Axl Rose seems to get his fair share of negative press based on whatever latest scandal he’s involved in. However, the latest news on the rocker proves to be anything but scandalous.
According to New York Magazine writer Steve Fishman, who rented his New York City apartment to Axl Rose for two years, the rock star never set foot in the place and may very well be the best tenant ever.
In an article called “What Happened When Axl Rose Rented My Apartment”, the writer details his adventures, or lack thereof, of being the rocker’s landlord.
Fishman writes of how Rose wanted the apartment, was anxious to move in and how he was willing to pay 6 months of “extraordinary” rent in advance.
“Axl was in a hurry to get into the place, we were told,” writes Fishman. “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.”
In total Rose rented the apartment for two years from 2010 to 2013 and Fishman believes his tenant never even set foot in the apartment.
“As far as I can tell, Axl never set foot in my place after his initial viewings,” writes Fishman. “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.”
Fishman admitted that he was worried about Rose’s reputation as one of those rockers who trash hotel rooms, but said that his experience was a far cry from what he expected.
“People have mixed views of Axl Rose, but as a landlord, I loved him,” said Fishman in the article. “If he ever needs a recommendation, I’ll happily write: Quiet, undemanding, and pays his rent.”
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