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The Weekly interview: GNR keyboardist Dizzy Reed

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Guns N’ Roses began its second Las Vegas residency this week.

What can audiences expect to see during this residency? Obviously we’re going to play the classics, and we’re going to do some Chinese Democracy stuff. I think we have a few more little surprises up our sleeves as well.

Is there any new Guns N’ Roses material in the works? There’s a sh*tload of it. It’s there. It’s just a matter of—once it gets to a certain point, I’m not sure who’s going to make that decision, but there are songs that are done or close to being done that just need to be selected and grouped together and released. That’s where things are at with that.

What do you like to do when you’re in Vegas? I definitely have my golf clubs with me, so I’ll be doing some of that. I like to get out to the Pinball Hall of Fame; that’s really cool. If my buddies in the Sin City Sinners are playing somewhere, I’ll probably go sit in with them.

What does Axl Rose do during all of his long breaks while other band members take solo spotlights? I know when I’m doing my thing, he’s telling jokes in my in-ear monitors, trying to get me to crack a smile or break my concentration. It’s kind of a standoff, kind of a game. … I don’t have my eye on him. I don’t really know what he’s doing. But he is telling some killer jokes.

Guns 'N' Roses May 24, 25, 28, 30, 31 & June 4, 6, 7; times vary; $50-$195. The Joint, 702-693-5222.

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