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Axl Rose: "Slash Is A Cancer"

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Guns N Roses's infamous frontman Axl Rose recently spoke with Del James for a discussion about a number of things. Inevitably, the question of a reunion came up to which Axl Rose responded: "It's highly doubtful for us to have more than one of the alumni up with us at any given time."

"I suppose (former bass player) Duff (McKagan) could play guitar on something somewhere but there's zero possibility of me having anything to do with Slash," Rose said.

"In a nutshell, personally I consider him a cancer and better removed, avoided -- and the less anyone heard of him or his supporters the better."

Source: Reuters

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1. jimmy j. writes:

f*** Axl Rose. This dude has to be the most stuck up f***ing crybaby in the world.

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 11:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. TonyD writes:

Just when you think you heard it all.....and whos he kidding anyway..... well they both have had a 4 pack a day habit for the last 20 years anyway,....the question is not whether there will be a reunion but who will die first of emphazema or lung cancer

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 11:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Caveman1 writes:

Buy Guns N Roses merch; support Heroin

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 11:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jenny writes:

*shakes her head* that's all I've got.

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 12:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. bringthepain writes:

I think its more like slash wants nothing to do with axl...and that makes the crybaby mad and feel the need to lash out

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. dimentian writes:

Slash is the biggest poser alive!!! Cool name retard. Your look and playing style is so outdated and just lame. Axl isn't the greatest contributor to music either, but goddamn, at least he does his own thing.

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 1:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Detmetal20 writes:

^Who does Slash pose after??

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Jackrum writes:

so if Slash is a cancer, then surely Axl is aids, bird flu, sars, ebola and the common cold all rolled into one??

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 1:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Detmetal20 writes:

I believe they call it axl syndrome.

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 1:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Kali writes:

Uh... atleast it doesnt take Slash 14 years to release an album!

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 1:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jamez writes:

Ah, the nasty Axl is back. It's well known that Axl is just a baby, but its still pretty suprising he'd say something like that about Slash, especially now that we know for sure he's not worth dog sh** without the Illusion line-up. In my opinion he just did more damage to himself with a comment like that. Therefore, Congrats Axl!

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 2:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. BlackenTheCursedSun writes:

f*ck me, who f*cking cares!!! GnR made good music for their time but that time has passed...just like Motley Crue and all these other old bands making come backs...

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 2:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Lurch writes:

GNR is not the same without Slash. It died after Slash and Duff left the group.

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Gunface138 writes:

Dayum, sh**-talking at its worst. I didn't like Velvet Revolver, and I never got around to listening to GnR's new abomination, but this guy needs to shut up. To be honest, I wouldn't be upset if I never heard anything from either of these goofballs.

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. wilco writes:

well axel should hook up with dave the both bunch of c*** suckers
they might be good musicians well at least dave
but they are both lame a$$ they blame other persons who f***ed up their life
but the thing is the did bring it on them self

axel it the biggest facked around running around and saying slash is a cancer
think he got brain cancer himself
like his new album dont even want to call it g&r its not even close
its sounds axel did write it on his deadbed

o yeah the one dude who says slash is a poser
like post 6 were did you come up with that
give me a idea than i will say yes or no
about the fact slash is a poser

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 5:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Detmetal20 writes:

thank you wilco, i am still trying to find out how he can say that...and your right its not guns n roses, its axl rose n friends now.

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 5:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. wilco writes:

damm right
did listen to the album a coulpe of weeks ago on a party it suck royal d***

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 5:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Netromancer writes:

Listen to "Obsession Confession" off the 1998 release Gypsy Soul and you will see the man has more talent than Axl will ever have. I think it would be difficult for anyone to find any bad press on Slash. The man is a notorious professional and from what I've read incredibly easy to work with. He also exhibits a trait quite alien to Mr. Rose. Class. He refuses to talk smack to the media about Axl. A favor which is rarely returned.

Despite this, Slash has gone on record to say he has not spoken directly to Axl since 1996. That's quite a while. To say this now, I only can assume it's a way to garner publicity for an album which is selling far below what was expected. A definate return to form for one of the biggest drama queens the music industry has or will ever see.

Bravo, Axl. Way to keep reminding the world of what an a$$hole you are.

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 6:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. LOL writes:

I don't even like Slash, but Axl is such a hypocrite. His vocals suck balls on Chinese Democracy. The guitars, especially from Buckethead are awesome, but Axl's singing made me want to vomit crap.

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. dimentian writes:

Just look at slash. period. That crackhead is past his prime. He's an image that can play 90's rock ballads with gay solos. IRRELEVANT GRANDPA!!! Give me a delorean so I can travel back and shove that les paul up his ass, once and for all. Guitar ZERO.

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 8:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

I know this is late, but Jackrum-Axl is actually Crabs...No, but still, they just do this so they can get attention.

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 9:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. InfernoNecrosis writes:

yo I thought when I read this it said "Sister Slash" and I thought that was a new band I've never heard of.

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 10:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. DarkXmaster writes:

and you guys thought dave mustaine was an a$$hole

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 11:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Netromancer writes:

At least it seems like Dave is making an effort to get along or have something good to say. Not so much with our little Diva here.

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 11:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. DarkXmaster writes:

^ lol little diva. you mean little ego

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. WARLOCK writes:

FU Axl. Why don't you go away.

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 11:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. psythe writes:

I want some taquitos...

# Feb 28, 2009 @ 12:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. lumpus 5 writes:

axl and slash are both c***suckers, i heard chinese democracy on you tube just to see what the hype was about, it was the stupidest sh** i ever heard, then again i hated guns and roses from the beginning, welcome to the jungle was too gay.

# Feb 28, 2009 @ 1:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. ATTILATHEHEN writes:

This is hilarious,coming from a guy who made his girlfriend(Stephanie Seymour)squat over a kitty litter pan and make'do' like a feline.

# Feb 28, 2009 @ 1:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. AlliedFront676 writes:

that comment on the delorian was hilarious. However , f*** you kid. Your a f***ing poser you probally got into metal listening to limb bIzkit. Who's the poser now BIATCH!

# Feb 28, 2009 @ 4:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. dimentian writes:

wow allied! I've been playin for 13yrs and I know the diff between someone who plays for music and someone who plays for p***y and a stage presence. That magoo turd should of jumped off the flat earth a while ago. Machine head, cannibal, hatebreed and many others I confide in. Thank you.

# Feb 28, 2009 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. lumpus 5 writes:

allied f*** dimentian what a dork he can play 50 yrs and still no one will care

# Mar 1, 2009 @ 1:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Machine head, cannibal, hatebreed - definitely not the first bands I would quote as giving myself "trOO metal cred". In fact, i dont think they would be anywhere in that list.

Machine Head, so easy to like it's rediculous. Mix metallica, anthrax, and a little pantera, and maybe even throw in some slipknot, and you get Machine head. I believe on one album they actually rap just like limp bizkit, albeit with more intelligent lyrics by far, but still, come on.

hatebreed- poser metal, and they're not even metal, they're hardcore, and generally considered a musical insult to that genre as well.

Cannibal Corpse- EVERYONE SAYS THEY LISTEN TO CANNIBAL CORPSE. They're sO BrOOtAl!
Offensive song titles( make sure everyone pays attention to them), blatantly heavy music(everyone thinks they're the heaviest band EVER!), and media attention that rivals marilyn manson sometimes, how does a person listen to metal of ANY kind, and NOT end up saying they listen to this band? Last two albums were good as hell, and ya gotta love the titles and blatant offensiveness of it all, but I notice a lot of times, people who listen to "Avenged sevenfold" and "Bullet for my Vagina" will quote this band in order to get, like I said, "trOO metal cred"

Not saying youre a poser, not saying, you arent metal, whatever, just pointing out, I would have put up a different list, because a normal person who loves metal in all it's purest forms, and divergencies alike, like myself, would have their bullsh** detectors flying off the charts a tthe sight of a list like that in order to validaate someone's "metal-ness"

My list would have been more like, " I listen to Death, Slayer, and At the Gates", and that's only if I was going with some of the more blatantly obvious choices. ( I've said blatantly WAAAY too much in this post haha)

Again, not trying to rile sh** up, just making a point that I think you should keep in mind.

On topic, I will say that I do think Slash is an alright guitarist, although extremely over-rated, and Axel can shove it, his ol'drama queen b****-ass.

Now playing: Hate Eternal- I, Monarch

# Mar 1, 2009 @ 9:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. dimentian writes:

no, continue ranting genius. I mention three bands and some b**** wants to judge me in one paragraph. Jus continue talking bout slash. Who actually says someone is "metal"? I check this site every day for the next baddest sh**. Not for this . Take care and good luck.(applause).

# Mar 1, 2009 @ 9:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. InfernoNecrosis writes:

So I was reading this and I was going to say something amazingly hilarious but now I forget what it was. f***!

NP: Octavia Sperati

# Mar 1, 2009 @ 9:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

great f***ing job!

# Mar 1, 2009 @ 11:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Who actually says "the next baddest sh**"? It's a phrase jackass. Dont yell at me about my terminology and then make up your own.

if you paid any attention, I was trying ot say that I wasnt trying to b**** at you, I was just pointing out that someone could for those reasons. Not everyone that listens to the music that I do is reasonable. In fact I know at least 20 other people on this site off the top of my head who would just outright call you a fag or something equally rash, instead of explaining their opinion. See post 32 for the first example.

Calm the f*** down. Jesus.

Now playing: Deicide- When Heaven Burns

# Mar 2, 2009 @ 1:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Cynic writes:

Nice post above somewhere FAN.

Now Playing: Burning Witch - "History Of Hell"

# Mar 2, 2009 @ 1:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. G writes:

Axl should be a little bit nicer, than again he rarely is.

# Mar 2, 2009 @ 9:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. xman writes:

axl is a d*** sucker.

# Mar 2, 2009 @ 11:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Demented_Clown writes:

I think slash is better then axl, but to me GnR is dead,

# Mar 3, 2009 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. J.R. writes:

Slash is better than Axl Rose, and Axl Rose is nothing but a fag!

# Mar 5, 2009 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Marian writes:

What a hell is wrong with Axl? is he really that envious of Slash?..Geez!

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 4:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. slimjim12 writes:

ur silly Jimmy J.

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 1:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. zula writes:

That Alex c..k sucker doesn"t know what he"s talking about the new G&R album is for s..t!!Took him 14Y to make that s..t!!Velvet Revolver at least had 2 decent albums since 2004 what that c*** of Alex done for last 14Y??

# Mar 22, 2009 @ 2:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. zula writes:

That Axl c..k sucker doesn"t know what he"s talking about the new G&R album is for s..t!!Took him 14Y to make that s..t!!Velvet Revolver at least had 2 decent albums since 2004 what that c.nt of Axl done for last 14Y??

# Mar 22, 2009 @ 2:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. charest writes:

Honestly its just nice to see Axel not being a d***head these days! I'm so glad he changed! Kudos to you Mr. Rose!

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