Newt’s hopes of a second shot at Slash’s JD stash fade with Guns N’ Roses tour news

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By Steve Newton

Rock and roll’s a loser’s game,” Ian Hunter once sang, and today I get what he was talkin’ about in that line from “The Ballad of Mott the Hoople“.

A few hours ago Guns N’ Roses announced 21 cities on its forthcoming summer tour, but my town–Vancouver–wasn’t on the list.

So I guess that means I’ll just go on feeling like a loser, regretting that time I turned down the sip of Jack Daniels that Slash offered me backstage a quarter-century or so ago.

How cool would it be to brag, “Oh yeah, I took a guzzle from Slash’s legendary bottle of Jack and lived to tell the tale.”

Sure, maybe I wouldn’t have survived–there could have been some fatal backwash from Axl in those dregs–but looking back, it would have made for a great story to tell the grandkids.

“Oh but if I had my time again you all know just what I’d do.”

Okay Ian, I get it. I blew my only chance.

“So what the hell. I can’t erase the rock ‘n’ roll feeling from my mind.”

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