Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Guns N’ Roses: See Axl Rose’s dressing room

We’ve heard some of the stories of what goes on in there (including pre-show naps), but have you ever wondered what Axl Rose’s dressing room looks like?

You might be surprised.

Swedish TV station SVT has posted a short video clip of the Guns N’ Roses leader’s dressing room and backstage area, recorded at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg earlier this year.

Guns N’ Roses – tour of Axl Rose’s dressing room
Sweden Rock Festival
Sölvesborg, Sweden – June 12, 2010

In September, Metal Hammer posted the full list of Axl’s backstage needs; you may notice that some of the items listed in Axl’s tour rider appear in the Swedish video above.

Guns N’ Roses
Axl Rose
Chinese Democracy Tour Rider (2010)

1) Dressing room to all black and decorated with fresh roses 18 of red and white each
2) Champagne
3) vodka
4) tequila (Patron Anejo)
5) red wine
6) beer (6 X Lucky Budha beer, Grolsch and Checkvar)
7) room must include dark shades
8 ) a bed
9) a sofa
10) a coffee table
11) six lamps and a rug.
12) black napkins
13) a blender
14) a juice maker
15) a kettle
16) paper tissues
17) 18 glasses (for wine and champagne)
18) 15 glasses for ’stiff drinks’
19) 40 paper glasses
20) six cutlery sets
21) two bottle openers and corkscrews
22) one large and two smaller bread knives
23) salt and pepper mills
24) olive oil
25) Balsamic vinegar
26) soy sauce
27) two bear-shaped tubes of honey,
28) Jose Cuervo mixed cocktail drink
29) Red Bull
30) Coca-Cola
31) 7 Up
32) a carton of orange juice
33) Pellegrino mineral water and Smart Water (?!)
34) Fruit: bananas, apples, strawberries, raspberries, water melons, mangos and grapefruits
35) veg misc: carrot, celery, cucumbers
36) various kinds of crackers
37) seven kinds of cheese
38) Jam
39) condiments: mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard
40) white bread
41) dinner: roast chicken, two portions of medium rare filet mignon, Cesar salad, four cheeseburgers and a spinach salad.

Surrounded by all the comforts of home, it’s no wonder Axl is late for his own shows.

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