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Chris Cornell reflects on GNR and Axl when Soundgarden opened for them in 1991

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I'm sure its more complicated than this, but Chris seems like a nice guy and that he just means that he never understood the whole behind the scenes stuff about GNR. Thought it was an interesting paragraph:

http://www.vulture.c...-interview.html

In 1991, Soundgarden opened for Guns N’ Roses. What do you remember most about that tour?

Without saying anything negative about Axl, what I remember the most was Duff and Slash and everyone else being regular, sweet, warm guys in a rock band that just wanted to play rock music. And then, like, there was this Wizard of Oz character behind the curtain that seemed to complicate what was the most ideal situation they could ever have been in: They were the most successful and famous rock band on the planet. Every single show, hundreds of thousands of fans just wanted to hear songs. For some reason there seemed to be this obstacle in just going out and participating in that. That is what I remember the most. It’s sad.

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inb4 "Chris Cornell is shit, who is that guy? A nobody, piece of shit singer!"

On topic: Interesting quote, very well put.

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Axl said himself that he shouldnt have been on tour at that time. We all know he was dealing with his psychological problems, just sucked for him at that point in his life the world was watching him.

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interesting indeed, it's cool to get a 1st hand perspective from a 3rd party

I'm sure we can expect excuses, excuses, and of course; more excuses in regards to Axl :jerkoff:

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what I remember the most was Duff and Slash and everyone else being regular, sweet, warm guys in a rock band that just wanted to play rock music.

Sums up perfectly why Axl is my favourite. :lol:

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Classy to not say anything negative about Axl. Should have ripped Slash since he spends dolla dolla bills on hookers!!

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First off Chris Cornell is my second favorite rock vocalist next to Axl but why is he even being asked these dumb questions? how was it with the queen or ur experience with GnR after 20 or so years have passed? Wow the guy just made a new album n that whats being asked lmao.

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Intresting insight, nothing we didn't already know but it further solidifies what we do know

On a different note, the new Soundgarden album is incredible!

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I love Chris Cornell, but I don't think he knows enough about the inner workings of Guns or about Axl for that matter, to say that.

Yes, Guns were in an amazing position, but the band always had real issues to deal with, not caused just by Axl. Not even close.

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Intresting insight, nothing we didn't already know but it further solidifies what we do know

On a different note, the new Soundgarden album is incredible!

Yes the album is totally worth checking out. It defiantly surprises me that a band that hadn't played for so long could create a great album; just wish GnR could've done the same.

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Nive to hear a fkn layman like Cornell having no idea that some people may have personal issues that most of us are fortunate to not have.

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Isn't there another Cornell quote making light of Axl's personalized shoes and how he kept himself apart from the rest of the guys?

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Chris Cornell is clearly on Team $lash.

Otherwise known as reality.

Guy saw it himself. GNR was the biggest band in the world and Axl had to bring it all down with his actions and cost the other band members millions of dollars on that tour.

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Chris Cornell is clearly on Team $lash.

Otherwise known as reality.

Guy saw it himself. GNR was the biggest band in the world and Axl had to bring it all down with his actions and cost the other band members millions of dollars on that tour.

Ah yes, evil Axl, with his bloated tour production and music videos that only damaged the band. What were they thinking shooting that scene where Slash is playing outside the church?

Axl single handedly ruined Gn'R. That bastard. :rolleyes:

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inb4 "Chris Cornell is shit, who is that guy? A nobody, piece of shit singer!"

On topic: Interesting quote, very well put.

Too funny.

Especially reading the posts after yours and seeing people doing what you said.

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I love Chris Cornell, but I don't think he knows enough about the inner workings of Guns or about Axl for that matter, to say that.

Yes, Guns were in an amazing position, but the band always had real issues to deal with, not caused just by Axl. Not even close.

yes, I'm sure you know more about the inner workings of GNR than a guy who toured with them while they were peaking

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I love Chris Cornell, but I don't think he knows enough about the inner workings of Guns or about Axl for that matter, to say that.

Yes, Guns were in an amazing position, but the band always had real issues to deal with, not caused just by Axl. Not even close.

yes, I'm sure you know more about the inner workings of GNR than a guy who toured with them while they were peaking

I wasn't comparing what I know about Guns with what Cornell knows. Just because I don't know anything about what really went down with Guns doesn't mean he does.

Chill, no need to be so combative. I was just saying that I don't think he was ever close enough to Axl to know how he was like, and to have a good enough of a grasp to know what was happening.

He seems like the type of person that is very different compared to Axl, and doesn't get why it would be difficult to work shit out with the band and tour with no problems.

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I love Chris Cornell, but I don't think he knows enough about the inner workings of Guns or about Axl for that matter, to say that.

Yes, Guns were in an amazing position, but the band always had real issues to deal with, not caused just by Axl. Not even close.

yes, I'm sure you know more about the inner workings of GNR than a guy who toured with them while they were peaking

I wasn't comparing what I know about Guns with what Cornell knows. Just because I don't know anything about what really went down with Guns doesn't mean he does.

Chill, no need to be so combative. I was just saying that I don't think he was ever close enough to Axl to know how he was like, and to have a good enough of a grasp to know what was happening.

He seems like the type of person that is very different compared to Axl, and doesn't get why it would be difficult to work shit out with the band and tour with no problems.

I can't speak for sweetness, but I think one reason people would react negatively to your post is because of past comments made when a band member/celebrity/interviewer says something about Axl.

It seems that the validity of the person sharing their opinion SOLELY depends on whether or not they praise Axl or say something negative.

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I love Chris Cornell, but I don't think he knows enough about the inner workings of Guns or about Axl for that matter, to say that.

Yes, Guns were in an amazing position, but the band always had real issues to deal with, not caused just by Axl. Not even close.

yes, I'm sure you know more about the inner workings of GNR than a guy who toured with them while they were peaking

I wasn't comparing what I know about Guns with what Cornell knows. Just because I don't know anything about what really went down with Guns doesn't mean he does.

Chill, no need to be so combative. I was just saying that I don't think he was ever close enough to Axl to know how he was like, and to have a good enough of a grasp to know what was happening.

He seems like the type of person that is very different compared to Axl, and doesn't get why it would be difficult to work shit out with the band and tour with no problems.

I can't speak for sweetness, but I think one reason people would react negatively to your post is because of past comments made when a band member/celebrity/interviewer says something about Axl.

It seems that the validity of the person sharing their opinion SOLELY depends on whether or not they praise Axl or say something negative.

That's too bad. I think it's short sighted and very black and white, if that is, in fact, the reason.

All I can do is share my honest opinion here. I feel like people should make up their mind not based on past comments other people made, but by the content of the post they're reading.

If not, then it just reduces discussing the band we all love to a fucking pissing contest, and that's boring imo.

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I love Chris Cornell, but I don't think he knows enough about the inner workings of Guns or about Axl for that matter, to say that.

Yes, Guns were in an amazing position, but the band always had real issues to deal with, not caused just by Axl. Not even close.

yes, I'm sure you know more about the inner workings of GNR than a guy who toured with them while they were peaking

I wasn't comparing what I know about Guns with what Cornell knows. Just because I don't know anything about what really went down with Guns doesn't mean he does.

Chill, no need to be so combative. I was just saying that I don't think he was ever close enough to Axl to know how he was like, and to have a good enough of a grasp to know what was happening.

He seems like the type of person that is very different compared to Axl, and doesn't get why it would be difficult to work shit out with the band and tour with no problems.

Not trying to sound combative... but honestly, the man was on tour with them, how much closer does he have to get for his word to mean anything? It's not like Axl being unreasonable is some kind of crazy idea we've never heard before, to say Chris Cornell "doesn't know enough" when he's clearly interected with everyone one in the band for an extended period of time sounds like a bit of a stretch.

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I love Chris Cornell, but I don't think he knows enough about the inner workings of Guns or about Axl for that matter, to say that.

Yes, Guns were in an amazing position, but the band always had real issues to deal with, not caused just by Axl. Not even close.

yes, I'm sure you know more about the inner workings of GNR than a guy who toured with them while they were peaking

I wasn't comparing what I know about Guns with what Cornell knows. Just because I don't know anything about what really went down with Guns doesn't mean he does.

Chill, no need to be so combative. I was just saying that I don't think he was ever close enough to Axl to know how he was like, and to have a good enough of a grasp to know what was happening.

He seems like the type of person that is very different compared to Axl, and doesn't get why it would be difficult to work shit out with the band and tour with no problems.

Not trying to sound combative... but honestly, the man was on tour with them, how much closer does he have to get for his word to mean anything? It's not like Axl being unreasonable is some kind of crazy idea we've never heard before, to say Chris Cornell "doesn't know enough" when he's clearly interected with everyone one in the band for an extended period of time sounds like a bit of a stretch.

Not really a stretch, when you take into consideration that we don't really know to what extent he interacted with Axl. How close do you think he got to Axl? compared to other people that toured with him?

People like Sebastian Bach for example, that shared a lot of pretty detailed stories about Axl at least compared to Chris who talked about a fucking giant projector Axl got excited about?

Just because they were on tour together, doesn't mean they've spent enough time together to even know each other a little.

But maybe I'm wrong...maybe Chris knew Axl really well. I just don't get that from everything he talked about.

Metallica and Faith No More were also on tour with Guns and most of the members in those bands didn't share much time together with Axl (except maybe Lars) I'm guessing.

Of course Axl can be VERY unreasonable. Not denying that. And I never said his word didn't mean anything. Just that maybe, what he does know is too limited for him to say what he did.

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