Slash Joins Aerosmith Onstage for Worst 'Welcome to the Jungle' Cover Ever

Plain butchering, that's what it is.

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Announcing their upcoming joint North American "Let Rock Rule" tour, Slash and Aerosmith took the Whisky a Go Go stage to mark the occasion in an appropriate rocking manner.

But once the guys charged through "Mama Kin," Joe Perry kicked off the "Welcome to the Jungle" riff, leading into one of the worst and most awkward live renditions of the classic track.

Apart from the band being disorganized, Steven Tyler didn't exactly figure out the lyrics. So as Metal Sucks guys point out, instead of the usual "Welcome to the jungle / We've got fun 'n' games / We got everything you want / Honey, we know the names" verse, we got this:

"Welcome to the jungle / Gunnasendee-ee / Whatchugottofeeluhmove / But you wanna go back with me"

But it was all good fun and hardly anyone was offended. So while we're at it, we might as well ask you this - is it worse than the infamous 2012 "Mickey Mouse" performance by the Guns themselves? Check out the clips below and let us know, focus on the 28:50 mark in the first video.

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Back to the tour, check out the full itinerary below.

"Let Rock Rule" Tour With Aerosmith and Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators:

07/10 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
07/13 - Kitchener, ON - McLennan Park
07/16 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
07/19 - Cadott, WI - Rock Fest
07/22 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
07/25 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/30 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
08/2 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
08/8 - Stateline, NV - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
08/13 - Concord, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion
08/16 - George, WA - the Gorge Amphitheatre
08/19 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
08/22 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
08/25 - The Woodlands, TX - the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/28 - Atlanta, GA - Phillips Arena
08/31 - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
09/3 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
09/6 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live09/9 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre09/12 - Sydney, NS, Canada - Open Hearth Park

50 comments sorted by best / new / date

    That Bridge School one is epic. Axl sounds like being possessed by Towelie
    Don't forget to bring a towel!
    At that show, there definitely should have been a Towelie-ban.
    The first video was obviously not intended to be a serious performance, so you can forgive them for that. The second one was absolutely dire, business as usual for GnR then...
    Jesus Christ AXL... why does he still tour when his voice is clearly shot? That just hurts to listen to. MY throat feels sore from watching that...
    Meh, you can't call this cover. They were just messing around.
    Everybody thinks evrything is supposed to be perfect because most music today is nothing more than a soulless ****ing program.That's mojo,that's rock and roll!I'ts about getting together with your friends and making something.Sometimes itsounds great and sometimes it sounds like shit because it has the balls to sound like shit.Everybody knows these guys,they're proven,they've made tons of great music.One ****en mistake and some ***** with his phone out makes this post..Fuck you *****
    Smartphones should be banned from concerts!
    If smartphones bother you when you're in a concert seeing a band you like maybe you shouldn't be there at all.
    I was expecting the cover to be more than 20 seconds. Anyway Stevent Tyler needs to shave that mustache.
    If you're worried about Steven looking like a child predator, his lyrics and music videos have done that already.
    Don't forget that Tyler essentially kept an underage girl with him on tour in the 70s. He somehow convinced the girl's parents to let him do it. Read that band autobiography. Very weird, Mr. Tyler.
    Lol Joe just threw that one at everyone, no one was expecting it, and i thought it was pretty funny. I wouldn't really call it a cover, it was just for fun.
    There's better things to discuss here such as: How much Aerosmith needs Brad Whitford. There's a missing energy without him there. Will he be on tour? Joe Perry's tone is the sound of sex. Good sex.
    the first time I saw that guns video I thought it was one of those "shred" things where they were dubbing his vocals to sound awful. I soon realized it was all too real...
    UG joins the competition for most bullsh!t yearly news report ever.
    And that second video is why I would much rather a Guns reunion without Axl...
    Trying to pick between these two is like picking between a kick in the face or a kick in the guts.
    what the **** is Steven on.. I think I'd have to be absolutely hammered to enjoy that show. That way I wouldn't remember it the next day
    It wasn't even a cover.. This was completely unplanned, they were just messing around..
    Oh my f*cking god, listen to Axl on that second video... yeah, I don't think I'm too bothered with a GNR reunion.
    Professional musicians making a mistake that big? Jesus... You'd think 30-40+ years you'd have everything down pat.
    But seriously if you listen to the song before welcome to the jungle, You can tell that their loose and stevens voice is just dogshit...
    ...the scary thing is..Aerosmith were just ****ing around..Axl was serious.