|Axl and GN'R were mentioned in the latest issue of Billboard magazine. The article is a Q&A with Merck Mercuriadis, worldwide CEO for the Sanctuary Group and manager of GN'R.
The Last Word
A Q&A With Merck Mercuriadis
BY ED CHRISTMAN
As an extension of his devotion to music, Mercuriadis is known for his rapport with artists and his fierce protection of their interests. One of Sanctuary's management clients is Guns N' Roses, whom Mercuriadis handles personally. Asked when the band's long-awaited "Chinese Democracy" album will see the light of day, Mercuriadis says, "Axl is one of the most extraordinary artists of all time. When people hear this album, they will realize what [Axl] did in this band, versus what Slash says he did. It will be evident to everyone who the heart, soul and passion of Guns N' Roses is."