During a conversation with Rolling Stone, veteran bassist Neil Murray, known for his work with Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, Brian May, and more, reflected on how the boys toured with Guns N’ Roses as the opening act in the early 90’s. Axl Rose himself recently discussed reuniting with an ex-GNR member.
Axl Rose was furious
Neil Murray was questioned about opening up for Guns N’ Roses on that tour. He revealed that ‘it was great.’ He revealed that previous year they had their ‘enormous tour.’ It was further revealed that all the ‘mega parties’ took place there.
Murray recalled playing a show somewhere in the Midwest and then they got to Nashville. But, bad news emerged that the gig canceled followed by possibly another couple of nights would be off. Rose had gotten so angry with a monitor person when they went on stage the previous night that he jumped on the monitor desk and totally destroyed it.
“We played a show somewhere in the Midwest and then got on the bus and drove to Nashville. When we got there, we discovered that not only was that gig canceled, but maybe another couple of nights because Axl had gotten so angry with a monitor guy when they went on stage the previous night that he jumped on the monitor desk and wrecked it.”
Neil Murray further labelled it as a ‘typical Guns behavior.’ He said that “They were in awe of Brian. Cozy was probably on their level in terms of being a bit of a hooligan. In general, some of the rest of us – they didn’t pay much attention, or they weren’t very much on this planet a lot of the time. You could easily say hi to Axl and get nothing back, and the next day he’d be perfectly friendly,” added Murray.