How GUNS N’ ROSES Came Up With Their Name

Axl Rose and Slash, Guns N' Roses 1987 Credit Marc Canter

How GUNS N’ ROSES Came Up With Their Band Name

UK site Radio X published an article recently about how the band GUNS N’ ROSES came up with their name. Check it out here. In other GUNS N’ ROSES news, frontman AXL ROSE broke his months long silence on social media posting a barrage of tweets.

GUNS N’ ROSES Legend BUMBLEFOOT Releasing New Album

Former GUNS N’ ROSES and current SONS OF APOLLO guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal announced (see below) that he will be releasing new music tomorrow. The music will be instrumental in nature. So his former bandmates can release new music, but GUNS N’ ROSES frontman AXL ROSE hasn’t put out new music in 12 years. In Rose’s defense he’s busy tweeting about coronavirus.

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BUMBLEFOOT for those who don’t remember replaced BUCKETHEAD in 2006 in GUNS N’ ROSES and played with the band until 2014 when he left. BUMBLEFOOT performed on the album “Chinese Democracy” which took 14 years to create. During the course of his career BUMBLEFOOT has released nine full length solo records. His most recent record was 2015’s “Little Brother s Watching,” which came out in 2015 and was recently reissued in August 2017 by MEGADETH bassist DAVID ELLEFSON through his label.

Three years ago, BUMBLEFOOT revealed the difficulty of leaving GUNS N’ ROSES saying he “wanted it to be (GUNS N’ ROSES) something that [he] knew it wasn’t ever gonna be.”

GUNS N’ ROSES DUFF MCKAGAN Reveals How COVID19 Impacts The Band

GUNS N’ ROSES bassist DUFF MCKAGAN shared in an interview how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the group and their road crew and what they are doing to help their crew out.

DUFF MCKAGAN appared on the Triple R podcast and discussed the pandemic’s impact on the global economy saying:

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“I don’t know what the outcome of this is gonna be in jobs. My most important thing right now is keeping the people that work for me employed. We have eighty-plus people on our crew that we’re terrified about right now.

“We have to figure out what we’re gonna do and keep them from losing their house or something like that. The only thing I can do is keep the people that work for me employed. I’m able to do that. I think it’s a responsibility. I think it’s patriotic, whether they’re working or not.

“We have truck drivers. And we have hotels that we’ve booked, we have all the people that work in those hotels, the people who are working in parking lots and concessions, and everybody works for us, which is a big traveling group.

“We have riggers and carpenters and lighting people. And then, of course, the backline, people at the monitor, the sound people. And it adds up. Every time we go into a city, people come from outside the city and get their hotels to come stay and see us play and buy food at restaurants and all that kind of stuff. So we bring small economies to these cities we go to, and everybody’s gonna feel it, of course.”

“So, yeah, we feel a responsibility to get back out there. Of course, we can’t until it’s safe. So we sit here. We talk about it. We try to keep abreast of everything that’s going on daily.”