July 20, 2016 |
Without Guns, they'd just be Roses. But GNR had a gun . . . and it almost forced them to cancel a gig. Rolling Stone reported that Guns N' Roses was detained on its trip from Philadelphia to Toronto when a gun belonging to a member of the band's touring company was found on board one of the vehicles in the tour convoy. Billboard said Axl Rose shared the detention story toward the end of Saturday night's gig at Toronto's Rogers Centre. "So, we weren't exactly arrested. We were detained," Rose told the crowd.
July 16, 2016 |
Axl Rose appreciates your patronage, but would find it perfectly reasonable if you had given up on him by now. "Thank you so much for coming," the still-snake-dancing 54-year-old redheaded Guns N' Roses singer said to a Lincoln Financial Field full of fans Thursday night near the start of the hard-rock band's first Philadelphia show in more than 20 years with its "classic lineup. " "I would have understood if you didn't. " Rose's empathy with the exasperation of his long-suffering fans was understandable as well.
July 15, 2016
The Ghostbusters may not be afraid a no ghosts, but China is. The 1.36 billion people living in the world's No. 2 movie market, won't be able to see the new Ghostbusters movie, except as a bootleg, because the movie has been denied a theatrical release. (They never got to see the original Ghostbusters either.) According to The Hollywood Reporter, China's official censorship guidelines prohibit movies that "promote cults or superstition," going back to the days when the only allowable spirit was Chairman Mao 's. Disney's mega-hit Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest never opened in 2006, thanks to its ghouls.
January 7, 2016 |
Donald Fagen , lead singer and co-founder of Steely Dan , was arrested at his NYC home Monday night after a physical altercation with his wife, musician Libby Titus . Rollingstone.com reported the news, which was comfirmed by a representative for the NYPD. "[Titus] and Fagen were involved in a verbal dispute, at which point he grabbed her by the arm and pushed her," the representative said. "She fell, bruising her arm. " Fagen was released yesterday morning without bail after his arraignment.
June 25, 2013 |
Kanye West is the Alpha and the Omega of life. At least, where disciple Kim Kardashian is concerned. Days after welcoming their baby girl, Kanye lets his Ego loose on W mag, claiming he's the reason Kim is a fashion icon. "She just needed to be given some platforms of information to work from," West says. Without an inner life of her own, Kim dresses up for him. "For her to take that risk," he says, "it just shows you how much she loves me. " Kanye, who says his life goal is "to make Kanye West as dope as possible," says he appears on Keeping Up with the Kardashians not for more PR but for love.
April 12, 2012 |
AXL ROSE does not have an appetite for induction. The Guns N' Roses co-founder announced Wednesday through his publicist that he will not attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday in Cleveland, according to a letter received by the Los Angeles Times. The note was written under the greeting, "To The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Guns N' Roses Fans and Whom It May Concern. " The band, born in L.A. in 1985, was announced to join Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and Donovan, among others, as new entrants into the hall, leading to what some hoped would be the long-awaited reunion of the 1993 lineup.
February 29, 2012 |
GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose tried to explain from the stage of the Electric Factory Monday why the band failed to perform at a December 2002 show at what is now the Wells Fargo Center. When the band failed to come out on stage, a melee ensued with fans throwing chairs and wreaking havoc in the arena. About an hour into his Electric Factory set, Rose told the crowd that he had canceled the morning of the 2002 show because he was sick. "My manager told me he canceled it and then didn't," Rose said before explaining how Clear Channel, the concert promoter now operating as LiveNation "wanted us to f-- up, because they wanted to end the tour.'Cause they had some s-- going on in Florida or something . . . I don't know . . . a whole bunch of bulls--.
November 23, 2008 |
At long last, Chinese Democracy has arrived. And on behalf of procrastinators everywhere, I'd like to offer hearty congratulations to Axl Rose for finally completing his magnum opus. After all, why do today what you put off for 17 years? That's how long it's been since Guns N' Roses put out an album of original music. It was 1991 when the savage Los Angeles hard-rock band, in a characteristic act of hubris, released two, with Use Your Illusion I and II. But is that really so long to wait?
December 13, 2002
'Noncitizen' stamp will stigmatize many I read with disgust your Dec. 10 article "Stamp to mark 'noncitizen' on photo IDs for foreigners. " My father comes from Bermuda and was naturalized in the mid-'60s. My mother came from Glasgow and never became a U.S. citizen. I feel that if this law is enacted it will stigmatize foreign nationals who live legally in the United States, want to become U.S. citizens but have not done so because of red tape or time restrictions imposed on them by the government.
December 10, 2002 |
After canceling its second show in a month Friday night at the First Union Center, Guns N' Roses scratched five more dates on its troubled Chinese Democracy World Tour yesterday, casting the rest of its itinerary - and the future of the hard-rock band - in doubt. By early last night, neither the band's management nor its record label had offered details about the cancellation of Guns N' Roses' Friday and Sunday shows in Philadelphia. After listening to two opening acts, a capacity crowd at the First Union Center was told at 11:04 p.m. Friday that the main act would not appear because of "health issues.