Gun­ners load up for trib­ute gig in Perth

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AF­TER per­form­ing to about 5000 peo­ple in Sin­ga­pore, Guns N’ Roses cover band Gun­ners have lined up a more in­ti­mate gig back home.

The band of five will per­form songs from the US rock band’s al­bums Ap­petite for De­struc­tion,

Lies and Use Your Il­lu­sion 1 and 2 at the Padding­ton Ale­house on Fri­day, Septem­ber 29 fresh from their big­gest gig at Beer­fest Asia in Au­gust.

Band mem­ber Michael Burke said the cur­rent Guns N’ Roses world tour sparked a resur­gence in pop­u­lar­ity.

“We head­lined the fes­ti­val at Ma­rina Bay; there was about 2000 peo­ple right in front of us about 3000 peo­ple in the rest of the venue,” he said. “It was mas­sive.” Gun­ners lead gui­tarist and Guns N’ Roses mega-fan Lind­say Stronach-Bates scored Slash's gui­tar pick at the Su­bi­aco Oval gig in Fe­bru­ary.

“My­self and Paul Judge, our bass player, also met Duff at the ho­tel the band were stay­ing at prior to the gig,” he said.

“I also own a rare Slash sig­na­ture Gold Top Gib­son Les Paul gui­tar, of which there are only 1000 world­wide and which came with a cer­tifi­cate of au­then­tic­ity hand-signed by Slash.

“I ac­tu­ally use it at our shows as al­though it is col­lectable, it's sim­ply too good a gui­tar to be kept in stor­age.”

Mr Judge even jammed with a mem­ber of the band.

“In the pre­vi­ous band I played with, we recorded an orig­i­nal song with Guns N’ Roses’ Gilby Clarke, who re­placed Izzy Stradlin in 1991,” he said.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d473578

Lind­say Stronach-Bates, Paul Judge, Sal Abate, Michael Burke and Danny Torre from Guns N' Roses cover band Gun­ners.

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