Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Guns N' Roses Frontman Sues Manager

The Decay That Is Rock N Roll Burnout

Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses frontman, Axl Rose, has sued legendary music manager, Irving Azoff, for exploitation and sabotage, regarding the failure of the aforementioned band's comeback record "Chinese Democracy." Sabotage is common in the music industry and very counter-productive on both ends.

Years of taking drugs and singing destructive songs such as "Sympathy For The Devil" has left the Guns N Roses frontman, Axl, a shell of his former self. So much so, the musician became a complete recluse in Malibu, California and began experimenting with unsound alternative religions and new age mysticism that did additional harm to an already damaged rock star.

In their hay day, Guns N' Roses were a big draw, due to songs such as "Welcome To The Jungle" "Sweet Child O' Mine" "Don't Cry" and "November Rain." Big hair and big guitar riffs launched them to stardom, but destroyed them personally in the process.

The 1980s were a time of excess and glamour and Guns N' Roses, like many other bands, indulged in the trappings of fame that were actually pitfalls. Rose found it increasingly difficult to work and withdrew. Along the way many tried to exploit the band financially, using many schemes and bad ideas to achieve said goal.