Monday, January 5, 2009


Is Tommy Stinson Still in Guns N' Roses?

The short answer is: No.

Check out his Myspace, where Guns N' Roses is nowhere to be seen. Better yet, check out the tour dates on Soul Asylum's webpage.

03/29/08 The Canyons Resort - Park City, Utah
07/13/08 Taste Of Dallas - Dallas, Texas
07/20/08 Rib Fest - Iowa Events Center - Des Moines, IA
07/25/08 Lumberjack Days - Stillwater, Minnesota
08/18/08 The Wolf Den - Uncasville, Connecticut

But don't take my word for it, NME reported last year that "[Replacements] Drummer Chris Mars retired from music to concentrate on painting, while Tommy Stinson, the teenage bassist, ended up in Guns N' Roses until a spat with Axl Rose forced his departure."

You remember the famous spat from 2006 where Tommy vehemently denied any friction between himself and Axl Rose.

You know, when Stinson threw down his bass in anger?

"In the past I have thrown my bass" said Tommy, and "we are getting along better than we ever have."

But of course, these are the types of denials that we've grown accustomed to.



dilligaf said...

hey mack, wtf is this an old post?
gnr is mentioned on the myspace, and those tour dates are last years.

"it was then that Tommy was invited to join Guns N' Roses, a position he holds to this day - rehearsing, co-writing, recording a soon-to-be-released album and playing live whenever called upon to do so.

As it turns out, in the complex world of GN'R, Tommy has a fair amount of downtime. "

sure it has not been updated recently (soon to be released album, but there is at least a mention.

personally i dont really mind if he is in or our, as the way axl has guns set up there is no real attachment to the members(like there is for izzy, slash etc), and it is all about him.

however i wish axl would get off his ass and promote this album, and clear up who is in who is out.

Mack Arillo said...

sorry folks!

dilligaf - you're right.

it was a mistake/im not being intentionally misleading

i didn't see Guns in tommys top 8 [or whatever] like all the other 'members.'

didn't realize those dates are so old [probably still confused over the 2008/9 thing like many of us old fucks].

that being said - i wouldn't be surprised if tommy was gone.

i'll update the blog later this AM - thx for setting me straight.


Mack Arillo said...

Soul Asylum should update their website.

dilligaf said...

ah no worries, every one is allowed a fuck up here and there once in a whie.

keep up the good work