Axl Rose ‘Should Grow The F**k Up And Let Guns N’ Roses Play’

I recently interviewed Eagles of Death Metal singer/guitarist Jesse Hughes for the BraveWords site, and in addition to discussing the group’s new album, Zipper Down, I couldn’t help but ask a Guns N’ Roses question (in case you forgot, EoDM were set to open shows for Guns in 2006, but it only lasted a single performance, with Axl Rose calling the band “Pigeons of Shit Metal” from the stage):

BraveWords: I’ve heard that two guitarists recently left Guns N’ Roses. Would you be a suitable replacement?

Jesse Hughes: “You know what man, every year, since Axl Rose fired us from the tour [in 2006], I have sent him a very sincere request – around Christmas time – inviting him to come in the studio and record two Christmas songs, and be released as ‘The Pigeons Of Shit Metal.’ And I always close it with a very judgmental, ‘Because I want you to know Axl, I’m willing to forgive you, and I feel like the rest of the world is, too.’ So I think that final statement he probably doesn’t appreciate too much, but Axl Rose unfairly – and incorrectly – is identified as ‘Guns N’ Roses.’ And I take umbrage to that. To me, Guns N’ Roses is Duff McKagan, Izzy fuckin’ Stradlin, Slash, and Steve Adler, and then Axl. When Axl was alone in the band, it was just ‘G n’ R.’ The ‘uns’ and the ‘oses’ became Velvet Revolver. And we just played a show in England, and Duff was there. It was fuckin’ awesome. I think if Guns N’ Roses really wants to play again, then Axl should grow the fuck up, and let THE Guns N’ Roses play. And that ain’t gonna happen unless it’s the actual members. Unless you want to turn Guns N’ Roses into a band like Menudo, or if it’s trying to turn it into Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. I mean, the Ringling brothers are dead, but you can still go to their circus, I guess.”

Read the rest of the interview (trust me, it’s an entertaining one) here.

  • Bilbo

    So I guess he won’t like it that much the rumour that is going strong right now that the so called reunion will be a hybrid of the current members with Slash and Duff…

  • Nacho Couret

    Eagles of who? Jesse James? Who is this guy?

    • yessireebob

      Exactly. He is trying to get his fame from Axl’s funny renaming of is band. Velvet Revolver did not sound like Guns either……..or try to.

      • http://Boom.com Boom

        You be the clueless. They already have the fame. They be around long time and have many records.

        Boom out!!

        • yessireebob

          Sorry but why is he talking about sending Axl cards? He is looking to latch on his fame or not?

          • http://Boom.com Boom

            He send the cardss to invite him to studio to record 2 songs for Christmas season. Be released as Pigeons of shit metal as the day Axl call them.

            Boom no see how this be latching onto fame. You be fucked in own head.

            Boom out!!

    • http://Boom.com Boom

      It be Eagles of death metal. Do the listening before you do the ripping of band.

      • Nacho Couret

        I do, and really sucks.

        • http://Boom.com Boom

          Boom just eat the nacho platter plate. They be the good.

  • yessireebob

    Why give this wannabe the attention he craves?? How many fuggin people send their crazed letters to celebrities??? They don’t get a headline for acting like it a REAL interaction. C’mon AltNation stop it with the crappy clickbait. You are cracking.

  • Uranus

    He really is a scary fat bastard now, eh?

  • astrocreep7

    When I think of the word “Rockstar” Axl is there.. This guy is a tool who was fired from tour. Stop reaching for attention. He can think he is friends with Duff or whoever but when Axl calls they will run to him! Not this guy!! LOL!!!

    • Felonious Punk

      Sweet avatar, bro. One of the greatest albums ever.

  • kris08

    1) Never heard of this dude
    2) Axl is known worldwide; this dude is nothing
    3) Fuck ’em

    • ITURBIDE

      Of course you never heard of him. You would need to have a good taste in music for that.

      • kris08

        Whatever, dude. So I guess most of us have shitty taste n music because we don’t know this guy.! Get real!

      • yessireebob

        I never bothered to check then out because I heard they were bad. If they are good now, I’d give credit where credit is due.

  • ITURBIDE

    First of all, this is an extract of an interview. You readers can’t judge him and say “he is an attention whore” or “he is trying to get his fame from Axl Rose” because the man is only answering one fucking question.

    The problem are the editors of this decadent website. You could post an interesting article about a good alternative band (by the way, Josh Homme is in Eagles Of Death Metal all you ignorant readers) but instead you just take the tabloid part and throw away the rest.

    this is the reason why you only see 6 or 7 regular names on the comments section. You can’t call yourselves a music website when you only post about nirvana, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam and Scott Weiland.

    grow up an listen some music made after 1996.

    • http://Boom.com Boom

      Boom be the very aware of the Eagles of the death metal. Boom dig the cherry cola. Boom also aware the Homme on few of the records. Boom say before that most commenters be the young punks with the copycat feelings. Most commenters types no even read music reports they just talk the shit. Boom get into the Eagles of the death metal due to Kyuss and queens of StoneAge journey due to the Homme.

      Boom out!!

      Now get rock the fuck out to the Shasta Beast.