Guns N’ Roses Rocked the Ritz 25 Years Ago [VIDEO]
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This Saturday is a significant date for headbangers – it marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the legendary Guns N’ Roses performance at the Ritz (presently known as Webster Hall).
Guns had debuted Appetite for Destruction seven months prior, and were still merely a buzz band at that point. But thanks to Geffen label exec David Geffen and MTV spins (“Welcome the Jungle” was first to air), the bangin’ Los Angeles troupe gained some critical traction. In fact, this show was part of MTV’s “Live at the Ritz” Saturday night series. The set list was (and still is) enough to fawn over, making this one of the more popular rock bootlegs in subsequent years:
It’s So Easy
Out Ta Get Me
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
Welcome to the Jungle
The crew had also played CBGB the previous fall…