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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’s… More »

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 »

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Guns N’ Roses Are Indeed Reuniting, According To Nikki Sixx

It's looking more and more likely that estranged former bandmates Axl Rose and Slash have mended their broken fences and that we'll get to see…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2015 - 9:03 am

Scott Weiland Claims Chester Bennington Has Left Stone Temple Pilots

UPDATE: It's confirmed. Rolling Stone reports that Bennington has left Stone Temple Pilots to focus full-time on Linkin Park, his main band. Both Bennington and…
Chris DeVille | November 7, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Axl Rose & Slash May Be Making Up

After not speaking to each other for almost two decades, Axl Rose and Slash may be ending their feud, or at least reaching some sort…
Peter Helman | August 22, 2015 - 6:52 pm

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Amrit Singh | April 12, 2012 - 9:53 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2011 - 11:43 am

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…
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…
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…
Amrit Singh | February 12, 2010 - 8:53 am