'Guns N' Roses are putting a lot of effort into this gig,' says heir to Slane Castle
The notoriously late Guns n Roses frontman will be on stage at 7pm sharp, the heir of Slane Castle has pledged.
Alex Conyngham, son of Lord Henry Mount Charles said that the band are pumped to perform at the Meath venue this evening.
"Guns n Roses were here 25 years ago, I was 17. I was speaking to them yesterday, they were here during rehearsals and they are putting a lot of effort into this gig as it's the first one of the European tour," he said.
"The last time we had a bit of a wait for Axl to come on stage but this time they will be on fairly promptly at 7pm.
"So get ready to loosen those muscles and do some moshing."
Alex, speaking inside the castle, said that his father is feeling much better, but has been ordered by doctors to stay away as he is recovering from a chest infection.
"Dad sadly is not here today as he's in hospital but he's getting better," he told independent.ie. " It's the first gig he's ever missed but he's here in spirit...but these guys (my children) are making up for it."
The first gig held at Slane was in 1981 with Thin Lizzy headlining as Lord Henry looked for ways to fund the upkeep of the castle.
The family have now moved into whiskey production with Slane Irish Whiskey distillery open to the public in August. They anticipate having 1.2m litres of alcohol output per year.
"Whiskey and rock n roll are a good fit for us," Alex said.
"So rock n roll saved this place and whiskey is it's future."