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Sonny Corinthos
06-02-12, 08:51 AM
Well, that much-hoped-for Guns N' Roses reunion keeps seeming more and more unlikely. After Axl Rose, the band's lone remaining original member, sat out GNR's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April (and was booed by ceremony attendees in absentia), he's made it even more clear that he has no plans to make nice with his former bandmate, guitarist Slash. Because apparently not only is Slash not welcome at any GNR gigs, but neither are Slash T-shirts.

According to British music magazine NME, a fan at GNR's May 31 concert at London's O2 Arena, who showed up a wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the top-hatted likeness of Axl's nemesis, was forced by security to remove his shirt at the door. The concertgoer, 18-year-old James Revell, grudgingly abided and entered the venue bare-chested.

When NME asked O2's security if there was in fact an official ban on Slash shirts, the answer was: "We were told by the management not to allow anyone into the O2 Arena who is wearing a Slash T-shirt, and we are asking anyone who is to remove it and if they refuse they will be turned away."

Revell told NME: "I believe they asked me to do this because Axl Rose has some problem with Slash and if he saw me wearing the shirt he might have stormed offstage." However, O2 security stated that this ban applied even to audience members sitting in the very back rows of the 20,000-capacity venue, who could not possibly have been spotted by Axl from the arena's stage.

Said Revell: "I felt very angry because I was looking after my little brother at the time, and felt as though my freedom to wear what I want had been taken away from me. However, I did not react angrily, as I didn't want to spoil the show for him."

He added: "I have never experienced anything as insulting as that at a concert before and I had to sit there in my little brother's jumper [sweater] and wait for Axl to turn up well over an hour late, which we could only stay to watch three songs as we had to catch a train back. I think that Axl Rose doesn't appreciate his fans or anyone for that matter, he needs to grow up and stop acting like a child."

No word yet on whether Velvet Revolver, Izzy Stradlin & The Ju Ju Hounds, Adler's Appetite, Gilby Clarke, or Buckethead tees are allowed at Guns N' Roses shows--but just to be safe, if you attend a GNR gig any time soon, you may want to bring a change of clothing with you.

http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/stop-the-presses/axl-roses-bans-slash-t-shirts-guns-n-213123025.html

Jason
06-02-12, 09:08 AM
I think that Axl Rose doesn't appreciate his fans or anyone for that matter, he needs to grow up and stop acting like a child."

When did he ever appreciate the fans or not act like a child.

Only an hour late going on? Consider yourself lucky.

The Bus
06-02-12, 09:12 AM
Why do people pay money to see him, again?

Jason
06-02-12, 09:58 AM
So, Axl won't let people wear Slash t-shirts at his show, but he allows (probably requires) this bozo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/1983mjs/7319456360/in/pool-54089018@N00/) to wear one on stage?!?

RoyalTea
06-02-12, 10:22 AM
Too bad this happened in London and not in the United States, where he could be sued for infringing upon other people's freedom of speech.

islandclaws
06-02-12, 11:29 AM
I'm so sick of reading endless non-news about G'n'R. Slash is clearly tired of discussing the much-wanted reunion ad naseum, and Axl keeps proving to everyone that he's a dick whose talent well dried up long ago.

Applejack
06-02-12, 12:10 PM
Why do people pay money to see him, again?

Because they still put on a good show

foofighters7
06-02-12, 03:11 PM
^ No they don't. They suck and have sucked for years. Douchebag Rose is as washed up as you can get. He is the worst douchebag in music. Whats even more amazing is his ego is still in tact! He is viewed as a joke by everyone in the music business. He should crawl under a rock and die finally!

inri222
06-02-12, 03:21 PM
What a little bitch.

Groucho
06-02-12, 03:40 PM
Too bad this happened in London and not in the United States, where he could be sued for infringing upon other people's freedom of speech.Private venue.

Supermallet
06-02-12, 10:11 PM
Why do people pay money to see him, again?

I imagine most casual GnR fans have no clue about the internal power struggles the band went through.

Mike86
06-02-12, 10:23 PM
This is pretty ridiculous. So what if the shirt is from the Guns N' Roses era when Slash was in the band and has a group photo or something? I assume they'd kick someone out for that. What if someone is wearing a sweatshirt or jacket with a Slash shirt under and the person takes it off? Does security go around checking or something :lol:?? Axl needs to get over it already.

Jippy
06-03-12, 05:57 PM
I'd love to fans take this viral and arrange to all bring in the Slash shirts, change in the venue restrooms, and fill the first few rows in front of the stage. Talk about a grudge.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
06-03-12, 06:16 PM
I'd love to fans take this viral and arrange to all bring in the Slash shirts, change in the venue restrooms, and fill the first few rows in front of the stage. Talk about a grudge.

Or just wear them underneath another shirt, and take them off when Axl takes the stage.

Josh-da-man
06-03-12, 08:43 PM
Then Axl gets pissed, storms off the stage during the first song, and a riot ensues.

Matt
06-03-12, 09:01 PM
Wasn't there a thread here recently where someone suggested that Slash was the real problem in the group? :lol:

Applejack
06-03-12, 10:02 PM
Wasn't there a thread here recently where someone suggested that Slash was the real problem in the group? :lol:

I think that was about Velvet Revolver in the Scott Weiland rejoining Velvet Revolver thread

WeylandYutani
06-04-12, 05:23 PM
what a jackass.

Mike86
06-04-12, 05:43 PM
Wasn't there a thread here recently where someone suggested that Slash was the real problem in the group? :lol:
I don't know that I completely buy that Slash is all innocent either. In this instance it's nothing of his doing but Velvet Revolver has been looking for a new frontman for what like five years? I don't think he's as big a problem as Axl but I think he's a little big headed himself.

Josh-da-man
06-04-12, 06:03 PM
I wouldn't be surprised at all to find that Slash is difficult to work with, but it's sort of hard to not see Axl Rose as the driving force behind the destruction of Guns n Roses: He's the last original member left. Slash, Duff, and Matt all either quit or were fired within a short span of time. Chinese Democracy took something like fifteen years to come out. Rose's onstage behavior (showing up late, storming off stage in the middle of concerts).

GuessWho
06-04-12, 07:22 PM
He's the last original member left. Slash, Duff, and Matt all either quit or were firedIf you're counting Matt as an original, then you have to count Dizzy too--and Dizzy's still in the band

Josh-da-man
06-04-12, 07:54 PM
If you're counting Matt as an original, then you have to count Dizzy too--and Dizzy's still in the band

I really wasn't counting Matt as an original member, but something seems to have happened because all three of those guys were out of the band within a relatively short time. And, if Slash was the problem, since he was the first one gone, then why did the other two leave less than a year later? Of course, Slash, Duff, and Matt ended up working together again in Velvet Revolver...

I am sort of surprised that Dizzy has managed to stick around as long as he has, but keyboard players are generally the lowest guy on the totem pole in a rock band.

I suppose it really shouldn't be surprising that there's a lot of turnover in the band. Tracii Guns, the "Guns" of Guns n' Roses was out before they even recorded their first album.

Matt
06-04-12, 08:18 PM
I wouldn't be surprised at all to find that Slash is difficult to work with, but it's sort of hard to not see Axl Rose as the driving force behind the destruction of Guns n Roses: He's the last original member left. Slash, Duff, and Matt all either quit or were fired within a short span of time. Chinese Democracy took something like fifteen years to come out. Rose's onstage behavior (showing up late, storming off stage in the middle of concerts).

Yep.

Axl made a number of decisions which alienated his bandmates over the years. To not showing up to rehearsals and recording sessions, to firing their long-time manager and demanding that the guys sign over the name "Guns N' Roses" to him, to firing Gilby by himself and bringing on one of Axl's childhood friends as a replacement. It's nearly impossible to point the finger at anyone else besides Axl as the sole reason for Guns N' Roses' disintegration.

As for why VR can't seem to find a replacement singer, who knows? Maybe they just don't want to. Duff, Matt, and Slash seem to be perfectly happy with their current projects. To say that VR can't find a singer = Slash is the problem = Slash was the secret problem behind GN'R is fucking absurd. Why Slash? Why not Duff, or Matt? Slash, Duff, and Matt have been cool with each other for over two decades now.

mzupeman2
06-04-12, 10:37 PM
I wouldn't be surprised at all to find that Slash is difficult to work with, but it's sort of hard to not see Axl Rose as the driving force behind the destruction of Guns n Roses: He's the last original member left. Slash, Duff, and Matt all either quit or were fired within a short span of time. Chinese Democracy took something like fifteen years to come out. Rose's onstage behavior (showing up late, storming off stage in the middle of concerts).

Or just cancelation the damn show entirely with short notice. I wouldn't mind seeing Guns 'N Roses live just for the sake of it, but knowing that Axl takes his sweet ass time to start a show and then is likely to run off stage before the setlist is even done... nah. Not worth my money. I'll go buy a couple of Blu-rays in place of a ticket to see this idiot live.

chino77
06-07-12, 02:51 AM
Or just cancelation the damn show entirely with short notice. I wouldn't mind seeing Guns 'N Roses live just for the sake of it, but knowing that Axl takes his sweet ass time to start a show and then is likely to run off stage before the setlist is even done... nah. Not worth my money. I'll go buy a couple of Blu-rays in place of a ticket to see this idiot live.

i was lucky when i saw them on the tour when buckethead was in the band. they started on time, played around 2 1/2 hrs and sounded great. it was one of the best shows ive been to and ive been to over 100 concerts. my tickets were free though so i didnt have to worry about losing out.

GuessWho
06-08-12, 09:37 PM
Saw them in November. They came on an hour after the openers finished and they played three straight hours (and sounded great).

It was my 3rd time seeing them. 1992, 2002, 2011.

Matt
06-09-12, 11:44 PM
I saw them twice in '92. The first time, in OKC, they didn't go on stage until around 11:45 IIRC and apparently had to cut their set short due to the local 2 A.M. curfew. So there were a couple of songs that didn't get played--most notably Jungle. Other than that, it was an awesome show, and there are all kinds of clips from it on YouTube.

(GuessWho--if you were in Chicago in '92, you saw them just a couple days after I did.)

I saw 'em again in Dallas later that summer as part of the Metallica/GN'R tour. I don't remember it well, but what I do remember was that it wasn't nearly as good of a show. Axl was pissed for some reason--I think it might have been because people were throwing stuff on stage--and then he left the stage for an extended period of time during the middle of a song, leaving the band to make a big jam out of whatever it was they were playing. My buddy and I wondered if he would ever come back. He eventually did, but that little incident soured me on the whole rest of the night.

JZ1276
06-10-12, 12:57 AM
That reminds me of this...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7xQ04nlePM

btw if anyone has seen this entire show it is ridiculously awesome