The hopeful part of my heart wants Axl to show up, scream, and completely destroy the naysayers by melting the hipster glasses right off their faces with a crushing performance ofSweet Child O’ Mine, while ushering in a new wave of hair metal to fill the void of good music we live with today.
The blackened, cynical part of my heart understands that Axl will probably let us down again.
Slash thinks so too. In aninterviewwith Rolling Stone, Slash said that Axl hates him and that a reunion performance is not likely. Then again, if you read the Slash autobiography, you’ll learn Slash is deeply scarred by his relationship with Axl. A psychiatrist could write a book on how mental Slash and Axl really are.
Do you think Guns N’ Roses will reunite and perform on Saturday?
Posted onMay 11, 2011|Comments Off on Green Day and a parent exchange words
Back in December of 1996, worried about the influence of Green Day’s “explicit” fourth album, Insomniac, on her 8-year-old son, a mother decided to write a slightly aggressive letter of complaint to the band. It clearly hit a nerve, and she soon received a handwritten response from then-24-year-old frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. Both letters can be seen below.
Frankly, I kinda of agree with the parent here, but not for the same reasons. I just think Green Day music is “rubbish.” Still, you gotta appreciate Billie Joe’s response.