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    Alan Niven, former manager of Guns N’ Roses, tells of unusual motivational methods he once had to use for his charges. Once he had to call the police to get Axl Rose afloat – and to show up at a joint concert with the Rolling Stones. In the interview, Niven also commented on his relationship with the band.

    “You took the main energy out of my life”

    Niven said about Axl Rose in an interview with “Louder sound”: “I had to send cops to his apartment to drag him and Erin to the Coliseum to perform in front of the Stones. He wasn’t happy about that, but in the end it was a triumph.”

    The former manager, who was fired by Axl Rose in 1991 due to “personal differences”, added: “I have no doubt that he was a hindrance to other projects – UMG [Universal Music] will do anything to get something, anything, from axl, even if it means ignoring me. They took most of the energy out of my life and gave very little back – they still owe me for the Adler trial [Prozess gegen den ehemaligen Drummer Steven Adler] and for paying their tour manager.”

    The Success of “Appetite for Destruction”

    Niven went on to say that 35 years ago, in the midst of the band’s heyday, he would never have foreseen the enduring legacy of “Appetite for Destruction”: “And if anyone says they foresaw the future, they’re a liar. Or insane. My best guess was ‘if I can keep them alive’ and ‘if I can infuse them with a modicum of professionalism’ then maybe after a while we’ll have a great underground record that hits the gold standard. Remember that “Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols” didn’t go platinum in the US until “Appetite For Destruction” sparked more interest in the Sex Pistols.”

    Here is the album:

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