EAGLES OF DEATH METAL Leader: AXL ROSE Is 'The Caucasian MICHAEL JACKSON'

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL leader Jesse "The Devil" Hughes was interviewed by Buddyhead about his band's getting thrown off GUNS N' ROSES' U.S. tour after only one show. Watch the video interview at iFilm.com.

According to Metal Sludge, there are some of the "highlights" from the chat:

"We had just come off a tour with Joan Jett, which is badass. She represents everything that rock n' roll stands for to me, and Axl Rose doesn't, you know?!"

"If it's about firing the best aspects of your band, so they go and make a better band and call it VELVET REVOLVER, then fuck you."

"Sebastian Bach was a savage animal. It was more like 45 and on parole, then 18 and life."

"First he was Axl, then Paxil, then Waxil. I knew he (Axl) was crazy."

"Dude, the world does not rise and fall at the whims of Axl Rose."

"I kinda heard through the grapevine that his (Axl's) vicious, obsessive hatred of Dave Grohl, and because we're friends, that ah, that's what led to this possibly."

"Being dissapproved of by Axl Rose is like winning a fucking award."

"Dave Grohl is my friend and I don't give a fuck who doesn't like him."

"I wouldn't put anything past the white Michael Jackson. I mean, really, he (Axl) is the Caucasian Michael Jackson."

"He (Axl) had on these weird tight blue pants, that came up and his belly arched out, and his shirt was tailored tight in the arms so it looked like he looked slender, but tailored to go up over his belly. Actually, it was a sight to see, man. It was bizzaire — oh man, really ironic."

"This was our omen that is was gonna be a weird tour. We're on the plane and the first thing he (Sebastian Bach) says to us: 'Dude, this tour is gonna be badass. Axl is singing better than ever.' And I look at Davey and go, 'Is he trying to sell us something now or what the fuck?' Axl's singing better than ever? Yeah. How's Slash doing? Oh yeah, that's right, he ain't in the band."

"Every second you feel like everyone wants to leave, and the only thing that's keeping them there is the money."

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