Dexter “Dexy” Maranello Rose, the cat belonging to Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose, has died. He was 14-years-old, which is about 72 in cat years.
Rose himself made the announcement on Twitter:
After an outpour of sympathy from fans, Rose sent out a second tweet thanking everyone for their support:
“Thank you to everyone for all the kind words n’ support w/Dexy’s passing, it means a lot. N’ thank you to all the animal lovers who shared their stories of losing a friend/family member. Good friends r hard to find n’ we’re all lucky when we find them (or they find us!)”
Guns N’ Roses previously covered AC/DC’s “Whole Lotta Rosie” during a show in Zurich, Switzerland, as a tribute to the singer’s late dog.
That pet, incidentally, is not Blue Malone, the dog in Rose’s Twitter profile pic. Blue was a gift for Rose’s longtime manager/assistant/surrogate mother, Beta Lebeis.
Guns N’ Roses released two new songs, “ABSUЯD” and “Hard Skool,” this summer. Both are tracks originally written for Chinese Democracy that have since been reworked to better suit returning members Slash and Duff McKagan. It’s the first time the band has released new material with Slash and McKagan since 1991.
An EP, also called Hard Skool, is set for release next year.
GN’R currently have the following 2022 tour dates scheduled:
Jun 04: Lisbon Passeio Maritimo de Algés, Portugal [tickets]
Jun 07: Seville Estadio Benito Villamarin, Spain [tickets]
Jun 11: Solvesborg Sweden Rock, Sweden [tickets]
Jun 15: Stavanger Forus Travbane, Norway [tickets]
Jun 18: Prague Letnany Airport, Czech Republic [tickets]
Jun 20: Warsaw PGE Narodowy, Poland [tickets]
Jun 23: Groningen Stadspark, Netherlands [tickets]
Jun 25: Clisson Hellfest, France [tickets]
Jun 28: Dublin Marlay Park, Ireland [tickets]
Jul 01: London Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, UK [tickets]
Jul 02: London Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, UK [tickets]
Jul 05: Glasgow Glasgow Green, UK [tickets]
Jul 08: Munich Olympiastadion, Germany [tickets]
Jul 10: Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy [tickets]
Jul 13: Vienna Ernst Happel Stadium, Austria [tickets]
Jul 15: Hannover HDI Arena, Germany [tickets]
Nov 18: Perth Optus Stadium, Australia [tickets]
Nov 22: Brisbane Suncorp Stadium, Australia [tickets]
Nov 24: Gold Coast Metricon Stadium, Australia [tickets]
Nov 27: Sydney Stadium Australia, Australia [tickets]
Nov 29: Adelaide Oval, Australia [tickets]
Dec 03: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia [tickets]
Dec 08: Wellington Sky Stadium, New Zealand [tickets]
Dec 10: Auckland Eden Park, New Zealand [tickets]
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November 22, 2021