Guns N’ Roses covers AC/DC’s “Back in Black” live for the first time

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At a concert in Spain on June 7, Guns N’ Roses debuted AC/DC’s second cover midway through their European tour, this time tackling the title track from the band’s classic 1980 album. , Back in black.

GN’R regularly changes its setlists, which helps fans live in the moment at any show, not knowing which song is coming next. Earlier in the week, they debuted a live cover of AC/DC’s “Walk All Over You” from the Bon Scott-era album. Highway to Hell and, in Spain, they turned to the monster track of the debut record of the Brian Johnson era.

The cover of “Back in Black” came seventh in the setlist between “Double Talkin’ Jive” and last year’s new track, “Absurd.” Unlike “Walk All Over You”, it was a song that Axl Rose knew a little about on stage, having sung it during his 2016 stint where he replaced Johnson as the singer was sidelined with serious hearing problems.

Within a second or two, the crowd recognized the song and let out a roar in support of the cover selection, which can be seen in the fan-taken video further down the page.

At Guns N’ Roses’ first show of the year on June 5 in Portugal, they not only presented their cover of “Walk All Over You”, but also performed two songs – “Reckless Life” and the appetite for destruction version of “You’re Crazy” for the first time since 1993 and 1991, respectively.

We’ll see what other surprises await you as the tour continues on these dates.

Guns N’ Roses, “Back in Black” (AC/DC cover) Live – June 7, 2022

Guns N’ Roses Setlist—June 7, 2022 (via setlist.fm)

01. “It’s So Easy”
02. “Mr. Brownstone”
03. “Chinese Democracy”
04. “Slither” (Velvet Revolver cover)
05. “Welcome to the Jungle”
06. “Double Talk Jive”
07. “Back in Black” (AC/DC cover) (live debut)
08. “Absurd”
09. “The Rocket Queen”
10. “A Reckless Life”
11. “Live and Let Die” (wing cover)
12. “Remote”
13. “You Could Be Mine”
14. “I Wanna Be Your Dog” (Stooges cover, Duff McKagan on vocals)
15. “Hard School”
16. “Civil War”
17. “Slash Guitar Solo (Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign” Jam)
18. “Sweet Child o’ Mine”
19. “November Rain”
20. “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” (Bob Dylan cover, Alice Cooper’s “Only Women Bleed” intro)
21. “Night Train”

Bis:
22. “Coma”
23. “Patience” (Beatles’ “Blackbird” intro)
24. “Wichita Lineman” (Jimmy Webb cover)
25. “You’re crazy” (appetite for destruction version)
26. “Paradise City”

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