Among all the band members it is their vocalist and one of the founding fathers, Axl Rose, who people love the most. He is one of the best stage performers as he injects a sense of life into the crowd, which works likes a drug for those fans, who have been waiting for GNR to make their debut in India. It is a dream come true for many to see Axl performing in a nation, where Bollywood dominates the music scenario. Though, times are changing.
Formed in 1985, GNR is one of the most popular rock bands in the world. The band members have changed over time, but they have not lost their passion. Abhisek, who has been following their music for the past 10-15 years, said, “One of the main reasons for their popularity is the frontline member of their band, Axl Rose, a male vocalist, who can sing in a very high pitch, which is really very unique.”
GNR was formed in an era when rock bands were earning a name for themselves, so there was healthy competition form Iron Maiden and Metallica, who had established themselves as great bands. Abhisek added, “If you follow the evolution of music, you will get to know that '80s was an era, where rock music was at its peak. So it was during this time that GNR came on to the scene with music (hard rock), which straight away was a demand of the music fraternity. Even though, there were so many rock bands during those days, what made GNR so popular was the music they played, which always had the touch of rock in it.”
Prawesh Chhetri from Hyderabad prefers tuning his guitar to the number, Sweet Child o Mine loves GNR. "Their songs are very appealing to the youth. Their music has a good blend of aggression and melody. The band in itself is also glamorous,” Prawesh said.
It would be very difficult to explain their rock music, but on the wider canvas we can say that it was fusion of various forms of rock music such as punk rock, heavy metal, etc.
Ardent lover of good music, Nishant Lama from a music band, Alter Ego, is not watching the show for the reason: Saul Hudson, better known as Slash, one of the former lead guitarists of the band is not going to grace the event. "Slash's guitar playing is what you hope to hear from every rock guitarist and even better,” Lama said.