As breaking news of the day goes, it’s not exactly groundbreaking. Still, there it was, in multiple variations, splattered across the online pages of E!, Us Weekly, Entertainment Weekly (which called it a “hair break-over”), People magazine and so many other websites devoted, in large and small part, to such trivialities. You’d think Samson had risen from the dead and taken up guitar.
But wait! Shouldn’t Delilah — I mean, Katy Perry — have been the star of this life (and a new ‘do)-after-love story? Traditionally, the celebrity tabloids and gossip websites pursue female celebrities about whom they date, whom they marry, whom they divorce, to search for baby bumps, and fashion dos and don’ts. Guys generally get in only when they’re dating one of them. (Why do you think Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger, who once went from long to short without causing so much as a media ripple and is now engaged to Avril Lavigne, is suddenly “newsworthy”?)
By those standards, John Mayer must be some kind of publicity-baiting genius. In the last several years, he’s made himself as much of a tabloid fixture as an A-list starlet by dating a succession of them: Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift, and most recently, Katy Perry, his pop-star paramour of a few months. Continue reading ‘Sound And Vision: Why Hasn’t Tabloid Notoriety Turned John Mayer into a Total Joke?’
According to NME.com The 41-year-old runs a music shop in Haverhill, Suffolk (England) and still has that appetite for destruction, saying “I think I would just have to get Guns N’ Roses together — the original line-up, mind. I am a real fan.” That’s quite a tall order, considering the years of conflict, resentment, and grudges that still exist between Axl Rose and the rest of the guys, but hey, good luck Adrian!
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Charlie Sheen has never been a man to mince words. The gloriously candid actor who brought phrases like “bi-winning” and “tiger blood” into the cultural lexicon recently turned his caustic sense of humor on a not-entirely-undeserving candidate: Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose.
At the Hollywood Walk of Fame induction of former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Sheen noted, “It’s quite fitting that Slash is getting a star on the very street Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on.” He added, “This star is going to be stepped on more than the coke we did in the Eighties.” Bravo, Charlie.
Now, some might argue that Rose is too easy of a target for Sheen, whose words could seem like an unfair low blow to the beleaguered aging rocker. Yet, when you consider that Rose routinely shows up hours late for performances and that his management has banned fans from wearing Slash t-shirts at Guns N’ Roses concerts, well, Sheen’s jibes don’t seem totally unwarranted.
At least Slash clearly enjoyed them, turning and apparently stifling a laugh during Sheen’s characteristically outlandish speech. It’s the least we can expect from the wild actor who, among other strange boasts, has recently attested that he can see the ghosts of dead relatives. We’re going to let that one slide.
In the first of what is almost certain to be an endless, self-perpetuating series from your friends here at OurStage, we bring you This Week In Axl Rose Faceplants. Sure, if we were on stage and in front of the camera as much as this guy, you might see some Looney Tunes-esque footage of us going heels up… but hey, funny is funny, and comedy is never pretty.
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