"The Spaghetti Incident?"

Set lists and a little bit of Rock

Monday, 30 April 2007

Got my ticket on Friday, b'arches

From Stuff

A second Guns N' Roses concert has been announced after tickets for the first concert sold out in less than an hour today.

The sold-out Chinese Democracy World Tour concert on June 29 will mark the band's first appearance in New Zealand in 14 years.

Australian promoter Paul Dainty said due to demand a second concert would be held on June 30, with tickets on sale from 1pm today.

"It's been a long wait to see this legendary band; we expect tickets for the final show will sell out fast."

Singer Axl Rose is the only original member remaining since the band played to more than 50,000 people at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium in 1993.

That year the band disintegrated due to ongoing personality clashes.

The band will be joined by guitarists Robin Finck, Ron `Bumblefoot' Thal and Richard Fortus, bassist Tommy Stinson, keyboard players Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman, and drummer Frank Ferrer.

Sunday, 29 April 2007

Could it be Better?

There's a heaven for you

This is what happens when GNR experience technical difficulties - Bumblefoot doing a sweet solo version of Don't Cry.

Have a little patience at the start, he come in after about 2 minutes.

Monday, 23 April 2007

They're Red Hot

An almost scathing review of the Red Hot Chili Peppers from the NZ Herald Something about being an uptight cow probably. Not that I went, I had to .. return to videos. Maybe it was becuase they didn't play Under the Bridge. Man that would have slutted me.

Any fan actually see them and wanna share? Any one wish to comment on that freakin terrible mo Anthony K was sporting?

Hre's the set list from the frist gig 22nd April, Vector Arena, Auckland.

Why am I mentioning the Chilis? That's where GNR is playing b'aches!

Intro Jam
Can't Stop
Dani California
2nd Jam
Fortune Faded
3rd Jam
21st Century
This Velvet Glove
untitled #11 (John)
Snow (Hey Oh)
Get on Top
She's Only 18
Catholic School Girls Rule
Jam with chad and josh on drums
Hump de Bump (with Chad, Flea, and Josh on drums at one point)
Flea bass solo
Don't Forget Me
Tell Me Baby
By The Way
Chad drum solo
I Could Have Lied
Give It Away
End Jam

Check out lyrics to Monarchy of Roses from the I'm With You Album

Friday, 20 April 2007

She loves me, she loves me not*

I guess it's my turn to add a different aspect to the burgeoning chorus of discontent.

Colour me the black sheep of the bunch but I don't like GNR. I never have and no doubt I never will. I don't hate them, I just don't enjoy them or their music. Whenever C4 airs Welcome to the Jungle or November Rain (you should be mightily impressed that I can name two GNR songs), I'm left scrambling for the remote to change the channel.

I mean, what would the neighbours think?

JJ seems to think the neighbours would think me a scholar and a gentleman. I'm inclined to think the neighbours wouldn't think too much once they'd called in noise control to restore order to that rarefied suburb of leafy green side streets, stately homes and girls high schools (for those not in the know, that suburb would be Thorndon).

Given an obvious lack of appreciation for GNR, you too might be left wondering why I'm contributing. Well, someone needs inject a little variety into proceedings.

And on that note I give you, the much-lamented Death From Above 1979 with their seminal track Romantic Rights. This was my entree to the short-lived cllaboration between Jesse Keeler and Sebastien Grainger. Keeler has since gone on to form the too-cool-for-vowels MSTRKRFT while Grainger has disappointingly gone quite soft and folky in his solo efforts.

I've never felt more proud to be a Canadian *wipes a tear from the cheek, puts the moosecock back in the fridge, and pours maple syrup on the pancakes*

* Forgive the use of lyrics from songs by someone other than GNR, but I can't quite bring myself to google lyrics to songs I don't enjoy.

Thursday, 19 April 2007

You Ninny

Robyn Fink placed guitar for NIN so its no surprise I bring you this bit of Trent Reznor media bollux.

Trent Reznor, one-man architect of industrial rock act Nine Inch Nails, isn't talking about his rabidly awaited ominous new album, Year Zero, out now. In a statement on a password-restricted website, he allows, "It's not just music."
That's a howler of an understatement to the hordes of fans caught up in the bewildering Year Zero alternate-reality game, or ARG, a labyrinth of cryptic websites littered with fragmented Orwellian rabbit holes and message boards humming with sleuths deciphering audio files, images, Morse code, static, phone calls and T-shirts.


I guess it means we can download NIN mp3s with immunity.. Take that Lars!

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

What we've got here is a failure to communicate

I went to see the Gunners at Download last year at Donington Park racewayThe Gunners Live at download UK 2006. I thought they were shit. Admittedly we were too far way from the action, but ther was a general feeling after the gig that they were a let down. There were a number of arrests after the fans booed them off stage, bonfires in the campground and gernal unrest. Although maybe that is the hallmark of a great rock band? a bit of Civil War never hurt...

it was pretty funny when the bassist dude got hit in the head with a bottle of piss, threw his guitar at the stage hand and ran off!

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

This is where you are

So like you'll note this The Spaghetti Incident? breathes once more. Well GNR is coming baby to Auckland, NZ baby and the Spaghetti Incident is joining the party!

I've invited a few of the more rock literate minded mates of mine to join the party with me so we'll see who turns up. If you wanna crash, drop me a line with your creds and we'll get you to play the intro to Sweet Child on the banjo. We'll video it and if it makes top million on youtube, you're in.

We'll prolly fuck with the template a bit more. It might take us about 15 years and 13 million bucks till where happy but for now you can have this BETA version.

OMG the in jokes are killing me. On with the party.

GNR tour: Chucky's Patience is rewarded

From stuff:

The Chinese Democracy World Tour is scheduled to play Auckland's Vector Arena on Friday, June 29.

It's the first time New Zealand fans will have the chance to see Guns N' Roses since a huge show in 1993 at Mt Smart Stadium in front of 52,000 people.

Los Angeles' Guns N' Roses were one of the world's biggest rock bands in the mid-'90s. They had a reputation for excess, with controversy following much of their tours.

They released five albums, including the multi-million selling Appetite For Destruction and Use Your Illusion I & II. Their last studio album was 1993's covers album The Spaghetti Incident.

Their hits included Welcome to The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine and You Could Be Mine.

In 2006, Guns N' Roses performed more than 70 concerts, but failed to release the long-awaited new album, Chinese Democracy. It is slated for a release later this year.

Only two original members are left in the band since their mid-'90 glory days: Front man Axl Rose and keyboardist Dizzy Reed.

The new members are guitarists Robin Finck, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal and Richard Fortus, bassist Tommy Stinson, keyboard player Chris Pitman and drummer Frank Ferrer.

Legendary guitarist Slash is absent from the current line-up.

Former Skid Row front man Sebastian Bach and Australia's Rose Tattoo will open for the band's Auckland show.

Tickets go on sale Monday, April 30 through Ticketmaster.co.nz.

The March to Democracy

From the GNR Myspace*

An open letter to our fans:

Guns N’ Roses regrets to announce that the following
concert tour dates have been canceled:
January 10: Sacramento
January 11: Bakersfield
January 13: Reno
January 16: San Diego

Because of the scheduling of these particular shows, valuable time
needed by the band and record company for the proper setup and release
of the album “Chinese Democracy” would have been lost. Rather than
delay the album yet again, all involved have decided to remove these
shows from GN’R’s schedule. We hope our fans understand and we
apologize for any inconveniences
this may have caused. Tickets may be refunded at point of purchase.

To say the making of this album has been an unbearably long and
incomprehensible journey would be an understatement. Overcoming the
endless and seemingly insane amount of obstacles faced by all involved,
notwithstanding the emotional challenges endured by everyone -- the
fans, the band, our road crew and business team -- has at many times
seemed like a bad dream in which one wakes up only to find that they
are still in the nightmare. Unfortunately, this time it has been played
out for over a decade in real life.

The true, ongoing, behind-the-scenes triumphs and casualties are much
more complicated than any negative speculation that the media or
otherwise has managed to hit upon. For much of the time, various legal
issues have arisen, demanding that the best way to deal with these
things publicly, quite frankly, was to keep our mouths shut in an
attempt to ensure the best outcome-- especially one that wouldn’t
jeopardize the band or the album. It’s easy for people to point out how
others have handled similar situations or how they would have dealt
with these issues themselves if they encountered them in their own
lives. But again, without full knowledge of the various dynamics and
circumstances involved, these types of comments or commentary are just
uninformed, disassociated, generally useless -- and often hindering

When I agreed to do our recent North American tour, I did it with the
understanding that my manager, Merck Mercuriadis, and I were in full
agreement regarding our strategy and touring plans and, most important,
that any and all things needed to release the album by Dec. 26 at the
latest were in place. Unfortunately, it turned out that this was not
the case, and I regret to say that the album will not be released by
the end of the year. Although many things went extremely well and were
very exciting, there were, in our opinion, unnecessary and avoidable
complications on our tour having to do with the tour routing,
scheduling and album and video plans that wreaked havoc on all
involved. This was compounded by an overall sense of a lack of respect
by management for the band and crew and each individual's particular
expertise that has resulted, unfortunately, in the end of both Guns’
and my managerial involvement with Merck Mercuriadis.

In regard to a release date for the album itself, certain minor –- and
I do mean minor -- additions, as well as contract negotiations, need to
be completed. Barring any unforeseen complications, these things have
now been adequately scheduled. The band and I, along with our record
company, feel that this record deserves the proper setup and promotion,
not the “13 Tuesdays left” and “It may just appear in your record
store” approach offered by management. We believe this strategy may
have been used as a tool by management to sell this latest tour to the
various promoters, and if this was the case, this was obviously unfair
to them. The stress of dealing with this situation has been
considerable for everyone, including the band, but more important, in
our opinion, it was something utterly insane to do to our fans. You
have our apologies, and please know we have been laboring over this
with management for the entire North American tour.

It takes approximately eight weeks for an album to hit the shelves once
it has been turned in to the record company. For whatever reasons, it
appears that it may have been mistakenly inferred by management that
this time period could be condensed to three weeks. With that being
said, this is not a promise, a lie or a guarantee, but we do wish to
announce a tentative release date of March 6. This is the first time we
have done this publicly for this album. Others have made up all the
other dates for their own reasons. We would like to assure the fans
that everything in our power will be done to meet this date. Once it is
finalized and official, you will be notified. If we are delayed for
unseen reasons, you also will be notified as soon as possible in regard
to a new date, and the album will be released as shortly thereafter as
is possible. We thank you for your patience.

In the end, it’s just an album, but it’s one that I, the band, our
record company and all involved believe and feel is a true Guns N’
Roses album. Ultimately the public will decide, and regardless of the
outcome, our hearts, lives and our passion has been put into this
project every step of the way. If for no other reason, we feel those
elements alone merit your consideration. We do hope you can hold on
just a bit longer, and if not, please take a break and we’ll be more
than glad -- if you so choose -- to see you again later.

Once again, we offer our sincere apologies and our deepest thanks. Guns
N’ Roses also would like to thank all the fans who attended the 70
concerts in 21 countries for their support in 2006. All the best to
each and every one of you over this holiday season, thank you and God


Axl Rose

*Myspace is probably the shittest website ever.

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