The rockin' return of Axl and co.
Having spent the last few years promoting their 2008 album, "Chinese Democracy," abroad, Guns N' Roses are back stateside for their first national tour in five years. The continual residents of the Billboard Top 10 were known for reinvigorating the ballsy attitude and serious chops of hard rock in the late '80s and '90s, and much of the credit for that goes to the only current original member, Axl Rose. Despite boisterous fallings-out with former bandmates, (including lead guitarist Slash, the gun to Axl's rose), the current frontman has moved ahead with an aggressive tour across the States. Last night, the "new" GNR headlined the IZOD Center, with nearly every member of the reconfigured group given a solo spot, and Axl showing a newfound love of covers (including "My Generation," two AC/DC tracks and regular Guns faves "Live and Let Die" and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"...find the whole setlist here).