With the Rolling Stones ’50 and Counting’ tour finally underway, the first few shows have proven to be star-studded affairs both on and off the stage. When the tour rolled into Las Vegas over the weekend even Axl Rose and DJ Ashba from Guns N’ Roses wanted to get in on the action, but it wasn’t as guest performers, a slot taken on the night by Katy Perry.
Although Britt Daniel is the front man for two acclaimed indie bands, Spoon and his side project the Divine Fits, he's demonstrated a love of classic rock. Last week, he covered Tom Petty's 'You Got Lucky' and he also took a shot at Bruce Springsteen's 'Hungry Heart' back in February. But in a new interview, he had some harsh words for Axl Rose.
You can add "Master of Understatement" to Axl Rose's long list of professional achievements. In a new interview the Guns N' Roses front man -- whose penchant for either being late to the stage or canceling gigs altogether has become the stuff of legend -- acknowledges, "I'm not a 'punctual' type of person."
It seems Axl Rose was well aware of the splash that Guns N' Roses would someday make, even before anyone else. In fact, legendary producer/manager Kim Fowley says Rose turned down an offer to leave his then-unsigned group -- though this proposal came complete with $50,000 in cold hard cash.
As soon as Guns N' Roses became eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the main question was whether or not the original lineup could put aside past differences to finally reunite for one night. In the months leading up to the event, one-by-one the band members signed on to attend with one major exception -- Axl Rose.