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August 8th, 2004
Pop Quiz: Tommy Stinson + Stinson makes most of Guns N' Roses breaks
SFGate has a new Tommy Stinson article on their site. It's called Pop Quiz: Tommy Stinson.

Philly.com has also a new interview with Tommy. Here are some GN'R mentions from it:


Tommy Stinson, rock-and-roll survivor, is talking guardedly about his primary employer, the once-legendary hard-rock band Guns N' Roses

For much of the last six years, singer and headline magnet Axl Rose, Stinson, and a large crew of musicians on retainer have hunkered down in the studio, building the ultimate rock beast under a cloak of extreme secrecy. The sessions are long and uncommonly collaborative, Stinson says, and after many false starts may finally yield an album this year.

"Axl's idea is to take eight guys and make them write a song together," Stinson says. "He'll like an idea of mine, say, and then want to see what the others put on it... . He wants it so that everyone owns the song."


He says he doesn't care that conditions will be more spartan than on the last Guns tour, which ended abruptly when Rose failed to show at a December 2002 gig at what was then the First Union Center, causing a near riot.

Because of ongoing litigation, Stinson can't say much about that evening. "All I can say is that Axl had the flu, and that show could easily have been postponed." But he adds that he and the others have no illusions about what they face in bringing Guns N' Roses back to respectability

"You can't think about the enormousness of Guns being accepted again in a global way... . If I've learned anything from rock-and-roll, it's that you can't worry about what people are going to think."

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Source(s): http://www.sfgate.com , http://www.philly.com  
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