally see some of GNR from ~Rock on the Range~.

  2. It’s no wonder how the spirit of Guns ‘n’ Roses still lives on and on. The days of the classic line up are gone but, though some might argue that GnR is not the same, the music was, is and will be for a very long time. Maybe that’s the recipe for timeless pieces of music. You just write Welcome To The Jungle and November Rain. Because it’s so easy, huh? Well, maybe it’s a little more complicated than that.

  3. Ursin DeRoche // May 20, 2014 at 11:24 am //

    Great photos! Top class work as usual.

  4. great photos from the best in the biz

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