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Old 11-10-11, 08:51 AM
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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

Didn't Slash say in his book that Axl has a personal psychic that tells him when the vibes are right for him to take the stage?

Pretty sure I read it somewhere. Maybe it was Mick Wall's book.
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Try saying that on a Guns N Roses forum, most people will slaughter you.
I posted on a forum that I though Axl was lying, because he paused quite some time before answering, got nervous, used excessive hand movements and remained vague about the answer without giving it directly. All the nutswingers were in tow to call me all sorts of things.
HA HA I love going to these fanboy forums and pissing them off. It still mystifies me that there are people that worship this guy. He hasn't done any decent work in 20+ years but people still think he walks on water.
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Originally Posted by The Black View Post
Try saying that on a Guns N Roses forum, most people will slaughter you.
I posted on a forum that I though Axl was lying, because he paused quite some time before answering, got nervous, used excessive hand movements and remained vague about the answer without giving it directly. All the nutswingers were in tow to call me all sorts of things.
You're not kidding! Some dude called you a "Grade A ****" for that. "Fucking pathetic," too. And that was just one guy. Wow.

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Spin.com: Inside Axl Rose's First TV Interview in Over a Decade

SPIN: Why did the interview start so late?

EDDIE: I asked him about his perpetual history of late starts during the interview. He said it's all about when he feels that everything is right and he feels ready to go. He made a joke that being late has plagued him since his childhood. So, when the band went on at midnight I told my producer, "There's no way he's going to play for three hours, then get off stage and do an interview." Around 4 or 5 A.M. I was sure it wasn't going to happen. But sure enough, at 5:30 A.M., Axl walked into the locker room where we set up. He was as fresh as a daisy. He sat down and was in no hurry to leave. He wanted his guitarist DJ Ashba to be on the set with him, too. It was shocking. He's a nocturnal guy, but I expected him to walk off the stage and right out the door to South Beach. He said that in those couple of hours between the end of the show and the interview that he was cooling down. He takes a lot of precautions to preserve his voice. But it's all on Axl time, no question. If you're going to attempt to interview Axl, then you better get plenty sleep the night before, and not have anything to do early the next morning.

SPIN: What was Axl's demeanor during the interview?

EDDIE: When he first came into the room he had his guard up. He knows me, but he did not know my co-hosts. But he looked great. About five minutes into the interview we had him chuckling. He loosened up and had some fun. We were not going to beat him up for coming in late.

SPIN: Were there any topics you were told not to discuss?

EDDIE: The only thing he didn't want to discuss, understandably, was a reunion with the original lineup. He's all about this band, this lineup. Journalists constantly bring up the idea of a reunion. But there's nothing imminent about it. It defeats the purpose of what they're doing now. Axl feels like it's disrespectful to his new band. But we talked about past members of the band throughout the interview. Axl brought up some of the old guys before we even did.

SPIN: Guns N' Roses are nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Did you ask about that? Who from the original lineup would attend the ceremony to accept the award?

EDDIE: Axl said that he doesn't really follow that stuff. He said it's an honor to be nominated, but he doesn't know how it's going to play out. Axl's a huge fan of Elton John and it was an honor for him to induct Elton a few years back. So it seems that Axl thinks that anything that's good by Elton is good by him. But it seemed too premature to discuss. First GN'R have to see if they get in. Then they'll see how it plays out. I've talked to Slash about it, too, actually. Slash and I are friends, and Slash basically feels that if they get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, then they'll see who shows up and who doesn't. Whoever shows up will stand onstage. Slash remembered the legendary debacle with Van Halen. They had two guys who weren't even in Van Halen Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar up onstage accepting the award! So I know Slash wants to avoid anything awkward like that.

SPIN: Do you think the Slash Vs. Axl Rose beef is repairable?

EDDIE: I do. I saw Slash a couple days ago in Los Angeles, where I was giving an award for Ronnie James Dio's cancer foundation, and we talked a little bit. He knew that I'd just interviewed Axl, and he asked about Axl and how he was. I said that Axl mentioned him in the interview, and that it wasn't anything negative. Slash said, "Yeah, we've actually been pretty cool lately." Slash is a pretty easy-going guy, and he'll ride with the tide. But it's hard to get a read on it. But outside of Slash, Axl is cool with every other original member of Guns. Izzy [Stradlin] comes out and plays with Axl and the band every once in a while. Duff just played with him. There are no issues with either of the two drummers. If there's a rub with the Rock Hall induction, it would only be about Slash. In talking to both Slash and Axl, though, they're both very committed to their careers right now. Axl is amped about this new GNR lineup, and I just heard Slash's next record, which is coming out next year. It's amazing. The media dwells on their relationship more than the guys themselves do.

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Jim Florentine's latest podcast goes into some behind-the-scenes detail about how they were able to get that interview. "Axl's back in the shower again."
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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

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Axl's a huge fan of Elton John and it was an honor for him to induct Elton a few years back.
1994? A few years back?
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I went and saw them here in Norman Wednesday night, and I thought they were great.

The concert started at 9:00 with the opening act, which was only an hour late. Guns and Roses started at about 10:30 and played about 3 hours and fifteen minutes and ran through 36 songs. Our seats were pretty good and he looked in shape like the Axl of old. His voice sounded really good, and the band was very tight.

He has three guitarists that seem to take turns doing leads and they were all very talented. They seemed to be getting along very well, and the encore alone was almost an hour.

If he comes by where any of you are, I would really recommend seeing them. I wouldn't get there before 9:30 though. I just wish I could have caught the Dallas show a few nights before in addition to the one I went to.
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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

Ticket time shows it'll start in 2.5 hours.

I'm guessing it'll start in 5 hours, go for three hours, and I will be useless at work tomorrow..
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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

I got an email that they're playing Dec. 21st @ the Forum (ugh) in L.A.

I wish I wanted to go.
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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
I got an email that they're playing Dec. 21st @ the Forum (ugh) in L.A.

I wish I wanted to go.
I was thinking about that as well, but I can't stand Axl's ridiculous stance on starting the show when he feels the 'mood' is right. I understand it's 'art', but to the crew and fans that are committing their time to be there, hold up your end of the bargain and play the fucking show at a reasonable time. Plus, I loathe the Forum. Only been there twice and hated the experience both times.
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I was thinking about that as well, but I can't stand Axl's ridiculous stance on starting the show when he feels the 'mood' is right. I understand it's 'art', but to the crew and fans that are committing their time to be there, hold up your end of the bargain and play the fucking show at a reasonable time. Plus, I loathe the Forum. Only been there twice and hated the experience both times.
I went to see them 2 times last year, the experience was amazing.
While I loathe the person that is Axl Rose, I do love his talent.
Rio was a complete disaster from what I saw, but I've been reading he's been doing alot better performancewise since. I'd advise you to catch them live while you can, knowing that fruitcake it might be your last chance.
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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
I got an email that they're playing Dec. 21st @ the Forum (ugh) in L.A.

I wish I wanted to go.
You do. Tuesday night was a GREAT show!
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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

What time did they go on?
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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

Originally Posted by Jippy View Post
I was thinking about that as well, but I can't stand Axl's ridiculous stance on starting the show when he feels the 'mood' is right.
See, I find his "stance" to be a big crock of shit. Wouldnt his mood once in awhile want to start a show 5 hours early before anyone even shows up?

Hope he doesnt read that, think of the press he would get for doing it.
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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
I got an email that they're playing Dec. 21st @ the Forum (ugh) in L.A.

I wish I wanted to go.
Oh shit really!? I live like 5 minutes away.
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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

I got an email about the Forum show, the title was "Guns n Roses - Chart topping rockers at the Forum!"

I wanted to reply saying "I know who GnR are, but the question is why should I care?"
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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

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What time did they go on?
Ticket time was 9:00

Opening act, Adelita's Way, was on until 10:15
GNR came out at 11:15 and played till 2:00am
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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

Axl Rose Talks Humble Beginnings, Endorses Obama on 'Kimmel'

Ever-elusive Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Wednesday night (Oct. 24) to deliver his first live TV interview in two decades. Promoting his band's upcoming 12-date residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Rose talked about his inaugural voyage to Hollywood, his affinity for Halloween, and of course, his aversion to punctuality.

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"You're right on time - it's unbelievable!" Kimmel joked when Rose took his seat, to which the singer replied, "It's a miracle." The singer then talked about moving to Hollywood at the age of 19, hitchhiking by himself and meeting some shady people along the way before winding up with a job at Tower Video on Sunset Boulevard.

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After talking about his "Halloween tree" and answering fan questions about his stagecraft, Rose admitted that he's not really interested in voting. "I'm in California, and that usually leans Democratic, and that's usually where I lean anyway… I would lean Democrat, I would lean Obama," the frontman admitted.

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Finally, Rose finished up by discussing the current state of GN'R (and jokingly predicting which member would be the next one to leave the ever-revolving lineup), as well as reflecting on his collaboration with Neil Young at last week's Bridge School Benefit concert. "He came out and did a song with us, because I've always liked the song of his, 'Don't Let It Bring You Down.' And he agreed to sing it with us, and then when he came out singing, he's just a powerhouse," Rose gushed.

'Appetite For Destruction': Classic Track-By-Track

Guns N' Roses' Vegas residency kicks off on Oct. 31; dubbed "Appetite for Democracy," the run celebrates the recent 25th anniversary of the group's landmark album, "Appetite for Destruction." GN'R was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, but Rose did not attend the ceremony.


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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

That Metal Show was quick to point out the fact that they got to Axl first before Jimmy did last year itself. That was a pretty good interview too, I think. It can be viewed on the TMS site currently.
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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

Wow the guy actually seems kind of cool
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Yeah I was surprised it was actually a decent interview. I was expecting him to act weird or like he didn't care about being there or something but he was actually fairly interesting to listen to.
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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

Watching him it feels like he's trying to come across friendly and easy going. I'm not really buying it. I just have a feeling he realizes how many hate him nowadays and thinks he should try a new approach.

Who knows though.
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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

Originally Posted by foofighters7 View Post
Watching him it feels like he's trying to come across friendly and easy going. I'm not really buying it. I just have a feeling he realizes how many hate him nowadays and thinks he should try a new approach.

Who knows though.
I did sort of get a bit of that vibe too. Like he kind of knows that he's burned a lot of bridges over the years and has made an ordeal out of going to concerts for his fans with always starting late and such. I think maybe he's finally getting the message or is getting it from someone else that he better shape up or he's going to bring down attendance at shows/album sales down even more.
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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

A lot of people paint the guy as a cross between Jim Morrison, Syd Barrett and Sly Stone. He definitely comes across as a lot more normal than I thought he would.
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Re: GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" -11/23/08

Yeah, if he interviewed occassionally people might not hold such a bad opinion of him
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Yeah, if he interviewed occassionally people might not hold such a bad opinion of him
Real headcases hide their personality disorder with charm.
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Real headcases hide their personality disorder with charm.
Another crazy thing is when people go online and post their own amateur psychological diagnoses of people they've never met.

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