The useless tossers! They must have spent years, trying to make this happen, and now Mr Axl decides that he just can’t be bothered any more. So much for the great comeback.
*LA superstars bail out after second no-show
Guns N’ Roses have aborted their first US tour in ten years, after failing to appear at a scheduled show in Philadelphia on December 6.
Axl Rose’s band had been scheduled to tour until the end of December. Their tour had been receiving positive reviews after an initial hiccup when fans rioted in Vancouver, Canada when the singer failed to turn up for what was supposed to have been the tour’s opening show.
A spokesperson for the Philadelphia venue, the First Union Center, told the Associated Press that Guns cancelled their show after a band member fell ill. As yet the band’s label, Interscope, have not issued a statement explaining why the remaining tour dates have been pulled.*
What a shock. I’m totally surprised. I never thought something like this would happen. Axl Rose has normally been the most reliable entertainer in the world. Something must be seriously wrong for them to have cancelled the tour.
The man has serious performance issues. I think they should stop kidding themselves and their fans, quit putting “tours” together, and become a fulltime studio band like the Beatles did.
Oh wait, they can’t even do that right.
So at what point does a bunch of guys hanging out together* constitute “being a band.” If you aren’t performing gigs, and aren’t releasing albums/records, then I believe at some point you have to question the use of the word “band.”
*And actually, I don’t think Axl even hangs out with these guys very much, from what I read.
Oh yes, I was aware of that, but I saw their concert in London and it was truly fantastic, so I wasn’t too bothered by the fact that everyone else except Dizzy Reed had buggered off. Besides, it’s probablier easier to find a good substitute guitarist (Buckethead rock, really) than another guy who has the same voice as Axl Rose. I think it’s a great shame that they’re messing up this opportunity, because they were very good indeed.
Now we’ll just have to see what happens about this album.
Flymaster…I beg to differ. Buy Izzy Stradlin albums and you’ll see who the genius was. Ever wonder why GnR never released another original song AFTER Izzy left? Once he flew the coop, they released “The Spaghetti Incident” (all covers) and then the last thing that I recall they released was a cover of the Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil” for the Cruise/Pitt Vampire movie. They had NOTHING to offer once Izzy left. The way I see it, Izzy was the creative force in that band. Slash was/is a GREAT lead guitar player…but Izzy was the man with the riffs.
Are you being serious (I never know if someone is being serious or not)? Because if you are, I’ll pick it up tomorrow. He always was my favorite. I remember watching GNR perform on MTV music (?) awards earlier this year and being mortified when Slash wasn’t there. I always thought he was the real talent in that band and it just isn’t GNR without him.
And Cholo, I’ve got Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds, and frankly, I’m unimpressed. Yes, it’s better than 90% of music out there, and even 90% of the music in the genre. But 5 O’clock Somewhere absolutely blows it out of the water.
I was absolutely heartbroken that this was cancelled. I bought tickets for the show at the MCI Center in D.C. months in advance and it didn’t happen. Since 1987 I wanted to see Axl live and now I doubt if I’ll ever get my chance. That mop.