Marc Canter, who was good friends with Guns N’ Roses during their early days as they frequented his restaurant, was recently interviewed by Guns N’ Roses Central. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments on the GNR reunion.
“I knew it would [happen], and actually I spent 9 years of my life doing what I call an ‘Axl intervention’ in the public. So every time I did an interview, because Axl was a little upset with me that I put the book out when I put it out. He loved the book [Reckless Road] when I put it together, but at the time I finally found a publisher, he didn’t really want it out at that point, because he was just about to promote something different, and he still had sore feelings towards some of the old guys. To me, I was like no, whatever happened, happened.
These are your children, you don’t want to shut your children down just because you don’t like your ex-wife. You want to be proud of your children, and if you’re with a new wife, make new children with that new wife, and move on. But there is no new wife without the old wife. It’s the old one that got you there, and the fans are there because of it. So that’s fine if it didn’t work out, but you can’t erase it.
I basically, when I was doing interviews, it was almost like I was talking to Axl. The problem is I think, that people that run Axl’s life didn’t want him to see that, and they basically somehow, I don’t know how, they managed to get him not to read or look or whatever, so they kind of kept him sequestered a little bit.”