Seminal Rock band Guns N’ Roses are officially back on tour. After the shocking January announcement that Appetite for Destruction-era members Slash and Duff McKagan would rejoin the band for a few shows in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and two headlining shows at Coachella, fans have been chomping at the bit to see the band hit the road on a proper tour. Well, fans got what they asked for last night, as Guns N’ Roses played an incredible show at Detroit’s Ford Field last night to kick off their 25-date “Not In This Lifetime” stadium tour, as originally reported by Rolling Stone.Famous in more recent years for their absurdly late start times, Guns N’ Roses actually took the stage two minutes early at 9:43pm, possibly a tongue-in-cheek reference to their past transgressions, and definitely as a sign that they were ready to blow the roof off the place. The band opened with “It’s So Easy”, before setting the audience afire with their Appetite for Destruction hit “Mr. Brownstone.” GNR ran through most of their most famous tunes, as “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Rocket Queen,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “November Rain,” and “Nighttrain” were all played throughout the evening, leaving the crowd in awe as they got to experience this long-broken-up band playing one hit after another. Singer Axl Rose impressed throughout with his ridiculous vocal range, and Slash melted faces with his incredible guitar playing, including a show-stopping cover of “Love”, the theme from The Godfather that served as a de-facto intro to “Sweet Child O’ Mine”.Guns N’ Roses have always included a series of covers in their sets, and they are a band that always knows how to make the tracks their own. Last night’s show showcased some of their best covers, as the band busted out “Live and Let Die” by Wings, “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd, “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” by Bob Dylan, and “The Seeker” by The Who.Watch Guns N’ Roses tear apart their classic “Welcome to The Jungle” below, courtesy of YouTube user VideoGremmie:Watch video of Slash rip up “Love (Theme from The Godfather)” before leading the band into “Sweet Child O’ Mine” below, courtesy of YouTube user Andy Schupbach:Watch GNR play their epic ballad “November Rain” below, courtesy once again of VideoGremmie:Watch the finale of “Paradise City” below, courtesy of YouTube user Uncle Sam – Alive In Detroit:Check out the full setlist below, and welcome back to the road Guns N’ Roses!Setlist: Guns N’ Roses at Ford Field, Detroit, MI – 6/23/2016Set: It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Chinese Democracy, Welcome to the Jungle, Double Talkin’ Jive, Estranged, Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney & Wings cover), Rocket Queen, You Could Be Mine, Raw Power, This I Love, Civil War, Coma, Speak Softly, Love (Theme from The Godfather/Andy Williams), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Out Ta Get Me, Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd cover), November Rain, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover), NightrainEncore: Don’t Cry, The Seeker (The Who cover), Paradise City
In August, Pearl Jam hit Chicago’s Wrigley Field, as the band continued their brief U.S. run of “Home” and “Away” shows, which kicked off with a pair of performances in their native Seattle, Washington. The sold-out show saw the band performing many of their classic tracks in addition to tributes to Tom Petty (“I Won’t Back Down”), David Bowie (“Rebel, Rebel”), and Chris Cornell (“Missing”). Hilariously though, what the show will likely be remembered for is the appearance of Dennis Rodman during the show’s first of two encores.After the encore-opening rendition of “Just Breathe”, the former NBA superstar and five-time NBA champion appeared on stage to give Pearl Jam’s frontman Eddie Vedder a ukelele before his song “Sleeping By Myself”. Rodman, as of late, has become well-known for his close relationship with North Korea, having visited North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang, multiple times and serving as a truly bizarre ambassador between the United States and the isolationist country led by dictator and major basketball fan Kim Jong-un.While the appearance of Dennis Rodman was no doubt surprising to many, it’s not necessarily totally out-of-left-field. Rodman has gone on the record as a major fan of the iconic rock act, having made guest cameos at several of their concerts over the years. Rodman also publicly thanked Eddie Vedder on television earlier in 2018 while he was on hand in Singapore for Donald Trump’s North Korea Summit. As he explained in an interview last year, “I went and got that album [Ten] and I would played it every day. For some reason, [“Black”] was on, I think that saved my life.”Watch pro-shot video of Pearl Jam covering David Bowie’s “Rebel, Rebel” below:Pearl Jam – “Rebel, Rebel”[Video: Pearl Jam][H/T Jambase]
Photo: Pexels.com President of the Professional Group of Food Processing Industry ŽK Split Paško Šuto he pointed out that it is necessary to strengthen local producers by connecting them with local consumers, as well as that domestic retail chains, hotels and caterers recognize the quality and benefits of domestic products and market them as much as possible. The meat industry Braća Pivac in Slavonia has about 150.000 pigs and about 10.000 cattle in cooperation, and their fresh and final product comes largely from domestic producers. “Our Dalmatian prosciutto has over 70 percent of the share of domestic raw materials, most of which are our delicatessen products, and we want to offer them to a greater extent in our hotels and restaurants, to whose needs we are ready to adapt.’, she said Elena Perkovic-Palos from the Pivac Group. The President of the Professional Group of Travel Agencies also testified to the importance of this initiative for the tourism sector. Dragan Kostadinović, since modern tourism generally strives for local and original, including food, as well as a representative of the Split Radisson Blu Hotel Katarina Banić. Tomaš also emphasized that strengthening domestic production and raising awareness of safety and quality of Croatian products is one of the basic and most recognizable activities of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, which it has carried out over the years through numerous actions such as Let’s Buy Croatian and the Original Croatian and Croatian Quality marking project. “Doing business in a pandemic and the lack of tourist spending encouraged a stronger turn to domestic food and beverage producers, and with this meeting we wanted to intensify cooperation and through direct talks to connect the three sectors involved in the production and marketing of domestic food and beverages – producers, traders and tourism workers.’, said the president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Split County Chamber Joze Tomaš. Today’s meeting is the third B2B meeting organized by ŽK Split in recent months with the aim of stronger connection of compatible economic sectors. This positive initiative, welcomed by representatives of manufacturers, retailers and the tourism sector, will certainly continue in the future, taking into account the specifics of small and large manufacturers, as well as the difference between sales channels and stores and HoReCa systems. Dario Mamić from Tommy stated that the Tommy retail chain cooperates with almost all significant domestic producers and that it intends to continue to do so. “In the total range, the representation of domestic products is over 70%, and in some categories, such as fresh products, fruits and vegetables, it is one hundred percent. Our strategic orientation is to stimulate domestic production and stimulate the domestic economy, while we also expect domestic production to be better organized, competitive and to offer a quality product in sufficient quantities.”, Said Mamic. Representatives of the tourism sector and food and beverage traders were presented with prosciutto, meat and processed meat producers, representatives of fisheries, mariculture and fish products, bakers and producers of dairy products, olive oil, fruit and vegetable products and wine and spirits producers. . The meeting was attended by about 30 representatives of leading companies in Split-Dalmatia County from the food processing industry and professional groups ŽK Split from the food and beverage trade, hotel, catering and travel agencies, with the aim of networking and more intensive communication of all participants in the food supply chain and beverages in the domestic market. From the sea and fields to the shelf and the table, is the name of the intersectoral B2B meeting of professional groups of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Split County Chamber, which was held yesterday in the Split Chamber.
Despite averaging less than two points over the Badgers previous five games, sophomore guard Rob Wilson stepped up when called upon in Wisconsin\’s 54-48 victory Wednesday night over Michigan. Wilson had a career-high 13 points.[/media-credit]Rob Wilson is a good outside shooter.That’s all Michigan head coach John Beilein and most fans in attendance knew about the sophomore from Cleveland, Ohio, coming into Wednesday night’s game.Based on his lack of experience though, Beilein never expected Wilson to have the kind of impact he had on the Badgers’ 54-48 victory at the Kohl Center.“We were going to play him straight up; we knew he could shoot,” Beilein said. “He was 4-for-8 going into the game, so he’s a 50 percent shooter. But that’s one every four games.”When the final buzzer sounded, Beilein and everyone else in the Kohl Center knew just how good Wilson could be.The 6-foot-3 guard entered the game averaging just over two points per contest. Wilson matched that total in the first half before having a huge impact after the break.Wilson’s 11 second-half points were second only to the 16 scored by senior guard Trevon Hughes. While Hughes was the team’s leading scorer with 20 points on 7-for-15 shooting, he likely could not have led his team to victory if it had not been for Wilson.Wilson’s career-high 13-point performance may have surprised Beilein and most of the announced crowd of 17,230 at the Kohl Center, but Hughes and the rest of his teammates had been waiting all season for it.“We see that, we see glimpses of it in practice,” Hughes said of Wilson’s ability. “We know he’s a great player, (but) any time he comes over to the main squad he doesn’t bring it. It’s about time — it took him all season for him to come out and play with us today.“We needed it, and he brought it out.”When asked to respond to Hughes’ comments following the game, Wilson did not try to defend his lack of production in the past.“He said it all,” Wilson said of Hughes. “I just haven’t been bringing it like I know I should have. I guess today was the day I broke out of the shell.”Though many will focus on Wilson’s production on the offensive end off the bench, something the Badgers have struggled to find since forward Jon Leuer’s injury, he insists his focus was elsewhere.With his team down from the opening tip, Wilson was concerned primarily with playing tough defense and stopping the Michigan offense.When Wilson entered the game in place of fellow sophomore guard Jordan Taylor, who had been struggling all night, it was just a simple substitution. What followed, however, was Wilson’s most impressive offensive stretch since coming to UW.In the first minute after Wilson entered the game, Michigan guard Stu Douglass hit a pair of shots from beyond the arc, pushing the Wolverines’ lead from three points to nine at 39-30.After Douglass’ threes prompted UW head coach Bo Ryan to call a timeout, Wilson responded with a three-pointer of his own, cutting the lead and energizing the Kohl Center crowd. Wilson would score the game’s next four points, cutting the nine-point lead to just two.When asked after the game about his performance, Wilson credited his teammates for the career-high point total.“It just happened that all of the open shots just came from my teammates penetrating and finding me,” Wilson said.In typical Wisconsin fashion, though, Wilson contributed in many other ways than just through his offensive output. The sophomore guard gave the Badgers 18 quality minutes off the bench and played hard all night.Wilson also was aggressive while remaining under control, which helped the Badgers match a season low with just five turnovers, including only one in the second half.That — Wilson’s aggressiveness — was what made Ryan take notice of his performance. And on a night when Taylor went 0-for-7 from the floor, and senior guard Jason Bohannon hit just 1-of-7 shots, Wilson’s contributions were much appreciated by Ryan and the rest of the Badgers.“Whatever he can give us is great to have,” Ryan said. “But Rob did a great job of recognizing what he could contribute to the team. Offensively he was solid, getting the loose balls, being active, taking shots. That’s really what we needed — somebody to take shots.”
Published on October 16, 2017 at 2:28 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse’s Eric Dungey, Ervin Philips and Parris Bennett all made the Week 7 All-Atlantic Coast Conference team, the ACC announced Monday afternoon. It’s the first time in SU’s four and a half years in the ACC that three players made the team in a single week.Syracuse (4-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) shocked the country Friday night in the Carrier Dome with a 27-24 victory over then-No. 2 Clemson (6-1, 4-1). Dungey, a junior quarterback, was 20-for-32 with 278 yards through the air and tied his career high with three touchdown passes. He accounted for 339 of the Orange’s 440 yards of total offense. He rushed for 61 yards, too, making him the sixth QB in program history to run for at least 1,000 career yards.Dungey’s big drive came in the fourth quarter, when he lead SU to a 16-play, six-minute march down the field leading to a go-ahead field goal with 9:41 left. Facing a third-and-long on Syracuse’s final possession, Dungey ran for eight yards to get a first down, milk the clock seal the win.It’s Dungey’s first such honor this year. As a sophomore, he earned two ACC Offensive Back of the Week honors last year in SU’s wins against then-No. 17 Virginia Tech and Boston College.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAndy Mendes | Digital Design EditorDungey’s top target Friday night was Philips, a senior wide receiver who has broken out this season. Two weeks ago, Philips was named ACC Receiver of the Week after he broke the conference record for receptions in a game (17). Against the Tigers, he had four catches for a game-high 94 yards and a touchdown. He caught a 66-yard touchdown — Syracuse’s longest pass play of the season — to bump the Orange’s lead to 14-7 early.Philips moved to 10th place on SU’s career record list for receiving yardage (1,734) and ranks sixth among active FBS receivers and second on SU’s all-time list with 190 career catches.On the other side of the ball, Bennett, a senior linebacker whose ascension to the top of Syracuse’s defense is rooted in Detroit, led Syracuse in tackles for the fifth consecutive game. He had nine stops, including the first sack of his career — an eight-yard loss for Clemson in the third quarter. After the sack, CU did not get another first down that drive and missed the ensuing field goal attempt.The Syracuse defense allowed only 113 yards rushing, more than 124 yards fewer than Clemson’s season average (237.3). Clemson collected 154 fewer yards of total offense than its season average. The ACC Linebacker of the Week honor is Bennett’s second this season. Following the LSU game Sept. 23, Bennett was named ACC Linebacker of the Week for his 12-tackle showing.Syracuse plays next at No. 8 Miami on Saturday at 3:30. The game will air on ESPN. Hurricanes junior wide receiver Darrell Langham and senior kicker Michael Badgley also earned ACC honors this week in Miami’s win over Georgia Tech. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+