Former Guns N’ Roses sound engineer Dave Dominguez spoke in an interview with Guns N’ Roses Central podcast, and revealed untold story of why Axl Rose wore barney costume.
In one interview, you talked about going to Axl’s house for one of the parties he had. Was it a Halloween party?
“It was awesome. I got the call real quick before that we would take weekends off, and I would do sessions on the weekends. I get bands – it was extra money – and I get bands in the studio because it was down-time, there were two rooms, so I’d get bands in whenever I could.
My ex-wife had to work, so I had to take my two young kids with me to the studio, and it was only half a day, it wasn’t a whole day so there’s like six hours.
Once we got there, my kids were like, ‘Hey dad, we’re hungry,’ and I was like, ‘Okay, we’ll order pizza in a few minutes.’ I start working – I’ve never taken them to work with me before, I forget they’re there, and it’s like, ‘Three hours later,’ and I’m like, ‘Shoot, the kids are here!’
So as I walk out of the room, I hear this deep voice talking, and I look up and it’s Axl. He said, ‘I hope you don’t mind, the kid said that you’re going to order them pizza, so I’m ordering pizzas. Is that okay?’. So he bought them pizza, he’s talking to them, he’s hanging out with them for an hour.
So, he called me up and said, ‘Bring your family.’ My ex and I have four kids, so I brought only three because the youngest was only two years old at the time. So, we get to the house, it’s up in the Canyon in Malibu, a really beautiful area, park the car, tell the kids not to touch anything, just being a dad…
So we walk in, and they have a Barney who’s greeting all the kids, and there’s Barney dancing and he greets the kids and also goes, ‘Hey Dave’ in a deep voice, and he takes the head off and it’s Axl in the Barney costume.
He rented a bunch of busses and rented out the Universal Studios – he was taking everybody down there. I got my kids, so I can’t go.“
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