Who Wants Guns & Roses Merch?
I’ve always been a fan of weird and wonderful merchandise from bands. There are only so many CD’s and posters you can get your hands on until you finally are like, ‘Hell…I really want a Marilyn Manson toilet roll holder’ or ‘Someone find me a ZZ Top’s guide to Roborovski Hamsters’.
I used to be a huge No Doubt fan back in the day and checked sites like eil.com repeatedly for this rarities and managed to pick up a few unique bits. Got a $1 note, a Japanese phone card and even managed to find a set of No Doubt action figures!
Seeing Guns and Roses were out on tour I thought I’d see what weird, wonderful and rare Guns & Roses merch I could find online so let’s take a look at the findings….
1A Spaghetti Tin
Remember the Spaghetti Incident album? Well they only went and made promo spaghetti cans didn’t they! There seems to be two types of cans floating around but this one above was apparently commissioned to use in an Adelaide music store. It even comes with its very own foam spaghetti that looks so terrible it makes me kind of want it. I’m a bit disappointed there was no ACTUAL spaghetti released though; as far as I can see anyways. They missed a trick there!
2A Bar Stool
Yes you are seeing this correctly. This is actually a Guns & Roses..BAR STOOL! Who needs coloured vinyl and a signed replica of Slash’s hat when you can buy an actual chair. They even gave it full 360 swivelness (if that’s even a word!). Unfortunately everywhere seems to have sold out that I saw but you can probably easily recreate this by just printing out the logo and putting it on the sofa before you sit down. Maybe print a picture of Axel and sit on his face if that floats your boat. The possibilities are truly endless.
Now no G’n’R collection would be complete without owning one of only 2,500 Guns ’N’ Roses custom casino chips. Back in 2006 during the bands Vegas ‘Appetite for Democracy’ residency, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino released a set of $25 chips complete with the bands logo to make fans nights all that little bit more special. Not only that, but they even released a whole Guns N’ Roses cocktail selection including the November Rain (Belvedere Lemon Tea and fresh lemonade), the Welcome To The Jungle (Jim Beam, Triple Sec, Midori, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice and sweet and sour) and the Paradise City Limits (Cruzan rum, watermelon pucker, pineapple juice and grenadine). Obviously, this has all long gone now and the chip are worth nothing (well except maybe to a fan) but we did find a Guns N’ Roses slot machine on CasinoCruise.com you can play for free and you can always buy a couple of cocktail shakers and make the cocktails up yourself and save some cash. Just put some stickers on some 2p’s! Sure once your shit faced enough you won’t even know the difference anyways.
4A Rolling Pin
Like bread? Like Guns & Roses? Well now you can combine the fun with your very own rolling-pin. Available now for only £19.23. I don’t know what else to say about this really except I kind of wish Limp Bizkit had released this with ‘Keep On Rollin Baby’ on the side. The strangest bit of Guns & Roses merch I’ve found yet!
Now there are plenty of website that sell custom umbrellas but apparently this is an actual promo umbrella from Europe somewhere. It’s listed on Eil so I’m guessing it’s legit. Being October now, you have exactly one month to hunt one down purely so you can use it in the ‘November Rain’. Worth it just for the lolz.
6Slash Dollar Bill
And as a cheeky bonus find, I actually found a Slash dollar bill like my No Doubt one. Hopefully it’s not as shit; the one I had was literally a $1 with some paper glued to it.