MARK'S NOTCAST Ep 322 : Guns N' Roses "Appetite For Democracy" live! 2009-2014. 05 October 2023.
Knives out! "Chinese Democracy" came out... and nothing much happened for a year. Tours were planned, cancelled, scuppered, and surrounded in lawsuits. The band released no singles, no videos, did no TV or radio, and instead toured to ever-shrinking audiences, as their appeal became 'more selective' and they also started playing to tiny audiences at Fashion Shows and Rich Peoples Weddings for ca$h . Then came Vegas residencies, a low-profile live DVD, and a quiet, exhausted end as the band appeared to finally ran out of steam in 2014 in a managed decline. This is where I stopped caring about the band and became a vaguely interested observer.