Reuniting feels so good for the members of Guns N' Roses -- and their bank accounts.
According to Billboard, the Australia and New Zealand swing of GNR's Not In This Lifetime Tour grossed another $38 million, bringing the entire tour total to $230 million since it launched last April in the U.S. And there's more to come, from both unreported recent dates in Asia earlier this year as well as upcoming shows in Europe, North America and South America. The tour resumes May 27 in Ireland and is currently booked through September 29 in Chile.
The trek marks the first time original members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan have toured together since 1993. Among those singing the reunited GNR's praises is Myles Kennedy, the Alter Bridge frontman who's also part of Slash's solo band; He tells us that,
"I went to see the first show in Vegas, which was awesome. It was definitely great to see those guys play together again and hear those songs. Look, 'Appetite For Destruction' was such an important record for me in my musical development, so that was a special night for me, for sure."
There have been rumors about new material from the reunited GNR but no official word yet.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.