Concert Review: Guns N’ Roses (Mumbai, India)

Not loud enough, but still the coolest band on the planet.


Pic taken from the Internet.

Slash would have looked great standing next to Axl Rose on that stage, but the world isn’t always perfect, and the chain-smoking guitarist whose face is always partially hidden by his curly hair wasn’t missed for more than a couple of minutes. The three guitarists who now wield the axes for GN’R are fabulous showmen, and all of the gentlemen backing Mr. Rose at MMRDA Grounds, Bandra-Kurla Complex last night displayed at every given opportunity why they belong to the legendary rock band. Axl Rose – the highlight and the delight of the evening – went through over a dozen costume changes (what a collection of hats!) and yowled his way through the three-hour set from the band’s fantastic discography. Most of the people were mighty pleased (and got their money’s worth) as Guns N’ Roses played all the hits. I was thrilled to see (hear) William Axl Rose hit the high notes and sway to the music in his typical way, and to watch the rest of the band seriously rocking it out on their “Appetite For Democracy” tour. The best thing about GN’R‘s show was that it was unhurried; the band was relaxed and seemed genuinely happy to be there: Guns N’ Roses – the coolest band on earth – performed in Mumbai (Bombay!) last night and enjoyed it greatly. The sound should have been much louder and should have engulfed us, but it could be that we were standing in the wrong places in our efforts to get a clear view of the band. The setlist is the wrong thing to discuss, because even though GN’R played most of the hits, there are at least five eight twelve fifteen other songs I would have loved to hear them play. But I saw the rock star of rock stars last night; the frontman of the band that made me fall in love with heavy, guitar-driven music; a band so effortlessly cool that I took up smoking and drinking only because they made it look that good. And I’ll even say that after more than a decade of attending shows and watching countless performances, the Guns N’ Roses show in my city was the first ‘rock concert’ I experienced.

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16 Responses to “Concert Review: Guns N’ Roses (Mumbai, India)”

  1. December 10, 2012 at 07:18

    How was the audience response during Sweet child o’mine? These are legends, the golden quartet, Guns n Roses, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple. Their music is real manly although I bet there were as many chicks at the concert.


  2. 5 Aditya
    December 10, 2012 at 09:52

    Patience bajaya kya yehlog?


  3. December 11, 2012 at 09:30

    I was there in between 25,000 + , I found no change in Axl from 80-90’s and Axl from 2012 .
    That was surly first real ROCK concert in the city


  4. December 11, 2012 at 23:20

    are there anymore good songs beside sweet child, paradise city , november rain and patience? i thought those were gnr only good tunes


  5. 11 Anonymous
    December 12, 2012 at 11:36

    What time did they come on stage please, heading to Gurgaon concert to night !


  6. December 18, 2012 at 13:46

    This review reads like it was written by a 13 year old kid that just heard Sweet Child of mine for the first time


    • December 18, 2012 at 13:51

      Actually, I’m more into songs like Dead Horse, Don’t Damn Me, 14 Years, The Garden. And now that you’ve said it, I’d love to go back to when I was 14 or 15 and had just discovered GN’R.


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