Axl Rose Not Pumped on Fat Memes

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Axl Rose has issued Google a takedown notice regarding the “Fat Axl” meme, which uses a shot of the singer performing with Guns N’ Roses in 2010. The notice is operating on the grounds that Guns N’ Roses owns the copyright to all photos taken at the band’s performances, according to a waiver all photographers must sign before any show.

According to Rolling Stone, the memes feature an unflattering picture of Rose along with text such as “Take me down to the bakery city/Where the pies have cream and the cakes are tasty.” As of Rolling Stone‘s report, Google has yet to comply with the takedown request.


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