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Axl's Agony Aunt

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  1. He had some hardcore punk friends and liked it, but is mainly vegan from a love of animals - had to fight his family for his beliefs, trying to coax him to eat meat etc. It's the only part of straight-edge he's stuck to. He gave up alcohol for a while, but went back to that big time. He also went out with lots of groupies, escorts and strippers, LA Metal style. He was also a regular on the NY alternative scene, including a funny description of a glam/cross-dressing club night, where everybody dresses up as Stevie Nicks!
  2. Yes, I'd recommend it; it's full of surprises, and ups and downs. I'm about the same age as Moby and also had the same musical tastes, although I didn't get into dance until 1994, as the rock I liked was mostly being killed off by grunge (some of which I liked, but found depressing!); Moby's 'Feeling So Real' was my favourite dance tune of the time, so it was interesting to read how he got there, while I'd been unaware! It had the energy I liked in metal, and was more uplifting than grunge! I think I was bipolar then, but didn't know about it, thinking manic depressive meant really depressed!! Moby was from a dysfunctional working-class family and wrote of always looking for true love, so maybe Axl related to that too, if he knew about it. Moby can come across as a bit of an arrogant self-obsessed liberal city geek diva at times too, after settling in New York, so there is a negative side - maybe Axl saw that side and thought Moby was talking down to him ('Where's the vocals') etc, and that's why he doesn't speak to him? Ironically, Axl's 'self-obsession' is apparently a reason lots of people don't have time for him!?
  3. A lot of his Porcelain memoir shocked me. He's a big '80s rock fan, including Kiss and Crue.
  4. Moby writes about it in his Porcelain memoir. Says Axl phoned him while driving around LA at night playing the record.
  5. Guns N Roses sues brewery

    There Was A Time! Although time tells you you were right about humanity, you learn there's no point trying to fight or change it, because it is what it is - you just learn to avoid it, and in Axl's case, let your lawyers deal with it! And maybe while you started off fighting for justice and right, when you got a little power you just ended up being what you were initially fighting against!! While one generation matures, another is growing up wanting their share (Rose Tattoo: Butcher and Fast Eddy), like in the animal world we're still a part of, causing disturbance fuelled by testosterone; with mass immigration another wave from another direction; when they crash together it creates a bigger wave.
  6. Guns N Roses sues brewery

    No rock cake called Axl or Duff?
  7. Guns N Roses sues brewery

    Thanks for agreeing and great memory and detective work to remember and find the wine. Yes, while I guess a red beer has potential rose symbolism, wine's already known for it.
  8. Guns N Roses sues brewery

    Maybe they could use that for a non-alcoholic beer called Paradise City: I'm off the Nightrain, I've arrived in Paradise City no more alcoholic reverie I've embraced sobriety Mr. Brownstone don't damn me the grass looks greener than ever the girls prettier than sunny weather I don't need you to take me home no more cos I'm drinking Paradise City to stay sober.
  9. Guns N Roses sues brewery

    Maybe they don't want to be associated with beer after their problems, and Duff and Slash writing extensively about it? I don't think Guns N' Rose is a very good name for a beer anyway. As Iron Maiden called theirs Trooper I think a Guns beer name would be better named after a song: Such as Rocket Queen (pale) or November Rain (dark).
  10. Guns N Roses sues brewery

    I guess I can call my memoir 'Guns N' Roses Approved' then, as they haven't sued me! But I won't, as I don't know, and out of respect for the band, and appreciation for not suing me if they have heard of me!
  11. Greta Thunberg's Groupie

    Evidence of good taste and balance. Yes, Brian seems a nice chap and a good singer. I think Bon's voice just had more sharpness, and his lyrics better storytelling and humour (like Axl versus most singers).
  12. Greta Thunberg's Groupie

    I still think you're wrong about GT in GB. It's like if the Pope visits Britain and criticises world war, and includes Britain; or if Guns visit Britain and criticise censorship, and include Britain. I think I can remember Skid Row's Seb Bach lambasting Brent Council for trying to censor them on stage supporting Guns at Wembley back in '93. I think people are too local-centric a lot of the time, taking offense at global debates including them. For example, if I say I prefer Bon Scott AC/DC to Brian Johnson AC/DC, it's down to my personal taste of their vocals, not because I prefer Oz to Geordieland! Or because I preferred American metal to British wasn't to do with politics. Greta's got a global message, and will probably take it to anywhere that's safe and accessible. Britain is included in that, but not a special case.
  13. Greta Thunberg's Groupie

    I don't think Greta Thunberg is attacking UK in particular, just 'touring' here like musicians do. Because musicians come to Britain and talk 'rebellion against the "system"', like Guns did, doesn't mean they're attacking any country in particular, just criticising the 'system' in general. As generally agreed amongst you, the UK is doing more than most, but can do better, and hopefully if it does it may inspire other countries, although I'm not optimistic - countries ruled by greedy and ruthless despots don't even look after their own people, let alone care for the planet's future!
  14. Greta Thunberg's Groupie

    She just started doing it cos she's got Asperger's and said she couldn't conform to such a stupid system, seeing conventional lies and spin for what they are from 'outside the box'. Guess she's come to UK cos she's got some publicity/demand here. She calls Asperger's her gift, which I think does have relevance for bands like Guns, who seemed to be making a big impact by just saying it as it was when they started - but about street level society rather than the environment. That's what set Guns apart from most 'hair bands', but they're songs were just a little better too... and then the epic stuff on Illusion took them up to a totally different level.
  15. Greta Thunberg's Groupie

    I am Latham, the new Banksy!