GUNS N' ROSES IS BACK!
WHERE HAS AXL BEEN ALL THESE
According to insiders, Axl rarely emerges from his house, and when he does it's only to buy sundries at the beach-side shopping malls in the presence of his matronly housekeeper.
Over the past six years, Rose's public appearances have been few and far between. In April 1996, he turned up backstage at a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at the L.A. Forum. "He'd cut his hair short and grown a beard," recalled Chilis drummer Chad Smith. "I didn't recognise him."
Another sighting placed him buying popcorn at a cinema in Century City, Los Angeles, while further sources claim to have seen him as far afield as New York, apparently sporting black or brown hair that looked suspiciously like a wig.
Indeed, the only
public sighting that can be properly verified occured in February 1998,
when he was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona for disorderly conduct at the
local airport. Rose's trial took place exactly one year later. He didn't
attend the hearing, and was fined $500 in his absence. A police photo taken
at the time of his arrest shows him with short hair and five o'clock shadow.
This is the last picture anyone outside the Guns camp has seen of him.
GN'R NEW ALBUM
& LINE-UP INFORMATION!
Current Line Up Of GN'R
(The Recording Line-up):
Out of the
The New Album:
might be on the album:
According to Axl Rose, GN'R have been working on around 70 new songs.The record will be about, anywhere from 16 to 18 songs. They've recorded at least two albums' worth of material that is solidly recorded.
About the New Album:
Speculations has mounted that Rose forced the new band to re-record the entire album three times, and that the process has already cost more than a million dollars. Moby claims that there is a completed version of the album and suggesting that Axl should simply release it immediately, regardless of circumstances.
When Axl was the only original member left of GN'R he began working with a series of "name" musicians, including former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, Nine Inch Nails drum programmer Chris Vrenna, ex- Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese and even original Gunner Izzy Stradlin'. Between 1994 and 1998, these various line-ups rehearsed at L.A. recording studio The Complex, where they would work 10 hours shifts running 9pm to 7am. By April 1998, the line-up had finally settled down and the band were said to be making their first tentative steps towrds actually recording a new album.
For this new
album four producers were considered for the project , including Scott
Litt (R.E.M.), Steve Lillywhite (U2), Mark Bell (Björk) and Youth
(the Verve). Also techno oracle Moby was mentioned for the producers chair,
but he had to focus on his own work.
OTHER GN'R RELATED PROJECTS
The more than two hours of material Wallace mixed was culled from shows recorded in Tokyo, Las Vegas and Mexico City. The Tokyo material is likely taken from the same shows that spawned the double-live concert video Use Your Illusion I & II: Live in Tokyo, while the Vegas show may be the same that produced a live version of "Yesterdays," which was included on a self-titled import CD single.
With A New Song On 'End Of Days' Soundtrack:
WHAT ARE THE EX-GUNNERS
McKagan is now reported
to be recording another solo album. Since the day he left Guns N' Roses,
he has released alot of albums with different punk-rock bands.
Duff has also
been recording together with ex-gunner & guitarist Izzy Stradlin, and
played the bass on most of the tracks on Izzy's second solo album "117
Degrees", which was released in March '98.
In 1999 he started a new band called Loaded, and they've released a live album. And you can order it from Duff's official website (http://www.duff-mckagan.com), where you also can find more info on Mr. McKagan & Loaded.
Clarke made a 3rd
solo album, "Rubber" and it was released on the Pavement Music
label, on September 29th, 1998. Track list and info here!
Thereafter he's been touring, and playing alot of club gigs.
Sound clips are
available in MP3 format at Elly Russell's Official
Binge site, as well as new photos of Matt and an exclusive interview.
You can also order the EP from that site!
Sorum also appears on Pat Torpey's (drummer for Mr. Big) solo album -Pat Torpey 'Odd Man Out', which was released in Japan on July 25th 1998.
The keyboardist, harmonica player and vocalist Teddy Andreas (who was playing with GN'R during the world tour 91-93), released an album, "Innocent Loser", in 1998. Matt plays drums on a couple of tracks.The album also features Duff McKagan n' Slash, (more info here).
In 1996 he was
teaming up with band mate Duff McKagan, Duran Duran bassist John Taylor
and Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones in the punk-n' roll band Neurotic
Outsiders. They released a self titled album, "Neurotic Outsiders".
He wrote a book in 1998 called "No Bed Of Roses" (co-authored with his mother), it describes in details his turbulent days before, during, and after GN'R. He's also written a song that shares a title with the book. More info. here! In October 1998 he was jailed for 150 days after being found guilty of domestic violence.
In 1997 he took
out a court case against the band (Guns N' Roses) and won a six-figure
1997-99 Andreas Björlenstam GN'R -"WE AIN'T DEAD YET"