Guns N' Roses Guitarist Frustrated
... (Classic Rock) Guns N' Roses
guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal has run out patience with the way the band's plans affect his solo career. Axl Rose's outfit tend towards last-minute decisions about touring, while most other acts prepare many months ahead of time. That leaves Bumblefoot faced with either cancelling solo engagements or not making them at all - and he says that's got to stop. He tells Radio Future (via Blabbermouth): "It seems like the running gag was, 'If you want Guns n'Roses
to hit the road, all you have to do is book your own tour. They'll book one at the same time and you'll have to cancel yours.'" Bumblefoot - who joined GnR
in 2006 and appears on their last album, Chinese Democracy - cites the example of a solo tour he'd planned for a previous January and February. GnR
made their own plans forcing him to change his - but then things changed again and everything was scrapped. "The changes came at a very big loss," he says. "It also came at a detriment to my name. You book something with agents and promoters, and their biggest concern is you're going to cancel because Guns is going to book something. When you do that, they're going to be very reluctant to book again. I can't let that happen any more." more on this story Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission. Guns N' Roses
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Rose was married to Erin Everly, the daughter of Don Everly, from April 1990 until the marriage was annulled in January, 1991. They met in 1986 and had a very tumultuous relationship that ended in court proceedings and allegations of abuse. In a 1994 People magazine profile, Everly claimed that Axl beat her repeatedly and even removed the doors to their home so he could keep an eye on her. She sued him in 1994 after she was called to testify in a lawsuit brought by Axl's ex-girlfriend Stephanie Seymour, which alleged similar abuse. Everly later dated David Arquette before disappearing from public life.
Rose and Stradlin formed the band. They took their name from two bands they used to play in, L.A. Guns and Hollywood Rose.
Axl Rose had a persistent stalker. Her name is Karen Jane McNeil, and she claimed to communicate with Rose through telepathy.
"Axl Rose" is an anagram of "Oral Sex."
played on Michael Jackson's albums Dangerous
, and HIStory
. He also played at Jackson's 2001 reunion shows in New York City.
Their first gigs were in Seattle. About 100 miles outside of Los Angeles, their van broke down, so they hitchhiked to Seattle, where they played 5 sparsely attended shows.
Slash got his nickname from a family friend because he was always in a hurry.
In 2001, Rose reformed the band with all new members - he was allowed to keep the name because he owns the rights. He played with various versions of the new group over the next few years, working on Chinese Democracy, which was finally released in 2008.
Slash's first guitar was a one-stringed acoustic. When he was 15 his grandmother gave him a electric Les Paul copy. (thanks, Alex - Little Rock, AR)
Early in their career, they lived in a small apartment in Los Angeles they called Hell House because of alcohol, drugs, girls and all manner of sin. (thanks, Micha - Opole, Poland)
Before taking up guitar, Slash was mainly interested in BMX riding and competed at a professional level. (thanks, Tom - Trowbridge, England)
McKagan's pancreas exploded in 1994 because of his severe drinking habits. He has been sober ever since and now sticks to non-alcoholic beer.
After this incident, he started taking economics classes to better understand his residuals, and he became an expert on the subject, getting his own monthly financial column for Playboy.com in 2009. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
The "Guns" part of their name comes from Tracii Guns, who is a guitarist that was with the band when they first formed, but left before they settled on a name. Guns later formed the band L.A. Guns.
Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin were both native from the small town of Lafayette, Indiana, which Axl has described as very "close-minded." Asked about small town values, Axl replied: "That's a load of s--t."
Steve Adler was the first to leave the band, getting kicked out in 1990 when his drug abuse got out of control. He sued the band, claiming he was owed royalties and that the other members exasperated his downward spiral. At the trial, a lawyer asked Duff McKagan about "The Spaghetti Incident," referring to the drugs Adler kept in a refrigerator when the band was rehearsing in Chicago. That phrase became the name of the band's 1993 album. The case was settled, with Adler receiving $2.5 million.
In the summer of 1988, they toured as Aerosmith's opening act. It was a thrill for G N' R, since they idolized Aerosmith, and the bands got along great. At first, a system was put in place to keep the bands separated, since Aerosmith had been through rehab and their management didn't want them around drugs and alcohol. As the tour progressed, a mentor relationship formed among the bands, as Aerosmith saw their young selves in Guns N' Roses. By the end of the tour, Guns was getting more media attention; Rolling Stone sent a crew to do a story, and Aerosmith was dismayed to find out it was Guns N' Roses who would be on the cover, not them.