You're in the jungle, baby. I have a score to settle with Guns N' Roses, which really has nothing to do with Appetite for Deception, an Oregon band playing Boondocks on June 18 that looks, sounds and probably drinks bourbon like the actual band.
The real Guns N' Roses, or at least the band that Axl Rose likes to call Guns N' Roses, ruined a long list of bets and/or claims I have made over the years with a number of friends, acquaintances and ne'er-do-wells. You see, I've been using the phrase "When Guns N' Roses finally release Chinese Democracy" in place of the common adage "when pigs fly" for about nine years now. It seemed like a safe bet as Axl had holed himself up in some clandestine studio emerging only to make some zany threat to whoever may have leaked an alleged Democracy song. Then, the damn thing finally came out, forcing Dr. Pepper to give away a free soft drink to everyone in America (except for Slash) and me to admit that, in no particular order: I will someday buy a Creed album, I'll support the removal of the designated hitter and that actual Chinese democracy will occur.
That effing album turned my world upside down.
Appetite For Deception
8pm Thursday, June 18. Boondocks Bar and Grill. 70 NW Newport Ave. $10. 21 and up.