|Contrary to the popular rumor, Axl Rose has not fired manager Doug Goldstein of Big F.D., although they are "taking a break from each other."
According to Goldstein, no legal steps have been taken to dissolve their relationship. He admits that the pair did have (yet another) falling-out over touring issues, but he expects that this one, like the others, will be long gone by the time Rose and crew hit the European circuit in December to make up for last May's canceled dates.
When told of Goldstein's comments, our source was not surprised. "I think Axl knows Doug is the only one who will put up with him," said our source.
Meanwhile, Goldstein is promising that the new Guns N' Roses album, Chinese Democracy, will come out, and confirms that legendary A&R rep Tom Zutaut, the man who signed GNR to Geffen back in 1987, is being brought on board to make sure it will get done.