Guns N’ Roses ex-manager and also known as one of the known figures of the music industry, Doug Goldstein, was recently interviewed by Appetite for Distortion Show and talked lots of stuff from the latest live album of GN’R to if Axl Rose ever wanted to tour with Pearl Jam.
As you might already follow up AFD’s former interview with Doug Goldstein of Pearl Jam, he claimed that Axl never wanted to take a tour with neither U2 nor Pearl Jam. Stone called these claims as a ‘juicy rumor’ and also stated that he never heard anything about it and if that offer would be real, they would have done it.
When Doug was asked about that conversation, he stated that Pearl Jam’s former manager Kelly Curtis did not even bother to tell Axl’s idea to the band and rejected their offer immediately.
Let’s hear the story from Doug Goldstein:
“He validates my rendition of the story which is – I talked to the manager Kelly Curtis from a Quonset hut in Tel Aviv, Israel, when we were flying there. And I asked him to ‘Please, pick up.’ He said, ‘No, I’m busy.’ And I said, ‘OK, well, Axl’s come up with this great idea and I want to find out if you guys are into it.’
And he said no! And I said, ‘Well, hang on a second, don’t you have a responsibility to talk to your band members? When an idea comes to me, I at least discuss it with the band…
“And he said, ‘Don’t tell me how to do my fucking job.’ So, for Stone to not have heard about it – as I said, all that does merely validate what I had said which is the manager didn’t even discuss it with the band.”
Appetite for Distortion asked:
“It’s a bummer because he would have done it. Would that have been a Guns N’ Roses, U2, Pearl Jam tour in 1993?”
Doug Goldstein responded back:
“As Stone was saying, those are the two biggest bands in the world at the time. And Axl and his point of, ‘Gee, I want to make it happen so bad – all open!
You don’t even have to play us, I just want it to happen.’ Managers, yet again, can really fuck up the cool idea.”
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