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ziggfried
(acolyte)
12/26/05 12:20 PM
Guns N' Roses new  

"Bowie and I had our differences [Bowie visited Guns N' Roses during the shoot of the "It's So Easy" video; Bowie paid too much attention to Axl's girlfriend Erin Everly, and Axl punched him and threw him off the set]. And then we talked and went out to dinner and then went down the China club and stuff. And when we left, I was like, "I wanna thank you for being the first person that’s ever come up to me in person and said how sorry they were about the situation and stuff." It was cool, you know? And then I open up Rolling Stone the next day and there’s a story in there saying I’ve got no respect for the Godfather of Glam even though I wear make-up and all this bullshit... It’s laughable. I was out doing a soundcheck one day when we were opening for the Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton cornered me. I’m sittin’ on this amp and all of a sudden they’re both right there in front of me. And Jagger doesn’t really talk a lot, right? He’s just real serious about everything, and all of a sudden he’s like (adopts exaggerated Dick Van Dyke-style Cockney): "So you got in a fight with Bowie, didja?" So I told him the story real quick and him and Clapton are going off about Bowie in their own little world, talking about things from years ago. They were saying things like when Bowie gets drunk he turns into the Devil from Bromley....I mean, I’m not even in this conversation. I’m just sittin’ there. Listening to ‘em bitch like crazy about Bowie. It was funny."

Axl Rose, Kerrang, 21 April 1990



ziggfried
(acolyte)
12/26/05 12:26 PM
Re: Guns N' Roses new [re: ziggfried]  

"Well, I don’t know about ‘best of buddies’. But I like him a lot, yeah. We had a long talk about the business and stuff and I never anybody so cool and so into it and so whacked out and so sick in my life...I remember lookin’ over at Slash and going: "Man, we’re in fucking deep trouble" and he goes "Why?" and I go "Because I got a lot in common with this guy. I mean, I’m pretty sick but this guy’s just fuckin’ ill!" And Bowie sitting there laughing and talking about "One side of me is experimental and the other side of me wants to make something that people can get into, and I DON’T KNOW FUCKING WHY! WHY AM I LIKE THIS?" And I’m sitting there thinking, I’ve got 20 more years of...that to look forward to? I’m already like that...20 more years? What am I gonna do?" (laughs)

Axl Rose, Kerrang, 21 April 1990



ziggfried
(acolyte)
12/27/05 06:06 AM
Re: Guns N' Roses new [re: ziggfried]  

"You know, you go through a lot in this business. And I was raised in an environment that was conducive to that lifestyle. My father was a graphic designer. He used to design album covers and things like that. And my mother was a clothes designer. She used to date David Bowie in the mid '70s and designed his costume for his Thin White Duke tour. So I was raised in an environment where that was part of the culture. While I'm still no angel, I'm a lot cleaner than when I was younger."

Slash, Livewire, 19 July 2001



ziggfried
(acolyte)
12/27/05 06:12 AM
Re: Guns N' Roses [re: ziggfried]  

"I used to see little men crawling round the skirting boards. I'd take photos of myself in the mirror and show people the little men that were crawling out of my hair. I told David Bowie about it on the telephone and he seemed to recognise the problem. When he said, 'You are in a very bad place,' I remember thinking, 'He must know. I am in deep shit.'"

Slash, contactmusic.com, 10 September 2004



ziggfried
(acolyte)
12/27/05 10:15 AM
Re: Guns N' Roses new [re: ziggfried]  

"[Diamond Dogs"] is a great Bowie tune. We have been playing “Diamond Dogs” since I made my first [solo] record in ‘94 but we have never got around to cutting it. When we got to the studio we cut it for fun. It was not my choice to put it on the record [Swag]. My friends were telling me that it came out really good and that I should put it on so that is why I decided to put it on."

Gilby Clarke, Classic Rock Revisited, 2002



ziggfried
(acolyte)
02/18/07 02:20 AM
Re: Guns N' Roses new [re: ziggfried]  

"Ola Hudson - who in fact was Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash's mum - she was my girlfriend, you see. I sometimes used to put him to bed at nights, little Slash. Who'd have guessed? Anyway, I got Ola involved as the wardrobe mistress of the film (The Man Who Fell To Earth); she designed all the clothes for it, and she continued designing clothes for Station To Station as well."

David Bowie, Mojo, July 2002



ziggfried
(acolyte)
02/22/07 09:50 PM
Re: Guns N' Roses new [re: ziggfried]  

"My mom dated Bowie right after my parents broke up. I hung out with him and his wife and their son, Zowie, when I was real young. I really didn't like him that much, because he was the new guy in the house. I was really resentful."

Slash, Rolling Stone, 1991



ziggfried
(acolyte)
12/23/07 04:49 AM
Re: Guns N' Roses new [re: ziggfried]  

"The separation was very hard on my father and I didn't see him for quite a while. It was hard on all of us; it finally became reality to me once I saw my mother in the company of another man. That man was David Bowie.

"In 1975, my mother started working closely with David Bowie while he was recording Station to Station; she had been designing clothes for him since Young Americans. So when he signed on to star in the film The Man Who Fell to Earth my mom was hired to do the costumes for the film, which was shot in New Mexico. Along the way, she and Bowie embarked on a semi-intense affair. Looking back on it now, it might not have been that big a deal, but at the time, it was like watching an alien land in your backyard.

"After my parents split up, my mom, my brother and I moved into a house on Rangely Drive. It was a very cool house: the walls of the living room were sky blue and emblazoned with clouds. There was a piano, and my mom's record collection took up an entire wall. It was inviting and cozy. Bowie came by often, with his wife, Angie, and their son, Zowie, in tow. The seventies were unique: it seemed entirely natural for Bowie to bring his wife and son to the home of his lover so that we might all hang out. At the time my mother practiced the form of transcendental meditation that David did. They chanted before the shrine she maintained in the bedroom.

"I accepted David once I got to know him because he's smart, funny and intensely creative. My experience of him offstage enriched my experience of him onstage. I went to see him with my mom at the L.A. Forum in 1975, and, as I have been so many times since, the moment he came onstage, in character, I was captivated. His entire concert was the essence of performance. I saw the familiar elements of a man I'd gotten to know exaggerated to the extreme. He had reduced rock stardom to its roots: being a rock star is the intersection of who you are and who you want to be."

Slash, Slash (2007), pp.10-11



bowiefanpeter
(the voyeur)
12/27/07 11:21 PM
Re: Guns N' Roses new [re: ziggfried]  

I think that's only the 2nd time I've ever seen it said that Bowie is a meditator beyond any reference to later 1960's trend. The other was a Canadian interview circa Reality tour 2004.

The Thin White Duke meditated?

BTW, I am aware this quote forum is not for replies, but couldn't let it pass.

bfp

PS, Slash must have sen the 1976 appearance at the LA forum since he didn't tour in 1975 and the 74 shows were at the H-Bowl.






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