Guns 'n' Roses | Anorak

Posts Tagged ‘Guns ‘n’ Roses’

Radiohead and Slash sticks it to BDS bigots: Jewish Devils get the best tunes

When Thom Yorke’s gave BDS the finger, we cheered. You should cheer too. The monocular Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) mob demanded Radiohead cancel their show in Tel Aviv, Israel – a country vast in the Bible and Leftish dogma but in reality small and dusty. “Their ill-advised concert in Tel Aviv suggests to me that they only want to hear one side – the one that supports apartheid,” said Jeremy Corbyn’s mate Ken Loach in the Independent. “Every international artist who plays in Israel serves as a propaganda tool for the Israeli government.”

Anyone who saw and enjoyed the Corbyn set at Glastonbury will hope the Jewish state finally sees sense and Tel Aviv gets twinned with Somerset and Islington. Politics is music and music is politics, hymns the popular song of the correct, compassionate and knowing.

Many more have added their voices to the chorus seeking to impose a cultural blockade on Israel, its peoples and anyone who agrees with them in the spirit of – get this – inclusivity, equality and diversity. Desmond Tutu, Roger Waters, Thurston Moore and Dave Randall were all aghast at Radiohead’s concert in the Israeli beach-side city. “Music helps drown out the cries of the oppressed,” opined Randall without irony. Music does more harm than good. It’s the kind of message sure to get a sympathetic ear among the Taliban.

“Anybody who’s tempted to do that, like our friends in Radiohead, if only they would actually educate themselves,” advises knowing Waters, who addresses Yorke in an open letter on a BDS live chat: “I look forward to – if you feel like it, when you finish your trip to Israel, because you probably still will go – write me a letter and tell me how much good you did and how much change you managed to affect by chatting with musicians.”

In the face of the scholarly and superior Waters, Yorke is defiant. “We’ve played in Israel for over 20 years through a succession of governments, some more liberal than others,” he said. “As we have in America. We don’t endorse Netanyahu any more than Trump, but we still play in America. Music, art and academia is about crossing borders, not building them, about open minds not closed ones, about shared humanity, dialogue and freedom of expression.”

He goes on. “Imagine how offensive that is for Jonny.. [Radiohead’s Johnny Greenwood is married to an Arab-Jew]. Just to assume that we know nothing about this. Just to throw the word ‘apartheid’ around and think that’s enough. It’s fucking weird. It’s such an extraordinary waste of energy.”

Although it’s not weird to make the world’s one Jewish state a special case for censorship. Israel’s unique status among the enlightened too-often smells of something horribly familiar and nasty. Throughout history the people of God’s dad are often a special case.

But never fear, Jews and your apologists. The Devil always has the best tunes. Pink Floyd’s Waters – a fair-minded and reasoned man who compares modern-day Israel to Germany under the Nazis – can’t make it. But Guns ‘n Rose can. Take it away, Slash:


Posted: 19th, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Axl Rose Threatens Everyone With New Guns N’ Roses LP



THERE was a time when Guns N’ Roses were the perfect, pompous ragtag gaggle of panto rock villains, waddling around giganto-stages and blasting out ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ while smoking fags and drinking booze from the bottle.

Then, like all good enormous rock bands, they cocked it all up with drugs and in-fighting.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 10th, June 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Guns ‘n’ Roses refused Hall Of Fame by Axl Rose

DESPITE being one of the lousiest rock bands in the history of human ears, Guns ‘n’ Roses had been invited to be part of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame. That’d be the GnFR being invited ahead of proper metal bands who influenced many, like Motorhead, Def Leppard and Iron Maiden. Not some basketball boot wearing, lycra cycling short having, pompous shagsack like Axl Rose preening over pedestrian, noodly pop-metal.

Of course, GNR all hate each other, mainly because Axl Rose is one of the most unpleasant humans on the planet (especially in his plastic-surgery goatee and cornrows years) and Slash, all big and tough, probably still cries himself to sleep when he thinks of the things Rose said to him when the band was falling to pieces.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 12th, April 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Guns ‘n’ Roses Play The O2 In Photos: Axl Rose Morphs Into Van Morrison

GUN’S ‘n’ Roses were playing the 02 Arena, in London. Last time the act was in the region, they threw a hissy fit in Dublin and walked off the stage. This time they played on. Although given the glasses, the hat, the bandanas and the jacket – always that jacket – Axl Rose could have been pretty much anyone. Which reminds us – anyone seen Van Morrison..?


Picture 1 of 11

Axl Rose (left) and Tommy Stinson of Guns N' Roses perform at the O2 arena in London.

Posted: 15th, October 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Video: Guns ‘n’ Roses Bottled Off Stage In Dublin – Justin Bieber Wins

GUN’S ‘n’ Roses threw a hissy fit in Dublin and walked off the stage.

They are no Justin Bieber, who was hit by a bottle while performing and carried on.

After a big break, during which lots of punters had left, the band came back on.

Which act is the most rock ‘n’ roll, readers?


Posted: 2nd, September 2010 | In: Music | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0