It was back in 1990 when Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose had denied quotes writer Mick Wall attributed to him where he unloaded on Motley Crue’s Vince Neil in an interview. Axl then mocked Wall in the Guns N’ Roses song “Get In The Ring.” Wall recently said that he has the recording of Rose’s comments. “Get In The Ring” is the fifth song off of Guns N’ Roses’s fourth studio album entitled ‘Use Your Illusion II’. The album would sell 770,000 copies its first week and debut at number one on the U.S. chart.
Mick Wall opens up on the matter involving Axl Rose and Vince Neil
Wall had previously said back in the day that he had received a phone call and it was Axl, who had an important thing to say. Wall had said that it was all about Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil, who he claimed had jumped Izzy Stradlin from behind and roughed him up a couple of nights earlier. Rose allegedly wanted revenge on Neil, allegedly saying he wanted to ‘kill the motherf*****.’
The argument was over Vince’s wife, who’d claimed Izzy had come onto her, while Axl insisted it was the other way around and that it was Vince’s wife, a former mud-wrestler at The Tropicana, who had made a pass at Izzy.
During a recent interview on the Appetite for Distortion podcast, Wall said that he regrets that he got angry with Axl as he had denied the quotes. Wall said:
“I regret how angry I got with him when he denied that interview didn’t mean about Vince Neil. I still have the recording. I’m not interested in hurting Axl, or anybody.”
Previously, Wall had said that ‘Get In The Ring’ was “just a lot of LA puff about nothing; a big, teary, hair-pulling tantrum from an over-indulged child-star shouting and swearing because he can’t get his way. So Guns N’ Roses got some bad write-ups in the press.”