People Magazine Asia Interviews Melissa Reese
Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Melissa Reese was interviewed by People Magazine Asia recently. You can do your best to read the interview here.
Phil Rudd Selling His Mansion in Which He Spent House Arrest In
According to News.com.au, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is selling his New Zealand mansion.
The six-bedroom property in Otumoetai in the Bay of Plenty region is made up of two apartments and has been owned by Rudd for the past nine years.
The property has a price guide of $4.1 million NZD (approximately $2.78 million USD).
Check out pictures at News.com.au.
Phil and vocalist Brian Johnson are both rumored to be back with AC/DC and working on new music, after the two were caught on camera together outside a Vancouver recording studio last summer. It would be AC/DC‘s first release since the death of founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young in 2017.
Rudd was ousted from AC/DC when he was sentenced to eight months of home detention by a New Zealand court in 2015 after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and drug possession.
Rudd appeared to take responsibility for his dismissal from AC/DC, saying: “I was just being a jark. I shot myself in the foot. You make your own bed, mate. You make your own mistakes and you have to deal with them and that is what I have done. Hindsight is 20/20.”
Rudd, who has appeared on all but three of AC/DC‘s 18 studio albums, recently toured in support of his 2014 solo debut, “Head Job”. It was the release of that album that led indirectly to Rudd‘s arrest, with the drummer allegedly so angry at a personal assistant over the way the record was promoted that he threatened to have the man and his daughter killed.
Rudd played with AC/DC from 1975 until 1983, and then again from 1994 through 2014. He first appeared on the band’s second album, 1975’s “T.N.T.”
Geffen Records Almost Gave Up On Guns N’ Roses!
Geffen Records were disappointed with the initial reception of Guns N’ Roses full length album “Appetite for Destruction”. MTV refused to play “Welcome to the Jungle” and the band struggled to gain momentum. It wasn’t until A&R rep Tom Zutaut stepped up that Guns N’ Roses finally started moving up the charts. Check out our true story of the band below!
Axl Rose Signs Autograph for Young Fan While in Wheelchair!
A new photo of Axl Rose from 2016 has emerged online of the Guns N’ Roses frontman signing an autograph for a young fan while in a wheelchair. Axl broke his foot during the band’s first show with Axl, Slash and Duff at the Troubadour on April 1, 2016. Axl would play the next several months in a wheelchair, before moving onto a cast. Check out the photo below!
Nikki Sixx’s Facebook Page Posts Joke About Axl Rose’s Appearance!
Nikki Sixx’s Facebook page posted a photo ridiculing Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose’s recent appearance at a boxing match in Los Angeles. Check out his post below!
Not in This Lifetime Tour Is Second Highest Grossing Tour of All Time!
With Guns N’ Roses Not in This Lifetime Tour being over, it looks like the tour is the second highest grossing of all time just behind U2’s 360 Tour.
According to Blabbermouth
GUNS N’ ROSES‘ “Not In This Lifetime” is now believed to be the second-highest-grossing tour of all time, having generated an estimated $562 million since it began two and a half years ago.
According to Pollstar, “Not In This Lifetime” topped $82 million in sales during 2018 alone, having grossed an average of $3.7 million per show over the course of the 24-date run.
At least four other tours have topped $500 million in sales: U2‘s “360” ($735 million), THE ROLLING STONES‘ “A Bigger Bang” ($558 million), Ed Sheeran‘s “Divide” ($555 million) and COLDPLAY “A Head Full Of Dreams” ($523 million) tours.
Sheeran‘s “Divide” tour resumes in 2019, and with 45 headlining stadium dates already booked, the British singer will likely overtake U2 and claim the title of highest-grossing tour of all time.
“Not In This Lifetime”, which launched in April 2016, topped the $475 million mark in gross sales with the final show of the band’s 2017 touring schedule in November of last year in Los Angeles.
About 70 people travel with the “Not In This Lifetime” show in addition to the truck drivers; that number goes upwards of five hundred, including the local workers, by show date once catering, security, etc. are factored in, according to the GN’R tour’s production manager, Dale “Opie” Skjerseth.
GUNS kicked off its long-rumored and long-awaited reunion tour in April 2016 with a club show in Hollywood and appearances in Las Vegas and at California’s Coachella festival.
The “Not In This Lifetime” tour features classic lineup members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass) and Axl Rose (vocals) backed by guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and second keyboardist Melissa Reese.