We may have lost R.E.M. yesterday, but when God closes a door, He opens a window. And in this case, that window is Axl Rose's promise that Guns n' Roses will be touring the U.S. next year. We take what we can get. The band has spent the past two years touring outside of the States, so hopefully Axl's voice is nice and warmed up.

According to MTV they'll be doing a 30 night run at arenas, starting on October 28th. They won't be hitting up NYC proper, but their tour does include two stops in New Jersey (East Rutherford and Camden), and one in Hartford. Where do you think their secret NYC show will be... Rose Bar?

The lineup now includes Axl, guitarists DJ Ashba, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and Richard Fortus, bassist Tommy Stinson, longtime keyboardist Dizzy Reed (along with keyboardist Chris Pitman) and drummer Frank Ferrer. But now, a look back at the old G n' R we knew and loved: