METALLICA’s James Hetfield famously slammed GUNS N’ ROSES frontman Axl Rose’s rider when the two bands toured together in the early ’90s in a video that became a YouTube hit.
Hetfield picks up where he left off with Axl’s 2010 rider and tells Byron Cooke of Australia’s long-running rock station Triple M what he really thinks of GUNS N’ ROSES. See how the videos compare below.
“I’ve got nothing against GUNS N’ ROSES,” Hetfield tells Cooke. “I mean, he’s doing what he wants to do at this point. I don’t know if there’s much ‘guns’ or ‘roses’ in any of that, but it’s Axl, and he is Axl and he has not changed or waned one bit, and I kind of respect that.”
Axl’s requirements haven’t changed much over two decades. The same booze, the same cheese… However, Axl now needs a bed in his dressing room. “What does he do, sleep at the gig?” Hetfield laughs.
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