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Donald Trump Thinks Axl Rose Is ‘The Donald Trump of Rock and Roll’

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Donald Trump’s “Trumpisms” never seem to hit a ceiling. A new story has surfaced courtesy of former Guns N’ Roses manager Doug Goldstein. During a recent interview, Goldstein spoke of an encounter with Donald Trump where the businessman referred to Axl Rose as “the Donald Trump of rock and roll.”

It’s no secret Trump is a fan of rock music, though many musicians don’t care too much for the Republican presidential frontrunner. Aerosmith asked Trump to quit using “Dream On” in his campaign, while Twisted Sister‘s Dee Snider has been reconsidering allowing Trump to use “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” Furthermore, Municipal Waste released a shirt depicting Trump blowing his brains out and Lamb of God‘s Randy Blythe says he’ll leave the U.S. if Trump is elected.

Doug Goldstein remembered his classic Trump story during an appearance on the Talking Metal podcast. “We’re playing five shows at Madison Square Garden in 1992. I hear, ‘Is Doug Goldstein around?’ I look, and it’s Donald Trump,” recalled Goldstein. “I said, ‘Yeah, this is Doug Goldstein.’ He said, ‘Can you make a pass for me?’ I said, ‘Yeah sure.’ So, being quizzical, I said, ‘Why are you here?’ He said, ‘I want to meet the Donald Trump of rock and roll.’ I said, ‘I give up.’ He said, ‘You know Doug, when you’re an underdog, everybody puts you to the top. Press, your fans, and once you get to the top, they jerk your ass back to the ground. That’s what Axl Rose is.’ So I introduced Axl to him after the show.”

A reunited Guns N’ Roses featuring Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan will be tearing up 2016 with a number of gigs, including a headlining spot on Coachella. Two Las Vegas shows on April 8 and 9 have also been revealed. More GN’R shows are expected to be announced soon.

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