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Posts Tagged ‘Axl Rose’

Steve Lopez Still Wants Your Vote for the [Other] Perfect LA Song

As LA Times columnist Steve Lopez acknowledges, Randy Newman‘s “I Love LA” is going to be impossible really to equal. Still, both at the Oscars and on the geo-hit parade, there is some honor to being a runner up.

Lopez has blogged an update to his column earlier in the week asking for people’s favorite “odes to LA,” informing that reader response has been overwhelming. He lists a baker’s dozen of Vox Populi second-place frontrunners. For FishbowlLA’s cover-charge money, this is the one that might have to win:

Guns N’ Roses – “Welcome to the Jungle”

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Guns n’ Roses Concert Poster Vexes Vegas Official

Is the following poster promoting a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino concert residency by LA’s Guns n’ Roses offensive? Even though the illustration has been toned down from the long-ago first album source artwork?

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Interviewing Slash Comes With a Strict Set of Rules

Slash is best known as the lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, but the Los Angeles-based musician, who left the band in 1996, isn’t too keen on discussing the old days. The New Zealand Herald recently revealed that prior to interviews, Slash gives journalists a list of rules about what topics are and aren’t permitted.

The Slash dictates are:

* Guns N’ Roses is a topic that Slash can briefly touch on.
* You can briefly discuss the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame Induction – but only to the extent of the honour of that.
* You can’t talk about the ceremony itself and Axl not showing up and their performance etc.
* No questions about Axl whatsoever.
* No questions about a possible Guns N’ Roses reunion.
* No “on the road” stories or historic infamous type stories based around Guns N’ Roses.
* There has to be a focus on what he’s doing now and forthcoming events/plans.

It’s worth noting that Slash still plays Guns N’ Roses music at his concerts.

Have you ever been given strict rules by an interview subject? We’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments!