It’s a time-honored tradition, one shared by everyone from Living Colour to Metallica: Get on the bill with Guns N’ Roses, and get treated like crap. And as Product Shop NYC reports today, Eagles Of Death Metal were on the receiving end of some Axl roasting during a Friday-night gig in Cleveland:
The night started off, as every night on the current Guns N Roses tour, with an half-hour set from Sebastian Bach. Then Eagles of Death Metal took the main opening act slot, where they replaced Papa Roach, and they got booed and jeered and completely bombed for a complete hour. Then the Suicide Girls did their burlesque thing. Then the crowd waiting another two hours for Axl and company.
A few songs into Guns N Roses’ set, Axl gave a shout out to the opening bands, saying, “So how’d you like The Pigeons of Shit Metal? Don’t worry, that’s the last show they’re playing with us.” And that was that. They’re off the tour. Gone. Good-bye. Suicide Girls and Sebastian Bach will stay on. Don’t worry Eagles, you’ll always have North Six in Williamsburg…….
Even though he probably spent three hours coming up with it, “Pigeons of Shit Metal” is a pretty good zinger–possibly the best thing Axl’s written in 10 years. We await its inclusion on a new, 24-minute-long remake of “Get In The Ring,” due some time in mid-2009.
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL Kicked Off GNR Tour [Product Shop NYC]