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Gene Simmons Calls Axl Rose Out On GNR Demise! Says He Needed A Beating!

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Damn! Gene Simmons has some strong opinions on Axl Rose!

According to him, Axl is the reason Guns N' Roses fell off the map. He said they could have been the greatest, but Axl screwed it all up.

The KISS bassist explains:

Guns N' Roses could have been the best band in the world, and the reason they're not is because of Axl Rose. I mean, the drugs, the heroin, the alcohol and all that. But ultimately, it falls on Axl's shoulders.

A good beating would have helped. I mean, when you misbehaved as a little kid and continued to do it, there was somebody there to give you a what for. Then when you become a grown-up, who's there to set you straight?

We have to admit. We don't agree with the violence, but there is something to say about the connection between Axl's rise of pride and the fall of the band's prime.


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17 comments to “Gene Simmons Calls Axl Rose Out On GNR Demise! Says He Needed A Beating!”

  1. 1

    I thought Axl F'ing up the band was common knowledge. I little talent and a HUGE ego will do that to a person.

  2. 2

    Hell yeah Axl geeked up that band. To me..STILL one of the greatest bands on the PLANET! Wish they would reunite…just for the fans! Come on guys…yall gettin old and I know you would love to go back down to Paradise City!

  3. 3

    Gene gots it right.

  4. 4

    I'm a HUGE fan of GNR…HUGE!!!!….but I know that EVERYTHING can't be all Axl Rose's fault. Keep in mind that the entire time Slash, Izzy, Duff, Steven and the other guys who came along were ALL HARD CORE ADDICTS…and Axl wasn't really into all that….(Slash said in his book) That has to be frustrating to be around all the time…you wouldn't be getting much done with them either……I think that they ALL need to put their pride aside and get together for a meeting and talk it out man to man, face to face with a 3rd party mediator …..AND Gene WISHES he had half the talent. stage presence, quality work that these guys have…..still…..GNR put out some MASTERPIECES

  5. 5

    Re: ES-339 – a little talent?…Axl Rose was ELECTRIC on stage and in videos. His vocals are very multi dimensional …almost impossible , not to mention a signature look and moves. Axl Rose IS one the the TOP front men of all time!!!!!!!!!….Slash even says so in his book

  6. 6

    Thank You Axl Rose!!! To me GNR is like nails on a chalkboard. *shudders*

  7. 7

    This old ass mother fucker needs a beatdown more than anyone else in the biz. FUCKHIM!!

  8. 8

    Drugs, and alcohol can ruin a persons life. Getting clean, and staying there isn't easy, but it's possible. Would give them more drive. And share their talents with the world!

  9. 9

    It would have been fun to watch Gene get his ass kicked by Axl back in 1992. Gene is just mad because GnR has sold about 100 times more records/albums/cd's than Kiss ever has!! Look it up. the ratio is about 100 to 1.

  10. 10

    Damn right Gene!!! GnR used to be huge and 1st and second albums were great and then all you heard about was Axl's ego, delays on the next album and tours and Axl's ego and fights and Axl's ego. Honestly, most of us got sick of waiting for something new and good from them and even more tired of hearing stories about Axl's super inflated ego!

  11. 11

    i bet perez never listened to none of this music when it was out and still dont know any of it unless its been used in movies or dance clubs…so lame…moving on from that, Gene needs to worry abt his own band going all pop from rock back in the day….so Axl has problems, its his band, if he wanted to let it go so be it…if he would have killed himself would you guys be kissing his ass THE WAY U DO COBAIN? WHO IS A MARTYR/SAINT while the living version always gets kicked around publicly?? the other bandmates were just as bad, quit pinning it on Axl douches' and fyi, Axl is a wounded soul..had a rough childhood, some ppl heal from it, others dont…

  12. 12

    I couldn't agree more with Gene Simmons!! Axl is a spoiled drunken brat!! The new "GNR" sucks. Axl is a fat has been. Give it up. I used to be a huge GNR fan, but after Slash left, the sound went to complete shit. Axl does nothing for his fans. He is an ungrateful slob.

  13. 13

    Gene's right. It's a shame what happened to that band. I think GnR should reunite, but have Slash's vocalist, Myles Kennedy, sing. I saw him with Slash earlier this year, and he's better than Axl.

  14. 14

    Oh Gene Gene Gene. You of the thick mop of hair… you just cannot understand the trauma, the stigma, the horror of hairloss. Poor Axl was going bald and his manhood was at stake. He had to go away to work through that, and while he was away he worked very hard at the problem. Which is why, dear children, we know have Axl Rose, the great rock god… of cornrows.

  15. @v@ says – reply to this


    The bad boy image only went so far, and then it shrank the bank. Simmons knows. Axl obviously had his demons. Not everyone can master that lifestyle and thrive if perhaps there are still unmet needs.

  16. @v@ says – reply to this


    The thing is, if Axl cleaned up his act and flew right (and could manage to be on time, etc.,)
    the band could mount a well publicized tour of every major city worldwide every three years right now, rebuild on the lost faith and still make up for a lot of it. Look at Kiss, or AC/DC for instance. They give good show, and have a loyal following that shows up every time they're in town.

  17. 17

    GNR was 1000X the band Kiss ever was and they did it all in afew years. Gene's 60yrs old and still trying to sell underwear to his fans……So who's the looser ? Too bad the kids nowa days will never experience a true band weather they self distruct or not , these made for media singers like Justin Beiber and Rihanna make you wanna puke.