Thursday, February 2, 2012

GNR tour, but Axl is a douche AGAIN

 The band last played Webster Hall in 1988 for a historic gig that was taped for MTV. The venue was called the Ritz back then, and to celebrate Guns N' Roses' return, the club will rename itself the Ritz when the band plays on Feb. 15. In what is probably a typo in the press release, the band is playing a venue called "Terminal 6" on Feb 12. Presumably, they mean Terminal 5, though it's possible that the venue added the number to its name for the night.

Guns N' Roses toured extensively in 2011, and they appear to have similar plans for this year. The band recently announced an eight-date European tour for this summer. One month before that kicks off, the original lineup of Guns N' Roses will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Cleveland. Axl Rose has yet to indicate whether he plans to perform with his old bandmates for the evening. "I personally just want to finish what I started with those jack-offs," drummer Steven Adler told Rolling Stone last month. "We started off something; let's end the career playing together, at least once. I'd love to do a whole tour of the world. I personally -- and I know that Slash and Duff feel the same way -- we owe it to the fans to do a tour around the world. We haven't performed for over 20 years, and they've stuck by us and believe in us."

Guns N' Roses 2012 U.S. tour dates:

2/10 Roseland Ballroom, New York
2/12 Terminal 5, New York
2/15 The Ritz (Webster Hall), New York
2/19 House of Blues, Chicago
2/23 The Fillmore, Silver Spring, Md.
2/24 House of Blues, Atlantic City, N.J.

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has hinted he may team up with members of the original line-up for their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

The singer, who is the only original member in the current outfit, also said he was reluctant to reform the old line-up because of people making money at their expense.

He told the LA Times:
I've got mixed emotions about what the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame actually really is, but at the same time, there's a lot of people the fans that it just means something to them, and they're happy. So I don't want to take that away from them.
He added: "All these managers, they all believe in one thing: sell a reunion tour and get their commission. It's just a phone call. It's a half a day's work, or however long they want to keep the bidding war going. They get their commission and they don't care if it falls on its face."

He also said if the band were to reunite, he wouldn't have former drummer Steven Adler, who recently said he was doubtful the original line-up would reform, and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin on board. Surprisingly though he said he would consider joining forces with Slash despite their differences and bassist Duff McKagan, who recently supported the band on tour.

"The only thing that would make it would be Duff and Slash, really," he explained.

"It's nothing against Izzy and it's nothing against Steven, or anything like that. Steven may want it, but these guys I’m working with right now, they work really hard and it’s hard work. I've toured with the other guys and I’ve also seen what they’ve done since, and I just know the difficulties. So it’s not really even a full reunion."

He also explained that he has never got on with Slash ever since the band started because of a power struggle. "It was really a fight with me and Slash," he added..

"Izzy was doing the same thing, but the fight with me and Slash started the day I met him. He came in, popped my tape out and put his in and wanted me in his band. And I didn't want to join his band. We've had that war since Day 1."

TL;DR: Guns N Roses might do a 6 date club tour, but whiny Axl doesn't want Izzy and Steven to play with them.

I think it's BS that he owns the name.......EVERYONE else is still doing something, anything in music but him. The last record sucked, and if he ever makes another record, that'll suck too.....GNR is about THOSE guys, and what they can do together.

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