Bataclan - Paris, France
June 20, 2010
on tour in Europe for his album solo with his new band.
Quite late, he was
scheduled at the Hellfest, which was great news.
A few days later, it was
announced that he also will play in Paris… the next day.
That was bad news: It
still during the Hellfest, the same day KISS was scheduled!
So there was a hard choice to make: KISS at the Hellfest or Slash in a club?
Well, I chose to see Slash. I had seen KISS a month earlier in Prague and never
seen Slash in a small venue.
regret my choice!
Two Slash gigs on the same weekend, that's something I couldn't refuse!
Slash did a very good show.
His setlist combined songs from his solo album,
from Velvet Revolver, from Slash’s Snakepit, and of course from Guns’N’Roses!
The sound was good and well balanced. What a pleasure to hear that distinctive
guitar sound, the one that made Guns’N’Roses famous!
Slash’s solo included the
theme from the Godfather, and at one point I thought that I was seeing the Use
Your Illusion Tour (Which I had the chance to see when I was 12 years old!)!
The musicians are all very good, but few people seemed to care about them,
everyone was there for Slash, no matter who else was playing!
The Bataclan was
sold out and completely packed.
I think I’ve never seen so many people in this place!
The lights were a little bit better at usual at the Bataclan, but still it was
I don’t know why, but I’ve never seen a band with a good lightshow
at this venue.
The previous day at the Hellfest a lot of people were expecting a jam between
Alice Cooper and Slash.
I was hoping that Alice would invite him on stage for a
tune or two.
Well, it didn’t happen there, but the contrary happened tonight!
Alice Cooper got on stage by the end of the show for a tremendous version of
It was faboulous to see those two rock legends on stage!
A very long version of Paradise City concluded the concert.
Slash improvised a
lot at the end and the final solo was very long.
Slash’s 1995 tour was called Ain’t It Good To Be Alive.
This tour was called
We’re All Gonna Die.
Is it a hint to Axl Rose to tell him that they need to
play together again someday? I don’t think so.
To be honest, I believe Axl Rose
when he says that there will never be a reunion, even if I hope it will happen
But what I know is that is Slash plays in clubs while Axl sells out arenas all
around the world, is because Axl uses the Guns’n’Roses name.
There can’t be any
other singer in Guns’N’Roses. But also, as much as I respect Bumblefoot and
Richard Fortus, Slash will always be GnR’s guitar player!
I've seen Guns'n'Roses several times lately, and even if it was good, I've always felt that something was missing.
Slash is back, he’s alive and well. How’s Axl doing? We’ll find out this
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Setlist Slash – Bataclan - Paris, France – June 20, 2010
04. Suckertrain Blues
05. Back from Cali
06. Beggars & Hangers on
07. Civil War
08. Rocket Queen
09. Fall to pieces
10. Dirty little thing
11. Nothing to say
13. Watch this
-- Slash solo + Theme From The Godfather
14. Sweet child O' mine
15. Rise Today
16. By the sword
17. Communication Breakdown
18. School's Out (with Alice Cooper)
19. Paradise City
Slash My Space
Slash CDs on Amazon.com
Slash CDs at Play.com
Slash on Metal Traveller's Flickr
Slash iTunes downloads
Slash – Guitars
Myles Kennedy – Vocals + Guitars
Bobby Schneck – Guitars
Todd Kerns – Bass
Brent Fitz – Drums