Monday, August 14, 2006

I Love The 80s: Axl Rose, Boy George Give Something Back

Belying his reputation as the self-centered frontman of the revamped Guns N' Roses, Axl Rose concluded his band's European tour by visiting the Teenage Cancer Trust Ward at the University College Hospital in London. "Axl spent time speaking with each of the patients individually: asking about their diagnosis and treatment and what they enjoyed doing when they were not in the hospital," reported director Simon Davies. "Speaking with patients after Axl's visit, I got a real sense of just how excited they were to have met him and how much it lifted their spirits."

On the other side of the ocean, 80s icon Boy George began his one week tour of duty with New York City's Department of Sanitation as part of a court ordered community service commitment. The former Culture Club lead singer ran afoul of the law when police discovered cocaine in his apartment when they responded to his false report of a burglary. Performing his service despite the presence of numerous cameras, George became a bit testy. "This is supposed to be making me humble. Let me do this," said George. "I just want to do my job."

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Grace Potter Rocking The Gear circa 2006!