Guns N’ Roses (2016 Alan Niven interview) – plus Q5

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Former Guns N’ Roses & Great White manager, Alan Niven, as well as Q5 lead singer Jonathan K join Mitch in this special YouTube only edition of One On One With Mitch Lafon

In the show’s opening interview, former Guns N’ Roses & Great White manager, Alan Niven, discusses his current projects (Razer, Chris Buck and more), Izzy Stradlin, Muhammad Ali, Axl Rose, AC/DC, Slash, Mötley Crüe, the Return of Guns N’ Roses, Mark Kendall, Great White, Bruce Springsteen and his vast musical history.

(Alan Niven interview recorded June 13th 2016.)

Quotes from the interview:

Comparing Axl Rose & Muhammad Ali (time 17.19): “I saw them both as anti-authoritarian. I saw them both as champions of individuality. Champions of the worth of every individual. In terms of fame, I think there was a similarity – they were both heavyweights.”

Mötley Crüe (time 36.41): “What does Mötley Crüe stand for? Excess? Greed? What are they? Young republicans?”

Axl (time 37.36): “When he wrote Civil War – I was thrilled. Absolutely thrilled. I thought this was a major step to him joining the pantheon of the greats who inspired me to be involved in this. Your Dylans. Your Lennons. Your Marleys and I thoroughly believed that my friend from Lafayette was going to join that pantheon.”

In the show’s second interview singer Jonathan K of Q5 discusses his band’s new album New World Order, Floyd Rose, what went right and what went wrong for Q5 over the years, their classic Steel The Light album, being covered by Great White and a lot more.

Quote from the interview:

Hopes for the band (1hr 29.20): “The game plan is we want to tour Europe again… Do as many records as people will want to listen from us.”

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