View Full Version : Axl Rose - best tenant ever?

02-06-2014, 10:00 AM
(First - I wasn't sure if this should go here or General Chat. Mods feel free to move it!)

I thought this was pretty funny anyway...

From metalinjection.net:

Vulture.com writer Steve Fishman must have one hell of an apartment because Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose wanted to rent the place back in 2009. Fishman said in his article "Axl was searching for a place without 'glaring' sunlight but with lots of space, and I had both — my place is 5,300 square feet and almost entirely underground." Obviously Fishman said this situation wasn't without its' concerns given Rose's penchant front annihilating hotel rooms and generally be a rockstar at any given space he'd be resting his head in that night, but Rose was apparently the greatest tenant ever. How?

Simple. Rose pretty much never showed up for the entirety of three years but paid for all three.

Axl was in a hurry to get into the place, we were told, and so we quickly decamped to Brooklyn. Then came move-in day. And then it went. So did a second and a third date. Still Axl didn’t move in. (This pattern may be familiar to fans who waited for the Guns ‘n’ Roses album Chinese Democracy.)

My family and I followed Axl’s travels via Google alerts — he was touring in Abu Dhabi and playing a birthday party in Russia. We were repeatedly told by his very nice assistants, a mother and son team, that he was definitely planning a move to New York, which we were informed he’d fallen in love with. (He might even want to buy our place.) This attachment was good news, since as the one-year mark approached, it was time to renew his lease. He still hadn’t set foot in the apartment. We learned that he had been to New York, though, renting a roomy suite at a fancy hotel with a balcony and, well, lots of light. Still, he renewed — this time at an increased rent.

As far as I can tell, Axl never set foot in my place after his initial viewings. I wondered if he remembered that he’d rented it. Maybe a superstar lives this way — renting apartments just in case, and then forgetting about them. Still, the rent checks kept coming, which is all I cared about. When it came time to renew for a third year, negotiations began, but then rationality — his management’s — prevailed. Axl's ghost rental ended in the beginning of 2013, at the two-year mark.

I wonder if he wants to rent my house.

02-06-2014, 08:31 PM
Lol. Very amusing. :D

02-06-2014, 08:35 PM
As someone who has worked 2 1/2 years in the apartment business, I wish all tenants were like that.