Thursday, February 23, 2006

Get In the Ring
Guns N Roses have confirmed that they will be playing a show in Dublin on June 9th. Also on the bill, Motley Crue. I am amazed at this, since Axl and Vince Neil have had a long-standing feud.*
Sure, it's been 17 years, and the 2 singers have gone through quite a few changes since then. But I wonder who would win the fight these days? Even after his extreme makeover, Vince is still pretty much a walking blob. I doubt he has the stamina to last in a full fight. Not that Axl is any force of nature himself. I have a feeling they would both fight dirty, which doesn't lead to any advantages. I think Axl has better back-up: his band has more members, and Vince would have to rely on walking-skeleton Mick Mars and recently-whooped Tommy Lee. Then again, Vince could just grab Axl by his cornrows and and throw him to the ground.
No matter what happens, I wish I could take the trip to Dublin and see for myself.

* For those of you who don't know, here's a recap courtesy of Chronological Crue:
Mötley presents the award for Best Heavy Metal Album at the MTV Music Video Awards at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. While the rest of the Crüe wait in limos outside the event, Vince Neil waits backstage while Guns N' Roses play with Tom Petty. Vince then decks guitarist Izzy Stradlin’ as he comes off stage with a punch in the face, as payback for recently hitting on then kicking his wife at the Cathouse. Mötley's security chief drags Vince away and as they are about to leave the building, Axl Rose tells Vince he is going to kill him. When Vince encourages him to bring it on, Axl walks away.
This is the start of a feud between the two bands. Axl Rose starts to say in the press that Vince sucker-punched Izzy and he has been insulting Guns N' Roses for years. Vince feels betrayed after showing Axl vocal tricks to help him out, while they supported Mötley on the Girls, Girls, Girls tour. Axl challenges Vince by sending at least six messages to fight at places like Tower Records in Los Angeles, or on the boardwalk at Venice Beach, but Axl never shows up. Meanwhile Izzy calls Vince and apologises for his behaviour.
Still angry at the incident and the way Axl has handled it via the press, Vince responds on MTV, telling Axl to name the place and time. He proposes a Monday night fight at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles. Eddie Van Halen and Sammy Hagar from Van Halen say they'll put up the money to stage the fight at New York's Madison Square Gardens. No fight eventuates and Vince's offer still stands to this day


Anonymous said...

Although Axl sounds like a real pussy in that feud recap, I have to give him the benefit of the doubt since I know deep in his heart he really is a rocker, not a fighter.

walein said...

One thing to keep in mind is that those "Cornrows" are probably entirely extensions and it's hard to grab a man's hair when it's not relaly attached to his head.

Tommy Himself said...

Fight? Are you kidding me?! Those two pu*sies are all mouth. My money says the minute they got in the ring they'd make up quick fast in a hurry and start talking collabo.

Mollycoddled candy-asses... you can't even depend on them to kick the useless shit out of each other.

Anonymous said...

Axl would beat his butt silly. I'll go against neil ANYDAY of the year out of a dead sleep.


WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT... Axl is a fucking pussie he wouldnt stand a minute in the ring with Vince...