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Guns N’ Roses Rock Oakland (Photogallery)

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Guns N’ Roses played an epic show at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. last night, running through a setlist that spanned pretty much their entire catalog. They started off with a few cuts from Appetite for Destruction, then switched over to Use Your Illusion I and II, and even performed some from Chinese Democracy, an album that’s been called the most expensive rock album ever produced.

They filled out the performance with covers from iconic bands like Wings, the Misfits, Soundgarden, the Who and a few others. The show lasted well into the night, which some have reported was a total of four hours.

Below is a photo gallery of shots taken during the evening by staff photographer Katarina Benzova.

Guns N’ Roses at the Oakland Arena Setlist

It’s So Easy
Mr. Brownstone
Chinese Democracy
Welcome to the Jungle
Double Talkin’ Jive
Live and Let Die (Wings cover)
Rocket Queen
You Could Be Mine
Attitude (Misfits cover)
This I Love
Civil War
(Axl introduces the band)
Slash Guitar Solo
Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather) (Nino Rota cover)
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb cover)
Used to Love Her
My Michelle
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd cover)
November Rain (‘Layla’ intro with Axl on grand piano)
Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden cover)
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover) (Malcom Young dedication)

Catcher in the Rye
Don’t Cry
The Seeker (The Who cover)


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With a discography that includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.

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