Guns N’ Roses is going to make it rain purple on Weekend 2 of Coachella! The hard rocking band is planning a beautiful tribute to Prince during their set, as a source tells us EXCLUSIVELY! Could other bands be doing the same?
Coachella headliners Guns N’ Roses are going to take the time to do something extra special during their surely epic set on Weekend 2 of the music festival. Though they’ve got plenty of their own hits to smash through, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that the band is going to pay tribute to the late, great Prince at some point during their show! Click through for all the details!
Coachella Weekend 2 starts two days after Prince tragically died at the age of 57, on April 21. With the loss of the music legend still fresh and painful, it’s perfectly understandable that the purple one is on the minds of everyone at the music festival — including the guys from Guns N’ Roses. That’s why they want to pay tribute to their fellow ’80s rock star!
“Slash is planning to have his guitar solo [during the show] be a tribute to Prince, and GNR is looking to do most likely ‘Purple Rain’ as a tribute during Coachella this weekend,” the source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. Whoa! Prince and Guns N’ Roses are two acts that you wouldn’t expect to mesh well together, but we have total and utter faith that their take on “Purple Rain” would be so cool. Think about Axl Rose‘s voice!
The source also told us that there will be a ton of other bands and artists paying tribute to the iconic singer at Coachella, though they didn’t divulge who those acts may be. Paint that whole festival purple! So many have already paid their respects to Prince in the grandest of ways. Rihanna dedicated “Diamonds” to him at her Anti Tour show in Calgary on April 21, and it was beautiful! The casts of Broadway shows Hamilton and The Color Purple took their own spins on Prince classics. Love it!
HollywoodLifers, would you like to see GNR’s take on “Purple Rain”? Tell us in the comments!