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  1. The Axl Rose doesn't like Michael Jackson story

    I wouldn't be surprised if Axl is actually one of the few people out there who can relate to Michael Jackson with ease when it comes to his efforts to create a happy childhood for himself as an adult. Axl himself was well into his 30s when he started referring to Beta as his mother as if he was one of the Lebeis children. Similarly, Michael Jackson surrounded himself with families that he liked and behaved as if he was one of the children. I don't know if Axl ever took it quite as far as MJ, but overall it's easy to see the similarity.
  2. New Melissa Reese Article

    "When" they record a new album? You are very optimistic.
  3. New Melissa Reese Article

    I'm not sure if there's still uncertainty about her age, but for what it's worth, in another interview Melissa talks about a dog she and her family had for 15 years. The dog died in 2016 right before the band went onstage headlining Coachella. She doesn't specify when exactly she got the dog, but she says she got it through Tom Whitlock, whom she first met when she was 13. 13+15=28 so in 2016 she must have been 28 or older.
  4. Matt Sorum's Autobiography

    I disagree. He has a right to tell his story even if it isn't a pleasant one. Could be. Apparently, it isn't unusual for children to engage in sexual activities with other children. However, even Matt with the benefit of hindsight felt something wasn't right with the girl.
  5. New Melissa Reese Article

    I find it unlikely that she was completely unaware of the women who were there before her. More likely she just didn't think they counted for anything because she's a "member-member" whatever that's supposed to mean.
  6. Matt Sorum's Autobiography

    It says "We were only seven...." so apparently they were both seven years old. Arguably, Matt himself was a victim in this situation if the girl was more developed and the one who was touching him and telling him what to do.
  7. Matt Sorum's Autobiography

    My impression is that Matt was a simple guy who went by a simple moral code. He didn't think he was doing anything wrong as long as the girls were of age and he wasn't forcing them into anything. Hard to say whether he has since then realized that it's a little bit more complicated than that. He doesn't seem to go into much detail about what his current thoughts and feelings are about the way they treated women. At the end of the day, it's hard to avoid the conclusion that all of the GNR guys were scumbags, and I don't think Matt was even the worst of the bunch. At least he didn't beat up or rape women or go for underage girls, as far as we know, (except for that story where he was a child himself).
  8. Matt Sorum's Autobiography

    I don't think he's boasting about it. "With all this going on, I started to experiment with sex. I remember going over to the place next door and playing doctor with the girl who lived there. We were only seven, but she was pretty developed for her age. Looking back now, I guess she must have gone through something bad. I mean, she knew exactly what she was doing and told me how to please her while she played with my dick. For my part, I think it was just a way for me to express my feelings. My brothers and I tried to adapt to our new situation. Mike switched off and withdrew. Mark became rebellious, and I became obsessed with sex."
  9. New Melissa Reese Article

    This is what Axl said about the "member" thing back in the day: AXL: This "member" thing is quite interesting, I read in an interview where Matt [Sorum, drummer] said that if he didn't get made a member, he wasn't going to be in Guns N' Roses. The truth of the matter is, Matt's a member of GN'R, but it doesn't really mean anything. It's kind of like a clubhouse/gang thing. We're all members of this gang. What it boils down to is, whose yard is the tree house in? Matt's a member of GN'R, and his opinions are taken into consideration. As far as that's concerned, Gilby is a member too, Dizzy is a member of the band. With all the background singers, horn players, keyboardists - we look at it like we're all Guns N' Roses. But the bottom line is, the business is basically run by Slash and myself. Then we run whatever it is we're discussing by Duff and see if he's cool with it. Guns N' Roses is basically Slash, Duff, Doug Goldstein and myself, but there's a lot of other people involved that are a part of our lives and a part of our family. DEL: Do you think Matt's gonna be pissed when he reads this? AXL: It would be nice if he wasn't. I love everybody in this band. It's kicking ass and feels really warm and really cool onstage. At this point it's the 12 of us that get onstage and f?!king go all out. DEL: There's 12 of you? AXL: There's Teddy, there's Dizzy, there's Roberta, Tracy, Lisa, CeCe, Anne, Gilby, Matt, Duff, Slash and me. Slash put this new band together, did all of the groundwork. He did such an amazing job that I just can't believe it really happened. I'm glad to be a part of it. It's a pretty huge thing, and we might even add some dancers, like we used to have back in the old Troubadour days. It's something we've considered.
  10. New Melissa Reese Article

    I'm with Roberta on this one. For Melissa to talk about "breaking the glass ceiling" is embarrassingly stupid. It really makes her come across as if she was born yesterday. Makes me wonder what world she lives in if a tiny role in a band of men old enough to be her dad/granddad equates breaking the glass ceiling. There are so many women who have achieved so much more in various fields. Being invited to join GNR may have been a big step for Melissa, but it certainly wasn't a giant leap for womankind.
  11. Great interview! I like Roberta a lot. She's smart (and gorgeous).
  12. Matt Sorum's Autobiography

    I'd assume she had Axl's permission.
  13. Matt Sorum's Autobiography

    She didn't say anything negative about Axl, though. It was all praise for Axl while she did her best to depict Stephanie as a horrible person.
  14. Matt Sorum's Autobiography

    Doug Goldstein also had his "moment" with Stephanie. DOUG GOLDSTEIN: Their relationship was tumultuous. Axl loved that girl to death. I'd say Stephanie was the unstable one in that relationship. The first time I met her, she opened the door naked. She goes, "No, you can come in." Sorry, gotta go.
  15. Matt Sorum's Autobiography

    Stephanie was probably just having fun. Just because she rubbed his balls doesn't mean she was seriously attracted to Matt. She was probably just amused or turned on by the fact that she could pull off something like that while Axl was sitting right next to her.