Guns N’ Roses Are Dead: Long Live Velvet Revolver!
The band played to a small, invited audience at El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA, and performed a six song set featuring two new songs along with a series of cover versions.
The set list was as follows:
1 ‘Bodies’ (Sex Pistols cover)
2 ‘Set Me Free’ (new song)
3 ‘Sex Type Thing’ (Stone Temple Pilots cover)
4 ‘It’s So Easy’ (GN’R cover)
5 ‘Slither’ (new song)
6 ‘Negative Creep’ (Nirvana cover)
Bassist Duff McKagan told reporters during the press conference that preceded the show: “Rock ‘n’ roll is not a safe thing. It shouldn’t be a safe thing. There’s a lot of safe rock ‘n’ roll out there right now. We’re real. What happens is real … What happened to Scott Weiland a few weeks ago, it really could happen to any of us. It has happened to all of us.”
Band manager David Codikow said he’s very optimistic that Scott Weiland won’t return to jail after his recent arrest for drug possession. “Like everybody else, they’ve all had their problems in the past. They’ve all worked through it, there’s a real support group, and you never give up.”