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Axl Rose Refutes Rumors, Announces New Manager in Supersize Tweet

February 17, 2010 12:00 AM ET

Axl Rose never banned Slash-related clothing from the Chinese Democracy tour, smells better than you, and didn't go on late at a tiny private gig in New York earlier this week: those are just a few of the things the Guns n' Roses frontman gets off his chest in a 766-word tweet that takes aim at "mean spirited aholes" (journalists) and announces the band is under new management.

Check out photos of Guns n' Roses' Chinese Democracy world tour.

Rose starts off by enthusiastically recounting Guns n' Roses' two surprise shows — one at John Varvatos' store and one at the Rose Bar — during New York's Fashion Week ("Fuck!! The NY shows were insane!! Love the free form laid back vibe n' both were completely different from r view").

He then takes care of a little business, announcing he's now working with Doc McGhee, Kiss' manager since 1996 and the man credited with helping artists like Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe and Hootie & the Blowfish rise to fame. Rose recently split with Irving Azoff, the high-powered manager he hired in May 2008 to help launch Chinese Democracy.

Next, Rose — who obviously keeps detailed notes on what's written about him — addressed the numerous rumors that have surrounded the band in recent months in a jaunty, conversational tone. "Some just like 2 bitch 2 bitch. So if ur complainin' n' u drink beer, today I recommend a Lucky or perhaps a Red Stripe...if ur still peeved...again, fuck off," he wrote to those who complained hard-core fans couldn't get in to the exclusive Fashion Week shows. The only topic he didn't cover: the clash with a paparazzi photographer that threatened the band's first gig in Taiwan last December.

As Rolling Stone reported, Rose previously responded to the Slash ban claims, lashing out on a Gn'R message board at one fan who said there was evidence that Rose requested all shirts bearing Slash's image be flipped inside out.

Barring any more secret shows — some are already being rumored for the Los Angeles area — Guns n' Roses will next embark on a tour of South America starting March 7th, with a headlining slot at the Sweden Rock Festival planned for June. Aerosmith, with Steven Tyler, has also been added to the Sweden Rock bill.

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