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- Posted on Feb 5th 2009 2:00PM by Dan Reilly
The feud dates back to 2006, when EODM played to an unfriendly Cleveland crowd as Guns N' Roses' opener. When Rose took the stage later, he called the band the "Pigeons of S--- Metal," and fired them from the rest of the tour. Hughes, though, seems to view it as a blessing. "When we showed up it was a 25,000 seat arena with 5,000 kids there; not a single one of 'em born when 'Appetite For Destruction' came out," he tells NME Radio. "I remember looking at my manager going, 'Dude, I think we made a mistake, man. Apparently the rock went to Velvet Revolver.'"
We'll never know exactly why Rose did this but Hughes has a theory. "I really do believe it has a lot to do with the fact that he hates [Foo Fighters frontman] Dave Grohl with a passion, and we're in the same gang," Hughes says. Hughes goes on to say that he believes Rose blames the Foo Fighter for ending GN'R's reign during "that famous MTV Music Awards when they got into a fight and Dave was on stage going, 'Hi Axl!', taunting him from the pulpit."
It's a decent theory, but we won't hold our breath waiting for Rose to set the record straight.