There was a time when we were way more glam. I had the hair and full makeup and everything. Now I just wear what I want.
"a collection of random ideas adding that he was focusing on prior involvements that had nothing to do with old GN'R."
“I haven`t spoken to Slash in ten years. I love the guy, I always wanted everyone to know how great he was, but... I was just talking to Izzy the other day though.”
"If you wanna throw sh*t, we will leave," ... "We would like to stay and have fun with you for a long time tonight. So we`re gonna have fun? Let`s try that again."
"Sometimes there`s these girls backstage going, `I love you Axl!` .I feel like saying, ‘Honey if you knew me, you would hate my f**king guts` ”.
"This seems like a pretty b**chin place to start the tour seeing as im a hickass motherf**king midwesterner like yourselves”.
"if you know anything about us, we write most of our songs based on an element of truth...this is like the only song that we`ve written out of like fantasy and a joke....you know cuz its a sick subject....but you know those days when your boyfreind or your girlfreinds just a pain in the f**kin ass and you wish you could just rip their head off and stuff it in a bag and stick it in the backyard? This is something called i used to love her but i had to kill her"
I`m pro-heterosexual. I can`t get enough of women. I have sex as often as possible...It`s not easy to be in a one-on-one relationship if the other person is not going to allow me to be with other people.
"I`ve discovered i scream the same way whether im about to be devoured by a great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot".
"When you got an dream and you really believe in it, doesn`t have to be an Rock n` Roll it can be an nuclear business man I dont give a sh*t but when your teachers and your parents are saying: oh, come on now, lets be reasonable just tell them to f**k off!"
"I`d like to dedicate this next song to a man who likes to play games... to a man that lives his life playing games... premeditated games... a man who`s so empty that thats all he can do is play f**king games... a man who`s a parasite... a man who makes who lives his life on s*cking off other peoples life force and their energy... an old man who likes to live precariously through young people and s*ck up all their life cause he has none of his own... I`d like to dedicate this song to a cheap punk named Warren Beatty... a man who has a family and a baby but he`s got to spent his time f**king around with other people because he doesn`t know what to do with his own life... a man who uses you, uses the media and uses everybody to... to fulfil his f**king parasitic needs... Well listen home f**k!... if you think Madonna kicked your ass I`m betting my money on Annette you stupid f**king a**h*le this is a song called Double Talkin Jive Motherf**ker!"
"We`re not the easist people to work with and we`ve basicly got this `screw you` atittude that gives a lot of people cause to worry. But we do know our limits. We stop if we think that we`re doing is going to screw up our music."
"We like to express our frustrations with life through our music. Instead of getting into a fight we put it into our music. That`s why I like to play as much as possible, because it keeps us much calmer and we can deal with people better that way."
"I personally love our songs. The bottom line is, if this were all to finish tomorrow, then at least I`ve got `em on tape. I`m not writing this for you, I`m not for anybody who listens to it. I`m doing it for me."
"People talk about how wrong it was doing drugs. Maybe they were the only tools could find then..."
"I always believed that the truth about what is going on in Guns N` Roses lives in just as exciting and just as dangerous, heavy and real as people thought the hype scene to be."
"Aerosmith are a tradition that I grew up with. They were the only band that the people who lived in my city in Indiana would accept wearing make-up and dressed cool."
"All of sudden I`m diagnosed a maniac-depressive...`Let`s put Axl on medication`. Well, the medication doesn`t help me deal with the stress, the only thing it does is keep people off my back."
"In a world he did not create, he will go through it as if it were his own. Half man, half beast, I don`t know what it is but it`s weird and it`s p*ssed off and calls itself Slash."
"We know we`re always going to be at odds with people on something. A lot of people are afraid to be that way and we`re not."
"At times I enjoy writing and at others times I just hate it because it`s definately having to go back and experience some pain and express what you really feel."
"Wake up... time to die!"
"This tour, I just hope I don`t die".
"They (the fans) don`t like when I let them know they don`t own me. Sometimes I don`t even own myself".
"Well, as you can see, being a f**king psycho basket-case like me has it`s advantages".
"I guess I like who I am now. I`d just like to have a little more internal peace. I`m sure everybody would".
"Generally, if I`m late I`m suicidal"...
I pretty much follow my own internal clock, and I perform better later at night. Nothing seems to work out for me until later at night. And it`s our show. I don`t want to make people sit around and wait... it drives me nuts. That hour-and-a-half or two-hour time period that I`m late onstage is living hell, because I`m wishing there was any way on earth I could get out where I am and knowing I`m not going to be able to make it. I`m late to everything). "I`ve always wanted to have it written in my will that when I die, the coffin shows up a half-hour late and says on the side, like in gold, - `SORRY I`M LATE`.
"My favourite cartoon characters are Metallica and Slash".
"When we started we wanted to be the coolest, sexiest, meanest, nastiest, loudest, funnest band. There was a group of consiousness of r*pe, pillage,search and destroy!"
The only real rock `n` roll band to came out of LA in the last ten years.
f**k YOU ST. LOUIS!!!!!!
“Crabs ain’t sh*t. I’d be glad to get crabs compared to anything else that you can get.”
“Back in Indiana people say: “Why do you put ‘Indiana s*cks’ in your song?” Indiana s*cks because they threw me in jail 20 times, and at least 15 of those I was innocent. It was a f**ked-up place for me.”
“We try and celebrate every chance we get. Usually, if we’re in a bad mood, it’s because we can’t find something to celebrate. There’s this club called the Cat House, and that’s just great for us. We have a really good time at that place.”
“We’ve lived too long on the streets, sleeping behind f**king garbage cans, in 24-hour restaurants and parks. We’ve f**ked in the backs of cars only because that’s where we lived.”
“We stand for the things we want. That’s the only reason we’re doing rock n’ roll. We’re not doing this because someone said, ‘Son, I want you to grow up and be a singer in a rock n’ roll band.’”
"We`ve all got `Never Mind The Bollocks` and Aerosmith`s `Rocks` and right now we listen to ‘Exile On Main Street’ a lot. The Ramones - back in `78 Izzy and I had all the tapes and learnt all the songs. Duff is a real big Johnny Thunders fanatic."
"We don`t want to associate ourselves with glam and the main reason is because that`s what Poison associates themselves with." They don`t like Poison. "I`ve told those guys personally that they can lock me in a room with all of them and I`ll be the only one who walks out! They used to come to our shows before they ever played a gig. Everybody copying them? Sorry I don`t see it. Poison came out in an article saying they started glam - I don`t know where they were in the `70s," Axl laughs. "The only reason I put my hair up is because Izzy had these pictures of Hanoi Rocks and they were cool, and because we hung out with this guy who studied Vogue magazine hairstyles and was really into doing hair..."
“I watch MTV and it`s hard not to throw sh*t at the TV set because it`s so f**king boring. Even the bands around here in LA are the same way, the whole music industry. It`s new to us, this business, and we meet these people and they say, `do this, do that`. And we go, `f**k it, f**k you! Because it`s just not us. We do whatever we want to."
The first time I got drunk I was 16. I know I was late. I was with these
three guys, and I had never smoked or taken any drugs before. We brought a case
of beer, and we bought joints, and I bought 40 Valiums-10 mg Valiums for $5.00 a
piece. I ate ten them, drank a bunch of beers, and smoked all these joints. Then
we nt to this rock concert downtown at Morris Theatre. This band called Road
Master was playing.
I went down to the theater, and girl goes, “You’re just too f**ked “So, I
tore up her ticket and threw it her. Then I went out in front of the hall and
directed traffic for a while. I threw a beer at this f**king cop, so friend
grabbed me and put all these different jackets on me and snuck me into the
concert. It was packed. I walked in, and one of my friends passed out in the
aisle. Then this guy stands up, looks at me and says, “What are you looking at?”
He was a big guy; so I hit him. I saw his teeth go back down into his throat,
and I ran.
Lots more happened that night. I fell out of the window of a two-story building
and broke my hand. I broke into an insane asylum; broke in one side and out the
other because I didn’t know how to go around the building. I wrecked a bicycle
that had no brakes underneath a train. Then my friend Paul put me in his car,
and I went flying over another car, and my friend’s dad came running out of the
house from across the street. He was going to shoot my friend because he thought
that somebody was out to kill me. It was a really exciting night.
We’ve lived too long on the streets, sleeping behind f**king garbage cans, in
24-hour restaurants and parks. We’ve f**ked in the backs of cars only because
that’s where we lived.
We stand for the things we want. That’s the only reason we’re doing rock n
roll.” “We’re not doing this because someone said, ‘Son, I
want you to grow up and be a singer in a rock n roll band.’”
I didn`t come all the Way to f**kin` England just to be told to go Back f**kin` Home by some f**king a**h*le!
Bon Jovi can s*ck my dick
My growth was stopped at two years old. And when they talk about Axl Rose being a screaming two-year-old, they`re right. There`s a screaming two-year-old who`s real p*ssed off and hides and won`t show himself that often, even to me. Because I couldn`t protect him. And the world didn`t protect him.
"Erin and I treated each other like sh*t. Sometimes we treated each other great,
because the children in us were best friends. But then there were other times
when we just f**ked up each other`s lives completely."
"I know a girl named Michelle and she became a really good friend of the bands` and I was going out with her for a while, It`s a true story. Slash and some other members of the band said that`s kinda too heavy to say about poor sweet Michelle; she`ll freak out. I`d written this nice sweet song about her and then I looked at it and thought that really doesn`t touch any basis of reality` so I put down an honest thing. It describes her life. This girl leads such a crazy life with doing drugs, or whatever she`s doing at the time, you don`t know if she`s gonna be there tomorrow. I showed her the lyrics after about three weeks of debating and she was so happy that someone didn`t just paint a pretty picture. She loves it."
"I`d just like to say that I have a personal disgust for small dogs, like poodles. I have some serious physical problems with them. Everything about them means I must kill them. I must."
"I sing in about five or six different voices-that are all part of me, it`s not contrived. I`m like a second baritone or something. I used to take choir classes and stuff and I`d always- sit there and since I could read music, I`d try to sing other people`s parts and see if I could get away with it. We had this teacher who was pitch perfect, or whatever you call it. He had ears` like a bat, man, like radar. So, in order to get away with singing someone else`s part, you`d really have to get it down. Or else, he`d know exactly what corner of the room this person is who`s not singing right. So, I guess, I really started working on it then by trying to mess with this guy`s head. Like how come he`s hearing a soprano in the bass section."