GW Blog: Read Axl Rose's Angry Response to a Bad Concert Review from 1992

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gwlucas

I may be one of the fortunate few, but I saw GNR several times and there was never once any drama. Perhaps I should have bought lotto tickets those nights...

jefffos

Look, I was at that show, 6 rows back center stage, July 1992 at the (then) Hoosier Dome. First, Faith No More put on one helluva of a show. Then Metallica proceeded to play the best f**kin' show I have EVER witnessed. They KILLED Guns N' Roses at every one of those shows (as I'm sure you've all heard of the backlash to that)! Axl was 2hrs and 55 min late (we clocked it) and to calm the crowd, the cameras started to film hot women. As that progressed, the women (more intoxicated by the second) started to flash the cameras, that were being played on the bigscreen. One quick flash, turned into a double flash, clothes were taken off (tops AND bottoms), couples were making out, then girls were making out, and then...well you get the picture. When the lights went down for Guns the ENTIRE crowd booed. To be fair, it wasn't just because Axl was late, we just wanted to see how far it was gonna go! Axl comes out in a "Free Mike Tyson" shirt (Tyson was in prison in Indy at the time), and when Axl asked how we liked his shirt, the crowd responded wildly because we all supported Tyson. Axl then said how wrong it was that he was in prison, then said "You know who put him there right?", crowd's not cheering at this point, Axl says "You did you bunch of redneck, white trash, racist mother f**kers", "That's all this state is, a bunch of white trash pieces of sh*t!". Then "That's why I left this sh*thole.", at this point the crowd starts to boo and Axl resonded' "F**k you, you wanna boo me? F*ck you, until you guys can give me the respect I deserve, I'm f**king leaving!". He came back out and he put on a really great show. When they were on, they were REALLY on!And he did say some more out of place things, but they were great musically. They didn't even come close to Metallica, but that's just how great Metallica really was. Rose did apologize at the end of the show and said he was only trying to get us "Up for the show, don't take any of that sh*t personally", but by then he'd lost the crowd. I'm just glad we were able to see one of the early shows before Hetfield was burnt and Axl really went nuts. Coincidentally, Mark Allen was a HORRIBLE music critic who rarely gave any decent reviews and enjoyed tearing bands down. His critism of Rose wasn't entirely unwarrented though. Allen was just a d**k!!!

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MetFan1

Interesting, now that you describe the events between Metallica and GN'R, I do recall some of this happening!!! Wow, this just confirms that all the pre-partying we did prior to the show fuzzed my memory a bit! Thanks for the reminders! It was a great show though...and Metallica did rule the show just as they always have every time that I've seen them.

jefffos

Metallica was KILLER that night! I don't know if you remember this, but during "Welcome to the Jungle" one of the inflatable monsters at the right side of the stage became caught on something, got punctured, and deflated and that pissed Axl off even more. Then, when they were throwing out roses at the end of the show, some piece of s**t jumped over two rows and punched a girl in the face to get arose that Axl threw. Axl FREAKED OUT and started calling him names and stormed off the stage. To be honest, I barely remember that last part, because after 9hrs there and 6.5hrs of metal, I was exhausted. Hell, I was exhausted after Metallica! Again, to be completely fair, Civil War and Axl, Duff, and Slash's acoustic performance of "Wild Horses" was worth the wait. Metallica still destroyed them though...

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mak101

Every time Axl speaks, our brain cells die. Soon we will all be as ignorant and irrelevant as he is. Adler had it right with "Axl and his hacks". One overweight, unable to hit the notes singer does not make it Guns and Roses.

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MetFan1

I was actually at this concert but am not surprised that I don't remember Axl's tirants and GN'R coming on two hours late most likely due to being under the influence just a little :) What I do remember was a kick ass show from all the bands (including GN'R at least while they were performing) and it was just increadible to see two massive bands co-headlining such a concert! Wish I could see it again!!!

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