Axl Rose recently did his first interview after the release of Chinese Democracy with Billboard Magazine. In the 5 page web piece, Axl makes a whole lot of excuses of why the record took so long to put out, blaming everyone from the record companies to the lack of a proper work space. The true shocker of the whole article is that Axl is still pissed off at Slash and negates any rumor at a formal G’n'R reunion. The whole thing seems to translate into a pretty well put together list of why the general public hates Axl Rose… it’s a good read.
Is there any chance you’ll work with the former members of Guns N’ Roses in the future?
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. Those decisions were made a long time ago and reiterated year after year by one man.
There are acts that, once committed between individuals, they are what they are. To add insult to injury almost day after day, lapsing into year after year, for more than a decade, is a nightmare. Anyone putting his own personal entertainment above everything else is sickening.