After nearly 20 years American legendary hard-rock band Guns N' Roses returned to Israel for a performance on Tuesday night at Hayarkon Park as a part of an event called Summerock 2012.
Axl Rose was still hot, even with some extra pounds and wrinkles. The band's new material wasn't received as well as the old stuff, though it is not clear if this is because the audience was inpatient or it was simply weak. All in all it was an excellent concert.
In addition to Guns N' Roses, the bands Ugly Kid Joe and the popular Israeli rock band Hayehudim also perform at the concert.
Rumors of an Israeli stop of a GNR tour have been circulating nearly annually since the band's last Israel show – their now legendary 1993 show in Tel Aviv, part of their Use Your Illusion tour, which took place in the same venue.
In 2008, a somewhat depleted new version of Guns N' Roses released the band's first album in 15 years, Chinese Democracy, which was certified platinum in the U.S. in 2009.
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