Guns N' Roses Still Ruffling Feathers in the UK
Posted by Chris Lansdell on 08.29.2010
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Guns N' Roses continued to get on the bad side of concert promoters in England, as the band went on stage half an hour late for its Leeds Festival performance earlier today. When the rockers came back on stage to perform their one-song encore of "Paradise City" Axl Rose said, "We would like to play a few more songs for you tonight," Rose said. "But someone is telling us the show's over. This war ain't over yet."
The comment was made around 11:20PM. Rose added that he had been told the band could play until 11:58PM but that they were being pulled off early. Mevin Benn, the boss for both the Leeds and Reading Festivals, denied that claim. "I have no idea where that came from," he said. "I was behind the sound equipment so I couldn't actually hear what he said. Bands often say things like that when they are curtailed."
Rose finished his set by bowing to the crowd and saying "Be safe getting out of here. And for the problems with the promoters, fuck you."
Despite the issues over the weekend, Benn seemed to be downplaying any feud between him and the band. "I'd definitely book them again but I don't know if they'd come and play," he said. "I doubt I'll be getting a Christmas card from them, which is a shame because tonight was great. There are rules we have to abide by here in the UK, they're very clear rules. It's not personal, I think the band are great. Why would I make it personal?"