Guns N’ Roses Debut Glen Campbell & James Brown Covers In Edmonton

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One of the biggest surprises of Guns N’ Roses reunion, which began last year, is how many covers the band is playing. Versions of “Wish You Were Here,” “Layla” and “The Seeker” – among others – have been performed at nearly every show. The list of songs GN’R has covered grew by two last night at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.

The first major surprise of the 32-song set in Edmonton came towards the middle when Axl Rose stepped to the mic and said, “We’re going to play something we’ve never played before. It might not be your thing, but we just wanna kind of play a tribute to someone.” With that, GN’R debuted a cover of Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman.” Slash played acoustic on Campbell’s 1968 hit after which Rose proclaimed, “For Glen.”

A few songs later Guns N’ Roses unveiled a unique arrangement of James Brown’s “I Got You (I Feel Good).” Though GN’R had jammed on the funk classic last year, Edmonton was treated to a full-on cover. Fans at Commonwealth Stadium were also treated to plenty of originals including such favorites as “Paradise City,” “November Rain,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Patience.”

Check out GN’R’s version of “Wichita Lineman” captured by jzalapski:

Watch “I Got You (I Feel Good)” via fan-shot footage by OVI-Wan Kenobi:

Setlist

Guns N’ Roses at Commonwealth Stadium

  • Looney Tunes
  • The Equalizer  
  • It's So Easy
  • Mr. Brownstone
  • Chinese Democracy
  • Welcome to the Jungle
  • Double Talkin' Jive
  • Better
  • Estranged
  • Live and Let Die  
  • Rocket Queen
  • You Could Be Mine
  • Attitude  
  • This I Love
  • Civil War  
  • Yesterdays
  • Coma  
  • Slash Guitar Solo  
  • Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather)  
  • Sweet Child o' Mine
  • Wichita Lineman  
  • Used to Love Her
  • My Michelle
  • Wish You Were Here  
  • November Rain  
  • Black Hole Sun  
  • I Got You (I Feel Good)  
  • Knockin' on Heaven's Door  
  • Nightrain
Encore
  • Patience  
  • Whole Lotta Rosie  
  • Don't Cry
  • The Seeker  
  • Paradise City
  • You Know My Name