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Axl Rose Threatens Art Gallery With Legal Action

on huffingtonpost

 

Somebody vandalized Axl Rose’s garage door more than 20 years ago and a photographer snapped a picture of it. Now the Guns N’ Roses singer is very angry.

Los Angeles-based photographer Laura London recently launched her newest exhibit, “Once Upon a Time … Axl Rose Was My Neighbor,” at the Coagula Curatorial gallery in downtown L.A. The exhibit features photographs London took while she was living down the street from Rose, as well as portraits of other people dressed in Axl Rose-ish fashion and recreations of old Guns N’ Roses band photos.

Only one of the pieces in the show actually seemed to ruffle Rose’s feathers. It shows “Sweet Child O’ Die you R 1 of many nothing special” spray-painted on what London said was Rose’s garage door.

On Wednesday, Rose’s attorney sent a cease and desist letter to Mat Gleason, the owner of Coagula Curatorial with the subject line, “Re: Defamation of Axl Rose.” The letter, first reported by TMZ, questioned the original explanation London provided on the gallery’s website for the graffiti image.

London’s explanation of the image:
"Axl Rose was having a fight with his wife at the time, Erin Everly, and spray-painted graffiti of lyrics of one of his most popular songs ‘Sweet Child 0’ Mine,’ twisted into sick poetry and instead wrote ‘Sweet Child 0’ Die you R 1 of many nothing special.’ I looked at the graffiti and shot a roll of film to document it, even though it is not my usual style of image making. It was just too weird to pass up.”

The attorney, A. Sasha Frid, called those statements “absolutely outrageous, false, fabricated, and highly defamatory” and wrote that they were “designed to garner attention and line your pockets with money” (referring to Gleason.) He also demanded Gleason “cancel all performances” of London’s show.

According to Gleason, an art critic who also blogs for this website, no shows will be canceled.

"The exhibit started last Monday and it’s not changing one iota," he told The Huffington Post.

Gleason said the gallery complied with the letter’s requests to the best of its abilities without altering anything the artist intended. The gallery’s website has removed London’s previous explanation of the photograph in question, and the description of the exhibit has also been changed. Now London is quoted as saying her work “comes from a combination of personal experience, memory, observation and imagination.”

She calls the exhibit a “docudrama based on an interpretation and depiction of actual events.”

Gleason said his only worry, at this point, is that there may not be enough editions of the artwork to go around, as the exhibit has garnered a lot of attention. According to the gallery’s price list for the exhibit, the photo in question is still for sale, priced at $24,000. 

Flashback To 1989–Where Is Axl Rose’s ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ Today?

By Wendy Geller on yahoo

 

More than two decades ago—1989, to be exact—a soaring love ballad by the unlikeliest of bands hit No. 1 on the charts and won a Video Music Award for Best Heavy Metal Video.

The tune was “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by notorious bad boys Guns N’ Roses, an unexpected tender moment on an otherwise caustic album (the appropriately titled Appetite For Destruction, which has sold close to 30 million copies worldwide to date). True to this irony, the romance that sparked the lyrics to the tune was as troubled as the classic disc itself.

While the music to the song has been described by the other band members as a throwoff that evolved into a hit, frontman Axl Rose was inspired by it to write about his girlfriend at the time, Erin Everly.

Everly, who is the daughter of Everly Brothers legend Don, met Rose at a Los Angeles party in 1986. Then only 19 years old, she was embarking on a modeling career in New York City; he was 24 and still largely unknown—Appetite would not be released until the following year. The pair quickly fell for each other and Everly relocated to L.A.

"It was the first relationship I had had," she told People in 1994. "I felt like we were two people who didn’t have much but who had found each other."

Rose cast Everly in the iconic video for “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” along with the other band members’ girlfriends. The clip was hugely successful and nominated for two VMAs in 1989.

However, his sentimental lyrics about her, which described a woman whose smile and eyes take him to a “special” and “warm, safe” place, belied the truth about their rocky relationship.

Everly describes her life with Rose as a nightmare of physical and emotional abuse that started shortly after they moved in together. With superstardom thrust upon him suddenly, Everly says Rose took out his feelings of pressure on her, often abusing her in public in front of friends and acquaintances. She nevertheless protected him, telling People, “I always believed things would get better…My life was taking care of Axl.”

By 1990, Rose had moved out. However, according to Everly, one night in April he showed up at her door and threatened suicide if she didn’t marry him. The pair drove to Las Vegas to take their vows. A month later, he threatened divorce. Two months later, he allegedly beat her so badly she was hospitalized. As a form of apology, he moved Everly back into his home. By September, she learned she was pregnant. She claims Rose threw her out shortly after hearing the news and didn’t help with her medical bills when she miscarried three months later.

At this point, Everly claims, she’d had enough. The marriage was annulled in 1991, with Rose allegedly attempting reconciliation for more than a year—sending flowers, cards, and even caged birds her way. However, that same year, he began a well-publicized relationship with supermodel Stephanie Seymour (who also eventually alleged abuse at his hands). Everly moved on to dating well-known names such as musician Donovan Leitch and actor David Arquette. In 1994 she filed an official suit against Rose, filled with lurid details of his bizarre actions and abuses toward her, which was later settled out of court.

Today, not much is known about Everly, who’s now 46. The model-turned-housewife married Atlanta-based businessman Jack Portman in the early ’90s, and has created a website apparently with the sole purpose of detracting people curious about her life.

"Since 1990, Erin has remained out of the public eye and is a very proud and fiercely protective parent," reads an intro to her site. "While appreciative of all the letters and inquiries, she asks for the sake of her children and loved ones, that her privacy and desire for a normal provincial life for her children be respected."

The site gives details of her kids’ names and ages (son Easan, born in 1996; and daughters Eres and Esper, born in 2000 and 2009 respectively). A photo gallery allows a glimpse at her past modeling career—although no photos of Rose are included—as well as her family life today.

Everly’s done a good job of keeping a low profile; however, determined fans have rooted out information and discussed her activities on GN’R fansite message boards. It’s unclear whether she is officially divorced from Portman, but she’s linked with a new man, Atlanta landscape architect Matthew Klyn. Her youngest child appears to be the product of that relationship, based on photographs and comments on Klyn’s Facebook account. 

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She’s got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky

Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
And if I stare too long, I’d probably break down and cry

Axl and Erin

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