GUNS N’ ROSES – APPETITE FOR DEMOCRACY 3D
GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Daren Jay “DJ” Ashba has confirmed that the band will return to Las Vegas this spring for its second residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Over the past week I’ve put out a few intentionally sarcastic tweets in response and calling attention to the killing of an 18 month old baby male giraffe named Marius by the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark.
And in that regard I think that without more information or a better understanding of not just how this particular breeding program works or why it’s believed to be necessary and seemingly without room for exception or public opinion… to the average person it would seem that…
1.) Marius could have been spared and was a waste of a healthy young animal’s life.
2.) The manner in which he was if not euthanized then disposed of seemed particularly barbaric, unnecessary and a vulgar or grotesque display of inconsideration and complete disregard for public sentiments adding a level of morbid spectacle and horrendousness difficult for most to comprehend by doing so not just in front of but for what seems some misguided or twisted sense of educational purposes for children.
3.) The seemingly cold and clinical responses and attitudes regarding this unfortunate event by those involved appearing to be somewhat defiant, arrogant and even seeming somewhat perversely satisfied with themselves and their actions going as far as to express “pride” in their decisions comes off as completely heartless in regard to the animals and seems extremely disrespectful toward the general public on this issue.
Perhaps their comments were taken out of context? Perhaps there’s something lost in translation? I don’t know that anyone is trying to say or act in this situation as if they truly know more than these particular or any professional animal caretakers or zoologists etc. but I do know that at present plenty of lay people worldwide do not understand or approve of what took place here. And again without more information and better understanding of the breeding program and why this was deemed the appropriate course of action this event seems misguided and a crime against the very nature those in such positions are thought to be involved with as protectors and caretakers of such animals.
One can attempt to justify these choices as those taking into consideration a bigger picture scientifically but in my view there seems to be more than one perspective to that picture and it would appear that adherence to such a rigid or strict nature of such clinical focus may be disregarding the public impact of their actions.
For most normal everyday people that love, care about and enjoy animals this event has been a tragedy. An unexpected, unimaginable and what for many is most devastating a seemingly avoidable horror show that somehow seems lost on the professionals involved and those speaking for the zoo a facility that’s in my opinion thought to exist for the animals, the public, educational purposes and science in as best a sense of harmony as possible. Just as it’s a privilege for the public to visit, view and experience these animals it’s also a privilege to work with and care for the animals and have the opportunity to do so while interacting and/or working with the public.
Unfortunately somehow in this instance all or much of that seems to have been forgotten.
I går skrev Axl følgende kommentar på sin twitterprofil:
I dag fulgte han det op med disse ord:
But seriously, let me get this straight… The Danes killed a 2yr old baby giraffe, chopped it up n’ fed him to the lions (allegedly in front of kids) to avoid inbreeding rather than find a place for it. Maybe this is a big problem over there I don’t know but I’m not getting how this deters siblings n’ various other assorted Danish family members from fuckin’ each other?! J/k :)☺
For 1 time siden skrev han:
Lemme get a Giraffica, a homemade cherry Danish, some o’ them pre-fried Pepper’s… Oh! n’ a liter of cola!
Vi sendte nogle links til Axl som han forhåbentlig ser + et interview med Bengt Holst som du kan se her.
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Opdatering (13. jan.):
De danske aviser B.T. og E.B er nu også hoppet med på Axl’s kommentarer:
Siden det kom frem, at Red Hot Chili Peppers spillede playback ved Super Bowl 2.februar, har der ikke været stille ved tasterne hos Guns N’ Roses -forsanger Axl Rose.
Asked for an update on ADLER’s current status, Jacob told RadioScreamer see video below: “We haven’t broken up. We had to cancel the tour, obviously, ‘cause Steven had to concentrate on himself, and that’s priority No. 1. We love him; he’s our brother and we want him to be healthy and staying at home. For the meantime, it’s healthier [that way]. And maybe one of these days we’ll be able to do some shows, or whatever. But nah, we haven’t broken up, and he’s our brother.”
Mötley Crüe promise they will never, ever, ever get back together after they break up next year. Today, the band members went so far as to sign a “cessation of touring agreement” at a press conference in Los Angeles. That legal filing will go into effect at the end of 2015.
Interview with current Guns N’ Roses and Pisser drummer Frank Ferrer. Ferrer tells stories about what it’s like to be in Guns N’ Roses today, what’s next for the band, and what is going on with his other project, Pisser.
Robin Finck may not be as recognizable a name as the band with whom he plays – Nine Inch Nails – but it is the guitarist’s unique mastery of both tone and performance that adds much to the industrial band’s sweeping soundscape panoramas. In fact unless you’re a hardcore Guns N’ Roses fan you may not even realize that Finck was one of the main contributors to “Chinese Democracy,” the long running Axl Rose album that was finally released in 2008. Because Robin has played in bands dominated by highly visible frontmen – Rose of course and NIN’s Trent Reznor – he tends to get overlooked when the Best Guitarist lists get written. But he is a stunningly accomplished player (he was accepted to the Berklee School of Music but trashed that idea for an open audition with NIN) capable of playing everything from beautiful nylon-string acoustic strums on “Hurt” to insane whammy-inspired feedback freakout solos on “Piggy.” He is also in the very early stages of his own solo album (and insists that it’s still very early days yet) but once released will absolutely establish him as a major player in the world of electric guitar.
He is currently out with Nine Inch Nails on their 2013 Tension tour. It is an epic juggernaut that will take him through the end of the year and will include Australian and New Zealand dates in 2014 alongside Queens of the Stone Age. On a rare day off, Finck found an hour to talk about life as Axl Rose’s guitar player and what it’s been being a Nine Inch Nail.
Once and for all, here’s the complete story of how Jimmy Iovine’s copy of ‘Chinese Democracy’ made it into my hands, and everything that happened afterwards.