Backstage Photos from Recent Guns N’ Roses show
Backstage photos from Guns N’ Roses recent show at the Hollywood Palladium have surfaced online. Check them out below!
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Pics from the backstage – The Hollywood Palladium, 21 Sept.
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Axl Rose Apologizes to Fans at a Recent Guns N’ Roses Show
Axl Rose apologized to Guns N’ Roses fans at a concert this week in Charlotte when the black carpeting onstage fell into the pit. The group’s roadies fixed the problem, and Rose told fans, “Hope you forgive us a little. First night. Trying to iron out some bugs, and got more bugs than a mattress in a Times Square hotel.” Guns N’ Roses manager recently revealed that Guns N’ Roses will have a new album out in six months!
Metallica’s James Hetfield Enters Rehab
Metallica have just released a message from Lars, Kirk and Rob. The message states the band will be delaying delay upcoming tour in Australia and New Zealand as Hetfield had “to re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery again.”
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Here is their statement in full:
We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must postpone our upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand.
As most of you probably know, our brother James has been struggling with addiction on and off for many years. He has now, unfortunately, had to re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery again.
We fully intend to make our way to your part of the world as soon as health and schedule permit. We’ll let you know as soon as we can. Once again, we are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows. We appreciate your understanding and support for James and, as always, thank you for being a part of our Metallica family.
All tickets purchased to the shows in Australia and New Zealand, including Enhanced Experiences and Black Tickets, will be fully refunded. More details on how to obtain your refund [at this location]
Hetfield originally went to rehab in December of 2001 during the making of their album St. Anger, as documented in the Metallica film Some Kind of Monster, for alcohol addiction.
Hetfield had been sober for many years. In a 2010 interview with the Metallica fan club magazine “So What?,” Hetfield noted that he identified as “reborn straight-edge” and even got razor tattoos in the shape of an X on his hand to remind himself. Here is that excerpt:
SO WHAT: (Caught by a tattoo)… that’s a new one, right? Sorry-
James: Straight edge? Yeah.
SO WHAT: You’re not getting away with the last comment, incidentally. We’ll have to go back to that. But anyways, the straight edge X.
James: Right. Well, straight edge, this was certainly a design of my own. You know, the old straight edge tattoo, it’s just like a big X on your hand. No drinking, and I don’t drink. It’s like when you go into the clubs, they put and X on your hand…
SO WHAT: Right. It’s because you haven’t shown your ID.
James: And I don’t need drink or drugs. That’s straight edge life. Obviously I’m not straight edge – a true, hardcore straight edge has never had any of it in her or her whole life. But I’m a reborn straight edge.
SO WHAT: I always associated Minor Threat and Ian MacKaye and those guys with straight edge punk. That’s what they were all about.
James: Absolutely. There’s some hardcore people that are straight edge from birth. So this was my take on the straight edge X, you know? Straight razors. A straight edge, is what that was all about.