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By Sheila Rogers
Rolling Stone #553 -- June 1, 1989

Axl Rose says he's been a fan of the raunchy comic Andrew Dice Clay since seeing him on HBO. "He's a lot of fun," says Axl, who's attended Clay's postperformance party at L.A.'s Wiltern Theater, along with fellow Gunners Dugg McKagen and Steven Adler. Dice says he'd like the band to write "the Dice theme song."

Across town at the Universal Studios lot, MCA Records was celebrating the release of Tom Petty's new album, Full Moon Fever. Petty sat in Ensign Chekov's chair on a ride called Star Trek Adventure while he did a radio call-in show. On hand at the Fever party were George Harrison, Stevie Nicks, the Beastie Boys and (fresh from the Clay bash) McKagen and Adler. Harrison says that while he's uncertain about the future of the Traveling Wilburys, he'd love to record with the band again. "It's so hard doing a solo album -- all that ego gets involved," he says. "It's much easier being a Wilbury."