Guns N’ Roses have debuted a cover of Velvet Revolver’s hit ‘Slither’ live during the opening show of the European run of their enduring Not In This Lifetime Tour. This comes after a video of the band rehearsing the massive track surfaced online earlier this week, with Alternative Nation reporting the track was supposed to make an appearance in the band’s set back in 2016.
The fan-shot footage sees Axl and Duff trade off vocal duties with Slash taking the reigns on its huge solo – check out the video below:
The track appeared on Velvet Reolver’s debut album Contraband, which featured Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum as well as Scott Weiland and Dave Kushner, with the band taking home the award for Best Hard Rock Performance at the Grammys in 2005.
Longtime GNR band member Izzy Stradlin opened up about his absence from what has turned out to be one of the most lucrative tours of all time last week, noting that he wasn’t able to find “middle ground through the negotiation process.”
“My non=participation was simply not being able to reach a happy middle ground through the negotiation process. That’s life. Sometimes things don’t work out.”
Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour commenced in early 2016 and has since brought in a massive $480 million in revenue since its beginning. The band have just kicked off their European run of dates with a string of Asian dates lineup for afterwards that’ll see the band through until the end of the year. The tour made its way to Australia in early 2017, where they sold over 350, 000 tickets.