Thursday, April 14, 2016

Filter's Richard Patrick about Guns N' Roses reunion: "Money talks"

Filter's Richard Patrick was recently interviewed by WRIF radio, you can read some excerpts below.

About what it was like when his band opened for Guns N' Roses during the Axl Rose-fronted group's Las Vegas residency in 2012. He said: "It was awesome. You know, I was given a list of places I wasn't allowed to go on stage. We were told to play, like, ten extra songs. You know, it was wild. I was, like, 'Okay, so you want me playing for an hour and a half? Okay! Hour-and-a-half show. Okay, buddy. Strap your boots on.' But it was… It's kind of weird. 'Don't touch the pole. You're not allowed to touch the pole.' I go, 'Oh, okay.'"

He said he wasn't surprised to see Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan reunite: "Yeah, money talks. You start running out of the cash, all of a sudden you're, like, 'I like Slash.' You just turn into that guy: 'I miss Duffy.'"

He continued: "If someone offered you seventy-two million dollars to go around the country and play songs that were written thirty years ago, you'd do it, right? I don't know… I think people had to kind of come back down to reality and kind of deal with… I mean, when you take twenty years to mix one record, something's wrong. In the amount of time that it took to mix that record, Miley Cyrus was conceived, born, put through school and went platinum, all within seventeen years, and it took twenty years to make. Think about it: people lived their entire lives in the amount of time that it took to turn a bass up or down. You know what I mean? C'mon!"

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