|Axl was mentioned in an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online about rockers who use their fists:
3. Axl Rose
For sheer hair-trigger combustibility, few can equal the notorious Guns N' Roses front man. During the band's late-'80s heyday, I once asked a Milwaukee venue manager about his plans to book the famously unstable rockers.
"The thing you have to remember about Axl Rose," he said, "is that he's a sociopath. But we can work with that."
Rose's gentle disposition evidenced itself early. He was arrested more than 20 times back home in Indiana and, in his pre-superstar days, he once landed in intensive care after an ill-considered flareup with Los Angeles police.
Rose's most-celebrated combat came in 1991, when he leaped into the crowd at a St. Louis concert to accost a camera-toting fan. In the ensuing hourlong riot, more than 50 people were injured, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages were caused to the venue.
If being a Rose fan is dangerous, living near Axl also has some risk. In 1990, he was arrested for smacking a neighbor over the head with a wine bottle after she complained about him playing his music too loud.
Perhaps Rose's most amusing punch-out occurred when he clobbered a businessman in a Chicago bar for referring to him as "a Bon Jovi look-alike."
The rest of the article is available here.
Official Finnish DVD chart, week 6 2004:
Position / Last week / weeks on chart.
1. 1. 3 Use Your Illusion I GUNS N' ROSES
2. 2. 2 Use Your Illusion II GUNS N' ROSES
3. RE 6 Lichtspielhaus RAMMSTEIN
4. NEW Live The Doors
5. RE 9 Sekoilun ytimessä ELÄKELÄISET
According to www.fmqb.com, Velvet Revolver's single "Slither" is now scheduled for release on March 22nd/23rd.