According to Billboard, a video of GUNS N’ ROSES performing a cover of SOUNDGARDEN‘s “Black Hole Sun” at the opening show of the Axl Rose-fronted outfit’s European tour in Slane, Ireland has landed at the top of the May 2017 edition of Billboard‘s Top Facebook Live Videos chart.
The chart, whose latest edition recaps April activity, is a monthly look at the widest-reaching and most-reacted-to videos posted by musicians on Facebook Live, as tracked by media analytics company Shareablee. Rankings are determined by a formula that blends reactions, comments, shares and first-seven-days views.
The two-and-a-half-minute tribute to Chris Cornell, which was posted by GN’R on May 27 along with the caption “This one’s for you Chris,” got 162,000 reactions, according to Shareablee. It was also the most shared (39,000) and most viewed in its first seven days (3.3 million).
GUNS N’ ROSES‘ “Not In This Lifetime” tour features classic GUNS members Slash on guitar, Duff McKagan on bass and Axl Rose on vocals, backed by drummer Frank Ferrer, guitarist Richard Fortus, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and second keyboardist Melissa Reese.
The band, with this same lineup, will come back to North America for at least another 15 stadium dates this summer, starting on July 27 in St. Louis and ending on September 8 in San Antonio.
GUNS kicked off its long-rumored and long-awaited reunion trek in April 2016 with a club show in Hollywood and appearances in Las Vegas and at California’s Coachella festival.
This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the release of GUNS N’ ROSES‘ classic debut album, “Appetite For Destruction”, which arrived on July 21, 1987.
This one's for you Chris.
Black Hole Sun.
Live from Slane, Ireland.
Posted by Guns N' Roses on Saturday, May 27, 2017