There's no grail beneath this Rose
Axl Rose generates enough news to warrant a daily series of blog items, if only:
a) The guy had enough talent to warrant the attention;
b) He didn't have a shelf life of a head of lettuce, and;
c) Deep down inside, we all didn't think he was such a pathetic clown.
The latest news? Seems the Guns N' Roses singer got into a scuffle with designer Tommy Hilfiger at a Manhattan nightclub on Thursday. Yes, Hilfiger. Not a real brute like Mickey Rourke or Lenny Kravitz, who were also at the club that night (laughing themselves into a coma no doubt at the surrealness of the mini-melee between Corn-Row Boy and the Frail Prince of Prep Fashion. Seriously, this is the EA Sports boxing videogame equivalent of Glass Joe vs. Butter Bean.)
The playground feud started after Axl moved a drink belonging to Hilfiger's girlfriend so it wouldn't spill. Hilfiger smacked him in the arm and told him to move it back -- and kept smacking him. (No word on if either warrior began crying or pulling hair.)
Axl later took to the stage and performed a surprise set (for the record, any GNR set is really a surprise set), dedicating the song "You're Crazy" to "my good friend Tommy Hilfiger."