Guns N' Roses

Appetite for Destruction

High drama and low cunning at Reading Festival on Friday. Guns N' Roses took to the Main stage late, but delivered a bombastic run through their greatest hits and numbers from their Chinese Democracy album. The performance featured much loved favourites including Welcome to the Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, It's So Easy and November Rain and no small amount of pyrotechnics.

Having come onstage over an hour late, it was unlikely the band would complete an epic 25 track set list. At midnight, event organisers were forced to invoke a Council-imposed curfew, which prompted complaints from Axl Rose and threats of the band's non-appearance at the Leeds festival the following night. Guns 'N Roses headline performance ended in the bizarre sight of the band staging a sit-down protest while drummer Frank Ferrer repeatedly played the intro to Paradise City and Axl wielded a megaphone. A compelling spectacle from one of the world's most controversial rocks bands.

Set List

  • 1.Intro
  • 2.Chinese Democracy
  • 3.Welcome To The Jungle
  • 4.It's So Easy
  • 5.Brownstone
  • 6.Sorry
  • 7.Richard Fortus Solo
  • 8.Live And Let Die
  • 9.This I Love
  • 10.Rocket Queen
  • 11.Dizzy Solo
  • 12.Street of Dreams
  • 13.You Could Be Mine
  • 14.Street Of Dreams
  • 15.Ashba Solo
  • 16.Sweet Child O' Mine
  • 17.Axl solo
  • 18.November Rain
  • 19.Better
  • 20.Paradise City (acoustic)

You can add or edit set list information at Songkick

Reviews

Guns N' Roses have their Reading Festival set cut short

BBC Newsbeat 27 August 2010

Guns N' Roses had their Reading Festival headlining slot cut short after turning up on stage an hour late.

Axl Rose in onstage protest after Guns N' Roses arrive late at Reading Festival

NME 27 August 2010

Band run more than an hour over curfew.

AFirst Night: Guns N' Roses

The Independent 27 August 2010

Axl flounders as Reading made to wait for its rock fix

Guns N' Roses fail to ignite Reading festival 2010

The Guardian 28 August 2010

Axl Rose's band arrived late and turned in a dire performance. Thankfully, QOTSA, Biffy Clyro and Egyptian Hip Hop were here to rescue the first day of Reading.

                                                                       

Share this page

Playing

Main Stage

Friday 27 / Reading

Sunday 29 / Leeds

Similar Artists

Latest Album

Album Cover

Chinese Democracy

It's still a huge triumph in the face of overwhelming odds.

More Guns N' Roses album reviews at bbc.co.uk/music

Tipped by

Daniel P. Carter

Last Tracks

Played on the BBC

Welcome To The Jungle
Radio 2 | Janice Long 16/08/2010
November Rain
Radio 2 | Alex Lester 16/08/2010
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Radio scotland | Janice Forsyth 14/08/2010

Artist Links

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.