Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Vince Neil: "Axl Rose Let His Fans Down"

via Blabbermouth
Motley Crue's Vince Neil has slammed Axl Rose for letting the Guns N' Roses fans down.

GN'R's latest album, Chinese Democracy, the band's first since 1993's The Spaghetti Incident, failed to live up to the hype its 10 years in the making generated.

Neil tells the UK's The Sun that believes GN'R's loyal fans have finally grown sick of the band, thanks chiefly to Rose's failure to turn up to rehearsals and perform live shows.

"For [Chinese Democracy] to fail was pretty crazy after so many years of being recorded. Then the tour got cancelled," Vince is quoted as saying.

"A buddy of mine [presumably referring to current Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba, who also plays in Sixx: AM with Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx] went to go play guitar for him. They rehearsed for three months and Axl never once turned up. Rule number one: show up!

He's been doing that for many years. Finally I think the fans just went, 'Fuck it — can't do this anymore.'

You can't be a fan when you can't see the band."

Chinese Democracy, estimated to have cost around $13 million to make, had to settle for third place behind Kanye West and Taylor Swift on the US album chart when it was released in November last year.

Neil adds: "I heard one track and then it just disappeared off the radio. It was never talked about again."

Read more from The Sun.


Brody said...

Hard to disagree with anything Vince says here...

Anonymous said...

I have always been a big supporter of Axl, but I can't say Vince is wrong.

Brandonio! said...

Vince is a REAL entertainer all the way.The Axl is broken!

rose said...

Is that picture new?
and who the heck gives a shit about what he says.He's just an another cunt speakin'.

Lance V Dragan said...

Yeah, and with no promotion or tour Chinese Democracy still sold twice as many copies as Saints of Los Axl can still actually hit the notes when he does tour, Vince has toured non-stop making a fool of himself for the last decade, just watch the Cruefest DVD and listen to him try and sing anything and its a joke....

Anonymous said...

Who is this guy?!
The same who fueled things up w/ Izzy at MTV awards?!

Vince Neil:
1)GO FUCK YOURSELF. As far as I'm concerned, you are not intitled to speak on behalf of the Guns n' Roses fans. Get your own publicity, alright?
2) SHUT THE FUCK UP. When you talk about Chinese Democracy or how long the fuck it took to be made. If your songs are lousy and poor, take a second to listen REALLY listen to what's on the album. What, aren't songs getting played on the radio? I personally don't give a shit. If you, fucking clown, like to jump through hoops and give random blow jobs to mtv, you do it! Do it for you...i don't care! Pearl Jam are not airing singles on the radio, Alice in Chains either...LISTEN TO PROSTITUTE, YOU ASSHOLE!
3) I'm delighted with Chinese Democracy. What i think of the current line up or what lacks Axl, it does not involve disappointment. It involves respect: i respect the guy's options. If i would like to see them live? Of course. IF THEY'RE AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME. If not, i agree that axl and the rest of the guys get put.


ps: that being said...thanx vince, u just have might fired your buddy dj asba and fired up the red tornado! A ZILLION THANX!

Anonymous said...

It cracks me up that Motley is on tour but Vince's only concern is about Axl and GNR fans?! Interesting that he has nothing better to talk about or promote?! Are we supposed to take him seriously? Has Vince ever even wrote a song in his life? Does he even play an instrument? He has Nikki write all the songs and then he only sings half of the lyrics, either because he is too drunk to sing or he can't catch his breath? Not really sure?

Also, Vince has NO CLUE what is going on in Axl's or GNR's life, nor is it any of his business! SOLA is a horrible record with no meat to it at all, it is a one hit wonder. Nikki needs to stick with SixxAM, at least James is a songwriter and he can actually sing.

Anonymous said...

Vine can suck my dick

Anonymous said...

i'm a fan of both. i've always loved motley crue n' gn'r. but at least vince has always showed up to his shows n' sounded awesome. so FUCK YOU to all of you worthless ASSHOLES who're knockin' vince.
i bought chinese democracy n' i enjoyed it, but at the same time expected more. i still listen to it all the time. as far as axl goes, yeah he needs to get rid of his fuckin' ego , stop being late n' put his fans first. the fans are the reason he is where he is. without us he never would've made it. axl, you've got extreme talent there's no doubt about it. but you've got to relax n' realize that the world doesn't revolve around you. a band is a group effort. i think that your fans are in question on if you even care about them. i'm a fan n' this is my opinion.