Geico is out with a new commercial called ‘Lizard Ballad: All For You’, featuring members of the Berkshire Hathaway unit’s family, including the boss – Warren Buffett. In the power ballad, the Oracle Of Omaha is dressed up as Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses. Watch it via YouTube below.
Axl Rose went after a paparazzo at LAX the other night, connecting with an open handed blow to the snapper’s head – and now TMZ has the video of the beat down. The Guns N’ Roses singer has since taken to his MySpace to deny he denied the pap attack. “I did not release any statement or authorize either any statement or anyone to release a statement regarding anything at any airport anywhere,” he wrote. “This nonsense may be some type of manufactured or publicity stunt.” Video at MySpace has since been removed.
Kerrang! caught up with Jesse Hughes in the heart of Soho, where the frontman discussed Eagles Of Death Metal’s latest album ‘Heart On’, ladies, his and Josh Homme’s belief that “the music is the king”, rollerblading and how Axl Rose’s comment that they were “Pigeons of Sh** Metal” inspired him to get a tattoo celebrating the quote and was “the most wonderful insult that anyone could ever ask for. That insult, in and of itself made my career.”
As for ‘Chinese Democracy’, Hughes said it was “fu**ing mediocre. Quite frankly, for the amount of time and amazing waste of money and the sort of state of the industry that he put us in, because those sorts of extravagances and those sorts of outrages really represented the artist as just a child to the world, and it’s left us the way we are. For 16 years or whatever it took, I was expecting to get a blowjob, and like a Chinese woman to marry, like a mail order bride, but it didn’t work out that way.” Hughes also wants to team up with the Guns N’ Roses singer to record a Pigeons of Sh** Metal single.
Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Bumblefoot, Twisted Sister’s JJ French and Eddie Ojeda, Frank Stallone, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, and Arthur Hanlon dropped by the Gibson Room at NAMM 2009. Check out highlights below.
Professional music photographer Robert John is sharing footage he shot while on the road with Guns N’ Roses from the end of Appetite For Destruction throughout the Use Your Illusion tours. The clips feature a 1989 rehearsal, going through Canadian customs, jamming backstage, Axl Rose doing ballet, Izzy Stradlin riding an ATV, Slash on his BMX bike, the riot that erupted during a show in St. Louis back in 1991. The videos at Joost have still been removed.
Antiquiet.com’s Skwerl was arrested this morning after posting songs from the long awaited Guns N’ Roses album ‘Chinese Democracy’ at the web site. The 27-year-old, whose real name is Kevin Cogill, was charged with suspicion of violating federal copyright laws. Cogill was ordered to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on September 17th. Bail is set at $10,000. Check out details and reaction at antiquiet.com.
Linkin Park, telling fans you can’t always take yourselves so seriously, put on blond wigs and performed a cover of the Guns N’ Roses hit ‘Sweet Child Of Mine’ at Alpine Valley in Wisconsin on Saturday (August 16) during their Projekt Revolution tour. Watch the brief performance, which doesn’t appear to be going over too well with GNR fans, below.
With ‘Guitar Hero III’ being a huge seller, Van Halen reuniting, Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite For Destruction’ celebrating its 20th anniversary, Sebastian Bach having a bit of a comeback, all things point towards a good year for ’80s rock nostalgia. Jill Dobson of Fox News Channel profiled the trend, talking with Slash and Bach.
Video at FoxNews.com has since been removed.
Slash visited ‘MuchOnDemand’ to promote his memoirs ‘Slash’ on November 19th in Toronto, Onatario. The ex Guns N’ Roses and current Velvet Revolver guitarist talked about why he wrote the book, his artistic upbringing, discovering the guitar, fate bringing the group together in Los Angeles, and Izzy Stradlin climaxing on his leg. Watch the interview below.
Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan joked with Time Off magazine about how the band can be open to playing material from their prior groups, Guns N’ Roses and Stone Temple Pilots. “It’s better than having a past that you’re fu**ing trying to hide from,” McKagan said, “Maybe if I’d been in Winger we wouldn’t be so open to it. Nothing against Winger of course, but you know what I’m saying. I mean it’s true – the songs we wrote in Guns N’ Roses were fu**ing killer songs, and they’re great to do live, so why not?” The article at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.