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.