Thursday, December 26, 2013

Kanye West and Axl Rose

"(West) seems to have insinuated in a recent New York Times interview that My Beautiful Dark, Twisted Fantasy was to make up for stupid shit he'd done. And now, with this album, it's 'Now that you like me, I'm going to make you unlike me.' It's a dare. It's braggadoccio. Axl Rose has done that too, lots of people have. 'I Am a God' — I mean, with a song title like that, he's just begging people to attack him."
                                --Lou Reed

"The softest song at the end of the hardest album – like GN'R putting 'Rocket Queen' at the end of Appetite for Destruction. Without it, Yeezus would be a totally different album, maybe one-third as powerful as it is. After all that techno-testosterone rage, Kanye finally releases all the girlie emotions he keeps hidden in his soul, and it all comes down to that "uh huh, honey."
                                --Rob Sheffield

"Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go. Man, I’m the number one living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix. You can’t say that you love music and then say that Kanye West can’t come to your show! To even think they could tell me where I could and couldn’t go is just ludicrous. It’s blasphemous—to rock ’n’ roll, and to music.”
                                --Kanye West

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