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Axl Rose Accused of Violent Sexual Assault

Former model Sheila Kennedy says Guns N' Roses frontman attacked her in 1989

(Newser) - Former Penthouse model Sheila Kennedy says Axl Rose attacked her in a "sexual, volatile rage" after he invited her back to his hotel room for a party in 1989. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday under New York's Adult Survivors Act, Kennedy says the Guns N' Roses frontman violently...

Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose Ending 30-Year Tradition
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Axl Rose Ending a 30-Year Concert Tradition

After woman is injured, he will stop throwing his mic into the crowd

(Newser) - As he has done at the end of pretty much every show for 30 years, Axl Rose tossed his mic into the crowd after a recent performance in Australia. Except this time, it bonked Guns N' Roses fan Rebecca Howe square in the face, she tells the Australian Broadcast Network...

Mnuchin Mixes Up Flags in Twitter Clash With Axl Rose

Rock singer is not a fan of the Treasury secretary

(Newser) - Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose tangled with Treasury Department frontman Steven Mnuchin in a Twitter spat Wednesday night. "It’s official! Whatever anyone may have previously thought of Steve Mnuchin he’s officially an a--hole," Rose tweeted . Mnuchin soon responded, tweeting : "What have you done for...

Axl Rose Trying to Erase 'Fat Photo' From Internet

It's a long shot

(Newser) - Axl Rose has been getting back in the spotlight of late—including a show last month with AC/DC and a reunion before that with Slash of Guns N' Roses—which might explain why he's getting a little defensive about his image. Torrent Freak reports that Rose's representatives are...

Slash, Axl Rose Reunite as Guns N' Roses After 23 Years

The legendary band played a surprise club show Friday in Los Angeles

(Newser) - On Friday night, 500 people were welcomed to the jungle when Slash and Axl Rose played together as Guns N' Roses for the first time in more than 20 years, AFP reports. It was—as Rolling Stone puts it—"a sight most GNR fans believed they would never witness...

Sources: Guns N' Roses Reuniting in 2016

Axl Rose hasn't played with Slash in 23 years

(Newser) - In a feat nearly as impressive as bringing Tupac Shakur back from the dead , Coachella has apparently persuaded the original lineup of Guns N' Roses to get back together for this year's festival. Sources tells Billboard that the reunited band is set to headline the festival in April and...

Cause of 20-Year Axl Rose-Slash Feud Finally Uncovered?

It could all have to do with Michael Jackson, big-screen TV

(Newser) - The mystery behind why Axl Rose and Slash have been on the outs since 1996, when Slash quit Guns N' Roses, may have finally been solved. And it all comes down to ... Michael Jackson and a big-screen TV? Vulture picks up on this tidbit from former GNR manager Doug Goldstein'...

18 Male Celebrity Divas
 18 Male Celebrity Divas 

18 Male Celebrity Divas

Jay-Z will only eat fancy PB&J, thank you very much

(Newser) - You certainly don't have to be female to be a diva, as these 18 men rounded up by Radar prove:
  • While performing, Kanye West will only use $400 Versace towels to wipe his face.
  • Tom Cruise recently demanded a Montenegro restaurant clear out so he could eat there alone.

Italian Political Ad Blasts David Axelrod as 'Axl Rose'

White House guru gets into Italian politics

(Newser) - David Axelrod lost a mustache, but gained a ... headband? President Obama's campaign guru, who shaved his 'stache for charity, is now advising a candidate for the premiership of Italy—where opponents have compared him to Guns 'N' Roses frontman Axl Rose, Politico reports. An ad attacking Axelrod'...

Axl Rose to Cleveland: Sorry, You Rock

He says decision to snub Hall of Fame has received a lot of support

(Newser) - Axl Rose wants the people of Cleveland to know his decision to shun Guns N' Roses' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction over the weekend was nothing personal. "I would like to apologize to Cleveland, Ohio, for not apologizing to them beforehand for not attending [the ceremony] in...

Axl Rose to Rock Hall: I Reject My Induction

He won't be there Saturday for Guns N' Roses honor

(Newser) - Green Day will make the induction speech this weekend when Guns N' Roses enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, notes Rolling Stone , but Axl Rose has just ensured that the speech might be a little ... tricky. GNR's co-founder and lead singer says he won't attend. "...

Furious Fans Force Guns N' Roses Off Stage

Late start to concert irks Irish audience

(Newser) - Maybe all they needed was a little patience? Irate Irish fans booed Guns N' Roses and pelted the band with plastic bottles and cups after the rockers started a concert in Dublin 40 minutes late, the Irish Times reports. Axl Rose warned the audience: "One more bottle and we...

Axl Sues Manager —for Trying to Reunite GNR

Rose also not happy Irving Azoff dared to use his real name

(Newser) - Axl Rose really, really does not want see Guns N’ Roses reunited, and he’s suing his former manager for allegedly attempting to do just that. Irving Azoff mishandled both the promotion of Chinese Democracy and the tour dates for Rose’s current band, the suit claims, all in an...

Chinese Democracry No Boon for Best Buy

Chain bought exclusive sales rights to new album

(Newser) - Best Buy paid millions for exclusive sales rights to Guns N’ Roses latest effort, but of 1.3 million copies ordered, only 318,000 have left the shelves, the Wall Street Journal reports. The chain was betting Chinese Democracy would be the record of the year. Instead, it debuted at...

Axl Outraged by Dr Pepper Promo Fizzle

Fury over 'exploitation' of fans in promo that offers free drinks linked to album release

(Newser) - Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is furious about a nationwide soft-drink giveaway linked to the band's latest album that went bad, reports E! Online. In a promo not authorized by the band, Dr Pepper offered free 20-ounce bottles if Guns N' Roses' new album was released in 2008. But...

China Nixes Chinese Democracy

Album title means new G'n'R record faces wall of Chinese censorship

(Newser) - China's government-owned music monopoly has told record stores not to waste their time trying to order the first new Guns N' Roses album in 17 years, the Wall Street Journal reports. Officials say the title alone—Chinese Democracy—would probably be enough to doom it, but a reference to the...

GN'R, Sir Paul Release New Albums Early

Eagerly awaited projects debut on MySpace—free

(Newser) - Fans can get an early online taste—legally—of the latest albums from Guns N’ Roses and Paul McCartney thanks to MySpace, Reuters reports. Members can stream the music free starting today but can't download it. Early reaction to the first GN'R album in 17 years is generally positive; Entertainment ...

At Long Last, Chinese Democracy
 At Long Last, 
 Chinese Democracy

At Long Last, Chinese Democracy

15-year wait is over for GN'R fans

(Newser) - It’s been 15 years since the last Guns N’ Roses album, but loyal fans can rest assured, Chinese Democracy “sounds a lot like the Guns n' Roses you know,” writes David Fricke for Rolling Stone. Axl Rose and his army of supporting players, from Buckethead to Nine...

Blogger Arrested in GN'R Leak
 Blogger Arrested in GN'R Leak

Blogger Arrested in GN'R Leak

27-year-old reportedly admitted to posting 9 songs

(Newser) - FBI agents arrested a blogger suspected of posting songs from the unreleased Guns N' Roses album Chinese Democracy on his website; the 27-year-old appeared in court yesterday, where bail was set at $10,000. Kevin Cogill, who reportedly admitted to streaming nine songs on his website in June, was charged...

FBI Drops in on GN'R Leaker
 FBI Drops in on GN'R Leaker 

FBI Drops in on GN'R Leaker

Feds looking into blogger's posting of material from long-awaited Chinese Democracy

(Newser) - When Kevin Skwerl leaked nine new tracks from long-awaited Guns N’ Roses album Chinese Democracy last week, he expected some fallout.  A visit from two “Mulder and Scully” types courtesy of the FBI was not quite what he had in mind, reports Rolling Stone.  “It‘s...

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