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August 4th, 2004
Tommy talks about Axl in Kerrang! mag + Slash appears on children's album
"You're with him or against him"

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has spoken to Kerrang! about the band's reclusive frontman Axl Rose.

"We have a great relationship," says Stinson. "He is very supportive. Hopefully some time soon the press will want to talk to him about the positive shit that is going on in his life now. Not just about drugs and drink like the way they always do. But when people come to see Guns N' Roses, they come to see one person, we know that."

Stinson, a member of GN'R since 1998, also revealed he would be happy if the band's original line-up decided to reform.

"If there was a lot of money on the table for the original GN'R to get back together I would totally back it," he explains. "Axl has been nothing but good for me and good to me. If that was what he wanted to do and needed to do then I would totally back him.

"Having said that I can't see it happening," Stinson muses. "He [Axl] is your best friend until you break the chain and then he doesn't want to know you. There are no half measures; you are either with him or against him."

Fans have been waiting for Axl and co's album 'Chinese Democracy' for over a decade, but Stinson reckons the wait is almost over.

"It's a hairs breadth from being finished," he adds.

VELVET REVOLVER's Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) and ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS member Dean DeLeo are among the noted guitarists who will appear on the upcoming children's album "Sing a Song With Six Strings", due out October 5 from Sony Wonder, the family division of Sony Music Entertainment.

Executive produced by Eddie Kramer (JIMI HENDRIX, KISS), the album features an eclectic mix of artists and draws from rock, blues, adult contemporary and country music.

"Sing A Song With Six Strings" includes six never before released songs that were written and/or recorded specifically for this collection by Slash, Kyle Cook, Marc Ford, Vernon Reid, Craig Ross and Dean DeLeo. Additional tracks include Carol Perkins' "All Mama's Children", Keb' Mo's "Grandma's Hands" and Santana's classic "Let The Children Play", off his "Festival" album.

Slash elaborates on his track "Sing A Song Of Sixpence": "I did it in the style I felt most comfortable... rock n' roll. When it was finished, I played it for my then one-year-old son London and I got smiles of approval. I figured it must have hit the mark!"

Source(s): Kerrang! August 07 2004 Issues 1017 + http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/  
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