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Axl Rose Won't Leave His House

Oh, Axl...The NY Daily News is claiming that Axl Rose has been going through a rough patch lately:

The Guns N’ Roses front man, an admitted manic-depressive, has fired and rehired famed manager Irving Azoff at least three times in the last five weeks, according to a source. The reclusive rocker is said to be resisting Azoff’s pleas to try to revive sales of the band’s recent album, “Chinese Democracy.” “Axl doesn’t want anything to do with it,” says the insider. “He won’t come out of his house.”

A source close to Azoff admits, “Axl is Axl. People get hired and fired all the time in this business.”

But Azoff’s rep says that, as of last week, he and Rose are talking again: “We’re in daily contact with Axl, and we look forward to continuing to support him and Guns N’ Roses.”

Sure, and we all look forward to continuing to wait for him and/or Guns N’ Roses doing something that doesn’t suck.

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Via Idolator.

Morrissey stalking Axl Rose

Morrissey Inks New Management Deal with Irving Azoff after being represented by Merck Mercuriadis. Curiously, six months ago, Guns N’ Roses and Axl Rose also signed up with Azoff after being managed by Mercuriadis. Coincidence?

So does this mean that we should expect to see a new Moz album exclusively sold at Best Buy or Walmart? Can’t you just picture all the hockey moms and joe six-packs: What in the Sam Hill is this guy?

Best Buy Gets Chinese Democracy

Ho ho ho. Billboard reports that Best Buy will be the exclusive retailer for Chinese Democracy, and it’ll be out “before year’s end.” Merry Christmas, baby. You’re gonna die!

Now Guns N’ Roses has fooled us before with release dates coming and going, but this time Irving Azoff is managing the b(r)and. And I can’t imagine a high-power legend like that would take any bullshit from a pretentious hick like Axl Rose. So I’m inclined to believe that this time it might just happen. In which case, Dr. Pepper is going to have to hook me up with my free can.

The first official taste of Chinese Democracy was released a couple weeks ago when “Shackler’s Revenge” was included in Rock Band 2.

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