Riki Rachtman Discusses Axl Rose vs David Bowie Feud!
In a new interview with Hughezy Entertainment, former Cathouse Owner Riki Rachtman talked about the feud between Axl Rose and David Bowie at the establishment. You can check it out below!
According to Ultimate Classic Rock
As Dangerous Minds reported, there was already a connection between Guns and Bowie before the fabled events of October 1989 – he’d had a relationship with guitarist Slash’s mother, Ola Hudson, and they’d remained friends. That’s presumably the reason Bowie attended the shooting of scenes for GNR’s video for “It’s So Easy” at their regular Hollywood hunting ground, the Cathouse club.
Rose decided he wanted to make what he called a “completely no-holds-barred, uncensored type” of production, “a blown-out live, real risky video.” His means of achieving that was to dress then-girlfriend Everly in leather, chrome and even a ball gag, and film scenes of the couple in risky rformance. During the shoot, Rose felt that Bowie had crossed a line during the time he was spending with Everly.
Izzy Stradlin Skateboarding Emerges Online!
I previously haven’t seen this photo and the date stamp shows it’s from April of this year. Check out this photo of former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin! This would be the first new photo of Izzy since he was spotted with Matt Sorum at the Palm Springs Film Festival in 2018.
Check out the photo below. Thanks to Instagram Account Izzys Hounds for finding this photo.
Discussing the Latest Guns N’ Roses Song Leak In Today’s Podcast!
With news breaking of a massive Guns N’ Roses song leak, we talk about how the leak happened, what’s been leaked so far and what could happen in the future. Check it out below! We also discuss Duff’s latest record and the news of Slash reuniting with his former Guns N’ Roses bandmates.
A Sad Day For Guns N’ Roses Fans When DJ Ashba Quit Guns N’ Roses
On July 27, 2015 legendary axeman DJ Ashba announced he was leaving Guns N’ Roses. He released a statement that read as follows
6 years ago I received a call that changed my life forever. The call was from a dear friend of mine (Katie McNeil-Diamond) who was working with Guns N’ Roses. It was an offer to audition for Axl Rose and earn a role in arguably the biggest rock band of my time. While I thought it was a complete long-shot, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. Much to my shock and surprise, I got the gig. And so began the most incredible journey I could have possibly imagined. I was blessed with the opportunity to not only work with one of the most talented bands but also to share the stage with a living legend and a truly gifted human being, Axl Rose. The amount of confidence and trust that Axl placed in me was genuinely heartwarming and truly career-defining. In the years that followed I traveled the world many times over and played these incredible songs night after night to the most enthusiastic and loving crowds. As you can imagine, the friendships that were forged during that time were deep and long lasting. But the most beautiful surprise of all was YOU… the fans. You welcomed me into your lives with open arms and showed me love and support that I could only have dreamed of. From the very first time I stepped on stage and started playing “Welcome To The Jungle,” and felt the crowd erupt, I knew my life would never be the same. I’m not gonna lie…I was terrified!! But you were so accepting. You immediately turned my fear into pride. For that, I am truly grateful.
So now it is with a very heavy heart and yet great pride that I announce that I’ve decided to close this chapter of my life and encapsulate the wonderful times that I’ve shared with Guns N’ Roses into fond memories. I have reached a point in my life where I feel its time to dedicate myself to my band Sixx:A.M., my adoring wife and family, and to the many new adventures that the future holds for me. I have always been driven by my passion for creating music and Sixx:A.M. has always been a place where I can express myself honestly and share that passion with my two brothers and bandmates, Nikki Sixx and James Michael. As you know I have also been blessed with the love and support of my incredible wife, Naty, who has been at my side for much of this amazing journey.
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As I sit here writing this letter, I want to take a moment to thank Axl from the bottom of my heart for not only the most incredible experience of my life, but for truly believing in me. You are a true friend and a champion of mine and I am forever grateful. And even as I move on to pursue other endeavors, I will always remain one of your biggest fans. I also would like to thank each and every one of you fans for your love and support throughout the years. Without you, I am nothing. Please know that I do not take one minute of this amazing life for granted.
I hope that you all join me as I forge ahead. Let’s conquer the world together!
With love and respect,