"I've got nothing against GUNS N' ROSES. I mean, Axl's doing what he wants to do at this point. I don't know if there's much guns or roses in any of that, but it's Axl, and he is Axl and he has not changed or waned one bit, and I kind of respect that." Metallica star James Hetfield's feelings towards one-time adversary Axl Rose have mellowed.