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The Madness of King Axl

Ian Fortnam, Classic Rock, 2002

AS OPPRESSIVE darkness gradually envelops Temple Newsam, a remote agrarian idyll that annually plays host to the Leeds leg of the Carling Festival, the all-pervasive atmosphere of shared anticipation that fills the air is almost intolerable. For countless thousands stand in rapt expectation of the first appearance on these shores in eight long years of the increasingly elusive and peerlessly unpredictable Axl Rose in the company of his latest incarnation of Guns N' Roses.

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