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Guns N' Roses announce LA Takeover shows; Slash goes to the Zoo

DeLeon Tequila With Nur Khan Electric Sessions Presents The DeLeon Rock Lounge Featuring Guns N' Roses

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February 16, 2012: Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses at Hiro Ballroom at The Maritime Hotel on in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Guns N' Roses will be returning to the Hollywood Palladium after a 22-year breather. Following the sold-out NY Takeover series, GN'R will be heading west for a Los Angeles version in March, it was announced Wednesday.

LA Takeover will be an intimate, three-date run of shows that begins at the Hollywood Palladium on March 9, followed by a Wiltern appearance on March 11, and wrapping up at the House of Blues Sunset Strip on March 12. Ticket presales begin Thursday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. 

The Axl / Slash / Steven Adler / Izzy Stradlin / Duff McKagan Guns N' Roses will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. In the year 2012, the lineup of Guns N’ Rose looks like: Axl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Frank Ferrer (drums).


Pop culture roundup for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012

  • Love this year in review video, shot right here in L.A., collecting short bits of video daily and putting them together to tell one person's story over the course of a year. (via The Daily What)
  • Google has a new Los Angeles headquarters featuring things like virtual reality Google Maps rooms and a building-tall pair of binoculars. (via Boing Boing)
  • Adam Sandler was discovered in an L.A. comedy club by Dennis Miller; read this profile on Sandler focused on his time on "Saturday Night Live" (while you try to forget "Jack & Jill"). (via Splitsider)
  • Comic book artist Ben Templesmith drawing a comic book page at San Francisco's Noise Pop music festival (an hour and a half video, but if you don't have time, fun to skip around in to see bits of the process). (via Robot 6)
  • President Obama asking for Betty White's birth certificate (really!). (via the Daily What)
  • And, because it makes me happy, Ron Swanson on Parks & Recreation dancing drunkenly, forever. (via Splitsider)