Guns N' Roses
If there's anyone who can understand the troubles that Axl Rose is going through trying to continue his band as the lone remaining member, it's Billy Corgan. The Smashing Pumpkins singer famously quarreled with past bandmates before continuing the band's legacy with a new group around him, much like Rose has done with Guns N' Roses.
Rob Carlyle fronts the Compulsions, which features guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer, both of whom have high profile "other" gigs in Guns N' Roses, among their ranks, along with Hanoi Rocks bassist Sami Yaffa. The singer has gone on record to declare that working with band members who are already committed elsewhere in such a big band is a "real struggle."
Scottish singer Sandi Thom is set to release her fourth album, 'Flesh and Blood,' on August 14. To help promote the record, which was recorded in Nashville and produced by Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes, Thom is releasing a cover song a week on her YouTube channel
There was a little bit of a path en route to becoming the man known as Axl Rose to many Guns N' Roses fans. The vocalist was born William Bruce Rose, Jr. in 1962, but his father left when he was two-years-old and his mother remarried. Rose took the last name Bailey for the first man he knew as his father, and only learned about his biological father in his teens.
A model has been arrested after returning $200K worth of jewelry belonging to Axl Rose. The theft happened last night during a private party following the band's show in Paris. It's not clear if the Guns N' Roses frontman was wearing the gold and diamond necklaces at the time. The woman was too drunk to remember.