By Cody Black for KROQ.com
Original GNR member Steven Adler’s solo band was originally scheduled to perform Friday night at the Whisky, but on March 21st the venue tweeted out that the show had been cancelled with a big announcement coming soon – including the hashtag #GunsNRoses.
The Whisky has since posted a new show for April 1st featuring Hollywood Roses – an act that has a VERY similar logo to GNR’s classic design (see below). The venue’s ticketing site, however, claims that Hollywood Roses is merely a GNR tribute band and that they will NOT be playing the show.
FYI – Hollywood Rose is the name of the 1983 band that would eventually become Guns N’ Roses.
Is this all one big April Fool’s joke? Or will GNR surprise fans with a super intimate Coachella warm-up set? The only confirmed members of GNR’s upcoming reunion so far are Axl Rose, Duff McKagan, and Slash – no word yet on whether or not Adler will participate in any of the upcoming shows.
We’re thinking you might want to join their fan club…
The band recently announced a list of 21 cities that they’ll be hitting on tour later this year, although no dates or venues have been released yet.