In Honor Of Axl Rose Reviving The Ritz Next Month, Here Is Guns N' Roses 1988 Concert There

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Axl Rose in 1988.
The current version of Guns N' Roses--Axl Rose, DJ Ashba, Dizzy Reed, Tommy Stinson, Richard Fortus, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Chris Pitman, and Frank Ferrer--will continue their pretty successful run of gigs when they head out on a brief club tour next month that has three shows scheduled in New York City. The band will play Roseland on February 10, Terminal 5 on February 12, and The Ritz on February 15—and yes, that's The Ritz, not Webster Hall, as the venue's currently known. Back in 1988 Axl and his then-bandmates, fresh off the release of Appetite For Destruction, played a show at the 11th Street hall, and the filmed version of the concert quickly became an MTV staple; next month, in honor of that gig, Webster Hall will give its identity over to that of its former self for one night only. The concert's on YouTube, and if you missed it when it aired back in the day—or if your old VHS tape is just too degraded after being around for 24 years—it's embedded below.

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