Rampant Rumors



Depending on who you believe, Axl Rose has been directly or indirectly responsible for four riots during the course of his career, and two of them were in Canada – one in Montreal and one in Vancouver.

So the news that Rose may announce Canadian tour dates (or at least a date) this Monday is somewhat unsettling.

It’s a big country and there are obviously some major markets left for Rose to alienate – a teaser banner suggests that he’s going to once again attack French Canada, although I’d point him towards Toronto, which is like New York if everyone was really, really polite – but at some point you’d think the government would just turn Rose away at the border, the same way they seem to turn everyone away at the border these days. I mean, what’s worse, having a ten year old record for possession, or being responsible for two major riots in the same country? That’s the kind of thing that dictators aspire to achieve, not aging rock stars.

Guns N’ Roses – which is now a cover band of a cover band, since half the dudes who helped write and record Chinese Democracy have since moved on to saner pastures – is already scheduled to terrorize Asia in December. It’ll be more than a year since Democracy was finally released, and the first time Rose has toured behind it. Now if only Brokencyde would follow that kind of touring cycle.


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