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I can't think of another performer that would be able to get away with the stuff Axl does. Why when someone throws a shirt at Axl am I afraid of him ending the show? Obviously anyone else could do that if they got upset but either no one does or its certainly not as frequent. But why did Axl never have to change? You'd think at some point all the cancellations and arguments he's started would eventually affect attendance, etc.

Personally, if someone threw a shirt at Tom Petty, or really just name anyone, I don't think it would get me afraid that the show was about to end. I know I'll probably get a bunch of joke answers but its something I'm actually curious about. I know Axl's awesome but that just doesn't seem like enough to sustain that reason for almost 25 years.

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I can't think of another performer that would be able to get away with the stuff Axl does. Why when someone throws a shirt at Axl am I afraid of him ending the show? Obviously anyone else could do that if they got upset but either no one does or its certainly not as frequent. But why did Axl never have to change? You'd think at some point all the cancellations and arguments he's started would eventually affect attendance, etc.

Personally, if someone threw a shirt at Tom Petty, or really just name anyone, I don't think it would get me afraid that the show was about to end. I know I'll probably get a bunch of joke answers but its something I'm actually curious about. I know Axl's awesome but that just doesn't seem like enough to sustain that reason for almost 25 years.

Like it or not, he does do things his way. Maybe early on before they were signed he wasn't as drastic or fussy about it, but with all the accolades and success he has had, he probably doesn't really care about the consequences.

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I can't think of another performer that would be able to get away with the stuff Axl does. Why when someone throws a shirt at Axl am I afraid of him ending the show? Obviously anyone else could do that if they got upset but either no one does or its certainly not as frequent. But why did Axl never have to change? You'd think at some point all the cancellations and arguments he's started would eventually affect attendance, etc.

Personally, if someone threw a shirt at Tom Petty, or really just name anyone, I don't think it would get me afraid that the show was about to end. I know I'll probably get a bunch of joke answers but its something I'm actually curious about. I know Axl's awesome but that just doesn't seem like enough to sustain that reason for almost 25 years.

Like it or not, he does do things his way. Maybe early on before they were signed he wasn't as drastic or fussy about it, but with all the accolades and success he has had, he probably doesn't really care about the consequences.

well said , he gets away with it cause he doesn't give a fuck what the repercussions are as long as it's his decision in the matter.

It might no always work out in his interest but he does things his way.

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I can't think of another performer that would be able to get away with the stuff Axl does. Why when someone throws a shirt at Axl am I afraid of him ending the show? Obviously anyone else could do that if they got upset but either no one does or its certainly not as frequent. But why did Axl never have to change? You'd think at some point all the cancellations and arguments he's started would eventually affect attendance, etc.

Personally, if someone threw a shirt at Tom Petty, or really just name anyone, I don't think it would get me afraid that the show was about to end. I know I'll probably get a bunch of joke answers but its something I'm actually curious about. I know Axl's awesome but that just doesn't seem like enough to sustain that reason for almost 25 years.

Because throwing anything at anyone while they're doing their job is unacceptable. Just because other performers put up with it, doesn't mean Axl should.

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Personally, I love the music enough to want to see it performed live. And I think that's the key reason for most people.

I agree and thats not really what I'm saying. I was there the other night just asking myself "how does he get away with some of the shit he does?" Not saying he's wrong or anything, I just find it so interesting that he's such a unique case. You'd think eventually it'd piss enough people off but amazingly he's still going strong in terms of audience sales, etc. Just a thought that ran through my head.

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Personally, I love the music enough to want to see it performed live. And I think that's the key reason for most people.

I agree and thats not really what I'm saying. I was there the other night just asking myself "how does he get away with some of the shit he does?" Not saying he's wrong or anything, I just find it so interesting that he's such a unique case. You'd think eventually it'd piss enough people off but amazingly he's still going strong in terms of audience sales, etc. Just a thought that ran through my head.

To be honest, he does really piss me off like no other artist I listen to, simply because of his behaviour. Love the music, loathe the attitude.

But I do think that the popularity has sunk to some extent because of all of this. While I would buy a ticket, I know enough people who'd refuse to because of all of this drama.

Should the original Guns N Roses ever reunite, I'm sure alot of people would reconsider not buying a ticket though ;)

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I can't think of another performer that would be able to get away with the stuff Axl does. Why when someone throws a shirt at Axl am I afraid of him ending the show? Obviously anyone else could do that if they got upset but either no one does or its certainly not as frequent. But why did Axl never have to change? You'd think at some point all the cancellations and arguments he's started would eventually affect attendance, etc.

Personally, if someone threw a shirt at Tom Petty, or really just name anyone, I don't think it would get me afraid that the show was about to end. I know I'll probably get a bunch of joke answers but its something I'm actually curious about. I know Axl's awesome but that just doesn't seem like enough to sustain that reason for almost 25 years.

Like it or not, he does do things his way. Maybe early on before they were signed he wasn't as drastic or fussy about it, but with all the accolades and success he has had, he probably doesn't really care about the consequences.

well said , he gets away with it cause he doesn't give a fuck what the repercussions are as long as it's his decision in the matter.

It might no always work out in his interest but he does things his way.

I do admire what he does. Even though the late starts DO suck, he is remaining 150% true to himself, which is VERY scarce. Truly the last real rockstar...

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Personally, I love the music enough to want to see it performed live. And I think that's the key reason for most people.

I agree and thats not really what I'm saying. I was there the other night just asking myself "how does he get away with some of the shit he does?" Not saying he's wrong or anything, I just find it so interesting that he's such a unique case. You'd think eventually it'd piss enough people off but amazingly he's still going strong in terms of audience sales, etc. Just a thought that ran through my head.

To be honest, he does really piss me off like no other artist I listen to, simply because of his behaviour. Love the music, loathe the attitude.

But I do think that the popularity has sunk to some extent because of all of this. While I would buy a ticket, I know enough people who'd refuse to because of all of this drama.

Should the original Guns N Roses ever reunite, I'm sure alot of people would reconsider not buying a ticket though ;)

Well thats obvious. But yes, your point is exactly what I mean. My dad is a big fan but he's older now and doesn't have enough of a care to see Axl nowadays. He liked about half of Chinese Democracy and I could give him a setlist that I know he'd enjoy. But when he asked "So how long did he keep you waiting? Did he even show up?" last night after my show, it pretty much said it all. Its a joke, but theres definitely some truth to it.

Again, not saying Axl should change or anything. This is one of the things I love about him. But its just interesting that with the general public that always seem so fickle and bitch about the late starts and cancellations and stuff, they still end up going. I don't think there are many other bands/fans like that.

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With Axl, you never know IF he's showing up, WHAT TIME he's showing up, and IF you'll get to experience the full concert. There was this asshole with a green laser a few people behind me in RiR, and he kept pointing it at Axl. I actually blocked the laser with my hands 'cause I know that might piss Axl off and he might end the show or something. In 2010, people were throwing so much stuff I was sure he'd interrupt CD, thank God he didn't.

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Personally, I love the music enough to want to see it performed live. And I think that's the key reason for most people.

I agree and thats not really what I'm saying. I was there the other night just asking myself "how does he get away with some of the shit he does?" Not saying he's wrong or anything, I just find it so interesting that he's such a unique case. You'd think eventually it'd piss enough people off but amazingly he's still going strong in terms of audience sales, etc. Just a thought that ran through my head.

To be honest, he does really piss me off like no other artist I listen to, simply because of his behaviour. Love the music, loathe the attitude.

But I do think that the popularity has sunk to some extent because of all of this. While I would buy a ticket, I know enough people who'd refuse to because of all of this drama.

Should the original Guns N Roses ever reunite, I'm sure alot of people would reconsider not buying a ticket though ;)

Well thats obvious. But yes, your point is exactly what I mean. My dad is a big fan but he's older now and doesn't have enough of a care to see Axl nowadays. He liked about half of Chinese Democracy and I could give him a setlist that I know he'd enjoy. But when he asked "So how long did he keep you waiting? Did he even show up?" last night after my show, it pretty much said it all. Its a joke, but theres definitely some truth to it.

Again, not saying Axl should change or anything. This is one of the things I love about him. But its just interesting that with the general public that always seem so fickle and bitch about the late starts and cancellations and stuff, they still end up going. I don't think there are many other bands/fans like that.

I've accepted the late starts and all the Axl drama as stuff that goes on with seeing one of, if not the, best performances in rock that's not based around a goofy gimmick (GWAR). I'm also not one of the people who bitch about it the whole time before the show starts. That sort of gets me aggravated more than anything. If you're going, just take it in stride. I was the long haired fellow in front of you, oldie. I'm pretty pro-Axl, but I think it's that he is one of the last guys still doing in things his way or the highway. I personally respect that

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Axl is not the only performer that shows up late to shows or will stop a show because things are being thrown on stage.

Please name another artist or band that is/are consistently late going on stage.

Mariah Carrey and Rihanna (that's 2)

And now an act with some credibility :P

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I can't think of another performer that would be able to get away with the stuff Axl does. Why when someone throws a shirt at Axl am I afraid of him ending the show? Obviously anyone else could do that if they got upset but either no one does or its certainly not as frequent. But why did Axl never have to change? You'd think at some point all the cancellations and arguments he's started would eventually affect attendance, etc.

Personally, if someone threw a shirt at Tom Petty, or really just name anyone, I don't think it would get me afraid that the show was about to end. I know I'll probably get a bunch of joke answers but its something I'm actually curious about. I know Axl's awesome but that just doesn't seem like enough to sustain that reason for almost 25 years.

Unfortunatley he Isnt getting away with It. On the Illusions tour they would play In front of 20-70,000 people and today they are playing to 5-10,000 people. Its unfortunate because this band Is more than amazing live and have the potential to play to much bigger crowds.

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... because he is, repeat HE FUCKIN' IS the last man standing from an army that was used to be called ' greatest frontmen in the universe'

His way or no way! Whether you like it or not but you gotta give him credit for this.

Get with me or get the fuck outta my way seems to be his attitude and for fucks sake he is right!

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I can't think of another performer that would be able to get away with the stuff Axl does. Why when someone throws a shirt at Axl am I afraid of him ending the show? Obviously anyone else could do that if they got upset but either no one does or its certainly not as frequent. But why did Axl never have to change? You'd think at some point all the cancellations and arguments he's started would eventually affect attendance, etc.

Personally, if someone threw a shirt at Tom Petty, or really just name anyone, I don't think it would get me afraid that the show was about to end. I know I'll probably get a bunch of joke answers but its something I'm actually curious about. I know Axl's awesome but that just doesn't seem like enough to sustain that reason for almost 25 years.

Like it or not, he does do things his way. Maybe early on before they were signed he wasn't as drastic or fussy about it, but with all the accolades and success he has had, he probably doesn't really care about the consequences.

Exactly.

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