News A Palooza 7/24/17

posted by Mike Bell - 

Since reuniting most of the original Guns n' Roses lineup and filling in for Brian Johnson on AC/DC's last tour, Axl Rose has been on his best behavior.

There have been no reports of being late for shows. No outbursts. And he certainly hasn't incited any riots. But last Thursday, following a private show in New York, he lost his cool with fans asking for his autograph as he tried to find his car. He started to get into one vehicle but was told it was the wrong one before taking off down the street.

The fans followed him, leading him to tell them angrily to leave him alone.

GNR start another U.S. leg of their reunion tour on Thursday in St. Louis.


Alice Cooper owns an Andy Warhol print that might be worth millions. After keeping it in storage for decades, he'll probably soon display it at his suburban Phoenix home.

Alice became friends with the famed artist while living in New York during the '70s -- where one of his stage routines had him seated in a faux electric chair. That scene strongly resembled Warhol's Little Electric Chair silkscreen. Not long after Andy saw Alice perform the routine, Cooper's then-girlfriend purchased an unsigned print of the 1965 work for $2500.

While Alice was living an out of control life, the print was put into storage, never even taken out of its packing tube. Fast forward to this decade -- after learning about the print, Alice was initially reluctant to display it, in part because it was potentially worth in the millions.

But only potentially -- Warhol's foundation no longer authenticates his unsigned works like the one Cooper owns. Alice's manager Shep Gordon tells Britain's Guardian, "Andy Warhol was not 'Andy Warhol' back then. And it was all in a swirl of drugs and drinking. But you should have seen Alice's face when [an] estimate [of its value] came in... [He said] 'Are you serious? I own that!'"


Though Roger Waters has many detractors due to his stance against the Israeli government over its dealings with Palestine, Eddie Vedder is not one of them.

The Pearl Jam singer joined Waters on stage last night (Sunday) in his hometown of Chicago, singing the lines originally done by David Gilmour on "Comfortably Numb" and playing acoustic guitar at the end of the song.

Vedder is no stranger to performing the song with Waters, having joined him for it at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit at Madison Square Garden in New York. He's also sung it with Pearl Jam many times, and he's been doing it on his solo tours, too.

Show Biz Buzz...

Lena Dunham will join the cast of American Horror Story for its seventh season, which airs this fall.

The Originals will end after its upcoming fifth season, according to Variety. The CW series was a spinoff from The Vampire Diaries.

Dick Van Dyke will receive the Britannia Award for excellence in television from the Los Angeles arm of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). The event takes place October 27th in Beverly Hills.

Magician Criss Angel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today (Thursday).

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his wife Tasha McCauley recently welcomed their second child, a baby boy. His name and birthday have not been revealed.

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