Guns N' Roses' "classic" line-up played their first gig together in 23 years at LA's Troubadour club on Friday night with a set which included old favourites and cover versions of songs by The Who and The Damned.
Rolling Stone magazine reports that the intimate show gig marked the first time that frontman Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan had performed together on-stage since their infamous Buenos Aires gig in July, 1993.
Tickets for The Troubadour gig were just $10.00 and it was the first show of the band's Not in This Lifetime tour, which will see them play 20 dates across North America this summer.
Rose, Slash and McKagan were joined on-stage by longtime keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer and new keyboardist Melissa Reese, GNR's first female band member. Among the audience were actor Bradley Cooper and pop star Chris Browne.
It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Chinese Democracy, Welcome to the Jungle, Double Talkin' Jive, Live and Let Die (Wings cover), Rocket Queen, You Could Be Mine, Speak Softly Love" (Andy Williams cover), Sweet Child O' Mine, New Rose" (The Damned cover), Better, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, My Michelle, Nightrain, The Seeker" (The Who cover), Paradise City