Doug Goldstein Says That Axl Rose Showing His House in Estranged Was a Big Mistake
Former Guns N’ Roses manager Doug Goldstein discussed Axl Rose and Guns N’ Roses’ reaction to the early 90’s Grunge explosion in a new Guns N’ Roses Central interview, and telling Rose the ‘mistake’ he made in relation to Pearl Jam and Nirvana’s massive success and the appeal of their look and ethos. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments.
“None of us knew it was coming. In Axl’s defense, he asked me on time, ‘What do you think the biggest mistake I ever made is?’ I said, ‘Showing the fans your mansion. Now you’ve got Nirvana and Pearl Jam wearing their lumberjack shirts and jeans and it’s just changed, right?’
He called me back, ‘You know what, I can’t accept that.’ I said, ‘Why?’ He goes, ‘Because nobody told me that was happening.’ And he was right, and that’s something I should have been able to call out, and I didn’t. Nobody saw it coming.”
Axl Rose was a fan of Nirvana, and his feuded with the band was initiated by insults Kurt Cobain made in interviews. Soundgarden toured with Guns N’ Roses, and GNR even have performed “Black Hole Sun” for a year and a half at shows following the death of Chris Cornell.
Queen Biopic Bohemian Rhapsody Wins Two Golden Globes
The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody won two golden globe awards last night, one ofr Best Motion Picture – Drama and the other for best actor for Rami Malek.
“I am beyond moved,” said actor Rami Malek who portrayed frontman Freddie Mercury in the movie. “My heart is pounding out of my chest right now,” he continued, going on to say, “This is a profound honor to receive this, and to be counted among such extraordinary actors. I have to thank everyone who worked so tirelessly to make this film what it is. And of course, to Queen. To you, Brian May, to you, Roger Taylor, for ensuring that authenticity and inclusiveness exists in the music and in the world and in all of us. Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me this job of a lifetime. I love you, you beautiful man!”
The film has raked in more than $700 million in sales worldwide at the box office. Personally I thought it was a great film and one of the better movies I saw last year.
Queen will be on tour in North America this summer and you can see a list of stops below.
Queen + Adam Lambert 2019 North American Tour Dates:
7/10 — Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rogers Arena
7/12 — Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
7/14 — San Jose, Calif. @ SAP Center
7/16 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
7/19 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
7/23 — Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines Center
7/24 — Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
7/27 — Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena
7/28 — Toronto, Ontario @ Scotiabank Arena
7/30 — Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena
7/31 — Pittsburgh, Penn. @ PPG Paints Arena
8/03 — Philadelphia, Penn. @ Wells Fargo Center
8/04 — Boston, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
8/06 — New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
8/09 — Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
8/10 — St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
8/13 — Columbus, Ohio @ Nationwide Arena
8/15 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
8/17 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ BB&T Center
8/18 — Tampa, Fla @ Amalie Arena
8/20 — New Orleans, La. @ Smoothie King Center
8/22 — Atlanta, Ga. @ State Farm Arena
8/23 — Charlotte, N.C. @ Spectrum Center