Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Guns and Rumors

How is it that a band that hasn't done an album in 12 years gets more press than bands that have been consistently doing something? Why is it that Axl Rose sets his foot in a club and it's a big story? I don't know, but here we are not even half the way through 2006 and there have been so many stories flying around this year concerning Axl and his band. The album was originally rumored to be out in March and then late Spring and now apparently Axl has said it will be out in the fall. Well, it's been promised for ten years now so no surprise that it's ready being pushed back again. There were rumor about Slash re-joining the band and then apparently Axl shot that down. There are recent rumors that Axl has been talking to Izzy Stradlin, but that remains a rumor at this time. What is fact is that G-n-R are set to play four dates in New York soon and a number of festivals in Europe during the summer. We will see if Axl can keep to the schedule and not have a repeat of the 2002 tour. I have heard that the four New York shows sold out in three minutes and I believe that I heard the price was like $60 a ticket. Is it possible for that people to be willing to pay that kind of money to see Axl and his hired band at this point? It kind of feels like a big soap opera and if the album doesn't come out this year then like most other soap operas it will continue on for another year.

14 Comments:

Blogger Volkher Hofmann said...

Axl Rose and G&R are the mightiest idiosyncratic joke of the past 100 years.

Idiots, the lot of them.

3:12 AM  
Blogger Curare_Z said...

I think its a great marketing ploy to keep them in the news when they aren't producing squat.

5:25 AM  
Blogger FredCQ said...

It amazes me that people still buy tickets to see GNR when Axl has a habit of not showing up. The fans tore apart a venue in Philly a few years ago when it was announced at 11:00PM that Axl was not coming. The band was supposed to go on at 9:00PM.

BTW: Is there a reason why you only allow Blogger accounts? I move my blog to Wordpress and will be moving off Blogger soon. I'd hate not to be able to post here! My new blog is at:

http://fredcharles.wordpress.com

6:12 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Fred-I have never selected anything to do that and had no idea that it worked that way. I will look and see if there is a way to change that.

6:30 AM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

I have been mildly interested in this for years, but it's fading. I am less and less likely to get it when it comes out as time goes on.

-- david

7:27 AM  
Anonymous Bruce said...

It's just Axl being Axl...

8:03 AM  
Blogger FredCQ said...

This is off topic but I thought you might like it. It's a video of Black Sabbath playing Heaven and Hell live with Rob Halford on vocals:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co8rSN4MquY&search=black%20sabbath

9:55 AM  
Blogger T-_Bone said...

I don't get it either. One good album 20 years ago, and they are still front page news.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

I agree with David. If the album came out about 7 or 8 years ago, I'd be excited, but enough is enough Axl.

10:46 AM  
Blogger :P fuzzbox said...

I wouldn't walk across the street to piss on Axl's shoes if they were on fire much less spend 60 bucks.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Pixie said...

Axl Rose is a homophobic, abusive moron who doesnt look good in tight white lycra. And whats with the facelifts?? is he trying to look like Mickey Rourke ?
[/Axl Rant]

12:20 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How is it that a band that hasn't done an album in 12 years gets more press than bands that have been consistently doing something? Why is it that Axl Rose sets his foot in a club and it's a big story?"
It's obvious that you don't get it: because he's fucking Axl Rose! That's why! He's a living legend & if you can't understand it, too bad...


"I don't get it either. One good album 20 years ago, and they are still front page news."
Well,just think why. Maybe it's because this was the best hard-rock album ever & this band was the best band ever. Got the picture now???

6:25 PM  

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