Guns ‘N’ Roses, the Musical

Guns ‘N’ Roses, the Musical

Byline: JON WIEDERHORN

This past year has been a tough one for Guns ‘N’ Roses fans. First, the band’s comeback tour was a disaster – featuring Axl Rose no-shows, audience riots, and eventual midtour cancellation by the promoter. And now we find out that a bunch of the band’s songs were rearranged as, of all things, show tunes, and used as the basis for a production in that hotbed of musical theater, Edmonton, Alberta. According to a report in the Edmonton Sun, the musical, entitled Paradise City (which ran for a whopping two weeks), featured, among other ditties, a swing version of “Sweet Child of Mine” (featuring soft-shoe dancing), a torch-song treatment of “You Could Be Mine,” and “Paradise City” performed with a gospel choir.

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