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He he isn't wanted or respected? Give me a break! That boy is from Lafayette Indiana, and I knew his Mother and Dad. (worked on their cars)
Originally posted by CTrider
As a GNR fan I've always found Axl to be a real acid test to the ATS motto: Deny ignorance.
Everyone is soooo happy to bash the guy, yet probably everyone who's ever met the guy in real life (without an agenda that he didn't bow down to) have nothing but good to say about him and how he treats people. Yet the public audience draws conclusions based on media and other sources worse that third-hand hearsay or internet rumors.
Of all celebrities in the world, Axl probably holds himself to the highest of standards and should have his name synonymous with integrity. He's taken so much unjustified crap in the media it's no wonder he prefers to stay quiet. And even that is always turned against him. Then he writes an open letter and people who haven't even read the thing (even when it's available online... deny ignorance... hello!) are mouthing off again without any grounds beyond "He's a prick/egoist/primadonna/loser/sellout/hasbeen/whatever!" Which of course is the story of the music released by the current incarnation of GNR too...
And to add to the ignorance here, people are acting like RNRHOF is like a music industry Medal of Honor or something. It's not. It just sounds like it. But really... a private institution deciding who gets awarded and who doesn't. And the whole damn institution is the same age as GNR (+earlier incarnations). To me, GNR is a more prestigious institution
Originally posted by StealthyKat
reply to post by CTrider
I have been around him as my boyfriend at the time was in the industry.We were at a recording studio in California where they were at the time He is a very deep thinking and quiet person....however...if he doesn't get his way, or the slightest thing pisses him off...LOOKOUT! I think he's bi polar to be honest...that's how quick he snaps. For instance, he will walk offstage during a concert in a snit and cheat the people who paid a lot for tickets. I am in no way saying he does not have a good side, just that he has a tendency to freak out without warning So.....I am not just spewing "hearsay"....i have seen it first hand. I don't know him personally, but I was around enough to see how he is.
Originally posted by BrittanyLea
This doesn't surprise me. I had tickets to go see GnR when I was 14. I was so excited and Axle cancelled without reason a few days before. I still love the music, but I have been holding a grudge ever since.
Originally posted by Frankenchrist
Why did GnR get nominated anyways?
They had 1 good album.
Where as Rakim, the man that elevated hip hops rhyming skills to the next level, a true God MC, gets turned away?
If there was no Rakim, we would still be saying " a hip hop, boogie to the bang bang boogie, up jump the boogie"
In response to a few posts back - if I walk into a music store blindfolded, and it has 10 Marshall stacks with 10 Les Paul's and 10 guitar players all playing at once, one of them being Slash - I can guarantee you I'll be able to pick out which one is Slash!