April 16, 2012 |
Axl Rose wasn't the only musician who didn't show up to perform Saturday at the 27th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, but it was illness that kept Rod Stewart from reuniting with the Faces and Adam Yauch from joining with the Beastie Boys. Rose's boycott of the 51/2-hour event generated the most sparks, however, because of his very public shunning of the ceremony and his decision not to join with his former bandmates as they became members of the Hall of Fame, which also inducted singer-songwriters Donovan and Laura Nyro and both incarnations of the British rock group the Small Faces and Faces.
April 12, 2012 |
This weekend, Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will throw its annual induction ceremony and concert to celebrate its newest members, which include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan and Guns N' Roses. Make that four-fifths of Guns N' Roses. Singer and co-founder Axl Rose released an open letter to the Rock Hall on Wednesday morning on The Times' Pop & Hiss blog declaring he'd skip the ceremony. He also requested that he not be inducted into the hall. "I won't be attending The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 2012 Ceremony and I respectfully decline my induction as a member of Guns N' Roses to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame," Rose, 50, wrote in the letter.
March 8, 2012
MUSIC Axl Rose and his band Guns N' Roses perform a rare club gig as part of their three-show L.A. Takeover. Although Rose is the only original member playing in the lineup, the band features longtime players Richard Fortus, Tommy Stinson, Bumblefoot and others. Expect to be taken down to the Paradise City more than once during this walk down acid-washed memory lane. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. Fri. Ticket prices vary. (323) 962-7600; http://www.livenation.com.
December 21, 2011 |
Axl Rose is wearing a white cotton bathrobe and white tube socks, relaxing on a couch backstage Friday night after a three-hour concert at Seattle's Key Arena, where he'd snaked his way through 34 songs with a version of the band he co-founded a quarter-century ago, Guns N' Roses. It's 3 a.m., and the singer, the sole remaining original member, has shed the bad-ass sunglasses and flat-brimmed Stetson-style hat he wore onstage, pulled off the snakeskin boots and changed out of his faded bell bottoms.
November 16, 2011
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Roger Waters, May 19 (Fri.) Staples Center Jay-Z and Kanye West, Dec. 11 (Fri.) The Forum Guns N' Roses, Dec. 21 (Mon.) Gibson Amphitheatre KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas with Blink-182, Dec. 10 (Wed.); Big Time Rush, Feb. 18 (Sat.) Honda Center Rammstein, May 17 (Sat.) The Satellite Just an Animal, Nov. 22; New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance Off, Dec. 6; Lost Lander, Dec. 8 (now)
HOME & GARDEN
October 27, 2010 |
Richard Fortus, rhythm and lead guitarist for the rock band Guns N' Roses, has placed his Woodland Hills house on the market at $549,000. Update: This version updates details on the house. The single-story contemporary has an open floor plan, cherry plank flooring and a flat-screen television in the living room. The kitchen features granite countertops and new stainless-steel appliances. There are three bedrooms, 13/4 bathrooms and 1,500 square feet of living space.