Rose in glory days
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Guns and Roses are coming to Israel, the latest in a steady stream of aging rock musicians most recently represented by Rod Stewart, Elton John, and the ensemble Blondie.
Ynet has learned that the band plans to perform twice, on December 18 and 19, at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv.
Axle Rose, last of the original band members (Photo: Reuters)
Producers have been trying to secure a performance by the group for two years now. Last year rumors abounded regarding their possible arrival, but they remained unconfirmed until now – though Israeli producers have yet to release an official statement.
Guns and Roses last performed in Israel 17 years ago, at Hayarkon Park, but the band has since altered drastically, with Axl Rose the only remaining link to its golden past. Since its breakup in the mid-90's, members have been sacked and replaced unceasingly.
Last year the group finally released an album, 'Chinese Democracy', but the tour ran aground when members were again replaced. In the past few months, however, the band has been touring Europe, and appears ready to make a stop in Israel.
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