Don’t show up to a Guns N’ Roses gig wearing a Slash shirt, or Axl Rose will make you strip.
That’s apparently what happened at the band’s recent gig at London’s O2 Arena, as at least one fan was told to remove his Slash T-shirt or risk removal from the show.
An article in England’s NME magazine quotes a member of the O2’s security team as saying, “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.”
Stay mature, Axl.
There were also complaints about Rose continuing to disrespect his fans by showing up hours later than the ticket time for the shows. Anyone who saw this version of GN’R stateside, including a November show at Philips Arena and a last-minute appearance at The Tabernacle in March, can relate.
A couple of weeks ago, Slash visited the Howard Stern show on SiriusXM and was forthright when Stern asked about the ongoing rift between the top-hatted guitar legend and unpredictable G N’R singer.
Slash, who performed at Center Stage in 2010 (AJC Buzz got the scoop that he enjoyed a hearty Southern breakfast at Spice Market), recounted that when he and his wife went to see a G N’R show in Vegas, security was instructed to keep them out.
Stern asked whether Slash could ever compartmentalize his mutual dislike for Rose for the sake of a massive paycheck.
“How much money do you think would be on the table if you had an original Guns N’ Roses tour?” Stern wondered.
“They’re in the multi-million [range],” Slash said of the offers, then barely paused before continuing. “It’s just not gonna happen. It’s not worth it.”