Watch GUNS N' ROSES Play Surprise Covers of GLEN CAMPBELL, JAMES BROWN Classics
August 31, 2017
GUNS N' ROSES performed surprising cover versions of Glen Campbell's "Wichita Lineman" and James Brown's "I Feel Good" during Wednesday night's (August 30) show in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Prior to launching into "Wichita Lineman", GN'R frontman Axl Rose told the audience: "We're going to play something we've never played before. It might not be your thing, but we're just trying to pay a tribute to someone. It's not what you think."
"For Glen," Rose said at the track's conclusion, referring to the country legend who died August 8.
Last night's performance of "I Feel Good" marked the first time the group has played the song in full, and the first time Rose performed the track with guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan. A previous version of GUNS, with Axl as the only classic-era member, performed a snippet of the song at 2006's Rock In Rio festival.
GUNS kicked off its long-rumored and long-awaited reunion trek in April 2016 with a club show in Hollywood and appearances in Las Vegas and at California's Coachella festival.
The "Not In This Lifetime" tour features classic GUNS members Slash, McKagan and Rose, backed by drummer Frank Ferrer, guitarist Richard Fortus, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and second keyboardist Melissa Reese.
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