Murderdolls Love Axl Rose

Wednesday 13 says Guns N' Roses Axl is the perfect gent, and if he's late it's worth it.

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Murderdolls frontman Wednesday 13 has revealed Axl Rose was the perfect host when his band supported Guns N' Roses on tour last year and has defended the enigmatic singer's infamous poor time-keeping claiming any fans who go to a GNR show get their money's worth. In a RockAAA exclusive Wednesday said: "Supporting Guns N' Roses was awesome. I was terrified at first as you hear all the stories about what it's going to be like and whether there will be a riot because Axl doesn't show up. I didn't know the band so all I knew was what I reading the paper. "And we were a support band going up against a crowd who sold-out before we were even announced so we knew we were going up against an army ready to see Guns N' Roses. "But then we got there on the first day and met the crew who were awesome. "They loved us and said we could use the whole stage, even use Axl's catwalk, we could use everything." Wednesday reveals the two bands became firm friends with the headliners often rocking out to the Murderdolls' performance with the exception of Axl who they didn't see for the first-three weeks of the tour when he personally rolled out the welcome mat to the band. He continues: "Every night the band was on the side of the stage, except Axl, rocking out and singing along to 1976 with their fists in the air. "Then about three-weeks into the tour no one had ever seen Axl as he comes in right before the show he came off stage after a three-hour set, comes right into our dressing room with sweat running down him and says Sorry I didn't get to say hello to you before now, but I've heard nothing but awesome things about you, my band loves you guys. I'm going to get dressed, come over to my room and we'll party.' "There was nothing that I heard of on that tour that was anywhere close to an audience complaining. He's Axl Rose, he can be 15 or 30 minutes late. He was talking about that too backstage. He was just like Man, I need to get in my zone, get in the vibe you know. I'm late but when I come out I'll play for three hours.' "It's like he has to play for that long. So he showed up late but he played you an extra hour of songs. "He's Axl f-ckin' Rose, you gotta hand it to him." Thanks for the report to RockAAA.com.

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    Luke200420
    Fuck yeah Muderdolls. Second favorite supergroup behind Stone Sour. Don't take it personal but Jim Root is my idol so just let him in ya'lls band and I will like you guys better.
    saul44
    Wow, all the Pantera fanboys have been replaced by rush fans. Seriously, I can't read about a band anymore without someone mentioning rush is better. I'm gonna go wild & say there are better bands out there & there are better genres than metal. Ignorance isn't bliss, it's ****in annoying.
    mr.mangum
    Harley Fay wrote: Seref wrote: Love Ax Rose? Guess I have a new band to never listen to. seriously? That's a pretty dumb reason to not listen to a band especially one that plays good music
    Murderdolls Good music pick one.
    G.Man
    Axl has some issues. Keeping the Guns N Roses name is pretty weak considering he's only 1 of 5 original members. And taking 15ish years to put out an album under the name Guns N Roses is just plain wrong. He should've just called it the Axl Rose Band. Don't get me wrong, I love the original GNR and everything solo that Slash, Duff, Izzy, and Axl have done since. But the dude is a total diva. Just get up there and rock, cut the bullshit.....Murderdolls rock.
    Xeus
    you know its either really good things you hear abou Axl or really bad things...maybe theres two?!
    consecutive e
    WheredMyRockGo? wrote: I've seen rush as well and it is a great show. But name one other band that rocks that long?
    The Cure. When I saw them it was a bit over 3 hours. No support.
    WheredMyRockGo?
    harpcicle wrote: Error - If he comes on an hour late and plays the same set he was suppose to, then he's giving the audience the same length of performance time, just an hour later instead not an extra hour And they may say its all fine to be an hour late if he still plays the whole set but most of us have to think about catching the last train home y'know
    I've seen rush as well and it is a great show. But name one other band that rocks that long? Not gonna happen. I've also seen the new GNR and they play forever. Sure they came on after midnight when I saw em but sebastian bach just played until GNR came on. It was awesome. I also enjoyed the suspense of that. Are they gonna show up or not? It's basically the kind of stuff that makes rock authentic and not so "correographed". Definitely not for everyone though.
    WheredMyRockGo?
    guns for hire wrote: Axl needs to take some notice of Rush. Those guys play as long or longer shows than GnR does, put his setlist to shame (ohay everyone gets a solo becuause we need to kill time, srsly axl?) AND they show up on time to do it. And they don't need an opening act to keep the audience from breaking shit in frustration before they take the stage.
    Whoops, meant to quote this
    powachord
    i dunno, but Axl sounds like a bit of a diva imo... if i was late to work by an hour id get my a** chewed out by my boss regardless if i stayed back and worked an extra hour
    gabcd86
    Good old Murderdolls. They were pretty ****ing awesome when I saw Guns in September. I was worried when I saw their logo on stage, and then when they walked out, all corpse-paint and leather.... but they were excellent. And this was a nice change from the "Waaah, Axl was mean to me." bullshit that normally gets posted.
    Skullivan
    guitarguy507 wrote: check out my band 5 cent angry beer on my profile, guitarguy507
    Sp-sp-sp-spaaaaam! Please only post comments that pertain to the article. Anyway, I'm suprised that a person/people would publicly admit liking Axl Rose. I'm okay with the Axl parodies and what not but I hate it when people make direct opinions about someone without even knowing them. Because everyone has watched Yngwie Malmsteen eat a donut before.
    RoxxHunter
    The 3 hour set includes: Guitar solo, drum solo, keyboard solo, guitar solo, guitar solo etc...
    luna_51
    GSKashmir : Ok, when I read those quotes from Axl, I read them in Dr. Roxxo's voice.
    I just watched the Cleanzo episode right before I read this article and did the exact same thing
    syn4ever
    -Annihilation- wrote: G.Man wrote: Axl has some issues. Keeping the Guns N Roses name is pretty weak considering he's only 1 of 5 original members. And taking 15ish years to put out an album under the name Guns N Roses is just plain wrong. He should've just called it the Axl Rose Band. Don't get me wrong, I love the original GNR and everything solo that Slash, Duff, Izzy, and Axl have done since. But the dude is a total diva. Just get up there and rock, cut the bullshit.....Murderdolls rock. And that's why I call them Axl & the rest of those guys..
    Maybe it was duff or steven who said it, but I think it should be W.A.R. : with axl rose
    Hamham272
    Oddsbodkins wrote: 90% of this Axl hate is pure bandwagoning.
    Quoted for truth but still you can't blame them, Axl is only Axl, he can only do so much...
    Slap-happy
    Cowless wrote: I think Axl Rose might be genuinely bipolar. Great guy when he's in a good mood, and total asshat on any other normal day. He also seems obsessive - he has to have things his way, or he'll throw a fit. /armchairpsychology
    Therree was an interview in Rolling Stone back in about 1991/2 in which Rose went over regression therapy and his childhood and I have a vague feeling that he even mentioned that he is bipolar in that article - I could be wrong but it would explain an awful lot.
    guitargodwannab
    Axl ****ing Rose.....thats all. and yea Fans complain...Toronto Ontario 06, ppl were getting pissed before they hit stage at 12am
    -Annihilation-
    G.Man wrote: Axl has some issues. Keeping the Guns N Roses name is pretty weak considering he's only 1 of 5 original members. And taking 15ish years to put out an album under the name Guns N Roses is just plain wrong. He should've just called it the Axl Rose Band. Don't get me wrong, I love the original GNR and everything solo that Slash, Duff, Izzy, and Axl have done since. But the dude is a total diva. Just get up there and rock, cut the bullshit.....Murderdolls rock.
    And that's why I call them Axl & the rest of those guys..
    hudsonstradlin
    This might all be, and I hate audiences that bottle the stage and start riots because he's late onstage, but why can't he get prepped for a show earlier than he usually does so that he can make it closer to the starting time?
    MegadethFan18
    Pretty refreshing to read the UG comment box on an Axl atrticle and notice I'm not the only one saying nice stuff about him.
    syn4ever
    Read Slash's book and now I'm reading Adler's. Axl is a douche off stage from what I've gathered after reading those. However, that being said, I think he's one of the best, if not the best, vocalist out there. I mean seriously, who else can keep the same singing voice for over 20 years? I know there's some out there, but still. Pretty impressive.
    Gibson_SG_uzr55
    That's cool that they came out and said this, Axl may be an ass but he isn't this horrible human being like people talk about. Synyster Gates once said after touring with them that he was pretty nice to them.
    darkl64
    The guy still puts on a great show, but you're gonna have to wait for it. Don't like it? Don't go see Guns N' Roses.
    Jyrgen
    Tedis1111 wrote: Cowless wrote: I think Axl Rose might be genuinely bipolar. Great guy when he's in a good mood, and total asshat on any other normal day. He also seems obsessive - he has to have things his way, or he'll throw a fit. /armchairpsychology i have been saying this for a while, if you read slash's book he even suggest he has some form of disorder
    Yeah he also had a pretty horrible childhood etc. Nice to hear such positive Axl news from an unbiased source.
    liam_gal
    Man, I need to get in my zone, get in the vibe you know. Im late but when I come out Ill play for three hours.
    well, he's right about that. I hate Axl Rose (love his music though) but he don't play 1h30m like most band, with a few exception, do
    thedarkblues06
    Jyrgen wrote: Tedis1111 wrote: Cowless wrote: I think Axl Rose might be genuinely bipolar. Great guy when he's in a good mood, and total asshat on any other normal day. He also seems obsessive - he has to have things his way, or he'll throw a fit. /armchairpsychology i have been saying this for a while, if you read slash's book he even suggest he has some form of disorder Yeah he also had a pretty horrible childhood etc. Nice to hear such positive Axl news from an unbiased source.
    As much as I hate Axl Rose, it is nice to know that people are willing to talk about the better side of him. /enjoyedarticle
    JimBonJovi
    How much money did Axl give these guys to say good things about him. If he's got to be in the "zone" before a show show up half an hour earlier or an hour earlier than you would normally and voila come on stage in time. A bunch of excuses if you ask me.
    SoLgEr
    I believe it was in one of the making the videos, where axl talks about seeing a psychologist and that he filled out a multiple choice test and next thing he knew they were saying he was maniac depressive.
    Tedis1111
    Cowless wrote: I think Axl Rose might be genuinely bipolar. Great guy when he's in a good mood, and total asshat on any other normal day. He also seems obsessive - he has to have things his way, or he'll throw a fit. /armchairpsychology
    i have been saying this for a while, if you read slash's book he even suggest he has some form of disorder
    CydoniaKnight95
    zorzlamayo wrote: **** you all where the **** is my buckethead
    +1 Buckethead's the most amazing and creative guitarist out there... maybe after Mikael Akerfeldt Although Axl's kinda douchey, the guy's a brilliant performer and a great musician I think we've kinda been biased against him since the whole showing-up-late thing
    Raining Kasch
    I love the old Guns along with the new, I just look at it like they're two different bands in one. As for Axl, the guy is awesome. Sure he goes off and does all this stuff, but he makes up for it.
    HoddiDarko
    Good to hear that he's not allbad! But he has proven to be a kind of dick number of times. GnR released some of the finest hard rock records of the 90's and I hear that the Nu-Gnr deliver those songs very well, when they occasionally do that.
    jhart08
    zorzlamayo wrote: **** you all where the **** is my buckethead
    every GnR post has someone like this
    Harley Fay
    Seref wrote: Love Ax Rose? Guess I have a new band to never listen to.
    seriously? That's a pretty dumb reason to not listen to a band especially one that plays good music
    Harley Fay
    stndrdprcdre wrote: Makes sense for a band like this to kiss his a**. They need all the exposure they can get. Sales from those Hot Topic t-shirts only get you so far.
    Are you serious?!?!?! Murderdolls DO NOT need to kiss his ass for exposure...Just having Joey Jordison in their band is enough...besides the fact that their music is pretty good
    Mike Mars 1225
    Axl could donate a million dollars to charity, and people would still call him a douche. Cut the guy some slack, it's not like he's the devil.