Tune-in to MTV Classic on channel 810 @ 5pm (AEST) for 'MTV Classic: The Launch'.
It’s been 18 years since the pair has shared a gig, but now Rose Tattoo frontman, Angry Anderson will rejoin his friend and iconic rock guitarist Slash on stage for our spectacular one-off event ’MTV Classic: The Launch’ held on April 28 at Melbourne’s Palace Theatre.
Speaking about the long awaited reunion Slash said, “Angry and I go way back to when GNR toured with Rose Tattoo in Australia back in 1992 - and had some great times - so when MTV asked me who I wanted to perform with at the launch of MTV Classic, I immediately thought of Angry. I'm really looking forward to playing 'Nice boys' with him at this historic event."
A massive fan of Rose Tattoo since the early 80s, Slash and his band-mates were inspired by their refreshing and brutally honest Aussie-rock sound, and Guns ‘N’ Roses subsequently covered the Rose Tattoo anthem ‘Nice Boys’.
Both known for their unmistakable rock personas, the pair became fast friends and shared countless hours together on the road in 1992, after Slash asked Angry if he and is motley crew would join Gunner’s on the Aussie leg of their renowned ’Use Your Illusion’ tour.
When asked about reuniting with his old mate, Angry was nothing but complementary about the man he so obviously respects. “It’s a beautiful thing when you get an opportunity to jam with an artist who has made such a global impact on rock music in your home town. I have a lot of time for Slash and 'MTV Classic: The Launch' will see us re-creating some of those great music moments from the 90s.”
Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for – how to get tickets! To increase your chances of seeing this monumental performance, we’re giving you a bunch of ways to WIN tickets. Simply click HERE or try you hand at the Jagermeister comp or head to Triple M
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The event will take place at the Palace Theatre, 20-30 Bourke Street, Melbourne on Wednesday 28 April 2010. The Red Carpet will commence at 6:30pm and the show will begin at 8:00pm.
The MTV Classic: The Launch will kick off MTV Classic as the channel goes live on May 1, 2010 at 5pm. MTV Classic is available on Channel 810 on Foxtel and Austar.