"His physique isn't the only thing that is unrecognizable from his early Guns days. As our own Daniel Kreps pointed out after viewing this clip from the Rock in Rio performance, his voice sounds "like our friends belting it out during a game of Guitar Hero 3."
LOL, there are others too, of course. How about WAYNE NEWTON? There's a post on him on "MY LIST" made some time ago. BARRY MANILOW is another one and there were a few posts on him too. The same goes for STALLONE, MARY TYLER MOORE or COURTNEY LOVE.
NEW YORK (AP) — The acrimony that helped dissolve Guns N' Roses nearly 20 years ago still lingers.
Axl Rose announced Wednesday that he won't be showing up to see the band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and declined the honor for himself.
In a letter to the hall, band fans and "To Whom It May Concern," Rose listed several reasons for not attending Saturday's ceremony in Cleveland, including a feeling that the hall does not respect him.
In declining his own induction, he added: "I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf."
The hall said in a statement that it still plans to induct Rose with the rest of the group. "We are sorry he will not be able to accept his induction in person," it said.
According to the rock hall only the Sex Pistols have declined induction before.
Although Rose now fronts a reconstituted version of Guns N' Roses that does not include former members Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan or Steven Adler, some held out hope that the band might reunite at the hall.
Even Slash seemed to leave an opening for the possibility.
"I have no idea what's going to happen on that day," he said in an interview with The Associated Press last month. "It's more like going into it with blinders on and just see what happens."
But Rose apparently was miffed by such talk.
"There's a seemingly endless amount of revisionism and fantasies out there for the sake of self-promotion and business opportunities masking the actual realities," he wrote.
He added: "So let sleeping dogs lie or lying dogs sleep or whatever. Time to move on. People get divorced. Life doesn't owe you your own personal happy ending especially at another's, or in this case several others', expense."
A rep for Slash said he would still attend Saturday but had no further comment. Green Day is scheduled to induct the group.
Rose admitted that when it was first announced that the band would be inducted, he had mixed feelings. But "I was honored, excited and hoped that somehow this would be a good thing. Of course, if Guns N' Roses were to be inducted it'd be somewhat of a complicated or awkward situation."
Rose's announcement cast a cloud over the band's induction but in some ways was fitting, given the dysfunction that marked the group as it became one of the world's most popular acts in the 1980s and 1990s. Its hits included "Welcome to the Jungle," ''Sweet Child O' Mine" and "November Rain."
Besides Guns N' Roses, the inductees will include the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the late singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, Donovan, and The Small Faces/The Faces, which included Rod Stewart and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood."
Because he knows he's not the real deal and thus, guilt?
Maybe he pissed off fans one too many times after bailing on last weekend's induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but the Guns N' Roses frontman has now found himself the target of a pesky death hoax that's currently spreading like wildfire on the microblogging site.
Knockin' on heaven's door he's not!
While the hashtag #RIPAxlRose began trending on Twitter late last night (in particular among Brazilian followers, for some strange reason), per Gossip Cop, the ever-reclusive Rose is doing just fine and the rumor of his premature demise is absolutely false.
No doubt, that'll be a relief to those still holding out hope for a reunion of the original Gunners, which, alas, did not come to pass at the Hall of Fame bash. The flame-haired singer subsequently apologized to his followers in Cleveland for missing out on the festivities."
Steven Adler is so over talking about Axl Rose, for real. In fact, he is so over it he spends a big chunk of his recent Rolling Stone interview talking about the former Guns N' Roses frontman -- but this is the last time he's talking about it, he swears.
"This is the only thing I'm going to say about Axl, and this is the last thing I'm ever going to say, ever, you're getting it, is I feel blessed and thankful that he was a part of my life for that chapter of my life, but that's it. That's it," Adler told the mag. "I have no desire to know him or work with him or do anything with him again. Letting go of that was like a huge weight was lifted off my body. I feel f***ing free. Yay!"
Adler said the last straw was Axl's refusal to play with the rest of the original members of the band when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
"That's done. That's totally out of my system," he said. "I was hoping that the five of us would have been there to play and show our respect to the fans, but the three of us who really do care about what our fans think and how much they've done for us were there, and we showed our love and respect."
"In my thank-you speech, I ended it with the words of the late, great Freddie Mercury. 'I've taken my bows, my curtain calls, you've brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it, and I thank you all.' I think that says it," Adler explained. "It couldn't have gone better. I showed my thanks and my love. Slash is really the main person from that band that is really super-duper… they're all important, but Slash is the most important, because we grew up together, we started the whole thing together, so it was really great ending that chapter with him."
Now that Rose has really, truly and finally screwed over the band, Adler said there is absolutely no chance of a G N' R reunion. Zero, zip, zilch.
"If it was going to happen, that's when it was going to happen, and in Axl's letter, he showed his true colors to the world," he said. "After that, that's it. Like I said, the main person I wanted to end that chapter with, and I'm going to start a new chapter with, was Slash."
"I think it's disrespect. He's not for the fans, which is everybody in the world. Basically, he told everybody in the world, 'F*** you, I don't give a s*** what you think.'"
"That's Axl, he doesn't make any sense, and that's it, I'm done with him, I'm never mentioning him or talking about him again. That's it. One last thing -- god bless him."
Guns N' Roses were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2012 -- without the presence of Axl Rose."