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Dan DeLuca's Mix Picks: Guns N' Roses play Wells Fargo Center Sunday, The Roots on 'Blackish,' and Buddy Guy

Dan DeLuca, Music Critic

Updated: Thursday, October 5, 2017, 10:46 AM

Guns N’ Roses front man Axl Rose at Lincoln Financial Field.

Guns N’ Roses. After many years as a recluse and ne’er-do-well, Axl Rose has become a road warrior. Last year, he and Slash reunited for a tour that included a Lincoln Financial Field date, and he also filled in for hearing-impaired AC/DC singer Brian Johnson on that Aussie rock band’s tour. Now G N’ R is back, playing marathon shows that have included covers of Soundgarden, the Damned, Glen Campbell, and, yes, AC/DC. Sunday at Wells Fargo Center.

The Roots on Blackish. Animated versions of Black Thought, Questlove, and guitarist Captain Kirk Douglas gave a musical history lesson in the season premiere of the ABC sitcom, in which Dre suggests turning Juneteenth, marking the day slaves were emancipated in 1865, into a national holiday. The tune is “I’m Just a Slave,” a catchy, educational play on jazzman Dave Frishberg’s Schoolhouse Rock! song “I’m Just a Bill.”

Wynonna & the Big Noise. The big-voiced country soul singer with a curled lip and rumble in her voice has a knack for sounding like she’s channeling Elvis Presley. With a band that includes her drummer and producer husband, Cactus Moser. Sunday at LeVoy Theatre in Millville. N.J.

Buddy Guy. Certainly the greatest living guitarist with direct ties to the golden age of Chicago blues, and still an ingratiating entertainer at 81. Guy is the guy who was mentored by Muddy Waters and whose electrifying attack made him the envy of a generation of rock players he held in his thrall, including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck. Monday at Copeland Hall at the Grand in Wilmington.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. The no-longer-short 31-year-old New Orleans horn player and bandleader, who’s been performing at his native city’s Jazz & Heritage Festival since he was 4, is on the road supporting his new genre-blending Parking Lot Symphony. Always a party. Wednesday at the Fillmore.

Dan DeLuca, Music Critic

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