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A Guns N’ Roses Biopic Is In Development

Whenever the subject of Axl Rose comes up, I tend to mention the ridiculously good profile that John Jeremiah Sullivan wrote for GQ back in 2006. “The Final Comeback of Axl Rose” is not really disparaging, it’s just a perfect summation of Rose’s legendary reputation for any person born too late to really care. Now,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 19, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Axl Rose Goes Deep On Danish Giraffe Killing

Last week, in an effort to stop inbreeding among its animals, Copenhagen Zoo euthanized one of its male baby giraffes — shooting him in the head, then dismembering him and feeding him to predators while zoo visitors, including kids, watched. This seems like a pretty fucked up way to deal with a potential inbreeding problem! More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2014 - 10:29 am

Axl Rose’s Ex-Wife Auctioning Love Letters, Wedding Video, Domestic Abuse Report

As the song tells us, nothing lasts forever, and when Axl Rose is involved, that impermanence is likely to be highlighted with legal documents and high-wattage drama. And now, in November no less, Axl’s ex-wife, Erin Everly, is drenching the GN’R singer in some metaphorical cold rain — and making it rain for herself! –… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 21, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Watch Axl Rose On Jimmy Kimmel

Axl Rose hasn’t been interviewed on live TV in 20 years, unless we’re counting that unbelievably awkward moment at the 2001 NBA Finals. But to promote a forthcoming Vegas residency, he showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and managed to sit for 12 minutes of questions. Kimmel was unquestionably the right guy to do this,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 25, 2012 - 9:22 am

Axl Bans Fans From Wearing Slash Shirts To GN’R Shows

I have no idea how it’s even possible to enforce something like this — or where one would get a Slash T-shirt in the first place — but NME reports that fans weren’t allowed to wear Slash T-shirts to last night’s Guns N’ Roses Show at London’s O2 Arena. The magazine quotes 18-year-old fan Jame… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 1, 2012 - 3:06 pm

Axl Rose Won’t Attend Rock Hall Induction

When it was announced that Guns N’ Roses would be inducted into the canon of Jann Wenner’s infinite playlist the Rock Hall, the main question we asked was whether Axl would get the band back together. Turns out we were asking the wrong question, because not only will GN’R not perform, Axl won’t even show… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 12, 2012 - 9:53 am

The 10 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2011

Back in the day, when two artists didn’t like each other, they’d deal with it in relatively low-profile ways: A snippy backstage comment, or a pointed interview comment. Maybe they’d toss in a lyrical jab, the way Lynyrd Skynyrd did toward Neil Young on “Sweet Home Alabama,” but that would be just about it. That’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 29, 2011 - 10:19 am

Axl Mulls GN’R Rock Hall Reunion

A little while back, Axl Rose hinted that he could potentially reunite with the classic Guns N’ Roses lineup if his band ever made it into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. And now that they’re definitely on their way in, he’s publicly kicking around the idea of a reunion, though he seems to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 21, 2011 - 5:09 pm

Watch Axl Rose’s First Interview In 5 Years

To celebrate National Metal Day yesterday, VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show programmed Axl Rose’s first interview in five years, and the first televised one in over a decade. And Axl actually showed up — only 15 hours late — lucid and affable but without the famous yellow raincoat we’ve been admiring. The GN’R frontman sat… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 12, 2011 - 12:58 pm

Axl Rose Explains Rock In Rio Lateness, But Not Why He Looks Like That Now

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 ridiculou… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 13, 2011 - 12:42 pm

What Axl Rose Looks Like Now

Oh jeez. Oh boy. We can’t ignore this any longer, can we? William Axl Rose, who was once one of rock’s greatest and most forbidding frontmen, has entered his late-Elvis stage. At the Rock In Rio festival on Monday, Axl showed up wearing a weird fluorescent raincoat thing, a gigantic cowboy hat, and about five… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 7, 2011 - 3:41 pm

David Bowie (Jimmy Fallon) Covers “Pumped Up Kicks”

Here’s something we missed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon the night before last. Fallon and guest Joseph Gordon-Levitt, apparently friends in real life, got together to sing karaoke and do impressions of other singers. Fallon, as David Bowie, sang Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks.” JGL, as Axl Rose, sang Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2011 - 10:48 am

Guns N’ Roses To Tour

Their monster Use Your Illusion albums just turned 20, and now Guns N’ Roses — or at least Axl Rose and whoever’s backing him up this year — have announced tours of Central and South America and the U.S. And yes, it’s true: This lineup looks basically nothing like the band who made Appetite ForMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 21, 2011 - 11:43 am

Use Your Illusion Turns 20

Guns N’ Roses headlined the first show I ever saw. This was July 1992 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, the first night of their massive co-headlining tour with Metallica. A couple of weeks later, a Montreal show would end in a riot when both bands ended their sets early: Metallica because James Hetfield caught… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 16, 2011 - 2:10 pm

GN’R Get Bottled In Dublin

No respect. From either side. Guns N’ Roses opted to cut last night’s set at O2 in Dublin to 20 minutes after being pelted by plastic bottles. This came after GN’R took forever to materialize (and on the heels of having their earlier Reading and Leeds sets cut short). As you’ll see in this video,… More »

By: brandon / September 2, 2010 - 11:45 am

Sebastian Bach Saved Axl Rose’s Life, Probably

He stopped a man with a switchblade knife from approaching the GN’R stage Sunday night. Bach was on Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp, so he’s probably back down to his fighting weight too. Read this hero’s tale at New York Post. More »

By: jessica / February 16, 2010 - 3:04 pm

Apparently Guns N’ Roses Played The John Varvatos Store Last Night For #fashionweek, Axl Freaked Out On A Blog Forum

The crowdsourced journalism of Twitter brings this situation to light, as do the attendant twitpics. The situation rendered in a lower light, those twitpics, but at least cameraphones are kind to Axl’s bloat — it is fashion week after all. (Update: Twitpic swapped for that photo that came in by Patrick McMullen.) This secret show… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 12, 2010 - 8:53 am

“Guns N’ Roses” Play Winnipeg

Axl & Co. — still w/ Tommy Stinson — played their first North American Chinese Democracy gig last night. Remember Chinese Democracy? Remember GN’R? Actually, the set list’s epic and RS says Rose looked good. (That said, all the money in the world won’t bring Slash back.)… More »

By: brandon / January 14, 2010 - 2:59 pm

Axl Denies Ripping Off Ulrich Schnauss

If Coldplay has allegedly taught us anything, it’s that you go to unlikely sources when you allegedly rip people off. So I’d say Axl Rose had allegedly taken good notes from one of the world’s biggest bands in allegedly ripping off German electro-gaze composer Ulrich Schnauss crafting “Riad N’ The Bedouins,” if Axl Rose hadn’t… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 6, 2009 - 5:16 pm

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Not Necessarily Breaking Up

The band’s manager tells NME that while CYHSY have indeed abandoned plans to head into the studio, bloggers suggesting a permanent split are “probably reading a bit too much into things.” They are “unlikely to work together in the immediate future,” however, and the band members are busy with other projects: bassist Tyler Sargent and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 21, 2009 - 11:34 am
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