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Duff Alert: Guns N’ Roses Returns to CBGB (Kinda) With Varvatos Pop-Up

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Get in the ring, motherf*cker.

Or at least get over to the John Varvatos store if you’re a Guns N’ Roses die-hard. The newly reunited band is making a return to CBGB– sort of. A GNR pop-up is opening today at what used to be the storied venue. The shop opens at noon (and that’s 12 p.m. SHARP, since there’s no need to yellow-jacket Axl), when the first 50 fans through the door get free concert tees. Will GNR make a surprise appearance ahead of their two shows at the Meadowlands this weekend, like they did at the Varvatos store in 2010? A publicist tells us, “No in-store performance. But I heard Duff is stopping by.”

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Talks + Readings: Duff McKagan, Galway Kinnell, and a Living Female Rock Critic

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History buffs, take note: Battle Lines is not your ordinary Civil War read. This books is a team effort by graphic novelist Jonathan Fetter-Vorm and award-winning historian Ari Kelman, and it’s sweeping, full-color panoramas combined with Kelman’s nuanced understand of the period provide a whole new perspective on the topic. The authors will talk about the book with acclaimed graphic novelist Josh Neufeld (A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge) accompanied by images from Battle Lines on Greenlight’s big screen.
Monday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.  Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street (Fort Greene). 

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F**ing Crazy: Slash Dedicated ‘Paradise City’ to NYC Last Night

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Normally if we wanted to see a live rendish of “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” we’d have to settle for Guns N’ Hoses, but not last night: Slash, not Gash, was in full force at Santos Party House, at a private show for some lucky Sirius XM listeners.
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The Day Gash and Muff of Guns N' Hoses Met Slash and Duff of Guns N' Roses

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(Photo: @GunsNHosesRock)

Every tribute band’s ultimate wet dream has got to be meeting their match IRL. And just over a week ago Guns N’ Hoses— Brooklyn’s own all-girl Guns N’ Roses cover band — got to do just that. But it wasn’t like girls were desperate groupies waiting backstage.

“It was some pure universe serendipity shit. It was crazy,” Charlene Kaye (a.k.a. Gash) told B+B of the time Gash met Slash.
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