Guns 'N Roses headed back to Israel

Axl Rose - the only member of the band's original lineup - to headline Summer Rock 2012 show at Hayarkon Park in July.

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April 3, 2012 19:29
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Guns 'N Roses frontman Axl Rose

Guns 'N Roses frontman Axl Rose_370. (photo credit: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)

 
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After months of speculation, American hard rockers Guns 'N Roses are headed back to Israel for the first time since 1993. However, it will be a vastly changed lineup that will headline the Summer Rock 2012 show at Hayarkon Park on July 3 along with support acts Ugly Joe Kid and local favorites Hayehudim.

Frontman Axl Rose is the only member still in the volatile band which has become somewhat of a poster child for rock & roll excess.

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Rose spent years working on the band's album Chinese Democracy, which was eventually released in 2008 and despite going platinum, was considered by staunch fans to be a steep drop from the band's heyday when it included charismatic guitarist Slash.

Still, the band, which is being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next month, can still create a spark on stage, with Rose being joined by guitarists Richard Fortus and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (who performed here last year) bass player Tommy Stinson, formerly of post-punk legends The Replacements, and longtime keyboard player Dizzy Reed.

Tickets for the show went on sale Tuesday night at the special introductory price of NIS 290.

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