|The following Axl mention can be found in an MTV.com news story about Rusty Pistachio's custom jewelry:
It's one thing for Pistachio's punk brethren to be sporting his stuff, but when he saw the elusive W. Axl Rose rocking a ball chain with a nautical star pendant, he knew he was doing something right. While H2O recorded 2001's Go right next door to Guns N' Roses' umpteenth session for the even more elusive Chinese Democracy LP, one of the studio techs decided to get Axl a gift.
"I thought, 'Sure, they'll buy him a necklace, but he's never going to wear it.' Then, I'm watching 'Rock in Rio' on MTV and I see him bouncing across the stage with this flashy thing on his neck. I looked closer and I was like, 'Oh my God, that's my necklace! Check out the bling!"