Guns Nâ€™ Roses had a new live member at their show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles last night: Melissa Reese, the bandâ€™s first female member.Â She replaced Chris Pitman as second keyboardist, rounding out the showâ€™s lineup which also featured Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Richard Fortus, Dizzy Reed, and Frank Ferrer.Â Below is
KATARINA BENZOVA: â€œYou have to show your teeth and horns once in a while to gain respect in male dominated industry.â€ â€“ GutterSociety.com
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Vicky Hamilton, who is best known for managing the early careers of GUNS N’ ROSES and POISON, in addition to serving as a management consultant for MÃ–TLEY CRÃœE, has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the release of her memoir, titled “Appetite For Dysfunction”.
Primus, Tom Waits, Guns N Roses, Praxis – Brain’s worked with all of them (he was a member of GNR for 6 years). He talks about the aforementioned as well as what he’s been up to recently – Composing for film. He also tells some great Buckethead stories. Great hang. Recorded in Venice Beach, California February 2015
The Glorious, Profane Spoils of Robert Williamsâ€™ 50-Year War With Mainstream Art | The California Report | KQED News
â€œThere is suggestion of some kind of sexual violation, but you wouldnâ€™t be able to figure out whatÂ the robot could do to her,â€ explains Williams.Â â€œShe did have her panties around her ankles and she did have one breast exposed. Now, in the other half of this painting, thereâ€™s this monster jumping over the fence to avenge her.
â€œI have not gone without avenging this graphic crime.â€
Williams told the band fine, use it. But he warned them the cover would probably land them in trouble with religious and feminist groups. It did. OneÂ organizationÂ famously referred toÂ it as a â€œglorification of rape.â€
The band rallied to his defense, singer Axl Rose telling MTV that he thought people were overlooking Williamsâ€™ artistic genius.
â€œI think since it was such an outrageous picture that the skill gets overlooked,â€ said Rose, standing alongside Williams in an interview shortly after the albumâ€™s release.Â â€œA lot more people, I think, are turned on to Robertâ€™s artwork (because of the album) than were before, and Iâ€™m really glad to be a part of that.â€
But the band ultimately caved and yanked the artwork.
The paintingÂ caused a stir again in 2012 when a reformed Guns Nâ€™ Roses used the image in a concert poster and companion DVD. Subsequent copies of the DVD stillÂ employ the Williams painting, but in denuded form. The girl is removed, the painting devoidÂ Â of its original power.
On Axl Rose: â€œI was like, â€˜Whyâ€™s everyone think this guyâ€™s a dick? Heâ€™s the nicest guy on Earth!â€™â€‰â€