Saturday, March 18, 2006

Rose Instigates Velvet Revolver Turmoil

Axl Rose has recently stoked the ire of Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland. The Guns N' Roses frontman claims that last October VR guitarist Slash referred to Weiland as "a fraud" (in addition to other things) when he showed up at Axl's door unannounced. The former GNR guitarist and Rose hadn't spoken in nearly ten years, so such an encounter is hard to believe.

While Slash has been uncharacteristically silent about the alleged meeting, Weiland has not been. On VR's official website he launched into a thunderous diatribe against Rose, calling him “Botox faced,” “wig wearin," " a frightened little man who once thought he was king," and a slew of other less-tasteful remarks.

With both bands slated to release albums later this year, the fight for Slash is an important one. Will Slash jump the VR ship and rejoin GNR, thus spawning a much talked about reunion? Or will the top-hatted guitarist remain in VR, reducing Axl's attempted reemergence to the top of the rock world to novelty status?

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