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Author says Axl Rose won't self-destruct i. Danny Sugerman, who wrote a biography of the Doors, also has written a book about Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction (St. Martins, $19.95) and while he catalogs considerable excess Featuring: Butch Spence therein, he has an encouraging prognosis for Axl Rose fans: He thinks the big guy's SOUND Controlling Pests in your Home and weeft's Garden $9 Mfr. Rebate segment: You Pay 7.93 Ortho 10 Lbs 3 Ortho Diazinon Soil and Turf Insect Control Ready to use granules Use In ve3etable gardens and lawns Covers up to 5,000 sq. ft. 4149X3 cut a record and then couldn't get anybody to listen to it." The name's the same, and the vocal style is the same one that made him a pop star. In fact, nothing much about the man has changed since DITCC "Down in the Boon-01 1 1 docks" became a hit in 1966. Royal likes to believe his resurgence (as opposed to comeback) is due in part to his "new-found home" in country music, which has changed more than he has in the past 20 years. Royal's brand of '60s pop-rock appears to be the new wave of country in the '90s. He is ensconced among Atlantic Records artists and has produced three LPs for the label, Tell It Like It Is, Looking Ahead and The Royal Treatment. That last one earned Royal his first-ever certi-fied-gold album. Nashville and country music also seem to be kinder to an artist whom pop might see as a bit past his prime. "I'm getting kind of long in the tooth," Royal says, "and I think you have a chance of having a longer career in country music." Neville Brothers play to huge crowds in Israel The Neville Brothers were featured in one of the first big shows to play Israel since the Persian Gulf War earlier this year. A few weeks back, the New Orleans group appeared in Tel Aviv and Galilee to crowds. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS After Rebate WAZINON Insect Control gonna make it. He knows about Rose's tantrums. He knows Rose has a promptness problem. He knows about the band's problems with drugs and finishing records, and he knows Rose can act like a jerk. But Rose knows that, too, Sugerman says, noting that Rose has seen a shrink to sort some of this stuff out. "You look at Axl and his eyes are clear," Sugerman says. "He tells you when he's angry, which is good. You wouldn't want anyone to suppress the anger he has. "We're watching him go through hell. He's not enjoying this, either. He's not reveling in being a rock star. He's a guy who's trying to write songs. Like Jim Morrison, he's working to be an artist. He's trying to be real." "With some artists," Sugerman says, "the same thing that makes them great can eat them alive." Stay tuned. Billy Joe is back, getting the Royal treatment again Six or seven years ago, Billy Joe Royal couldn't even give away a demo tape. "I don't know how something like that happens," Royal says. "I just know we'd If JHBB88 DeLand- St. Johns 4 IN THE BIN September 14 A Night on the Town 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. Woodland Boulevard will be closed for an evening full of entertainment, including dancing, children's activities, the New and Used Boat Show, Karaoke show, plus live entertainment sponsored by The Orlando Sentinel. Saturday, A Day on the River 9 a.m. The Anything That Floats Raft Race, sponsored by the DeLand Firemen's Association and Budweiser, begins at Riviera Marina and finishes at Ed Stone Park. Starting at 9 a.m. until dark Family games and refreshments at Ed Stone Park. 1 p.m. Indiana Avenue yve music will be closed off to More food and fun Children's fun and games organized by the DeLand Jaycees Here's what's new in the record stores: Dire Straits, On Every Street (Warner For their first album since 1985's Brothers in Arms, Mark Knopfler takes his bandmates on an understated, stylistic journey characterized by Memphis-style blues Elvis" and "Fade to the Latin-flavored "Ticket to Heaven" and the Nashville twang of "How Long." Garth Brooks, Ropin' the Wind (Capitol): The red-hot Brooks with two albums in the Top 10 on Billboard's country chart co-wrote seven of the 10 songs on this new release, the follow-up to 1990's No Fences. Produced by Nashville veteran Allen Reynolds, the album includes the current single "Rodeo" and "Against the Grain," a rebellious number said to be cut from the same cloth as the rollicking "Friends in Low Places." Smithereens, Blow Up (Capitol): For its fifth release, the quartet steps beyond its standard three-chord formula for a sampling of more intricate British rock. Jethro Tull, Catfish Rising (Chrysalis): On this new album, the veteran British band returns to its roots by tapping into a variety of folk and jazz influences. Also in the bin: Tesla, Psychotic Supper (Geffen); Diana Ross, The Force Behind the Power (Motown); Georgio, Rollin (RCA); Bullet La-volta, Swan Dive (RCA); Suzanne Ciani, Hotel Luna (Private Music); Patty Larkin, Tango (Highstreet); James Galway, Wind Beneath My Wings (RCA); Keith Whitley, Kentucky Bluebird (BMG); Kenny Log-gins, Leap of Faith (Columbia); Eddie Money, Right Here (Columbia); Alex Bugnon, 101o in the Shade (Epic); Infectious Grooves, The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move (Epic); Tall Stories, Tail Stories (Epic); Karyn White, Ritual of Lore (Warner Ricky Skaggs, My Father's Son (Sony); John Lee Hooker, Mr. Lucky (Point Blank); Texas Tornados, Zone of Our Own (Reprise); Raw Youth, Hot Diggity (Giant); Thompson Twins, Queer (Warner Wild Rose, Listen to Your Heart (Capitol); Strunz and Farah, Mosaico (Rhino); Nuclear Assault, Out of Order (IRS); Gary Morris, Full Moon, Empty Heart (Capitol). JIM ABBOTT from rock to reggae Karaoke contest '50s rock and roll block party celebrate the Rivertown Craft Fair, featuring handmade items from craftsmen across the state. Prizes Water fun Crafts Bargains Food refreshments For more information, call 904738-0649. JA- 0) .0 TV fffKEffas People Hkc I he OiHeferwe Now Ion 've seen everything! ijClltlllvl

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