Skrillex Opens For Guns N' Roses; Sets Iconic Precedent

Posted at August 14th, 2016 | by Yash Vikram Singh | in

Skrillex rewrote the script for the immutable Rock genre last week when he opened for legendary cult band Guns N’ Roses. Several eyebrows were raised when he was handpicked by the band to open for them as Dance Music and Rock have never really gone together. But all that was put to rest by the OWSLA boss when he left everyone baffled right from the time he got up from under the stage up until the last roll. It was a genre-defining masterclass set by Skrillex, he did exactly what he was expected to do; dropping Metallica X Jauz Bootlegs, Chop Suey with Red Lips, his set was a perfect crossover.

Skrillex told Rolling Stone. “I put in my big songs and of course remixed them and did mash-ups. I threw in a bunch of old metal songs, as well. That was my preparation: throwing in Iron Maiden, Metallica, Pantera.” And “When I stepped onstage, people were sitting down and were like, ‘What the fuck?’ After a few songs, I started throwing in some of the metal remixes and pitched them all to be in the same key as the ones I was mixing them with so it felt like a really smooth set,” he told Rolling Stone. “There was definitely moments when I threw in Queen or threw in the first Metallica sample, and people were like ‘Oh shit.’ It became a big sing-a-long.”

Check out the iconic set below.

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