Was Michael Jackson behind the Guns N' Roses split?

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  1. RenchFries

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/...el-Jackson-behind-the-Guns-N-Roses-split.html


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    The former manager of Guns N' Roses has claimed in an interview with Rolling Stone Brazil that Michael Jackson was responsible for the band's split in 1996. According to Doug Goldstein, who became the group's manager in 1991, guitarist Slash's decision to play in a concert with Jackson was a major factor in the band's break-up.

    In the interview Goldstein says that lead singer Axl Rose, who had been abused as a child, and who believed the rumours of child molestation which swirled around the late singer, was appalled by Slash's decision to play in a tribute concert with Jackson in 1991. In the same year, Slash also played lead guitar on Jackson's Give In To Me, and delivered the opening riff on Black or White.

    Goldstein claims that Rose was particularly upset that Slash agreed to play alongside Jackson for the essentially nominal fee of a large-screen television set.

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    Michael Jackson pictured in 1996 (Rex Features)

    The band was already riven with tensions before the disagreement over Jackson. In 1990, drummer Steven Adler, suffering from a crippling drug addiction, was forced out of the band. During the 1991 Use Your Illusion tour, Rose alienated his fellow band members by habitually showing up hours late for shows.

    During the tour the singer also demanded - and received - sole ownership of the band's name. Slash claims this was achieved by coercion, a charge Rose denies.

    Slash quit the band in October 1996, and went on to work with Michael Jackson several more times.

    In 2009, Rose gave an interview in which he said that he would never play with Slash again. "What's clear is that one of the two of us will die before a reunion and however sad, ugly or unfortunate anyone views it, it is how it is," he said in a Q&A with Billboard. "Those decisions were made a long time ago and reiterated year after year by one man."

    When the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, Rose refused to attend because he couldn't bear to be in the same room as his ex-bandmates.
     
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    Whatever the reason that they ended, what a fucking waste. Those guys surely had a couple more good albums in them.
     
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    Did you hear about the German pilot?
     
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    Chris Kyle had more confirmed kills.
     
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    Too Soon?
     
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    Christopher Scott Kyle was born and raised in Texas and was a United States Navy SEAL from 1999 to 2009. He is currently known as the most successful sniper in American military history. According to his book American Sniper, he had 160 confirmed kills (which was from 255 claimed kills).
     
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    I think I'm actually going to have to take Axl's side on this one.
     
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    He needed to relax with some Jesus Juice
     
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    they broke up because Axl Rose is one of the biggest, self centered douchebags on the planet.... Michael Jackson had nothing to do with it
     
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    Love 80s GNR... in the Metallica behind the music episode Hetfield was talking about the excesses of the metal band culture at the time and said he thought his band was hard core until they got on a plane to Russia with GNR... and he was like "whoa"
     
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    And Slash was a rich kid with Hollywood parents that didn't need any of it financially... and Adler wound up on crack on VH1... and Rose has become a parody of the entire band.

    But in their time, in the late 80s... they were all great together
     
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    I lived about a mile from one ad Axel's homes. One night there were stretch Limos doing donuts in the yard.
     
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    I think Axl spent too much time behind a banana split.

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