Axl Rose

At Brazil’s Rock In Rio Festival last week, the reconstituted Axl-plus-nobodies version of Guns N’ Roses earned the wrong kind of attention when they took the stage hours late, looking and sounding like straight dogshit. The extreme lateness was nothing new for this band; in fact, it’s practically tradition. But Axl wore a perfectly ridiculous outfit, sounded like a dying baby elephant, and looked like he’d eaten Slash and Duff for dinner that night.

In a new press release, GNR’s publicist explains that the band had to take the stage late because of a rainstorm and technical issues, both of which might be valid excuses if this band didn’t come onstage late to virtually every show since 1989. The statement does not, however, say anything about the apparently disgraceful state of the band itself. Read it below:

Gun N’ Roses would like to set the record straight on Rock In Rio. The festival’s inadequate production and the downpour of rain delayed the event. Anyone who was there knows that System Of A Down did not leave the stage until close to 1:15 in the morning. System’s extensive stage production did not finish coming offstage until 1:45AM. GNR’s production was up and ready to go at 2:15AM. Axl Rose got to the venue before 1AM and he came ready to go onstage. The inadequate cover of the Rock In Rio stage caused a further delay when the soundboard went down due to water damage and was replaced as quick as possible. GNR walked onstage at 2:40AM and played for two-and-a-half hours in the pouring rain. GNR would never seek to intentionally disrespect anyone, especially their fans.”

(via Blabbermouth)

Comments (21)
  1. iam guessing rio = fat = cocaine !!

  2. Hahahahahahahahahaha. That’s what the fuck he gets. Karma anyone?

  3. It was System of a Down’s fault. Anyone who was there knows that. Actually, SOAD has been “systematically” ruining all of GnR’s shows by showing up on time and leaving late like a bunch of dicks.

  4. As much as I want to blame this on Axl Rose being a douche bag, every account I’ve heard from Rockin Rio was that the whole production was completely fucked.

    Either way, it’s karma for St. Louis in ’91. Suck it, fatty!

  5. I’m not going to make fun of Axl anymore. Look at that face. That’s the face of a man who’s weeks or months away from dying of heart failure.

  6. “GNR would never seek to intentionally disrespect anyone, especially their fans.” One in a Million??

  7. First thing I thought when I saw the headline, Aren’t they always, always late?

  8. “Gun N’ Roses would like to set the record straight on Rock In Rio. Axl ate the Soundboard. That is all”

  9. Is Tommy Stinson no longer playing with them? If he is, a Replacement is most certainly not a nobody!

  10. THIS System of a Down is a catering service. I just didn’t know that Axl ate onstage

  11. well he does not seem so fat on the more recent Argentina concerts videos…..

  12. Maybe Axl thinks it’s Halloween already and is going as Carlos Santana.

  13. Axl’s fat? That’s news to me.

    He must have some secret superstar weight loss program he underwent in the 2 days between Rio and when this photo was taken in Chile (5th October 2011)…

    I mean, love him or hate him, we’ve got a new definition of “morbidly obese” if Axl is now considered “morbidly obese” as many of the same hacks as ran this story are saying, given the pics of him.

    Or is the fact that he wore a raincoat OVER his leather jacket and shirt because it was pouring with rain, merely responsible for his “obese” look and these hacks are so desperate for a story they’ll run with anything?

    Yeah, Axl’s the loser in all of this all right… Yeah he played a shitty show in Rio. He’s since played 4 great ones in Chile and Argentina. Funny how we don’t get a peep about that…

    • Oh yeah, Axl the multimillionaire with the work ethic of gold is the big victim here. He did gain some weight, let’s not kid ourselves here. That is face fat I’m looking at, not his raincoat. As a fat guy, I don’t care to poke fun at his weight but the guy continually asks for it by being altogether completely oblivious. He just doesn’t get it. He’s got no self-awareness, and he acts like he’s the hardest working man in show business. The only reason we are talking about him now is what happened over twenty years ago. He has done nothing in the intervening years but smear his own damn name and then act like he doesn’t get it.

      I know plenty of GnR fans and the one thing they have in common is an almost pathological and masochistic desire to get fucked over by Axl Rose, the Stay-Puft Raincoat Man.

  14. It’s ironic that this article is in the “Where’s The Beef?” column. I think Axl could tell you where it is.

  15. I heard somebody say that Axl Rose has some type of cancer…does anybody know if this is true? Maybe that could explain his weight gain.

  16. Poor Axl, just leave him alone.


  17. Axl Rose is Great, I love him leave him alone!

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