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The Rockstar Ramblings: The Axl Rose Interview

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Last Friday Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses) sat down with the crew from VH1’s That Metal Show and discussed lawsuits, Chinese Democracy, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course there was not enough time to ask ALL the questions. After some dumpster diving behind Miami’s American Airlines arena we found the rest of the questions that never got asked.

#1 You mention Izzy Stradlin’s love of getting drunk, stealing cars, and doing donuts in parking lots. Is it safe to assume Izzy was known as the fun one?

#2 At the end of Use Your Illusion II there are the tracks “Don’t Cry (alternate lyrics)” and “My World”, did someone actually sign off on this?

#3 Do you realize you have matching rings on both of your hands?

#4 Of all the original GNR members, who has the best hair? {Follow-up} The cornrows era, please explain.

#5 Have you auditioned for the lead singer position of Velvet Revolver?

#6 Is it true that you were offered a reality series on VH1 called TOO LATE FOR LOVE?

#7 Can you list all of the medications that went into the making of the video “Estranged”, (hand over notebook to Axl)?

#8 Will you show up to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame if (after 25 years) Vince Neil finally agrees to a boxing match with you and the induction begins at 5am?

#9 David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar? {Follow-up} Taco Bell or Taco Johns? {Follow-up} Bret Michaels or Rikki Rockett?

#10 Is there a pact with the original line-up that after 30 years (if everyone is alive) you will get back together, tour, and record a new album, aka The Black Sabbath pact?

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1. Rex_84 writes:

I like the last question. I don't see how Axl can continue calling this project "Guns N Roses" when he is the only original. On a side note, last year I worked security for Addler's Appetite. I really enjoyed their set. They played the entire "Appetite" album.

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2. dealwithit. writes:

The pathetically snide tone to these "questions" cant change the fact that it was a great interview and Axl remains one of the greatest frontmen in rock history.

GN'R played to over a million people on their 2006 tour while Velvet Revolver struggled to get 5000 people in a night as Matt Sorum himself grudgingly admitted.

Why would Axl audition for mediocre, broken-up bands like Velvet Revolver whose own members like Slash proclaimed that they were "miserable" in the band and whose over the hill players all had drug relapses in their sad middle age?

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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

#2 definitely is sad axl lover who hates anyone who says anything negative about axl poser's has been, self delusional, narcassistic life!!

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4. lumpus5 writes:

anyone who thinks gay a$$ axl rose is awesome should be slapped.

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5. OverkillExposure writes:

Haven't really followed Axl or GNR for years, and didn't even finish Chinese Democracy (it sounded OK, just didn't finish it) - but come on Darren. Megadeth, Iced Earth, Exodus, Soulfly, Annihilator, etc.? One original dude basically runs the show in each!

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6. RTB writes:

11 do u still blame grunge for ending the original GnR
12 have you been to montreal since you damn near caused world war 3 when you refused to go stage the night james hetfield was burned by pyro
13 are u still a carton a day smoker
14 why do people today percieve you as a d!ck
15 how far in did eddie trunk have to insert his head up your azz to get that interview
16 when is buckethead coming back to the group
17 do u think gnr are bigger than the beattles and stones put together
18 when is charles manson solo lp coming out
19 have you ever blamed yourself for your own f@ck ups in any point in your life instead of blaming everyone else
20 would you consider co headlining next years taste of chaos tour?
21 are you considering dubstep projects or records in the future
22 do u think rob zombie ripped you off...meaning you were the azzhole of the times back then he is now
23 did u laugh out loud when steven tyler fell off the stage at sturgios
24 sebastian bach really admires you, are you his donor dad?
25 whens the metalunderground.com interview with buick mayne scheduled
26 do you feel you deserve any royalties from britans parliment / royal family for the term "england rose"
27 would you say waterboarding is equivilent to sitting through an adlers appetite set
28 should velvet revolvers new lead singer be glen danzig
29 is there any validity of you and audioslave playing a benefit show for fidel castro at guantonomo bay
30 would there be rock & roll today without GnR

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7. that guy writes:

greatest. rock band. ever. aside from zeppelin, and i said rock not metal

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