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Duff McKagan is the founding bassist of Guns N' Roses and the leader of Seattle's Loaded. His column runs every Thursday on Reverb.Flying and layovers are a key component to tours--like the one I just wrapped up through Australia and Japan--where there is no traveling by van or bus. In fact, if you've seen Anthony Bourdain's TV show about layovers in different cities around the world, you have a pretty good idea of what a rock tour is like (if you add a gig and takeout, that is). See Also: Duff's hosting a free reading at the Moore on March 26. One of...

8 Over 2 years ago

GigwiseAxl Rose being sued by Guns N' Roses fan for knocking his teeth outGigwiseA Guns N' Roses fan is planning to sue Axl Rose after the lead singer knocked his teeth out with a flying microphone at a gig in Australia. Darren Wright was hit by the microphone at the end of the band's set on Saturday (March 9), as Axl Rose threw ...

9 Over 2 years ago

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Photo: PA A Guns N' Roses fan is suing Axl Rose after the singer knocked his teeth out with a microphone at a gig in Perth, Australia. Darren Wright damaged his two front teeth and injured his mouth after Rose threw his microphone into the crowd at the end of the band's set at Perth Arena on Saturday night (March 9). Wright has said he has now started legal proceedings against the Guns 'N Roses frontman for damages...

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The West AustralianGuns N' Roses delivers to Sydney fansYahoo!7 NewsWorldwide sensation and hard-rock band Guns N' Roses didn't miss a step as it belted out the best of three decades of music in Sydney. The eight-man performance featured iconic frontman and lead singer Axl Rose, who is the only original member from ...Injured fan gunning for AxlThe West AustralianAxl Rose Set To Be SuedTripleM Sydney

14 Over 2 years ago

(hennemusic) Former Guns N' Roses members Duff McKagan and Steven Adler and their respective bands teamed up for two shows in Japan this past week.The March 7-8 gigs at Duo Music Exchange in Shibuya featured Duff McKagan's Loaded and Adler each performing sets. At the March 7th show, each ex-GNR player was invited to join the others' band for a GNR classic; McKagan joined Adler for "Sweet Child O' Mine" while the drummer joined Loaded for "It's So Easy." Both GNR tracks are from the band's monster 1987 debut, "Appetite For Destruction," which has been certified 18 times Platinum by the RIAA and...

9 Over 2 years ago

On Friday Axl Rose Pins Guns N' Roses Blame On Slash and Former Manager was a top story. Here is the recap: (Classic Rock) Axl Rose believes former bandmate Slash wanted touring to damage the singer's wellbeing, and forced Guns N' Roses onto the road despite the singer's opposition.Rose has maintained for some time that one of the main reasons behind the collapse of GnR's original lineup was their 1991 Use Your Illusion trek, which he didn't want to happen. Now he accuses his former bandmate of being fully aware that the experience would be bad for his health. Rose tells Adelaide Now:...

11 Over 2 years ago

cT-imageLandscape Reviewer rating: Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars It would be so easy to write-off Guns N' Roses and slam their Perth Arena show that kicked off their Australian tour. Many of their fans often do just that when they argue the band can't be considered the same group anymore as only one member still remains from the original hit-making line-up. While infamous tales of delayed performances and hostile attitude towards the audience don't exactly sell tickets. But Saturday night in Perth, Axl Rose and his band steadily eased fears of a potential GNR catastrophe with what was essentially – and surprisingly...

10 Over 2 years ago

// .article-media ARE Guns N' Roses days as a live band knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door? // .story-intro googleadsectionstart(name=storybody, weight=high) Kicking off their national tour at Perth Arena last night, legendary frontman Axl Rose, the only remaining original member of the hard rock band, delivered a hit and miss vocal performance. While there is little doubt the band know how to make an entrance - literally exploding onto the stage in a burst of pyrotechnics and launching straight into Chinese Democracy - the singer struggled to hit all the right notes. However, the band, which includes DJ...

9 Over 2 years ago

(Classic Rock) Axl Rose believes former bandmate Slash wanted touring to damage the singer's wellbeing, and forced Guns N' Roses onto the road despite the singer's opposition.Rose has maintained for some time that one of the main reasons behind the collapse of GnR's original lineup was their 1991 Use Your Illusion trek, which he didn't want to happen. Now he accuses his former bandmate of being fully aware that the experience would be bad for his health. Rose tells Adelaide Now: "The Illusions' lineups comments that I've read in media or Slash's book were, in my opinion, predominantly public gamesmanship, strategy and politics...

9 Over 2 years ago

(hennemusic) As Guns N' Roses prepare to kick off their Australian tour in Perth on Saturday, leader Axl Rose has given a rare interview to Adelaide Now to promote the shows and the subject of reuniting with the original lineup came up."I understand the 'romantic' thing, the desire, the fantasy," says Rose. "Personally, I haven't wanted other bands to reunite, or really enjoyed it when they have. For me generally something always seemed missing." "But Guns is my life, not someone else's," he continued. "For me there hasn't been a way to make any type of reunion work regardless of money (either...

8 Over 2 years ago

(Classic Rock) Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Duff McKagan ex of Guns N' Roses and Barrett Martin ex of the Screaming Trees have formed a supergroup and are currently working on their debut album.The band hasn't been named yet, and won't feature a permanent singer, relying instead on a series of guest appearances. Drummer Martin is currently with McKagan in Walking Papers, and asked former Mad Season bandmate McCready to appear on their album. That led to a conversation regarding material from Mad Season's never-finished second album. He tells Billboard: "Mike and I were putting together this Mad Season collection. Duff and I...

7 Over 2 years ago

Larry Marano Producers sure do seem to be popping out of the woodwork with shocking claims these days. In the aftermath of Clive Owens’ stinging remarks concerning Kelly Clarkson, another legendary producer, Kim Fowley (of Kiss, Alice Cooper, and The Runaways fame) has a lot to say about Axl Rose.  In a candid interview with Antimusic, Fowley said that Rose purportedly “rejected a suitcase of money” to leave the band and headline another.  He went on to explain:  "I was working for a rich manager of a difficult band who had drug issues and alcohol issues. He said, 'I don't know about this band I'm investing in. Something...

9 Over 2 years ago