Duff has often cited the 1999 album as one of his all time favourites. He has even said that the album gave him the motivation to leave Seattle in the early 80s and move to LA. Which is of course where he met Axl, Slash, Izzy and Steve... and the rest is history.
So may be... if it wasn't for the 1999 album, GnR as we know it would not have ever existed!
So what's a culture to do when faced with such a troublemaker? When someone is too popular, too powerful, too talented, too demanding, too avant garde, too loud, too in your face and too larger than life? What are we to do with such an irritant, especially when he’s right? Silence him.Vilify him.Ridicule him.Make him irrelevant.Mock him.Humiliate him. Nullify him.Crucify him.Lock him up. Hamstring him.But above all—dehumanize him.