Following his split from long-time manager Merch Mercuriade in 2006, Axl Rose announced via Guns N' Roses' official site that he has signed up with new managerial board that is represented by Irving Azoff and Andy Gould. Azoff and Gould have been known to have represented many renown artists.
"We are very excited and look forward to working with them and hope our relationship proves beneficial for everyone, especially the fans," Rose said on the March 27 post. No further details have been released but the next day Azoff and Gould also released a statement in return saying "Axl Rose and Guns N' Roses is and will always be one of the most important recording and touring artists of our time, and one of the great rock 'n' roll voices for his generation. We are honored that Axl has placed his trust in us."
Azoff is known to have managed artists like Eagles, Van Halen and Christina Aguilera while Gould once was a senior partner at management company The Firm where Rob Zombie and Primus/Les Claypool were.
Rose's split from Mercuriades allegedly was prompted by the failure of "Chinese Democracy" release in 2006 while Mercuriades was still managing the band. The album has been worked on for more than a decade but it has not received a release date. Soda maker Dr. Pepper recently challenged the band to release the album this year, and will give free can of the drink if indeed the album sees the light.