During a new interview with us, former Guns N’ Roses manager Doug Goldstein described how the band’s rivalry with Nirvana extended all the way up to their relationship with their label Geffen Records. He said
“You know it was interesting because when Nirvana hit, I immediately became a dinosaur at the label. They were hiring all these guys that this was the only thing they cared about and Guns was, you know, passe. At least that was they way I got treated when I’d walk I. I used to walk in and get treated like King Tut. And now I had a choice between the White House and the out house and now I get the out house.”
He later told a story about Axl Rose refusing to play a show at Madison Square Garden in New York unless top Geffen executives were ‘removed’ from the show.
I remember at a Madison Square Garden show, and again, I don’t want to name names but there were some very higher ups at Geffen and Axl said look, “Unless they’re removed from Madison Square Garden, I’m not going on.” It was pretty embarrassing, you know what I mean. Professionally and for me personally.
Slash Gives Interview to Singapore Publication
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash gave an interview to CNA Lifestyle where he told some real life “Spinal Tap” moments on tour
Any recent Spinal Tap moments for him and the gang? “Spinal Tap is the movie that we never stop living,” he quipped. “Yeah, we had a real basic one where we left one of the band members back at the venue and we took off to go to the next city. That was one Spinal Tap moment – we left Frank behind somewhere. And then, of course, there was a recent event where we played at a venue we’ve never played at before, and we left the dressing room to go to the stage, and it was the wrong way. I don’t think there’s anything more Spinal Tap than that one.”
Boomerang Releases A High Quality Version of Axl Rose’s New Song “Rock the Rock!”
Thanks to Tim for this! Boomerang has released on YouTube a high quality version of Axl Rose’s new song “Rock the Rock” that the frontman sang during his appearance on the “New Looney Tunes.” Check it out below!
Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Says “Rock Music is Struggling”
Slash gave an email interview to the Strait Times, where he said the following about the state of rock music today
“I think rock music has been going through a lot of ebbs and flows. Since, say, the middle of the millennium, it’s been pretty quiet. You have a couple great artists that come out here and there, but there’s not, like, a big movement where you’ve got a ton of new music, all very inspiring.”
While he feels that there is too much focus on Top 40 music these days, the 53-year-old, whose real name is Saul Hudson, is optimistic that the style of music that he plays will make a comeback in a big way in the near future.
“I do definitely feel like there’s a renaissance coming, like a rock n roll revolution with all these kids that are doing it right now. There’s definitely an energy there so I’m excited to see where it’s going to be in the next few years.
And while Guns N’ Roses are currently riding high on its worldwide Not In This Lifetime tour, reported by Billboard as one of the top five grossing tours of all time, Slash has also been busy making new music with The Conspirators.