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January 10th, 2000 - A new Axl interview is published in Rolling Stone. In the interview Axl unveils upcoming GN'R song titles (''Catcher in the Rye,'' ''I.R.S,'' ''The Blues'' and ''TWAT").
March, 2000 - Josh Freese leaves GN'R.
April 15th, 2000 - Izzy plays the first of four shows in Japan. The first show was in Tokyo followed by shows in Yokohama (17th), Osaka (19th) and Nagoya (21st).
June 22nd, 2000 - Axl joins Gilby Clarke and the rest of The Starfuckers onstage at the Cat Club on Sunset Boulevard. They performed "Wild Horses" and "Dead Flowers".

Also during June, Slash signed to Koch Records.

August 1st, 2000 - AC/DC's US tour starts with Slash's Snakepit as the openers.
October 9th, 2000 - Slash's Snakepit's second album, Ain't Life Grand is released.
October 25th, 2000 - Roberto Medina (head of the Rock In Rio festival) told Brazil's Globo television network that Axl Rose has agreed to play at Rock in Rio 3 in January 2001 with his new lineup.

Also during October. Guns N' Roses' management company, Big F.D confirmed that Bryan "Brain" Mantia joined as the drummer. Buckethead and Robin Finck (who rejoined the band) are playing guitar

November 4th, 2000 - Slash's Snakepit's Asian tour starts in Taiwan. After the show in Taiwan, the band travels to Japan and plays five shows there. The tour ends on the 16th in Fukuoka.
November 19th, 2000 - The first show of the planned Slash's Snakepit tour of Australia and New Zealand was to be played in Melbourne, Australia on the 19th. The seven date tour was cancelled earlier in November.
December 3rd, 2000 - The European leg of the Slash's Snakepit tour starts at the Corporation in Sheffield, England. During the month of December, the band plays shows in England, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands and Italy.
December 6th, 2000 - A show at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, NV on New Year's Day is announced. Tickets went onsale on the same day and the show sold out almost immediately.
January 1st, 2001 - The new GN'R line-up plays their first show together at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas.
January 14th, 2001 - GN'R plays in front of about 200 000 people at Rock In Rio III in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
March, 2001 - Slash's Snakepit cancels some headlining shows as well as their tour with AC/DC due to pneumonia. Slash said this in a press statement: "I apologize to the fans and to AC/DC, but I don't want to get up there and do a half-ass show. I hate to let people down, but it wouldn't be right to give them a performance that's anything less than our best."
May 10th, 2001 - GN'R cancels their European tour that was supposed to start on June 1st.
May 21st, 2001 - Izzy Stradlin releases his fourth solo album called River in Europe.
June 14th, 2001 - Axl was interviewed by Fred Roggin on NBC while he was attending the NBA Finals in Philadelphia.
June 15th, 2001 - Slash's Snakepit's US tour starts with a show in Clifton Park, NY.
July 18th, 2001 - Slash's Snakepit plays the last show on their 24-date US tour at Slim's in San Francisco, CA.
July 27th, 2001 - Loaded's Japanese tour starts in Tokyo. It ends on August 5th in Osaka.
August 20th, 2001 - Izzy Stradlin's River is released in the US.
September 7th, 2001 - Slash performs at the Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration show in New York. He plays guitar on Beat It and Black Or White.
September 10th, 2001 - Slash performs at the second Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration show in New York. He plays guitar on Beat It and Black Or White.
September 13th, 2001 - The release of the Live In Las Vegas 2001 DVD/VHS is cancelled.
October 15th, 2001 - Slash marries girlfriend Perla in Maui.
November 8th, 2001 - GN'R cancels their rescheduled European tour that was supposed to start on December 2nd in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Many of the shows sold out without any major promotion.
December 8th, 2001 - Slash plays at Ronnie Wood's show at the Vicar Street in Dublin, Ireland. They also play two shows in London, England. On the 11th at the Sheperd's Bush Empire and on the 12th at the CC Club.
December 29th, 2001 - GN'R plays at The Joint in Las Vegas, Nevada.
December 31st, 2001 - GN'R plays at The Joint in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Slash wanted to see the show, but was not let in.

Doug Goldstein, GN'R's manager, said: "We didnít know what his intentions were. If nothing else, it would have been a distraction. Axl was really nervous about these shows. We decided on our own not to take any risk."

February 8th, 2002 - The first show on Loaded's Dark Days Japan Tour is in Osaka. In addition to this show, the band plays in Nagoya (9th) and in Tokyo (10th).
April 24th, 2002 - GN'R is set to play for SummerSonic festival '02 in Japan. The promotor Creativeman published their official announcement about GN'R performing in Japan this summer.

This two day festival is held at two different locations on August 17th (Saturday) and 18th (Sunday). One is in Tokyo and the other is in Osaka.

April 27th, 2002 - The news that GN'R are set to play this year's Carling Leeds Festival in the UK on August 23, was revealed today.
April 29th, 2002 - Slash, Duff and Matt played together with Buckcherry singer Josh Todd and guitarist Keith Nelson at the Randy Castillo Tribute in Los Angeles.

They were joined by Cypress Hill's Sen Dog on "Paradise City" and Steven Tyler on Aerosmith hit "Mama Kin" at the tail end of a set.

The set: It's So Easy, God Save The Queen, Nice Boys, Lit Up, Paradise City and Mama Kin

June 27th, 2002 - Singer Shooter Jennings (only son of late country music star Waylon Jennings) performed Guns N' Roses songs "It's So Easy" and "Paradise City" live with ex-Guns N' Roses musicians Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Slash during the opening of new Hollywood rock club "Club Vodka" at Circus in Hollywood, CA. They also performed AC/DC's "Whole Lotta Rosie" together.
August 14th, 2002 - GN'R plays the first date on their Chinese Democracy World tour in Hong Kong, China.
August 17th, 2002 - First Japanese show on the tour in Urayasu, Japan. The show was part of the Summersonic festival.
August 18th, 2002 - Second Japanese show on the tour in Osaka, Japan. This show was also part of the Summersonic festival.
August 23rd, 2002 - GN'R plays at the Leeds Festival in England. The show starts at 11.10pm, an hour later than scheduled because of delays caused by technical problems.

Axl speaks about how the city council wants to end the show:

"Well, it appears that we're gonna have an interesting evening.... You see, the city council and the promoters say we have to like end the show. And they'll say that I'm, they could say maybe I'm inciting a riot. Now I'm not, 'cause I don't want anyone to get arrested or anyone to get in trouble or anything like that. But I think we got a good seven or eight fuckin' songs left at least. And I didn't fuckin' come all the way over to fuckin' England to be told to go back fuckin home, by some fuckin' asshole! All I've got for the last eight years is shit after shit after shit in the fuckin' press and Axl's this, Axl's that. I'm here to play a fuckin' show and we wanna play! So, if you wanna stay, I wanna stay and we'll see what happens. Everybody... Nobody try to get in trouble or anything. Try to have a good time."

GN'R were allowed to finish their set and it ended just before 1am.

August 24th, 2002 - Second European show of the August 2002 tour. This time it's time for the people at Belgium's Pukkelpop festival to get rocked by GN'R. Show starts at around midnight local time and ends two hours later.
August 26th, 2002 - Last show of the August tour at London Arena in London, England. The show is sold out and Weezer is supporting GN'R.

During the show Axl mentions that GN'R has two albums ready.

August 29th, 2002 - GN'R closes the 2002 MTV VMAs in New York with a medley of Welcome To The Jungle, Madagascar and Paradise City!

Right after the performance, Axl gave a short interview to MTV's Kurt Loder.

November 7th, 2002 - GN'R's first show on the North American Chinese Democracy tour in Vancouver, Canada is cancelled.

Some people decide to take out their anger on the venue and smashed windows. After a while, cops with attack dogs arrived at the venue and started attacking the crowd. People got sprayed with pepper spray and beaten by riot batons.

November 8th, 2002 - Show at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA.
November 11th, 2002 - Show in Boise, ID at the Idaho Center Arena.
November 14th, 2002 - GN'R plays at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. First time Tommy plays in his home town with GN'R.
November 15th, 2002 - Fargodome in Fargo, ND gets a visit from GN'R.
November 17th, 2002 - During the show in Moline, IL's Mark Of The Quad Cities, Axl loses a ring during You Could Be Mine.
November 18th, 2002 - GN'R plays at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL.
November 21st, 2002 - The show at the Palace Of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI is cut short and features no encore.
November 22nd, 2002 - At the show in Pittsburgh, PA at the Mellon Arena, Axl wears a #66 Mario Lemiuex Pittsburgh Penguins jersey.
November 24th, 2002 - Show in Cleveland, OH at the Gund Arena.
November 25th, 2002 - Second Ohio show at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.
November 27th, 2002 - GN'R plays in Albany, NY at the Pepsi Arena.
November 29th, 2002 - First Canadian show of 2002 in Toronto, Ontario at the AirCanada Centre.
November 30th, 2002 - GN'R continue playing in Canada with a show in London, Ontario at the John Labatt Centre.
December 2nd, 2002 - Show in Boston, MA at the FleetCenter.
December 3rd, 2002 - Show at the Civic Center in Hartford, CT.
December 5th, 2002 - GN'R plays at a sold out Madison Square Garden in New York City. This became the last show of the North American tour.
December 6th, 2002 - GN'R were supposed to play at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Both opening acts played tonight. Mix Master Mike finished his set at about 9:50. About 40 minutes later, people were booing.

After 11 some people started throwing chairs and at around 11:10 the official announcement that the show had been postponed due to health reasons came out over the PA.

Some angry fans threw bottles, tossed chairs and pulled down tiles from the ceilings. They overturned garbage cans and knocked over stage equipment.

At least 15 people were injured and extra police units were called in to manage the irate crowd.

  

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