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2002.12.06 - The Province - Vancouver Ruled Out

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Post by Blackstar on Thu May 21, 2020 4:42 pm

2002.12.06 - The Province - Vancouver Ruled Out 2002_176

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Sorelle Saidman's
All-Star Bulletin


Vancouver ruled out

Axl Rose won’t talk about Vancouver or at least his handlers have put any questions about our fair city and the Guns N’ Roses riot on a “restricted” list.

The tightly wound rock star is doing a very (very) limited number of radio interviews and his handlers have circulated a rules list in advance to the hosts.

The interviews must be taped in advance (presumably to request edits if necessary) and can’t contain questions about the following:

■ Slash or other former band members

■ Other bands or music in general

■ Vancouver

■ Timeliness

The note tells the interviewers to ask about the current tour (except Vancouver); his new music (which nobody’s heard); the new record (which is supposed to be out “next year," just like the last seven next years’); and what it was like spending time and writing in China.

We’re not sure that it’s at the behest of control-freak Rose or if it’s his record company trying to circumnavigate Rose’s habit of ranting.

Meanwhile tour-wise, Guns N’ Roses are at least showing up but they’re not hitting the stage on time. The show the other night in London, Ont., started late at around 11 p.m. and went until 1 a.m.
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Post by Blackstar on Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:54 pm

A similar article was posted on the Metal Sludge website on Dec. 3, 2002:
RULES FOR INTERVIEWING AXL!

We had the following sent to us from a DJ at a radio station. They are doing an interview with Axl and his management sent over the following info to them:

1. The interview should be taped in advance and not promo'ed until the station has the tape in the can. (This means not to announce that they have an Axl Rose interview coming up until it's actually done. That way Axl can decide not to do it and the listeners won't even know he blew off the interview.)

2. Questions about the following are off:
a) Slash or any of the other former members of the band
b) Other bands or other music in general
c) Vancouver
d) Timeliness

3. The interviewer should ask about:
a) The current tour
b) His new music
c) The new record (Chinese Democracy)
d) He spent some time in China and wrote songs there - what was it like?

Wow, you can't even ask him about music in general! Not even, "So what are you listening to these days?" Basically, you're not supposed to ask him anything you would really WANT to know. That's why when you hear an interview with Axl, it's always about the same shit. However, it doesn't say you can't ask him about how much plastic surgery he's had and what's up with the wig?

Looks like 20 Questions with Metal Sludge would probably be out of the question, huh?

Axl isn't the only "rock star" to have a list of demands for interviewers. We should start collecting info like this and put it up on the page. If you work in the business and have some "rock stars" list of interview demands, send them over to us. We'd be happy to take a look at them.

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