Guns N’ Roses Lose To Comedy Act At Grammy Awards 2019 Last Night!

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Guns N’ Roses Lose to Weird Al Last Night at the Grammy’s!

Guns N’ Roses were nominated for best box set at the Grammy’s for their overpriced “Locked and Loaded” Appetite for Destruction reissue. The band ended up losing to Weird Al’s Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of “Weird Al” Yankovic. There’s a good article about how Weird Al won here

 

Matt Sorum Slams Neil Portnow on Twitter

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum has shared his thoughts about famous producer Neil Portnow on Twitter.

He said that ‘Neil Portnow doesn’t show any respect to someone that doesn’t serve his narcissistic ego’, and continued:

“The Ivory tower still exists filled with old men clueless on what real musicians female and male are.

Neil Portnow called me an insecure percussionist when I spoke to the board of music cares about protecting the mental health of all musicians not just the ones that are important to the bottom line. Money, Greed, Power is the anti of why we become artists.

Talent and creativity is built on passion and a Gift. What Drake said was right. You’ve already won if people connect with what you create. The accolades are not accurate to our world as a whole.”

A fan named Nix Dadry responded:

“This is exactly the problem with the music “business” now. It’s run by executives, lawyers & accountants who have zero taste & knowledge of what’s out there….To them it’s just another avenue to exploit….”

Another fan said:

“I agree with you Nix,too much good music not being played. Oh Matt,there are a lot of us “Old Guys”who love and listen to all types of music”

According to Wikipedia, Neil R. Portnow is the president of The Recording Academy. Portnow was formerly the vice-president of the West Coast division of Jive Records.

You can see the tweets below.

Axl’s Chiropractor Talks About Touring with Guns N’ Roses

According to Alternative Nation

Dr. Stephen Thaxton, a doctor chiropractor from West Virginia joined former Guns N’ Roses manager Doug Goldstein on the GNR fan podcast Appetite for Distortion. Thaxton, a veteran of the industry had his first chiropractic job touring with Guns N’ Roses for over 2 years in the 90’s! He’s also been on tour with Bon Jovi. On the show, Thaxton reveals if he ever saw any drug usage from the famed Guns N’ Roses frontman. Alternative Nation transcribed Thaxton’s comments.

“Axl and I haven’t spoken in twenty something years. During that time, Axl was clean, it was important for him to be clean, and probably why he and I bonded so quickly. I mean, within a couple of days I felt like I was his brother and we got super tight as a result of that.

However, my drug stance for what I represented fit very well for what he was trying to do at the time, but the other guys had different ideas.

I did tell one that if he did not stop his abuse he would not see thirty-five years of age, and much to my surprise and delight six months later I get a phone call from him and he’d cleaned up and has been clean and sober for a couple weeks. Well, that’s great for a couple of weeks but that’s a tough thing to overcome. As far as I know that guy has been clean and sober since and has done great things with his life.”

In a recent interview with Guns N’ Roses Central podcast, Izzy Stradlin’s collaborator Timo Kaltio has revealed an untold story about how Izzy has reacted to classic line-up reunion of Guns n’ Roses.

The conversation went as follows

Kalto:

“We did a boat ride over to the O2 arena, my girlfriend and I hung around backstage for the whole show (Guns N’ Roses at the O2 Arena in London in 2012, which ended up being the final shows Stradlin played with GNR).

Every now and then Izzy [Stadlin] would go over and play a few songs. It was actually interesting because you can really feel the vibe about the people around, and how good it feels to connect with the people.

And I was like, OK cool (laughs). But, obviously, [they] never got around to do any more live shows or anything like that. That was his decision and I respect that.

Interviewer:

“Now when he got off the stage at that show, did he express something like: “wow I feel like the old days, something I’ve been missing,” or was it something that he just did, went home and went to bed?”

Kalto:

“I don’t want to talk about putting words into Izzy’s mouth or anything but I did get the feeling that he did enjoyed [the performance], a lot.”

Interviewer:

“I mean, that’s all that you can ask from him, he didn’t have to do it and he showed up and did the O2 show. It was a “wow” experience as fans to see him, so if you see hi-“

Kalto:

“Oh he’s a musician! What do we musicians do? We go and play and that’s what we did.”