The Tragic Death of AC/DC’s Malcolm Young
3 years ago one of the founding members of AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young passed away. His last gig of his career with the band would be in 2010 as part of the Black Ice Tour in Bilbao, Spain. Nobody knew from the public that would be his final gig. Check out the full story from Rock N’ Roll True Stories below.
Guns N’ Roses Frontman Unloads On Twitter
Axl Rose ended the week tweeting his thoughts on the police’s misbehavior in Aurora and then on the US Surgeon General. Yesterday Axl Rose tweeted out a storm about his thoughts on Donald Trump.
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“My disdain 4 [our] current administration n’ what I perceive as its threat to [our] democracy is no secret,”
“In general my posts in regard to current events, politics or social issues [are] usually coming from a sense of outrage, obligation n’ responsibility to say something at times when I feel not to is being complicit (as opposed to a desire for attention or self promotion),”
“I’m nobody, just a citizen that like everyone else has my own opinions n’ believes in my heart that ultimately I want what’s best for not just [our] country but for humanity, wildlife n’ [our] environment n’ other’s as opposed to right, left or any other wing fascism [are] at least in this country free to disagree.”
Rose added Saturday,
“So 4 me when I feel someone in this administration for example or perhaps media, in entertainment or the public says or does something that in my view supports or caters to the irresponsibility of this administration or various issues w/government or law enforcement I may voice an opinion. Perhaps a strong or perhaps considered by some a lewd or immature response or opinion. It happens.”
Axl Rose Attacks Police Officer Behavior
Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose once again took to social media to weigh in on the whole debate over police brutality. Check out his tweet below and an explanation on what he was referring to.
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According to CPR.com Rose was referring to the injury of Elijah McClain who suffered brain damage after being confronted by police, put in a headlock and injected by an EMT with a sedative. This week Aurora’s interim police chief, Vanessa Wilson announced she had fired three officers who took a photo reenacting the tragedy. Of course the police unions who back their members no matter what they do attacked Wilson.
“It’s reprehensible, and that is why they no longer work here.” Wilson said yesterday after announcing she fired all three officers involved in taking the photo.
“They don’t deserve to wear a badge any more,” Wilson said.
An attorney representing tMcClain family compared the joking photo the officers’ took to images of lynchings in which white people posed with the bodies of murdered Black people.
“Taking pictures, just like racists in the Jim Crow South. And that is not acceptable. It was not acceptable then and it is not acceptable now,” said lawyer Mari Newman. “The Aurora Police Department has a long, sordid horrible history of both racism and brutality. That needs to stop today.”
Guns N’ Roses Duff McKagan Discusses the Worst Part Of Being Famous
“Not getting to spend enough time with your family. Easily.”
Pearl Jam Blamed For Fan Deaths 20 Years Ago
20 years ago the Seattle band Pearl Jam would perform at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark and by the end of the night several fans would be killed. Following the incident the band was blamed for the fans deaths. Check out the full story below!
Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister Praises Guns N’ Roses
In a recent appearance on Daniel Sarkissian’s “Rock is Dead?” Documentary, Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French spoke about how Guns N’ Roses were one of the few bands to survive the explosion of grunge saying:
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“The only band that leapfrogged and saved themselves was GUNS N’ ROSES, And my theory is that GUNS N’ ROSES was not perceived as a joke. They came out of L.A., but I think that Axl [Rose], first of all, had a great voice. I think that they were perceived as real, not fake. Like, they were real junkies, not pretend junkies. So there’s an authenticity. It’s all about authenticity, and grunge is all about authenticity. People wanted authenticity, so they got it with grunge. It wiped out the perceived frivolousness of hair metal, which is, ‘Hey, man. Let’s party. Let’s get the girls and drink.’ I think people just got sick of that, and they wanted [something more] authentic.”
The Misfits Would Be Arrested For Grave Robbing in New Orleans
Back in 1982 the members of the Misfits were arrested for grave robbing following a gig in New Orleans. It’s a fascinating story that Rock N’ Roll True Stories checks out on their channel. Check it out below!
Back in 1998 Van Halen released their first album with new singer Gary Cherone, the widely panned ‘Van Halen 3.’ Despite the album’s poor commercial performance and reviews, it didn’t put a damper on the band’s spirit. They were planning on recording a follow-up record with Cherone and got so far as to write music for it. Check out the full story of Van Halen’s ‘lost album’ of the late 90’s from Rock N’ Roll True Stories below!