Where have you gone, old friend?
It’s been years since I’ve seen your face. Did you know that things have changed since you left us? Yes. They have changed for the worse, I’m sad to say.
What happened? You were such a bright, promising young man. You lead the masses with your voice. You taught us that no matter what happens, you must – you must keep on rocking.
Today everything is different. There’s no one to guide our children. If I ever have children, who will my young boy listen to? Hannah Montana? The very thought makes me cringe.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that I miss you, and I need you.
The world needs you.
You spoke from your heart. You made others uncomfortable with your unnecessary alcohol consumption. You never cared that you were someones guest and it was seven in the morning – you were drinking – because that’s who you were.
When someone didn’t agree with you, did you back down? No. You’d challenge them publicly to a fight.
Kurt Cobain? He was nothing to you after he spoke ill of you and your friends. Tommy Hilfiger? Well, lets just say that you showed us that you are also capable of great restraint by not completely destroying this man.
This is what the world is missing now.
It is crying out for you. It needs you to teach the youth like you taught me and so many like myself.
Come back to us old friend.
Because a world without Axl, is not a world I would like to know.