Below are the things we’ve posted to Twitter recently. In reverse chronological order, just like Twitter… We’re reposting 195 tweets this time with a total of 108 links to stuff that (mostly) didn’t end up on GLONO.
# RT @seanonolennon: Now they say I’m abusing Lennon fans? Because I’m defending my mother from insults over an advert I had NOTHING to do with!? 3 minutes ago
# How come Paul McCartney never made another album as good or as weird as Ram? about 2 hours ago
# Sad about Haeley. RT @maura: tonight’s ‘american idol’ recap, in which i get to the point: http://bit.ly/csZzTO about 4 hours ago
# “With Paula, you’re never more than a few minutes away from seeing a grade-A display of batshit antics on live TV.” http://ow.ly/1eHYx #idol about 4 hours ago
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.
I could see doing a song or so on the side with Izzy [Stradlin] or having him out [on tour] again. I’m not so comfortable with doing anything having more than one of the alumni. Maybe something with Duff [McKagan], but that’s it, and not something I’d have to really get down into, as I’d get left with sorting it out and then blamed on top of it. So, no, not me.
In regards to Slash, I read a desperate fan’s message about, what if one of us were to die and looking back I had the possibility of a reunion now, blah blah blah. And my thoughts are, “Yeah, and while you’re at the show your baby accidentally kicks a candle and burns your house down, killing himself and the rest of your family.”
Give me a fucking break. What’s clear is that one of the two of us will die before a reunion and however sad, ugly or unfortunate anyone views it, it is how it is.
So I guess that means we shouldn’t be expecting an original lineup reunion anytime soon? Sounds like somebody’s feelings are hurt…
According to Billboard, Best Buy is set to release Guns N’ Roses‘ Chinese Democracyon Sunday, November 23. Yes, on a Sunday. The Lord’s Day. As we all know, records are released on Tuesdays in America. But do you think Axl Rose gives a hoot how Americans release records?
Beyond enticing pre-Thanksgiving shoppers, the move is tied to the structure of Best Buy’s sales week, which runs from Sunday to Saturday. As such, “Chinese Democracy” would not be eligible to chart on The Billboard 200 until the week of Dec. 1, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Clearly, Best Buy doesn’t care about tradition. Or chart placement. Does anybody? More importantly, how are they going to keep getting the album in the news every week until Thanksgiving? Developing…
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.
As we (and everyone else) reported, nine tracks from the forever pending Chinese Democracyleaked last week. Well, Rolling Stone went to Axl Rose buddy Sebastian Bach for reaction and got an earful.
First, Bach probably doesn’t even talk to Axl about this dopey album since the last time he mentioned it the Gun N’ Roses mainman launched into a condescending tirade:
When we were first hanging out in 2006, we were just standing around a bunch of people. I go, ‘Axl, do you think you might get the record out? It would be a great time, now that we’re on tour and everything.’ He goes, ‘Oh. Great! Everybody! Sebastian has a great idea here, man. Guess what? Sebastian, should I put out a record? Maybe it would be a good idea for me to put out a fucking record! Hey everybody, listen to this! I never thought of that! That never came to me! Oh, great idea dude.’ I felt like Fred Flintstone in Mr. Slate’s office.
Second, don’t expect the much rumored Axl Rose reality show to see the light of day. When Bach, who’d recently wrapped taping his own reality show, mentioned the idea to his buddy Axl went cold and replied, “Sebastian, you don’t understand, I will pay VH1 $2 million to leave me the fuck alone!”
So, I guess Dr. Pepper can consider themselves well fucked off as well.
“Then when he called us The Pigeons Of Shit Metal, Tommy Stinson, their bass player took his bass off and goes: ‘Fuck you, that’s it’. And then he threw his bass down. But then Axl picked up his bass and fucking threw it at him dude. It was a fucking circus up there.
“By the end of the night that guy [Rose] had caused a giant uproar,” said Hughes. “It was like a total mutiny on the part of his band and everyone. I could hear screaming in the dressing room, ‘Those are our friends and you’ve insulted our friends’. Then at 4am in the morning our tour manager gets a phone call which essentially amounted to: ‘Axl’s thought about it, he thought you guys were a band getting shoved on his tour from the label. He’s really sorry and you’re more than welcome to finish the tour’.
“When my manager told me that, I just said, ‘You can tell that motherfucker to go and fuck himself because I will never go through that again’.”
This is great. There’s really only one way to solve this feud: bare-knuckles fisticuffs between Axl and the Devil. I would happily fork over the $50 pay-per-view to see Axl gets his ass whooped by a dude with a handlebar mustache.