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October 21, 1991 | By Richard Burke, Inquirer Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this article
Heavy metal star Axl Rose always knew he would be famous, and as a boy his incessant talk of future success often got him in trouble. Rose, known then as William B. Bailey, was once stuffed into a locker. Another time cross-country teammates from his eighth-grade class taped his mouth shut, according to Rose's former running coach, Phil Hurt. "All of us sat back and laughed about (his boasts) and said, 'Sure, Bill, we've heard this before,' " said Hurt. "He said, 'No, you watch, I'm going to make it.' " His fifth-grade teacher, Billy Johnson, said that when the future star was growing up in Lafayette, Ind., he was "very intelligent, very personable, always had a smile.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2008 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
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?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 1989 | By Tom Moon, Inquirer Popular-Music Critic
When rock fans watch the live pay-per-view cablecast of Tuesday's Atlantic City concert by the Rolling Stones, there will be at least one thing wrong with the picture. His name is Axl Rose. The lead singer of the enormously popular hard-rock band Guns 'N' Roses is one of several "special guests" scheduled to perform at the second of three Stones shows at the Atlantic City Convention Center, the final site on the U.S. leg of the group's "Steel Wheels" tour. The Stones will also perform there tonight and Wednesday.
LIVING
November 11, 1992 | NEWSMAKERS By W. Speers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This story includes information from the Associated Press, Reuters and the New York Times
Axl Rose was found guilty yesterday on charges coming out of an aborted July 1991 Guns N' Roses concert in Missouri that ended in a riot. A St. Louis County judge, who considered evidence without a trial, put Rose on two years' probation and ordered him to pay $50,000 to five local charitable groups. The rocker could've gotten 4 1/2 years in jail. Concert videos showed Rose leaping off a stage after spotting a man with a camera, slugging the guy, returning to the stage, smashing a mike, then storming off. Resultant rioting caused thousands of dollars of damage to the outdoor theater.
NEWS
December 10, 2002 | By Tom Moon INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2002 | By Tom Moon INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Tommy Stinson, longtime veteran of the rock wars, actually sounds defensive. "We're not the Guns N' Roses cover band," the former Replacements bassist and current Axl Rose sidekick says, a bit petulantly, referring to one snarky description that's been following the reconstituted hard-rock band around on its first tour since the early '90s. "I'll accept the 'Village People of Rock.' No use pretending otherwise - this is something different from the old band. We didn't want to sound like a cover band learning these songs, and you'll hear it - we're adding our own thing to them.
NEWS
July 16, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, MUSIC CRITIC
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 1993 | By W. Speers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This story also contains material from the Associated Press, the New York Daily News, the Washington Post, the New York Times and USA Today
Diana Ross, out and about shilling her autobio, Secrets of a Sparrow, drops a bombshell on Monday's Oprah Winfrey TV show that isn't even in the book: That the oldest of her three daughters, Rhonda Suzanne, was fathered by Motown founder Berry Gordy, who fashioned the singer's rise to stardom. "Rhonda has two fathers," Ross tells Winfrey. "(First husband) Bob (Silberstein) is her father. He has raised her . . . yet Berry Gordy is her father. " Gordy acknowledges Rhonda, 22, as his own. In the book, Ross writes that during their marriage, Silberstein "was in a great deal of pain.
NEWS
December 3, 1993 | by Fred Shuster, Los Angeles Daily News
Axl Rose is defending Guns N' Roses' cover version of a song by mass murderer Charles Manson by insisting that its inclusion on their new album was not an attempt at shock value. Rose issued a statement earlier this week in response to criticism that the song, "Look at Your Game Girl," glorifies the convicted mass murderer. Rose said the band chose not to mention the song on the album credits because "we wanted to downplay it. We don't give any credit to Manson on the album; it's like a hidden, bonus track.
NEWS
March 9, 1994 | BY ANN GERHART Daily News wire services, the New York Daily News, New York Post, Washington Post and USA Today contributed to this report
"This is a film about Noriega's spiritual journey. " - Lawrence Wright, the screenwriter for Oliver Stone's latest obsession, about the Panamanian dictator BLOOM IS OFF THIS ROSE - TWICE A second woman has stepped forward to sue rocker Axl Rose for abusing her. The first one was his girlfriend, model Stephanie Seymour. This new one is his ex-wife, Erin Everly. As Jack Nicholson would tell you, "Dames - they're nuttin' but trouble. " The particulars are particularly nasty, even by Axl Rose standards.
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July 20, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
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.
NEWS
July 16, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, MUSIC CRITIC
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2016 | Howard Gensler, Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2012 | Howard Gensler
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 29, 2012 | By Dan Gross
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--.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2008 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
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?
NEWS
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.
NEWS
December 10, 2002 | By Tom Moon INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
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.
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