Another hit concert at Fox Theatre
For the first time ever in Boulder, Guns N’ Roses cover band Appetite for Destruction gave listeners a chance to relive old musical memories at the Fox Theatre on Feb. 28.
“I’m glad that Guns N’ Roses music is being covered,” said Jeff Mohler, a 6th year Communication student. Many Guns N’ Roses fans feel the same way since the band has broken up.
Axl Rose look-a-like and band front man Chad Atkins performed surprisingly well for the audience. Though his speaking voice hardly resembles that of his Guns N’ Roses counterpart, Atkins’ singing was intensely close to the high shrill it needed to be. Atkins’ energy and attire were spot on with Axl Rose’s as he ran, jumped and danced all around the stage in a kilt and red headband.
Brandon Sexton’s guitar play was impressive to say the least. He certainly looked like Slash with his black curly hair kept covered by a top hat and a cigarette hanging from his lips. Sexton shredded with the capability that would bring contradiction to his stage name NotquiteSlash.
“I thought Slash (Sexton) was up to par, he missed some things but he was decent. Axl (Atkins), on the other hand, was unreal,” CU alumnus Brian Davis said.
Though Appetite for Destruction took a few artistic liberties with some songs, they stuck to the original recordings for most of their show. The song list included all of the greatest hits beside November Rain, which would have required a piano and an extra 10 to 20 minutes for setup.
The lack of November Rain did not dampen any of the fun.
“Their accuracy was solid and their intensity made for a more Guns N’ Roses like show,” Sam Cusumano, a sophomore biology major said. “I would definitely come to see them play again.”
Many crowd members expressed similar thoughts and fanaticism for Guns N’ Roses music, which shows a promising demand for the cover band’s return.
For more information about the cover band and their future shows, visit their Web site.
Contact Campus Press Staff Writer Andrew Nute at Nute@colorado.edu.