The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Appetite for controversy
The original painting used for the cover of Appetite for Destruction. Click the image (or here) for a close up.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless you offend a women’s group. Guns ‘N Roses have done just that. As they prepare for their residency in Sin City, the band got a road named after one of their songs. Paradise Road is now, temporarily, named Paradise City Road. But, a county commissioner now regrets that move after she saw a poster for the band’s residency. The poster is an update of the Appetite for Destruction album cover, except the woman’s bare breast is covered and the panties that were around here ankles have been removed entirely. Commissioner Mary Beth Scow says that regardless of the posters revisions, it still implies violence against women. Gun ‘N Roses has yet to respond. They started their residency in Las Vegas yesterday to honor the 25 year anniversary of Appetite for Destruction.
New album sooner
Meanwhile, it took them 15 years to put out Chinese Democracy, but that won’t be the case for their new album. Gun ‘N Roses tells USA Today their next attempt will be out much sooner. Rose says chasm between albums was due to the industry and his lyric writing ability—which he says was damaged in the war with former band mates—whatever the hell that means.
Superstorm Sandy has taken it’s toll on the rock world with Smashing Pumpkins having to cancel their show in New York last night. The band is in the process of bumping their dates in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and a show in Connecticut to December.
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