Arnold Schwarzenegger Rejected 90’s Band For Axl Rose

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‘Terminator 2’ actor Robert Patrick recently revealed that he had attempted to get Nine Inch Nails featured on the movie’s soundtrack. However, it was Guns N’ Roses who appeared instead in the movie and Patrick has an explanation for the matter.

Robert Patrick reveals why Nine Inch Nails were replaced by Guns N’ Roses

Patrick played the T-1000 liquid metal cyborg who took on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 in the 1991 movie. He said he had a specific song in mind and a reason for suggesting it to director James Cameron.

“When I was making Terminator 2, I used to work out to ‘Head Like a Hole’ by Nine Inch Nails, because my younger brother, Richard Patrick, was a touring guitarist for them,” the actor told The Guardian in a new interview. “I took it to Jim Cameron and tried to get him to use it for the soundtrack … but he said, ‘No. Arnold prefers [Axl Rose and] Guns N’ Roses,’ who went on to record ‘You Could Be Mine,’ an original song for Terminator 2.”

He noted that “it’s ironic because Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails has won a couple of Oscars for his soundtracks now.”

Patrick bagged the role that was lined up for Billy Idol. He discussed his passion for rock music elsewhere as well. “I vividly remember riding my Stingray bicycle to Kmart in Kettering, Ohio, to buy Hendrix in the West – the live album by Jimi Hendrix – and Master of Reality by Black Sabbath, both in the early ‘70s, with the money I’d made from doing rough carpentry work. I rode home, listened to the one after the other and blew my mind.”

Guns N’ Roses spring/summer 2022 European tour wrapped on July 15 in Hanover, Germany. The band will pick up again in September in South America. It has been reported that the band is working on a new studio album — the first under the Guns banner since 2008’s “Chinese Democracy” and the first to feature Axl Rose, Slash and Duff  McKagan since 1993.