Former Manager Claims That Hollywood Rose Members Are Talking Again!
Former Guns N’ Roses Manager Vicky Hamilton took some questions and did a reading from her book Appetite for Dysfunction at a recent appearance alongside Guns N’ Roses tribute band Guns 2 Roses in the UK last weekend. During the question and answer segment she revealed that Former Hollywood Rose members Chris Weber and Izzy Stradlin are talking again. You can check out Vicky’s book here. Check out the snippet below from the interview!
Appetite for Distortion Interviews Former Guns N’ Roses Manager Alan Niven
Former Guns N’ Roses manager Alan Niven was recently interviewed on the Appetite for Distortion podcast, and he detailed Axl Rose filming S&M footage with his ex-wife Erin Everly for the “It’s So Easy” music video. The ‘It’s So Easy’ Music video was originally released exclusively on Apple Music before being uploaded to the band’s YouTube channel last week! Niven said:
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“Axl wanted to put in some S&M stuff that he shot with Erin, unbeknownst to me at the time, he quietly arranged this with Nigel Dick. When I went to look at the footage, and sit with Nigel and start to get a basic edit on it, there was a lot of hanging Erin off the door, putting a ball gag in her, beating her and stuff. I was sitting there going, ‘Yeah, this is going to play brilliantly. Nice move Axl, brilliant.’
So at that point, I said, ‘We’re not going to go with one more track, Geffen don’t want to go with one more track, and we’re just going to shelve it, and we’ll put it out later. We can put it on a collection or something.’ I got it off the table. Ironically, when Erin divorced Axl, she went looking for copies of it, and masters of it, to make it a part of her complaint. So for it to come out now, I hope he asked Erin whether she minded at this point.
I’ll say it bluntly, it’s a great band being compromised by one individual, again. Do I think it’s appropriate? No, I think that’s a bit personal. If you want to make bondage tapes with your girlfriend, keep them at home Axl. I’m not sure the rest of the band want to be associated with it.”
He later said, “Axl, we were going to shoot something about the band, now it’s about you and Erin, and kinky sex. I shelved it.”
“I mean how clueless, to borrow Fernando [Lebeis]’ word, can you be? Have you heard the name Harvey Weinstein? Have you forgotten, Axl, that you were on the cover of People magazine, and the headline on People was ‘Battered Beauties.’ Get a clue, this is not going to be accepted that well.”