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Axl Rose causes a riot?
November 8, 2002 6:35 AM   Subscribe

Axl Rose causes a riot? Give it up Axl, riots were so 10yrs. ago.
posted by pallid (35 comments total)

 
...riots were so 10yrs. ago.
Not to be mean, but I thought Axl 'was so 10yrs. ago.'
posted by Shane at 6:46 AM on November 8, 2002


Axl didn't cause the riot. No Axl caused the riot.
posted by mischief at 6:50 AM on November 8, 2002


Can this band just hurry up and implode already?
posted by tommyspoon at 6:50 AM on November 8, 2002


Axl didn't cause the riot.

It was always burning.
Since the world's been turning.
posted by machaus at 6:54 AM on November 8, 2002


The trouble began when the venue doors didn't open as scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Some people in the lineup began leading chants of "B.S., B.S."

Such a polite group those Canadians. Even in a fevered metalhead rage they curse in abbreviations.
posted by jeremias at 6:54 AM on November 8, 2002


What happened, did his wig catch on fire?

*zing!*
posted by dhoyt at 6:56 AM on November 8, 2002


A band spokesman said poor weather conditions at Los Angeles airport made it impossible for Rose's plane to fly.

I think rioting is the only logical response to airline delays. I, personally, am going to bust some shit up at La Guardia next time this happens....
posted by subgenius at 6:58 AM on November 8, 2002


Even in a fevered metalhead rage they curse in abbreviations.
I thought Bon Jovi passed for Canadian Metal...
(Heh, isn't this turning into a comment-fest. Also, I have nothing against Canada, I'm considering taking someone's suggestion to move there...)
posted by Shane at 6:58 AM on November 8, 2002


I shall never think of Canadians the same way again. It makes me think twice about all the Tim Hortons that have sprung up in the Rochester, NY area too.
posted by tommasz at 7:07 AM on November 8, 2002


There's reports in the Vancouver press that weather conditions were not a factor at LAX yesterday. Could it be a publicity stunt?
posted by btwillig at 7:09 AM on November 8, 2002


It was pouring rain in LA yesterday. Axel probably couldn't get his Mercedes out of the driveway of his Malibu home. None of his neighbors would let him borrow their Hummers so he was stuck.
posted by MaddCutty at 7:13 AM on November 8, 2002


<paradise city>
take me back to the 1980's.
when the bands couldn't play and axl rose was shitty,
oh won't you please kill me now...
</paradise city>
posted by quonsar at 7:21 AM on November 8, 2002


I thought Bon Jovi passed for Canadian Metal...

No, that'd be Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, Voivoid, and / or Blasphemy. There are a few more, but those are the most prominent.
posted by Dark Messiah at 7:22 AM on November 8, 2002


Relax, I'm sure it was just a melee or a scuffle.
posted by madprops at 7:25 AM on November 8, 2002


Don't forget Helix
posted by btwillig at 7:25 AM on November 8, 2002


Dark Messiah: You forgot Pale Omen, Sludgepull, Fetid, Orchrytopse, and Deathline
posted by shoos at 7:38 AM on November 8, 2002


i mean Dethline, or was it Scarthoryx?
posted by shoos at 7:41 AM on November 8, 2002


and ten thousand other bands that sound exactly like Slayer!
posted by angry modem at 7:48 AM on November 8, 2002


i made those up. But they sound scary, though, anyways, don't they?
posted by shoos at 7:54 AM on November 8, 2002


It's funny, I had to take the stupid bus home from school yesterday (I live downtown) and the back of the bus was full of drunken G'N'R fans whoopin' it up, like they were hangin' out in their friend's parent's basement. My first thought was, "this is why I hang out at places where people do drugs, drunk people are fsckin' annoying as hell!" -why are drugs illegal and drinking not, when drinking people are such a larger nuisance on everyone else? When was the last time a bunch of stoned/high people rioted? Anyways, back to the point (is there a point? I doubt it). My second thought was, "who the hell listens to G'N'R these days? well, one look back in the bus and I was met with exactly what my stereotyped generalizations predicted... Well anyways, one guy said, "you're not going to like what I'm hearing on my radio right now, the show is cancelled" and they're all, "no way man, you're just shittin' us, no way man.... aw, if it IS cancelled I'm gonna fsckin' RIOT!!!" and they're all, "yeah, yeah!!! riot! dude!".
It's funny I guess they got their wish....
(note: on preview the radio is mentioning it was only like a few people (dozens tops) sounds pretty mild....)
posted by imaswinger at 7:56 AM on November 8, 2002


I wonder what would have happened if they just told the crowd that the plane was missing instead of delayed.
posted by yonderboy at 7:58 AM on November 8, 2002


and ten thousand other bands that sound exactly like Slayer!

Slayer are thrash, not death metal. The bands I mentioned are death metal. (Well, Blasphemy is black metal, but that's mainly semantics.)
posted by Dark Messiah at 7:59 AM on November 8, 2002


Axl is such an arse. Why can't he rename the band 'I'm desperate for fame, but suck'. Whatever it is now, its not Guns N Roses...
posted by Orange Goblin at 8:33 AM on November 8, 2002



"That's it, I'm trashing all my GNR stuff," said fan Dana Claydon. "I've been waiting for this since '93 when Axl cancelled the last time. What a jerk."


Trashing all your GNR stuff? Geez, what are you gonna wear to work?
posted by frisky biscuits at 8:54 AM on November 8, 2002


Trashing all your GNR stuff? Geez, what are you gonna wear to work?

Motörhead!
posted by Dark Messiah at 9:38 AM on November 8, 2002


As a Seattle-native living just north of LAX, I have to snicker over the fact that the scattered showers that we had yesterday were (supposedly) enough to affect commercial flights. Angelenos in the rain are like Seattleites in the snow: terribly confused, unable to drive, and ready to cancel everything.
posted by arielmeadow at 9:41 AM on November 8, 2002


Slayer are thrash, not death metal. The bands I mentioned are death metal. (Well, Blasphemy is black metal, but that's mainly semantics.)

which is all the more reason why my joke was too obscure. ;)
posted by angry modem at 10:08 AM on November 8, 2002


I don't see what the big deal is. I mean, Axl has been troubled in the past with that cold November rain...
posted by sharksandwich at 10:49 AM on November 8, 2002


Well played, sharksandwich!
posted by websavvy at 11:03 AM on November 8, 2002


I thought it sounded more like a melee.
posted by liquidgnome at 11:15 AM on November 8, 2002


They ought to just rename the band "Axl and the guys who aren't Slash."

Hey, *I* still listen to G'n'R!
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 11:37 AM on November 8, 2002


sharksandwich, that made my morning. Thank you.
posted by youhas at 11:38 AM on November 8, 2002


sharksandwich - brilliant
yellingatnothing - lol, yeah
posted by Orange Goblin at 12:25 PM on November 8, 2002


Buckethead should have came out to calm the crowd with his buckety goodness.
posted by wfrgms at 1:50 PM on November 8, 2002


I guess Axl was "pretty tied up". I wonder if he could ride her? ;-)
posted by tomcosgrave at 3:17 PM on November 8, 2002


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