Rose disappears, angers record label executivesDecember 2nd, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) The record company Geffen is angry that Guns N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose went missing for two months and thus cost the band the No.1 album.According to thesun.co.uk, record companies were hoping for a No.1 spot after having waited for 15 years and spending 15 million pounds on the album. The top men and Geffen are blaming Rose for the lacklustre sales and for not being around before the release date.
An insider said: “Everyone knows Axl is a bit of a maverick genius and won’t do anything he doesn’t want to do. The label is really glad to have him back. But it is frustrating because the album would have had a much better chance of going to No.1 if he had only been prepared to show his face. People have been trying to contact him for two months and he’s been completely AWOL. You would have thought after spending 15 years on an album you might do a few weeks promotion.”
There are also reports that Rose is trying to get his former original band members like Izzy Stradlin and guitarist Slash back.