Axl Rose has denied authorizing a statement which appeared on the Guns N’ Roses MySpace page last Thursday concerning a scuffle at LAX airport. The original statement declared that Rose was “unhurt last evening when he was accosted by an unruly group of paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport” and that he “was not injured during the unprovoked attack.” But in the new statement, which was also posted on the band’s MySpace page, Rose is quoted as saying that he, “did not release any statement or authorize either any statement or anyone to release a statement regarding anything at any airport anywhere.” Rose also informs “any publications running this” that they should “feel free to tack on whatever negative agenda supporting nonsense you generally do (You know who you are!!). After all it’s only someone else’s livelihood you media police state, no fun, spoil sport, communist bastards. Peace!!”
To be honest, this new statement raises a loft more questions than it answers. What was Rose’s problem with the original release (which can still be perused on the band’s website)? Did he dislike the accusation that he hadn’t provoked the paparazzi? And how do we know that this new statement has been authorized by Rose himself? Moreover, does anyone still care what the G N’R frontman has to say? Or is it time to consign him to the garbage heap of history, which is of course the destination Communist firebrand Leon Trotsky accurately declared the Mensheviks were bound after they walked out of the Second Congress of Soviets in October 1917 (I knew studying the Russian Revolution at college would pay off one day)?
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