Yesterday Slash received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and he asked Charlie Sheen to introduce him. Now if you are going to have the Anger Management star take part on your big day, you know he is going to say something monumental. Well he did when he started his speech by talking about the guitarist’s former Guns ‘N’ Roses band mate. He said, “It’s quite fitting that Slash is getting a star on the very street Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on.” Wow if Sheen says that about you, it is bad. Funny, but bad.
Sheen then went on to talk about his friend and neighbor in a really touching speech that was as much humor as it was heart.
Axl Rose was walking on to the stage at Hellfest to sing Guns N’Roses biggest hit Sweet Child o’ Mine and thanks to some stairs it really became a hellfest for him. The singer said welcome to the floor as he went down face first on to some stairs. I guess he can’t sing and go up some steps at the same time.
BTW I am sure the real members of GNR have made GIFs of his trip to watch over and over again. I know I can’t stop watching it and I didn’t get screwed over by him like they did.
Guns N’ Roses will be inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame on Saturday and since that announcement the original band members have been asked how they will treat their ex-bandmates at the ceremony and let’s just say it hasn’t been positive. Well just days before the big night, Axl Rose announced in a statement on Facebook that he will not be attending. But it doesn’t stop there, he also said that “I respectfully decline my induction as a member of Guns N’ Roses to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.” The long letter goes on and on about Poor Axl and how he is putting himself before the fans but he still loves them. If The Police, who weren’t talking at the time could all accept the honor together; why can’t he suck it up for one night?
If you needed another reason to not be a fan of Axl Rose, I think you have it. But let’s be real after the Chinese Democracy debacle, we didn’t really need another reason.
Oh and if you want to read the whole long boring letter that he wrote to the Hall of Fame then click here!
Axl Rose was talking to a few of the fans that he has left in Paraguay and he told them a pisser of a story about his former bandmate Slash, “It was great, because he would pass out and piss his pants, and then I would get to be with the girl. So I always followed Slash because I knew he would pass out and I would get the girl. The girl would be like, ‘Ah, he just peed in my bed!’ and I’d be like, ‘It’s okay, it’s okay.’ The next day he would just ignore it. He says it in his book, like once, but no – it happened every time, all the time.”
Axl better send Slash some of his last name, you know Roses because if I were him I would be worried about the Guns that are on the curly guitarist if the two were to meet again.
BTW if you think about it, Axl is saying that the girls didn’t want him, the lead singer, but the guitarist instead? I think in a way he dissed him self more than how much Slash pissed in his pants?
Slash was doing an interview with Entertainment Weekly and he sang to them what the chances are of ever hearing any of his Guns N’Roses songs on Glee. The curly haired rocker said, “Actually, we got asked about that once already but it got turned down. In the current climate of what’s going on in entertainment these days, I try to be more optimistic than negative because it’s really easy to get negative about it, but I draw the line at Glee. Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough…. When Grease came out I was like, ‘Oh, c’mon, give me a break.’ Actually, I look at Grease now and think: Between High School Musical and Glee, Grease was a brilliant work of art.” He so has a point! Sadly, but true.
Ryan Murphy Don’t Cry about it, some other band will gratefully Welcome their music to the Jungle of your show. Just let GNR Live and Let Die because Chinese Democracy sent the band to be Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.
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Slash was performing in Milan when a fan suddenly attacked him. After the incident Slash spoke to IHeartGuitar.com and he told the writer what happened.
So what’s with some jerk tackling you on stage the other night?
Now that all the facts are out, it was just some drunk guy who got on stage. It doesn’t seem like he had any ill will. What happened was, he came up behind me, and he’d managed to get up on stage and my security guard came up and tackled him, not knowing what this guy was necessarily capable of or whatever. So the real melee was the tackle (laughs). He basically deflected the guy off of me, and somehow the guy had managed to be hooked onto my guitar, which I let go of, all in a split second. They went off the edge of the stage, my guitar hit the ground and I picked it up and continued playing, only to find that it was broken, so I had to switch guitars and finish the song. It turned out to not be that big a deal, but you never know exactly what it could have been.
Luckily the guitar and Slash are OK. I love how calm he was after the attack, in true rocker fashion he was like, whatever. If it were me I would have run off the stage crying like a little girl if that happened to me.
At two different concerts this month Axl Rose has threatened to end his show because water bottles were thrown at him. At the first show in São Paulo, Brazil at the beginning of March he told one fan to stop or he would end the show. But over the weekend in Lima Peru he brought out a translator out to express his wishes. According to NME he made those fans wait an hour before the band came out which could be why they were throwing stuff at him, or maybe they thought he looked thirsty. I am thinking it could be the first reason. This is not the first time that Guns N’ Roses has been late coming out on the stage, maybe if Axl Rose respected his fans, they would respect him and not throw stuff at him? Afterall it doesn’t seem that their opening act, Skid Row is having things thrown at them…just saying. But I have to admit it is not cool to throw anything at the band…well unless it is underwear or flowers!
Just when I thought that Chinese Democracy was the worst thing Axl Rose would ever do, seeing him all sweaty like that might have topped that. For two nights Axl Rose performed at different events during Fashion Week and with all that sweat showing off his beer belly was anything but fashionable. And what is up with pants? I would think he did a Fergie, but they are too wet for that…I think??? So gross.
UPDATE: I was so fixated on Axl Rose’s sweat that I missed that there is a teleprompter with what looks like to be lyrics on the floor in the last photo. I wonder if the Guns N’Roses frontman is forgetting the words to his own songs and that is why it is there? How sad would that be?
It has been over 20 years since Motley Crue’s Vince Neil and Guns N’ Roses Axl Rose began to openly hate each other, and their feud has been silent almost as long…until now. According to Jam!, Vince is bashing Axl again and I so agree with Vince this one. When he was asked about Guns N’ Roses much anticipated dud Chinese Democracy, he had this to say…
Neil says, “For that (album) to fail was pretty crazy after so many years of being recorded.”
And the Motley Crue star is opening up about what he suggests is unprofessionalism on Rose’s part, adding, “A buddy of mine went to go play guitar for him. They rehearsed for three months and Axl never once turned up. Rule number one: show up!
“He’s been doing that for many years. Finally I think the fans just went, ‘F**k it – can’t do this anymore.’ You can’t be a fan when you can’t see the band.”
I doubt Axl will have anything to say about this because we haven’t heard him once defend that piece of crap album since it was a colossal failure. That and I think Vince could so take him now with barely effort.
Believe it or not Axl Rose is going after Dr Pepper for giving away free sodas because he (not Guns N' Roses) finally released the extremely disappointing Chinese Democracy. According to Rolling Stone, he wants an apology from them because they had computer glitches on Sunday during the sign up for the free Dr Pepper or he plans on suing them.
According Axl Rose’s lawyer Alan S. Gutman, things went terribly wrong: Yesterday he sent a letter to Dr. Pepper CEO Larry Young saying that the soda company’s website crashed and that “the redemption scheme your company clumsily implemented for this offer was an unmitigated disaster which defrauded consumers and, in the eyes of vocal fans, ‘ruined’ the day of Chinese Democracy’s release”. The band is seeking a public apology via ads in newspapers, plus more time for people to claim their free soda and monetary damages. In the words of the letter: “Now it’s time to clean up the mess.” The letter continues, “As we all now know, Dr. Pepper created an expansive and highly-publicized advertising campaign based solely on the exploitation of my cleints’ legendary reputation. In and of itself this campaign brazenly violated our clients’ rights in numerous respects. Unfortunately, Dr. Pepper has now magnified the damage this campaign has caused through its appalling failure to make good on a promise it made to the American public.”
Other highlights from the letter: “Our clients are outrated at your treatment of their fans and the American public in general. After it became clear that Chinese Democracy would be released in 2008, Dr. Pepper executive Tony Jacobs proudly proclaimed that Dr. Pepper would make good on its promise to give a free soda to everyone in America. It turned out that Dr. Pepper did not define ‘everyone in America’ the same way as ‘everyone in America’ defined ‘everyone in America.’” It concludes, “Had you wished to engage in a commercial tie-in with our clients, you should have negotiated a legitimate arrangement instead of hijacking their rights without payment. Rest assured, this misappropriation will not be free.”
Seriously? WTF? Dr Pepper did extend the offer until 6p on Monday because of the glitch. So maybe they need to do their research? Dr Pepper helped to remind people that Chinese Democracy was finally coming out, he should be thanking them for the free publicity and not suing them. Axl mislead us saying that that CD was a GNR album when in fact it was only his and that it sucks. I had my issues with the CD because of the blogger that was arrested for posting it early, but I thought I would be fair and give it a shot when it was up on MySpace for free and I could not believe how lame it was. The songs that made GNR who GNR, were not evident on Chinese Democracy. It is just bad and boring.
So I say to Axl thanks for the Dr Pepper, but can I get an appology the time I wasted listening to Chinese Democracy?