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pretty sure we learned on mygnr that thats volcano62 aka lolcano

Do you think so? I always found volcano to be more the type to agree with a post like axl rose husband wrote then to actually write something like that.

In any case as long as this poster is respectful we should respect their opinion even if they can't back it up with facts.....They will lose their credibility in short order and no one will take them seriously.....

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Like I have been saying! More 3rd party folks supporting Axl's position.

This is supported by the fact that Slash released his book to try to clarify his position. And at around the time of his book release, Slash did attempt to apologize. But his apology was very vague. All Slash apologized for was for "allowing his bitterness and anger" get the best of him, but he never specially said what things he said and did that were wrong. The apology was never specifically stated towards Axl either.

And what Axl wants is for Slash to clear Axl's name.

But Sla$h will never publicly take back the negative things and lies he said about Axl publicly. Because that would hurt his $wallet$. It benefits him more that the media and fans view Axl as the badguy and him as the goodguy.

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Good luck mate but based on his recent interviews and his book I doubt he will open up and deal you the real dirt

When I initially approached him with an email, I went in knowing full well that what I wanted answered was going to be difficult. I was upfront with him and told him that some of the questions may be difficult to answer because of his position and relationship with both parties. Despite this, he agreed to look at a series of questions. I'm doing my best to word and re-word each question to where he doesn't feel as though he is speaking on anyone's behalf or stepping on any toes. Understandably, he's already made it clear that he wouldn't do that - and I wouldn't expect him to. If anything, expect a perspective only; no dirt dishing or finger pointing. My questions aren't even trying to prompt any of that.

As far as a timeframe, I don't know. If Duff Mckagan agrees to give me an interview, I don't set timeframes as to when it must be completed by.

Sounds like you have a plan and look forward to your interview...always great to hear what Duff has to say........next please interview Izzy so we c a n find out what the lyrics to "14 years" mean.....

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Loved Marc's interview. He consistently stays unbiased. Never making Slash too innocent, nor Axl too evil. But he must just shake his head sometimes.

Marc is cool, though he mentioned that this interview is more or less full of misquotes and putting words in his mouth. In other words this interview is partially fake.

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Loved Marc's interview. He consistently stays unbiased. Never making Slash too innocent, nor Axl too evil. But he must just shake his head sometimes.

Marc is cool, though he mentioned that this interview is more or less full of misquotes and putting words in his mouth. In other words this interview is partially fake.

Yes, but clarified some of that. He has also come on these boards and commented pretty much along the same lines. I just think he has a down to Earth way of explaining it all. He does them both a service.

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probably, but with this interview (if true) I realized again what an asshole Axl is for getting mad at him for releasing his book with the "devils". That bitter old man is so obsessed with this thing.

True, though the bigger reason for Axl's disappointment seemed to be about timing. the reason was that he wanted him to wait until the album was released and with significant delays, it's not really fair to ask Marc to keep waiting.

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........next please interview Izzy so we c a n find out what the lyrics to "14 years" mean.....

Isn't it a generally accepted fact and common knowledge that the lyrics of "14 years" are about Axl? Just like a lot of songs on the first Snakepit album.

To be honest, it has never even crossed my mind that they could be about anyone/anything else besides Axl. I think Izzy even talked about that song and the lyrics in an interview once (years after he had left the band).

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........next please interview Izzy so we c a n find out what the lyrics to "14 years" mean.....

Isn't it a generally accepted fact and common knowledge that the lyrics of "14 years" are about Axl? Just like a lot of songs on the first Snakepit album.

To be honest, it has never even crossed my mind that they could be about anyone/anything else besides Axl. I think Izzy even talked about that song and the lyrics in an interview once (years after he had left the band).

I also heard before it was about Axl. I just can't recall were or who said it. It could indeed be Izzy in an interview, but which one? Can't remember.

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The white lies are as simple as Slash once saying that he didn't like to play Sweet Child because it's not heavy enough. Joe Perry used to say that he didn't like to play Dream On for the same reason. It's monkey see monkey do. trying to act like it's not cool to play the song. Meanwhile he plays it now with his own band. Not that this has anything to do with what Axl is upset about., but it's just to give you an example of something Slash once said that he only said because he thought it would make him look cool. He did lie about going to Axl's house to try to make peace because it backfired on him when Axl or Beta went to the press with it. He lied because he didn't want to get in trouble with the VR guys over it. Thats more of an example of being backed in a corner. I think one of the biggest thing that Axl is upset over could be Slash quitting the band and leaving Axl high and dry. Axl had to start from scratch. Also those comments about Robin was when Axl first starting working with Robin and saw something in him that gave Axl a breath of fresh air. Maybe it was a few riffs that he heard and felt that they would make great songs. Like "Better"

Thanks for replying Marc! The SCOM thing is a perfect example of what I'm talking about. In Slash's book, he said he did a bunch of coke and couldn't remember how to play it (imo a white lie to not insult the fans who love the song). If you watch the video, you kind of get the impression that Slash is coked up out of his mind, and can't help but laughing at the reaction he gets from the crowd when he starts playing the SCOM intro(and ends up fucking it up), since he never really liked the song because it didn't represent what the band was about, yet it was the song that made them so big at the same time.

Basically what I'm saying is that IMO, Slash said he didn't like SCOM because it wasn't heavy enough, and wasn't trying to make himself look cool, but was just telling the truth. He later ended up realizing that that wasn't a cool thing to say, and told a white lie to cover his ass. Basically " I did a bunch of coke and fucked up the intro-white lie", rather than "I did a bunch of coke and couldn't stop laughing at all the people who like this stupid fucking song, to the point that I couldn't even play the intro - truth".

here the video for anyone who cares.

MARC, THANK YOU FOR POSTING IN THIS THREAD. If you could respond to this post /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ it would be greatly appreciated. Obviously I don't have the relationship with Slash that you do, but I feel my description of Slash's "lies" is more accurate than your blunt statement of "Slash lies". Please respond.

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The white lies are as simple as Slash once saying that he didn't like to play Sweet Child because it's not heavy enough. Joe Perry used to say that he didn't like to play Dream On for the same reason. It's monkey see monkey do. trying to act like it's not cool to play the song. Meanwhile he plays it now with his own band. Not that this has anything to do with what Axl is upset about., but it's just to give you an example of something Slash once said that he only said because he thought it would make him look cool. He did lie about going to Axl's house to try to make peace because it backfired on him when Axl or Beta went to the press with it. He lied because he didn't want to get in trouble with the VR guys over it. Thats more of an example of being backed in a corner. I think one of the biggest thing that Axl is upset over could be Slash quitting the band and leaving Axl high and dry. Axl had to start from scratch. Also those comments about Robin was when Axl first starting working with Robin and saw something in him that gave Axl a breath of fresh air. Maybe it was a few riffs that he heard and felt that they would make great songs. Like "Better"

This (bolded) is what I've been saying for years now, and is the best explaination as to why Duff and Izzy got "get ouf of jail free cards" while Slash doesn't.

It's as simple as putting the puzzle pieces together. An example being, Axl JUST said, what two weeks ago, that there would be no room for even a conversation for a reunion unless all of the lies get cleaned up, blah blah blah. Yet Duff, released a book AFTER seemingly making amends with Axl echoing what Slash said about how Axl got ownership of the name, which Axl said was a lie. Yet, not only has Duff played with Axl since Duff released the book, but Axl says in the SAME LETTER that he says there would be no room for even a conversation for a reunion .. that he'd be willing to play with Duff and Izzy again in the future. Duff and Izzy, who let's not forget, ALSO ran their mouths about Axl being difficult without much sugarcoating.

Yes, us hardcores know just how valuable Duff's and Izzy's contributions were, but to the general public Axl and Slash were like peanut butter and jelly, and you absolutely can not have one without the other. So, I think it's a combination of Axl being insane, petty, and feeling a sense of abandonment being the most logical reason as to why he still maintains such a venomous hatred towards Slash. Am I proclaiming that to be fact? No. But it doesn't seem too far fetched, especially at this point, seeing how a lot of things don't add up otherwise. :shrugs:

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Everyone lies in some way or another. It's not a big deal. What I was trying to say is Axl thinks Slash has lied about almost everything he has said and what I'm saying is there are 2 sides to a story and that doesn't mean that one of them has lied. If they were to get a chance to talk it out, Axl might see how some of the things that has said or done make sense to why Slash did or said the things at the time he said them that have made Axl so upset. I'm sure some of the things that Slash has said were pokes at Axl, but Slash also has a few things that he believes Axl has done that made him upset too. As time went by, Slash doesn't care about what ever it was that he was upset about and has been ready to move on for a while now. The things that happened between them is for them to ether work out or not. It's up to them no one else. I think Axl would be much better off talking this out with someone that does this for a living. I hate to see Axl living with this shit on his back, holding all this anger. It's not very healthy and it will at some point take over his life. even if they never work it out, if Axl were to talk it out, he would be able to move on and live a much better life.

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Everyone lies in some way or another. It's not a big deal. What I was trying to say is Axl thinks Slash has lied about almost everything he has said and what I'm saying is there are 2 sides to a story and that doesn't mean that one of them has lied. If they were to get a chance to talk it out, Axl might see how some of the things that has said or done make sense to why Slash did or said the things at the time he said them that have made Axl so upset. I'm sure some of the things that Slash has said were pokes at Axl, but Slash also has a few things that he believes Axl has done that made him upset too. As time went by, Slash doesn't care about what ever it was that he was upset about and has been ready to move on for a while now. The things that happened between them is for them to ether work out or not. It's up to them no one else. I think Axl would be much better off talking this out with someone that does this for a living. I hate to see Axl living with this shit on his back, holding all this anger. It's not very healthy and it will at some point take over his life. even if they never work it out, if Axl were to talk it out, he would be able to move on and live a much better life.

Marc -

To your knowledge, has anyone ever tried to get Slash to own up to these "wrongs" or lies (as Axl sees them)?

If Slash were to admit to these supposed lies, do you believe that any of them are so big that they would change the public's opinion of him - or are they the type of lies that would only mean something to Axl?

In your opinion, if Slash were to admit to these things - and offer a public apology - would it be enough for Axl to forgive him and possibly collaborate with him again?

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Marc -

To your knowledge, has anyone ever tried to get Slash to own up to these "wrongs" or lies (as Axl sees them)?

If Slash were to admit to these supposed lies, do you believe that any of them are so big that they would change the public's opinion of him - or are they the type of lies that would only mean something to Axl?

In your opinion, if Slash were to admit to these things - and offer a public apology - would it be enough for Axl to forgive him and possibly collaborate with him again?

Damn. Couldn't've asked better questions myself.

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........next please interview Izzy so we c a n find out what the lyrics to "14 years" mean.....

Isn't it a generally accepted fact and common knowledge that the lyrics of "14 years" are about Axl? Just like a lot of songs on the first Snakepit album.

To be honest, it has never even crossed my mind that they could be about anyone/anything else besides Axl. I think Izzy even talked about that song and the lyrics in an interview once (years after he had left the band).

I also heard before it was about Axl. I just can't recall were or who said it. It could indeed be Izzy in an interview, but which one? Can't remember.

Yeah I heard also and reading the lyrics that is certainly feasible but I respect Marc's knowledge and he should know for sure I think......

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So trying to call Axl a "dictator" is nothing more than your brainwashed opinion. It is not supported by facts at all!

Come on now. We have 25 years of evidece to draw from.

What's more liekly? Axl as dictator or Axl as easygoing fun guy?

And the evidence is what again?

Duff, Izzy and Slash have all stated in interviews that one of the reasons they quit was because of Axl's meglomania and need to control everything. Then of course there is the small matter of Axl fighting for control of the GnR brand name........ What other proof do you need?

Izzy stated A LOT of reasons for why he quit.

He even didn't want Slash to join the band because he hated Slash's style and sound. So pick your favorite reason for why Izzy quit.

Trying to blame Axl for Izzy quitting is not factual at all when you take into consideration all the other reasons. And the fact that Izzy and Axl are best buddies says a lot. Axl never demanded Izzy to publicly apologize because nothing Izzy has ever said were said with serious intent.

You have no clue about the what happened with the GnR name rights. Axl did not victimize Slash and Duff. Go recheck your story on this one.

Slash and Duff were fawked out of their minds on booze and drugs. So to them, of course it would seem like Axl was trying to control everything. When in fact it was Axl who was trying to prevent everything from falling a part, especially in the face of their deaths.

Did Axl start GnR? Yes. Is GnR Axl's band? Yes. Is GnR Axl's solo project? Yes.

So Axl has every right to do what he must to protect GnR. But to claim that Axl treated Slash or Duff like slaves, is far from the truth.

I hear HTGTH is still open unlike MYGN'R. Please go there and stay there. Kthxbai.

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Marc, do you know why it is seemingly so hard for Axl to release new music? That was an amazing interview you did too.

It's hard for anyone to get anything done when they are holding on to something that is keeping them busy with hate, It takes every bit of strength just to get by.

They have music left over from the last record and they are all good musicians. Axl can make something great form almost anything, but like I said I think Axl would get so much more done if he found someone to talk with that could help him understand why some of the things turned out the way they did and help him let go of the anger. He blames Slash for stealing 15 years from his life. With the right help he could have been over it years ago. I used to talk to him about some of it, but I'm not an expert, so I could only hear what he was saying, but didn't know how to advice him. When I found out 10 years ago that I was OCD, When I talked to someone about it and read a book on it, I told Axl about it and told him I thought he was also , but he disagreed. I think he is very Obsessive in his anger with the people he is upset with and with some of the things he does in his life. The problem is most people that have it, don't know it and don't believe they have it. However once they see they have it, is a big step in the healing and understanding on how it takes over your life. Part of your brain get a message from from another part and like a dummy we obey it and do what its commands us to do. Once you realize that it is a bullshit message you no longer have to obey it. The only problem is your brain will still send you the message anyway, you just have to know not to listen to it. This is something that can be controlled with out medication although they do have them to help. Also As you get older it gets worse and harder to fix.

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Marc, do you know why it is seemingly so hard for Axl to release new music? That was an amazing interview you did too.

It's hard for anyone to get anything done when they are holding on to something that is keeping them busy with hate, It takes every bit of strength just to get by.

They have music left over from the last record and they are all good musicians. Axl can make something great form almost anything, but like I said I think Axl would get so much more done if he found someone to talk with that could help him understand why some of the things turned out the way they did and help him let go of the anger. He blames Slash for stealing 15 years from his life. With the right help he could have been over it years ago. I used to talk to him about some of it, but I'm not an expert, so I could only hear what he was saying, but didn't know how to advice him. When I found out 10 years ago that I was OCD, When I talked to someone about it and read a book on it, I told Axl about it and told him I thought he was also , but he disagreed. I think he is very Obsessive in his anger with the people he is upset with and with some of the things he does in his life. The problem is most people that have it, don't know it and don't believe they have it. However once they see they have it, is a big step in the healing and understanding on how it takes over your life. Part of your brain get a message from from another part and like a dummy we obey it and do what its commands us to do. Once you realize that it is a bullshit message you no longer have to obey it. The only problem is your brain will still send you the message anyway, you just have to know not the listen to it. This is something that can be controlled with out medication although they do have them to help. Also As you get older it gets worse and harder to fix.

See I get your mindset, but at this point in time and given his past behaviour I simply feel that Axl's a lost case at this point in time.

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Marc, do you know why it is seemingly so hard for Axl to release new music? That was an amazing interview you did too.

It's hard for anyone to get anything done when they are holding on to something that is keeping them busy with hate, It takes every bit of strength just to get by.

They have music left over from the last record and they are all good musicians. Axl can make something great form almost anything, but like I said I think Axl would get so much more done if he found someone to talk with that could help him understand why some of the things turned out the way they did and help him let go of the anger. He blames Slash for stealing 15 years from his life. With the right help he could have been over it years ago. I used to talk to him about some of it, but I'm not an expert, so I could only hear what he was saying, but didn't know how to advice him. When I found out 10 years ago that I was OCD, When I talked to someone about it and read a book on it, I told Axl about it and told him I thought he was also , but he disagreed. I think he is very Obsessive in his anger with the people he is upset with and with some of the things he does in his life. The problem is most people that have it, don't know it and don't believe they have it. However once they see they have it, is a big step in the healing and understanding on how it takes over your life. Part of your brain get a message from from another part and like a dummy we obey it and do what its commands us to do. Once you realize that it is a bullshit message you no longer have to obey it. The only problem is your brain will still send you the message anyway, you just have to know not the listen to it. This is something that can be controlled with out medication although they do have them to help. Also As you get older it gets worse and harder to fix.

Thanks for your insight, Marc. Do you think Axl lost his confidence in New GNR after Buckethead left? To me, I thought the 2002 lineup was his chance to get back to the big time, and I don't see that happening with Bumblefoot and DJ on guitar. The unreleased CD stuff is what still keeps me interested at this point.

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