02/16/2012 01:26 pm ET

Guns N' Roses, NYC Show Met With Mixed Results

Twenty-four years, four albums and countless lineup changes ago, Guns N' Roses played the Ritz in New York City. MTV's cameras caught the then-ascendent group in action, and the performance achieved legendary status, eventually making its way to DVD. Last night (Feb. 15), as GNR returned to the venue for the last of this month's three NYC club gigs, the question was how Axl Rose -- the lone remaining member from that 1988 incarnation -- would mark the occasion. He might have followed the 'Live at the Ritz' setlist, or better yet, he could have snuck in OG sidemen Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan or Steven Adler, musicians he'll supposedly reunite with in April at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.