I just watched an interview with Alice on Soundoff with Matt Pinfield.
He relates a funny story about what happened when Axl hired Bob Ezrin to come into to produce Chinese Democracy. This was a few years back, but Ezrin walks in after 7 years of recording and tells Axl, "you have two songs. The rest is ..whatever."
I remember hearing when Ezrin had been brought in to produce,getting excited,and then within a week heared that he was out. Axl did the same with one of Queens producers.:googly:
Rose is just one of those people that need to disappear. He vanished shortly after the demise of Gn'R and this was a good thing. Too bad he couldn't have kept up his self-declared exile and stayed vanished. No one likes him. I sincerely doubt he would be missed.