It’s Only Rock’n’Roll – but I certainly liked it
When Gilby Clarke ended his three-year venture with Guns’n’Rose, he was just known as “the new guy in G’n’R”. This evening, he proved, once again, that he can certainly hold his own.
I’m pretty sure that Gilby is getting tired of talking about Guns’n’Roses, and how he went from being in one of the biggest bands on earth, to being unemployed the next day. So I think we all owe it to the man to just think about him as being Gilby Clarke, a rock star.
This evening he was supported by Swedish The Gloria Story (http://www.thegloriastory.com), a band with five members+choir girl, who has opened for countless of established acts, such as Thin
Lizzy, and they got the audience rollin’ with their old-school, high energy, honest hard rock. The band released their third album in 2015, “GREETINGS FROM ELECTRIC WASTELAND”. Definitely worth checking out.
After a short setup break, Gilby and his band, with Troy Patrick Farrell on drums, and EJ Curse on bass, entered the stage. From the first to the last not, the guys made the whole audience their friends, and put on a very intimate concert with list of well picked, pure rock’n’roll songs.
We got both Gilby’s own songs, and some Rolling Stones songs: “Knockin’ On Heavens Door”, “Dead Flowers”, “Pawnshop Guitars”, “Tijuana Jail”, “Cure Me Or Kill Me” Midway through the show, we were treated with a visit from Denmarks’ own Mike Tramp, with whom Gilby have played with in White Lion. They played Cheap Trick’s “Surrender”, despite of Tramp having microphone problems in the beginning.
We also got “It’s Only Rock’n’Roll (But I Like It)”, and as part of the encore “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and the G’n’R song “it’s So Easy”. After the show, Gilby and the band came out and met the audience, signed autographs, took pictures. Gilby is indeed a very nice guy with a huggy-bear kinda attitude. You can’t help but to like these guys. All in all, a very down to earth, intimate concert. Not very long, but not too short.