Fans of rock music were in for an electrifying treat as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators kicked off their highly anticipated 2024 tour with an unexpected surprise. On January 23, in Mexico City, the iconic group delivered a breathtaking rendition of Guns N’ Roses’ classic song “Don’t Damn Me,” marking the first time the track had ever been played live.
Originally featured on Guns N’ Roses’ 1991 album, Use Your Illusion I, “Don’t Damn Me” is a standout track known for its powerful lyrics and infectious energy. Despite its popularity among fans, the song had never been performed live by the band, making this rendition by Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators a historic moment for rock music enthusiasts.
The performance of “Don’t Damn Me” showcased the undeniable chemistry and musical prowess of Slash, Myles Kennedy, and the Conspirators as they flawlessly captured the essence of the iconic track. From Slash’s blistering guitar solos to Myles Kennedy’s soulful vocals, the performance was a masterclass in rock ‘n’ roll excellence.
For fans in attendance, witnessing the live debut of “Don’t Damn Me” was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that added an extra layer of excitement to an already unforgettable concert. The energy in the venue was palpable as fans sang along to every word, reveling in the magic of seeing a legendary song brought to life on stage for the first time.
As Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators continue their 2024 tour, the performance of “Don’t Damn Me” in Mexico City will undoubtedly go down in history as a standout moment for both the band and their dedicated fanbase. With their unparalleled talent and dedication to delivering unforgettable live performances, Slash, Myles Kennedy, and the Conspirators have solidified their status as true rock icons.
The release of Guns N’ Roses’ monumental albums, Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, on September 17th, 1991, marked a pivotal moment in rock music history. With anticipation reaching a fever pitch, fans eagerly awaited the stroke of midnight to get their hands on these highly anticipated records.
Despite facing challenges from major retailers like K-Mart and Walmart, who refused to sell the albums due to their explicit content, the demand for Use Your Illusion I and II was unprecedented. Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard and countless other record stores across the country saw lines forming outside their doors as fans eagerly waited to purchase the albums at Midnight.
In just two hours after their release, Guns N’ Roses sold a staggering 500,000 copies of Use Your Illusion I and II, a testament to the band’s immense popularity and the anticipation surrounding the albums. Even with the controversy surrounding their availability in certain stores, the albums soared to the top of the charts, debuting at No. 2 and No. 1 on the Billboard charts, respectively.
The success of Use Your Illusion II was particularly noteworthy, as it debuted at No. 1 on both the US and UK charts upon its release. According to Nielsen SoundScan, as of 2010, Use Your Illusion II had sold an impressive 5,587,000 units in the United States alone, further solidifying its status as a monumental rock album.
Combined, the Use Your Illusion albums have sold an astonishing 35 million copies worldwide, a testament to their enduring popularity and the lasting impact of Guns N’ Roses’ music on generations of fans. With their raw energy, unforgettable anthems, and unparalleled musicianship, Use Your Illusion I and II remain timeless classics that continue to inspire and captivate audiences around the globe.