SAMMY HAGAR OFFERS TO LET AXL ROSE SUE HIM
Here’s a fun quote from a recent Sammy Hagar interview with Attention Deficit Delirium. Discussing the possibility of a reunion of the original Guns N’ Roses, Hagar says:
“They’ve proved it again and again and again that it ain’t [about] the money. They just don’t get along because Axl goes out for a lot less money with his version of Guns N’ Roses, and Slash goes out for a lot less money with Velvet Revolver or by himself. The amount of money they could make if they got it all back together, made a great record and toured the world would probably be as much as the Rolling Stones [get], and for them not to do it, it obviously ain’t about the money. Because they could do it. I would manage them. I’d be their manager and make sure they got the right deal from all the promoters. They could be the biggest band in the world if they wanted to.”
There’s three things I find funny about this statement:
- Yeah no shit it’s not about the money.
- Why does Hagar think GN’R would need him to be their manager? There’s probably plenty of other managers out there who would kill for that job, and I’m sure they would all have “making sure the band gets the right deal” (read: the largest possible sum of cash) right at the top of their “To Do” list.
- Since nine out of ten working relationships with Axl Rose end in a lawsuit, I’m not really sure why Hagar would volunteer for this job even if he WAS the only guy who could do it properly. Presumably, he thinks the amount of money he could make doing it would exceed the amount of money he’d have to pay his attorney when Rose accuses him of conspiring with Gilby Clarke to fuck-up his chi (or whatever), but I’m honestly not sure if that’s the case. And if Hagar thinks he could get through the experience without a lawsuit, well, he should just ask former GN’R managers Alan Niven and Irving Azoff, former GN’R official photographer Robert John, former GN’R significant others Erin Everly and Stephanie Seymour, or former GN’R members Slash, Duff McKagan, and Steven Adler how that worked out for them.
[via Metal Insider]