Axl Rose Bemoans Death Of L.A. Radio
December 27, 2011 at 9:53 AM (PT)
It seems that GUNS AND ROSES lead singer AXL ROSE has a Brontosaurus-sized bone to pick with radio. In an interview with the L.A. TIMES on the morning after a performance in SEATTLE, ROSE offered a less-than-stirring benediction on L.A. radio.
"I like radio, and the vibe of whatever -- I like finding some obscure station on the radio dial playing ERIC CARMEN at 3a, you know?" he said. "I like that rather than necessarily putting an album on. But the radio died in L.A. Just died. To me, corporate radio killed radio and you hear the same . . . "Carry on My Wayward Son" might be a great song, but there are other songs on that album, and there are other songs on QUEEN albums.
"It kills me when someone will call KLOS/LOS ANGELES from BUILDER'S EMPORIUM on their lunch break going, "Play JETHRO TULL's 'Aqualung.' " It's like, why even request it? They're going to play it anyway. And they're going to play ZZ TOP's "Legs." And why does everything have to sound old? The only time I hear fresh sounds is in movies. Like "Drive." There are great songs in that -- all kinds of stuff in movies where I'm like, 'I've never heard this song, and I didn't even know it existed.' I really miss that."