GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has issued the following update:
"All things considered, I'd say [GUNS N' ROSES'] South America[n tour] was a success! I have a few new scars, one less bass, one less favorite coat (damn thieving baggage handlers!), a few less brain cells, and a new appreciation for Cipro.
"I have seen a lot of beautiful places and people on this tour, and only a few not-so-much.
"The shows were a lot of fun.
"We played to a lot more of you than I expected we would.
"I really want to thank all of you who braved the elements and everything else to see the show. I also want to thank our crew for enduring the beating. This was a huge show to put together and they made it happen under some of the worst circumstances imaginable, except where it was truly impossible to do so, LOL.
"I'm still sifting through footage of my adventures, so stay tuned for more videos. Additionally, in the coming weeks I'll be doing some live video streaming for you guys, where I'll answer some of your questions. I'm also going to be doing an online fundraiser with some fabulous prizes (one of my GN'R basses, a couple of retired plaid suits, and more) to help raise money for an organization called Timkatec, who have built and maintained trade schools for the poor and homeless kids in Haiti for over ten years. They need our help now more than ever since the earthquake.
"The people of Haiti will need our assistance in rebuilding their schools, hospitals, and cities for years to come, and this is just one small way to help. I hope all of you will join me in the effort. I will be rewarding those that participate with a free download of the first track off of my upcoming solo record.
"Other mentionables — I'm going to Memphis soon to record with Luther and Cody Dickinson for fun, and then I'm off to L.A. to mix some songs for my solo record."