Given his well-known penchant for showing up late -- not to mention his knack for inciting the occasional riot -- you'd think most lawyers would blanch at the prospect of W. Axl Rose serving on a trial jury. But that didn't keep the Guns N' Roses singer from doing his civic duty when his number was called for a recent civil trial in Santa Monica, Calif.
Guns N' Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed went from playing the Whisky in Hollywood on Thursday nights to flying to clubs in private jets overnight when he joined the ranks of GN'R in 1990. Reed hooked up with the band when they were at their musical and cultural apex AKA the biggest, baddest band in the world. If Reed wanted a trial by fire, he got it. He recalled his early days in the band while the band was on its current U.S tour.
The end of the year tends to be a reflective time for most people -- a time of looking back at where we've been, assessing what we've learned, and looking toward the future. And even though he might have a cooler hat collection (not to mention more guitar-playing ability) than most of us, Slash is no different -- as evidenced by his recent column for Esquire, titled 'What I've Learned.'
There's the phrase "Don't Mess With Texas," but there should be a new one: "Don't Mess With Axl Rose."
During their performance Saturday night (Dec. 17) at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the Guns N' Roses' frontman took matters into his own hands when he had security remove an unruly fan from the crowd.
After a few weeks of hype, Season 9 of VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show' kicked off last night (which isn't its regular night, mind you) with the mother of all interviews and on National Metal Day. The camera-shy, elusive W. Axl Rose agreed to a sit down with Eddie Trunk and co. in the early morning hours in Miami. He was rather candid and shared his thoughts on his lateness and lawsuits. He also revealed his original idea for the 'Appetite for Destruction' cover.
Eddie Trunk Offers a Preview of Axl Rose Interview