Friday, November 21, 2008
Surprise Appearance at the AMAs?
According to one well placed music industry Deep Throat, there is a very good chance you’ll see GN'R onstage at the American Music Awards this Sunday on ABC
“Axl wants to be the conquering hero,” says the source who has worked closely with some of the biggest acts in the world including Guns N’Roses. “The timing of the show on the night he brings out his masterpiece is too good for him to pass up. He knows it’s a good way to get in front of old and new fans in one swoop.”
This isn’t the first time the new Guns N’Roses have tried this kind of surprise. A bloated and out of breath Axl and his boys came out at the end of the 2002 MTV Awards to perform a melody of the band’s hits.
Maybe the appearance at the AMAs is to erase that memory.
The band is likely to be introduced by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry.
“Wait and see,” says the source, “the release of the record is just the beginning for Axl. He plans to be bigger than ever.”
Mack Arillo has only 1 question: Who's in the band? We know for sure that guitarist Robin Finck has flown the coop - everything else is pure speculation.
There is a rumor going around that Izzy Stradlin has packed up his belongings and moved to LA. I hope it's true. Welcome back to the jungle, Izzy!
Oh yeah, if you live in the continental US and you pre-ordered Chinese Democracy, you can expect it in your mailbox today! If you live further away, you can always listen to the free stream of the entire album here.
I'll leave you with this. Embedded below is the first cover version of "This I Love." Beautiful.
Thanks to everyone who's sent me mail over the last week. You know who you are.
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