Axl Rose's ongoing quest to wrest a $20 million judgment from video game makers Activision was dealt a setback yesterday (August 14), when a judge indicated Rose's allegations of fraud would be dismissed -- but he allowed another claim in the suit to stand, leaving the legal battle open for another round.
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been spitting a ton of venom lately while doing interviews for the release of the band's latest album, 'Oceania.' Whether declaring his desire to "piss on Radiohead" or calling former guitarist James Iha a "piece of s--t," Corgan hasn't been holding back in the least. In one of his most recent interviews, Corgan took the time to defend Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose and his decision to reject a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
All's well that ends well. Turns out that the woman who jacked $200,000 in jewelry from Axl Rose in Paris on Tuesday (June 5) was "really just an excited fan," according to a tweet issued by Rose himself. The three stolen gold-and-diamond necklaces were returned to the Guns N' Roses singer after the thief, who admitted to mistakenly stealing the baubles, was taken into custody.
The mystery of Axl Rose's $200,000 in stolen jewelry may have been solved. As previously reported, three gold and diamond necklaces disappeared during a private party after a June 5 Guns N’ Roses concert in Paris. Rose was described as being furious about the theft, which is understandable when someone swipes 200 grand worth of your stuff.
While Axl Rose is considered difficult and a diva by many outsiders – like fans who wait for hours for the sometimes tardy perfectionist to take the stage or his former Guns N' Roses bandmates, like Slash- there is one person who exalts the enigmatic singer. It's guitarist DJ Ashba, who certainly has a unique perspective, as he works directly with Rose. Ashba has gone on record before to sing the praises of his boss, but this time he took it a step further, saying he'd take a bullet for Rose. That's dedication. Give the man a raise!