Wednesday, October 04, 2006

You Bring The Guns, I'll Bring The Roses

I'm going to get back to FrankenKristin's Tale soon but first I have to get this off my chest.


The spoiled brat is at it again.

Apparently not pleased with his status in the "Where Are They Now?" file, arrogant bastard Axl Rose recently launched a Guns and Roses tour of North American, including a stop here in the Twin Cities. Whether the show actually takes place is another matter. Mr. Rose is notorious for showing up late to performances, sometimes as much as 3-4 hours late, and canceling dates in the middle of a tour.

He also claims that the band is finally going release Chinese Democracy, the long awaited (and now mocked) follow up to Appetite for Destruction. Given that he has been putting off the release of this album for at least 5 years I won't be holding by breath.

It also seems a bit disingenuous to call themselves Guns and Roses since he is the only remaining member of the original band. Or at least the only one who contributed anything. Even Johnny Rotten had the decency to hang up the Sex Pistols name after Sid Vicous died.

Besides, history does not look kindly on bands and artists waiting this long to release a "follow-up" to a commercially successful album. Can anyone say Third Stage by Boston or Bat Out Of Hell II by Meatloaf? Both of these albums were as highly anticipated as they were disappointing. In fact they were so bad as to almost make In The Dark by the Greatful Dead listenable.


Axl, your fifteen minutes was up years ago. Do us all a favor and go away.


mollymcmommy said...

he is such an ass, i loved him when i was in my teens, now he's just a has been, and not even a hot has been.


Anonymous said...

Never really cared for the rocker...
Hey did you see that live performance where he got so winded in the song that he couldn't hit the high notes??? LOL
Talk about your justice!

Kevin Charnas said...