Buckcherry’s Josh Todd Reveals How Axl Rose Left Him “Speachless”
During an appearance on the ‘Appetite for Distortion Podcast,’ Buckcherry’s Josh Todd revealed how Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose left him ‘speachless.’ Todd’s band ‘Buckcherry’ would open up several shows for Guns N’ Roses in 2011. The frontman told the podcast he hadn’t met Rose up until this point saying
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“I have always really loved Axl — as a singer, as a frontman. I just really think he’s a really talented guy,”
At the end of the run of shows the band finally got to meet Axl. Todd would recall
“We’re in the hallway of some arena. He comes out. He walks towards us, he’s got a bag. It’s plastic bag from Best Buy. He goes, ‘How are you guys doing? I just wanna say it was nice having you guys out.’ And he takes his bag out and he hands all of us an iPad — each of us an iPad — from Best Buy.”
“It was one of the coolest gestures from one of your heroes that’s ever happened. It wasn’t that we got an iPad, it was that expletive Axl Rose gave us a expletive iPad. And we took a picture with him. And that was it. He left and walked onstage,”
Check out the exchange below!
Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Slash Reveals He Had COVID
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash revealed he was diagnosed with covid earlier in the year. During an interview with Germany’s Radio Regenbogen, labeling it the “funniest story” about the record-making process Slash told the interviewer that all of his bandmates in the Conspirators tested positive for Covid during the making of their latest album ‘4.’ He would reveal
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The funniest story about this record was the Covid story, because we took a tour bus to Nashville to keep ourselves safe – to get there and not travel commercially.
“And then we went and recorded the whole record, and then I got a phone call from Myles in the studio when I was about to do overdubs, and he goes, ‘Man, I tested positive.’
“Subsequently, two of the other guys tested positive, so they all had to go into quarantine. And we still had to do percussion and background vocals, and so we sort of stalled
“We mixed what we had, which was a lot. And then we recorded the background vocals in the guest house of the house that we were all quarantined in.”
“And then those guys got better. I tested positive, finally, and so I had to quarantine. But I just got vaccinated, so I only had to quarantine for a few days. So that was the funny experience about this particular record… everybody having to navigate the whole Covid experience.”
Glad to hear Slash is doing better now as are his bandmates.