Watch Guns N’ Roses Frontman Axl Rose Perform “November Rain” During Lisa Marie Presley’s Memorial Service

Earlier today (January 22), Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose paid tribute to Lisa Marie Presley with a performance of “November Rain” during a public memorial service at Graceland. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. Rose said the following:

“I never in a million years imagined being here, singing under these circumstances. I do know Lisa loved her family very much, and was fiercely protective of her father and his legacy.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Duff McKagan Says Guns N’ Roses Will Be Performing At 2023 Glastonbury Festival

It looks like Guns N’ Roses will be performing at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Bassist Duff McKagan seemingly confirmed the news while discussing the band’s summer plans on SiriusXM’s “Three Chords & The Truth.” According to him, the festival “is gonna be iconic.” Glastonbury is set to take pace at Worthy Farm in Somerset, UK on June 21-25.

[via Blabbermouth]

Funko To Release New 5″ Vinyl Gold Figure Of Guns N’ Roses Frontman Axl Rose

Funko have announced a new 5″ premium Gold vinyl figure based on Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose. You can sign up to be notified about pre-orders HERE. Notably, fans that purchase the figure will have a chance of scoring a chase variant featuring a skull face.

The Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Def Leppard + Mötley Crüe, Etc. Tours Among Top Grossing Tours Of 2022

Billboard have shared their list of the top grossing tours of 2022. You can check that out HERE. Notably, the following rock artists made the list:

  • No. 6 The Rolling Stones: $179,349,815 million / 20 shows / 949,454 attendees
  • No. 7 Red Hot Chili Peppers: $176,998,650 million / 31 shows / 1,465,881attendees
  • No. 8 Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe: $173,474,649 million / 35 shows /1,313,207 attendees
  • No. 17 Guns N’ Roses: $93.3 million / 27 shows / 1,088,227 attendees
  • No. 20 My Chemical Romance: $87,926,378 / 55 shows / 714,563 attendees
  • No. 26 Iron Maiden: $76,147,773 million / 47 shows / 984,488 attendees
  • No. 36 Trans-Siberian Orchestra: $54,649,313 million / 98 shows / 767,442 attendees

Guns N’ Roses File Trademark Lawsuit Against Gun Store

According to City News Service, Guns N’ Roses have filed a lawsuit against an online gun store called Texas Guns And Roses. The band made the move due to the site’s “confusingly similar” name.

The complaint says Jersey Village Florist have been using the “Texas Guns And Roses” moniker “without GNR’s approval, license or consent” and have continued to do so even after receiving cease and desist letters. The band are also claiming that the company “selected and adopted [the] defendant’s marks for the purpose of confusing consumers into believing that it was connected or associated with, or licensed by, GN’R.”

Attorneys representing the group went on to say that Jersey Village Florist are acting like they sell flowers in addition to firearms as “a contrivance to purportedly justify” their “wholesale appropriation of the Guns N’Roses mark”:

“[Jersey Village Florist] has not sought registration of any of Defendant’s Marks for any goods or services related to flowers, and Defendant does not prominently market flowers for sale on its Website.”

The lawsuit, which was filed with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), also added:

“Notwithstanding GN’R’s cease and desist letters and commencement of the TTAB proceeding, [Jersey Village Florist] has continued to use Defendant’s Marks and intentionally trade on GNR’s goodwill, prestige, and fame without GNR’s approval, license, or consent. This is particularly damaging to GN’R given the nature of Defendant’s business. GN’R, quite reasonably, does not want to be associated with Defendant, a firearms and weapons retailer. Furthermore, Defendant espouses political views related to the regulation and control of firearms and weapons on the Website that may be polarizing to many U.S. consumers.”

Jersey Village Florist’s lawyer David L. Clark has since responded to the lawsuit saying that “there’s never been any confusion (between the band and the website) and they have no evidence of confusion.” He also added:

“This is an attempt to run up costs and burn us out. Our client sells metal safes for guns and flowers, and have a one-stop website and absolutely no one is confused. Nobody thinks we’re the band or there is some affiliation. We will be fighting back.”

The band are currently seeking unspecified damages and a court order to get the company to stop using the name.

Axl Rose Issues Statement Regarding Guns N’ Roses Fan’s Microphone Injury Claim

Axl Rose has issued a statement in response to a fan who recently made headlines after allegedly suffering injuries to her face after the singer threw his microphone into the crowd during Guns N’ Roses’ November 29 show in Adelaide, Australia. He says “from now on [the band will] refrain from tossing the mic or anything to the fans.”

Rose said the following:

“It’s come to my attention that a fan may have been hurt at r show in Adelaide Australia possibly being hit by the microphone at the end of the show when I traditionally toss the mic to the fans. If true obviously we don’t want anyone getting hurt or to somehow in anyway hurt anyone at any of r shows anywhere.

Having tossed the mic at the end of r show for over 30 years we always felt it was a known part of the very end of r performance that fans wanted and were aware of to have an opportunity to catch the mic. Regardless in the interest of public safety from now on we’ll refrain from tossing the mic or anything to the fans during or at r performances.

Unfortunately there r those that for their own reasons chose to frame their reporting regarding this subject in a more negative n’ irresponsible out of nowhere light which couldn’t b farther from reality. We hope the public and of course r fans get that sometimes happens.

A BIG THANKS to everyone for understanding.”

Woman Reportedly Injured After Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose Throws Microphone Into The Crowd During Adelaide, Australia Show

According to ABC News, a woman named Rebecca Howe allegedly suffered injuries to her face after Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose threw his microphone into the crowd during the band’s November 29 show in Adelaide, Australia. The incident appeared to be unintentional and the alleged victim says she is “just putting out a warning for people, if Axl sings ‘Paradise City’ get ready to duck for cover.” A photo of the injuries and footage of Rose tossing the mic can be found below. Notably, this news comes after the frontman allegedly injured another fan in Perth, Australia during a similar incident that occurred in 2013.

Axl Rose Blasts “Drone Pirates” For Invading Guns N’ Roses Shows

Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has taken to social media to blast people for flying drones at the band’s shows. The singer says the group have been dealing with a number of “drone pirates” during their ongoing Australian tour.

Rose said the following:

“Had a few drones this leg. Last night (Gold Coast Australia) was probably the most intrusive. Was a bit of a distraction as obviously someone thought it was just ok to be doing that but also it coming that close in front of the stage and then actually over n’ on stage.

According to the police it happens more often than not lately especially with sporting events. It’s not something we’re all that used to. A lot of impulse reactions went thru everyone’s minds that after thinking about it (which when ur live there’s really no time to really sort things out like that) didn’t make much sense.

People were pissed. However much fun anyone’s having ur still trying to stay focused n’ do ur job n’ give the fans the best show u can. Anyway_ we get it can b ‘fun’ to get ur drone bootleg vid but we’d appreciate it if anyone planning to b a drone pirate took the fans n’ the band into consideration n’ played w/ur toys somewhere else. Big thank you in advance!”

Guns N’ Roses Release New Version Of “November Rain” Featuring 50-Piece Orchestra

Guns N’ Roses have shared a new version of “November Rain” featuring a 50-piece orchestra. This take on the track will appear on the band’s massive “Use Your Illusion I & II” box set, which is set to be released on November 11. The group commented:

“‘November Rain (2022 Version)’ is here! Recorded with a first-ever real 50-piece orchestra conducted & arranged by Grammy® Award winner Christopher Lennertz. Listen now & get as part of the Box Set on November 11.”