Rachel Bolan Talks About Izzy Stradlin & Guns N’ Roses
In a new interview with the ‘Appetite for Distortion’ podcast, guest, bassist Rachel Bolan talked about touring with Guns N’ Roses in the early 90’s and made some eye brow raising comments about guitarist Izzy Stradlin’s relationship with his bandmates. First Bolan talked about meeting Stradlin in 1991 saying:
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“When we started the tour Izzy was still in the band, but he wasn’t traveling with the guys. The guys, they were flying and Izzy had his own bus with his brother, his dog and his girlfriend at the time.”
Bolan would later add
“We talked about Motocross and trials for, I don’t know, almost two hours. He was a cool dude. He was really cool, so low-key and obviously a very talented guy. So Duff [McKagan] comes in — I think it was the next morning — he comes into our dressing. He was looking for cranberry juice and we’re talking. I go, ‘Hey, dude, Izzy’s a really cool guy. We spoke for like two hours.’ [Duff] goes, ‘Dude, I think the whole band collectively hasn’t talked to him for two hours in, like, the last year [laughs]. I didn’t know what to say. … I didn’t know the dynamics [of GNR].”
Stradlin would leave the band in the summer of 1991 following a gig at Wembley Stadium. Stradlin had gotten sober and was tired of all the stress that came with being in a band as big as Guns N’ Roses.
‘You Could Be Mine’ Almost Replaced By Nine Inch Nails
In a new interview with Robert Patrick who played the T-1000 in Terminator 2 Judgement Day, the actor revealed he lobbied for Nine Inch Nails to appear on the film’s soundtrack. As you remember, Guns N’ Roses song ‘You Could Be Mine’ would appear in the film and Arnold Schwarznagger would appear in the video as well. Patrick would tell the Guardian recently.
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“When I was making Terminator 2, I used to work out to ‘Head Like a Hole’ by Nine Inch Nails, because my younger brother, Richard Patrick, was a touring guitarist for them. I took it to Jim Cameron and tried to get him to use it for the soundtrack … but he said, ‘No. Arnold prefers Guns N’ Roses,’ who went on to record ‘You Could Be Mine,’ an original song for Terminator 2.”
Waitress Looses Job After Taping Axl Rose
According to Loudwire, it looks like a woman who worked at the hotel Guns n’ Roses are staying at in Manaus, Brazil was fired for video taping the band. Guns N’ Roses have touched down in Brazil a few days ago ahead of tonight’s show kicking off their tour in Manaus Brazil at the Arenda da Aamazonia. The video I saw on social media a few days ago showed Rose standing on the balcony of the hotel waving to fans outside.
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Apparently staff from the hotel were told not to photograph or take video of the band members. The woman was interviewed by the brazilian press where she told them and i quote
“I’m a big fan, I just wanted you to understand my feeling. I didn’t run to them, I didn’t make a fuss, I served them with great emotion. It’s the best band of all time, it’s our story and that’s for us, it’s not fair.”
Some people upon learning of her firing took to social media to contact Rose about what happened, but it’s not clear if he’s in the loop. Several fans also apparently protesting outside the hotel asking for her to be re-hired.
Slash Talks About Guns N’ Roses Long Live Shows
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash gave an interview to Japanese Music Critic Masa Ito of TVK’s Rock City. The guitarist spoke about why Guns N’ Roses plays such long live shows. He would say the following:
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“It’s going great. The European tour has been really pretty fantastic, considering this is the first time we’ve been touring international since 2019.
There’s definitely a sense of pent-up expectations after not having had any real concerts or any kind of real live activity for so many years after the lockdown and all that. So there’s definitely some pent-up energy being expelled.”
“We did a three-and-a-half-hour show — we have been on this tour. We’ve been playing three hours plus. Last night was three and a half hours. We played 30 songs.
“It’s good. It’s fun. We play that long because we enjoy playing. It’s not because we have a mandate to play for three hours. It’s just we get going and we just can’t stop.”
Guns N’ Roses have been on tour since 2016.
1,000 Musicians Cover ‘Paradise City
A thousand musicians from 2 dozen countries played “Paradise City” by Gun N’ Roses and it’s pretty amazing. Check out the video below.
Rockin’ 1000 recently celebrated their 8th birthday this month by covering Guns N’ Roses at Stade De France in Paris.
Axl Rose Thanks Carrie Underwood in Twitter Message
To conclude Guns N’ Roses tour of Europe, frontman Axl Rose posted a message in which he thanked popstar Carrie Underwood who appeared at the band’s gig in England to sing ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ and ‘Paradise City’ with the band. See his message below.
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) July 16, 2022
Axl Rose Dedicates Tour To Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins
To conclude Guns N’ Roses European tour, frontman Axl Rose released a statement dedicating the tour to Taylor Hawkins and said a few nice words about the Foo FIghters drummer. Rose would be quoted as saying on twitter and on the band’s instagram page
It’s just a simple gesture n’ it’s awkward dealing with the gravity of something like this but in an effort to pay r respects we’d like to dedicate this tour to our friend Taylor Hawkins.
Taylor was a really great guy and it was always great to see him! He was a great n’ always welcome part of touring these last few years! This is such a horrible thing and r hearts go out to his family, friend, band mates and every who love him.
Axl Rose Slams Vladmir Putin in Twitter Post
Axl Rose took to Twitter to slam Russian Leader Vladmir Putin. Check out what he wrote below.
Guns N’ Roses Frontman Axl Rose Signs Autographs For Fans
WIth Guns N’ Roses on their never ending tour, they are in Europe right now and frontman Axl Rose was filmed signing autographs for fans and taking photos. Check out the video below!
Hear Guns N’ Roses and Axl Perform ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ in Dublin
Guns N’ Roses have released pro-shot footage of the band performing ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ in Dublin. Check it out below.
Axl Rose Admits To Changing His Singing Style Due To Illness
Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose admitted during a concert last week that he had to adjust his singing style singing in a lower register more often. Something fans actually enjoyed. It resulted in Guns N’ Roses playing a shorter set in London, England last week before cancelling their July 5h at Glasgow. Rose would tell an audience last week
Welcome to the world of the baritone…As you can tell, I’m having a few issues but these shows are really important to us.” “So I’ll be switching the songs around a little bit vocally, I hope you don’t mind. We would like to keep going,” he concluded. As a result, their setlist was shorter than most of their prior shows have been.
Guns N’ Roses Frontman Changes Vocal Performance
The announcement came earlier this week that Guns N’ Roses were cancelling their July 5th show at Glasgow, Scotland due to Axl Rose’s illness. It wasn’t clear what type of illness he had.
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According to Setlist.fm, Rose told the crowd last week in London, England during a show that he had to adjust his vocal performance to sing in a lower register introducing ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ as , “Welcome to the world of the baritone” hH later told the crowd, “As you can tell, I’m having a few issues but these shows are really important to us.” He would also claim he slept at the gig instead of the hotel due to not feeling well addding
“So I’ll be switching the songs around a little bit vocally, I hope you don’t mind. We would like to keep going,” he concluded. As a result, their setlist was shorter than most of their prior shows have been.
The band ended up playing a shorter set due to Rose’s voice issues.
Guitarist Richard Fortus would take to social media to shed some more light on what happened saying
“Axl was really struggling. He damaged his vocal cords. I’m sorry to hear that you were disappointed. He really didn’t want to cancel,”
Led Zeppelin’s Expensive Rock Shirt
Today Rock N’ Roll True Stories posted a video about how Led Zeppelin had teh most expensive rock n’ roll t-shirt in history sell on ebay. Check out the full story below!
I feel like nowadays i see so many kids wearing band shirts and chances are a lot of them don’t really know who or what they’re really wearing. Even if you go on ebay or grailed there’s tons of vintage band shirts you can buy, but it would be one rock shirt that made history selling for a whopping $10,000.00. That’s what were going to explore in today’s video. In 1979 Led Zeppelin would play two shows at Knebworth House in England. Rather than handing out backstage passes to a few lucky fans, the band’s crew gave out a t-shirt that served the same purpose. The shop who printed the original would sell the shirt to a man named Kyle Ermatinger for $123.00 Ermatinger bought the shirt on behalf of the store he owned called Stormcrow Vintage,. Upon purchasing the shirt Ermatinger would learn that the shirt he had in his possession was supposedly the rarest Led Zeppelin shirt in existence. Ermatinger would list the shirt on ebay selling it for a whopping $10,000.00 in 2011 recalling “My jaw hit the floor. Given this shirt may be one of the only ones in existence, the price tag is completely justifiable. It’s a rock relic, beyond rare.” A
dmittedly, I still frequently pinch myself. The buyer would be a person who lived in australia and chose to remain anonymous. The only other thing known about the buyer is that they bought another Led Zeppelin shirt off the auction site the same week. Ermatinger would admit that he initially thought he paid too much money for the shirt adding At the time, I thought I may have overpaid, until I got back home, looked it up online and noticed it was ranked as the rarest Led Zeppelin T-shirt The shirt would become the most expensive t-shirts sold on ebay in the auction site’s history with James Applegath of the website Defunkd saying “Other T-shirts have been priced higher on eBay, but never sold,” We’ve documented eBay’s highest-selling T-shirts on our blog for years and nothing has come close. People are shocked at the value of some vintage t-shirts, but these items have become as collectible as baseball cards and comics.”” One of the commenters on blabbermouth was quoted as writing “I’ve got a cigarette butt Jimmy Page tossed off stage in 1974. It’s been framed in a glass case, and has a DNA tested certificate of authenticity. Let the bidding begin