17 Years Ago Axl Rose Emerges From Hibernation as Guns N’ Roses Plays the MTV Video Music Awards!

17 Years Ago Axl Rose and Company Play a Poorly Received Medley of Songs

17 years ago Axl Rose’s Guns N’ Roses solo project would play the MTV Video Music Awards and play a three song medley consisting of “Welcome to the Jungle”, “Madagascar” and “Paradise City.” The only song that sounded good live was “Madagascar”, which at that time was new to the public as “Chinese Democracy” was still being worked on. It appeared Axl Rose had lost his rasp, was overweight and out of breath by the end of the performance. Today we take a look at 5 things you probably didn’t know about that performance

Guns N’ Roses Fan Site Has Published All the Leaked Material from Chinese Democracy This Week

The Guns N’ Roses fan site Axl Rose Fae Clube  has published all of the Guns N’ Roses leaks this week. You can simply search for it and see for yourself or go to the Facebook page and find the link to the website.  Alternatively you can just go to the Guns N’ Roses Sub-Reddit and Find It there. The full list of leaks are as follows

Leak on August 13, 2019

– 2009 rehearsal of It’s So Easy, no Axl vocals

Leak on August 14, 2019

-2009 Rehersal of November Rain, No axl vocals

Leak on August 24, 2019

– Hard School, Full (4:05]

Leak on August 26, 2019

-audio of TIL 09 Rehearsal

Leak on August 27, 2019

-Atlas, Prostiute, Catcher In the Rye, There Was a Time, and HS snippets

Leaks on August 28, 2019 (aka The Numbers Leaks, in order of time leaked)

– 1999 version of Prositute (version 3)

– Better quality 1999 version of Catcher In The Rye

– Alt version of 1999 I.R.S.

– 1999 version of Chinese Democracy with Josh on drums

– 1999 version of Prositute (version 2)

– Better quality 1999 version of There Was A Time

– 1999 version of Street Of Dreams (The Blues version) with Josh on drums

– Better quality version of Hard School (aka Jackie Chan and Checkmate)

– 1999 version of Going Down

– 1999 version of Riad N’ The Bedouins with Josh on drums

– 1999 version of Chinese Democrary. [Leaked as Chinese Stew]

Guns N’ Roses Duff Mckagan Speaks About Feeling Guilty About Guns N’ Roses Success

Duff McKagan was recently interviewed by Henry Rollins (BLACK FLAG, ROLLINS BAND). The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

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On what he’s learned about “humanity” from being in one of the world’s biggest rock bands:

Duff: “When our band became that big band, I think I had punk rock guilt. I had this year or two of adjustment to that — ‘What’s my place in this thing?’ I got sober in ’94, and that’s when I really started to become aware of a lot of things and had self-awareness, and through martial arts, I really started taking responsibility for my past actions. It really allowed me to open up my ears to other people. Touring since ’94, I’ve done a lot of it. I’ve done big tours; I’ve done van tours; I’ve done every kind of tour in between. All the while, I’m reading history… [if you] read three sides of the same story, you might find the truth somewhere in between, or a truth. I go and visit these places that I read history about, and you start talking to people, and then I started talking to fans that come to the shows. You get the full stories of their life… they will tell you a lot of things about themselves, probably more than they might tell their therapist or their best friend… You’re talking this all in, and you’re talking to people. If I’m in any bubble at all, we’re playing these massive shows, and nobody asks who you vote for. Nobody cares… We’ve played Kuala Lumpur or Abu Dhabi, where women with full head coverings are doing the same thing [raises fist] that the guy in Little Rock, Arkansas is doing, just rocking out. If there’s any bubble, it’s one of unity under rock n’ roll.”