Guns N’ Roses recently headlined the Glastonbury Festival over the weekend. The festival is known for its eclectic mix of artists and performers. However, there were critics that were less than thrilled with the performance by GnR at the festival. The band seems to have seen these critiques and responded with the following message from their song “Chinese Democracy”.

“It would take a lot more hate than you”

They tagged journalists Neil McCormick and Mark Beaumont in their Tweet.

McCormick wrote this about the band in his review for The Telegraph:

“Guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan still look the part of grizzled rockers who only function at night, but Axl Rose just looks weird, like an aging small-town hairdresser who has been working out too hard at the gym. The real problem, though, is his voice.”

Beaumont had this to say in his review for the Independent:

“But from the moment GN’R arrive – with uncharacteristic punctuality – they represent everything dated, rockist, indulgent, and macho that Glastonbury has rejected since its inception.”

To me, this sure sounds like people reviewing Guns N’ Roses that would never give Guns N’ Roses a chance in the first place. By all accounts from the live audience, Axl Rose was in great form with his voice. Guns N’ Roses had this to say via a spokesperson.

“Axl was in top form last night. We have dug deep into the matter, and it appears the broadcast had issues being played on certain TVs like UHDs. This was an unfortunate issue that the mix played through these TVs sounded so poorly; however, it was not the band’s fault but the BBC’s.”

Guns N’ Roses Glastonbury Setlist

Guns N’ Roses Setlist Glastonbury Festival , World Tour 2023

Guns N’ Roses is currently on a World Tour for 2023 that has dates across North America, Europe, and South America coming up. They do play a bit longer setlist when its just them on tour and not part of a festival. So any broadcast issues might be because of the BBC’s broadcast and not the band.

In this reunion era they’re in, they’ve been dynamite, playing deep cuts, new tracks, and plenty of other surprises along the way. If you’re a fan of GNR, you can’t miss them on tour. They’ll be hitting Southern California on the Power Trip festival alongside Iron Maiden on Friday night, AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne on Saturday night, and Metallica and Tool on Sunday night.

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