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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, July 1, 2014
This review is from: Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live at the Hard Rock Casino- Las Vegas [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I'm watching the new Guns N' Roses Appetite For Democracy DVD now and it's just really great. Yes, Slash, Duff and Izzy are gone, but Axl's got himself a great band: Ron Thal-lead guitar, DJ Ashba- lead guitar, Richard Fortus- rhythm guitar, Tommy Stinson- bass guitar, Frank Ferrer- drums, Dizzy Reed- keyboards, Chris Pitman- keyboards. This is no nostalgia act, the old songs sound fresh and revitalized and the band really is tight and has a great chemistry--it's not like watching Axl and a bunch of hired hands, the way some people characterize the later-day lineups. The new songs like "This I Love" and "Catcher in the Rye" sound great and more organic live and blend in nicely with the classics. The visuals are quite cool and not overdone and the whole concert has a good flow. Some other highlights include great solos by DJ Ashba and Ron Thal, an instrumental version of Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter" from Dizzy Reed, and Tommy's awesome, punkish "Motivation" from his 2004 album "Village Gorilla Head." I'm not saying that the current lineup is better than the old Guns N' Roses, but this performance is a lot better than the bloated one from the 1992 live in Japan DVDs. Hoping to hear the follow-up to Chinese soon.
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