Big Night Out, Day 2: March 12, Singapore Indoor Stadium
It was a joy to FINALLY watch Slash perform, who is on Time Magazine's 10 Best Electric Guitar Players of All Time and Gigwise's 50 Greatest Guitarists Ever. It was pretty predictable he would knock my socks (with penguin designs) off.
But, Myles Kennedy, I've been hiding under a rock. I did not really know him from a bar of soap named Adam (yes, shame on me) he was quite the performer--great voice, and great connection with the audience. Same goes for rhythm guitarist Bobby Schneck (aka Garth from Wayne's World?), bassist Todd Kerns (he did a few songs and looked great with the black shirt, black pants and jet black long hair thing going) and drummer Brent Fitz.
The best thing about these guys, apart from the obvious talent, was they were all about the audience and making a connection with them.
Spank me now for just getting Slash's 2010 album featuring not just Myles Kennedy but Chris Cornell (insert a deeply heaved sigh here), Ian Astbury, Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Lemmy, Iggy Pop and Dave Grohl among others.
Going back to making a connection with the audience, their last song was "Paradise City" and Mr. Kennedy kept singing to me "Oh won't you please take me home." Dude, I waited for you after the show so I could!
Finally, this from Slash's Facebook post: Killer show in Singapore. What an amazing mix of demographics. All different ages & ethnicities. They fn' rock here. Iii|; )'
2. Mean Bone (Slash's Snakepit)
3. Back From Cali
4. Been There Lately (Slash's Snakepit)
5. Nightrain (Guns and Roses)
6. Rocket Queen (Guns and Roses)
7. Civil War (Guns and Roses)
8. Nothing to Say
10. Beautiful Dangerous
11. Doctor Alibi
12. Jizz Da Pit (Slash's Snakepit)
13. Just Like Anything (Slash's Snakepit)
14. My Michelle (Guns and Roses)
15. Guitar Solo / Godfather Theme
16. Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns and Roses)
17. Rise Today (Alter Bridge)
18. Slither (Velvet Revolver)
19. By the Sword
20. Mr. Brownstone (Guns and Roses)
21. Paradise City (Guns and Roses)
Courtesy of www.setlist.fm