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Guns ‘N’ Roses


Tonight’s gig had it all. After a reported 90 minute delay, Guns ‘n’ Roses finally come on stage. An object is thrown and Axl storms off – end of gig. Or was it? He’s back for a few more songs. Then off again, as the house lights go up. 14,000 Irish GnR fans are left bewildered, angry and €70 out of pocket. It would be – and is – hilarious, were it not for the fact that this kind of beaviour is completely unacceptable.

But from who – the bottle thrower or Axl?

One upshot of the whole thing was the riveting live broadcasting of FM104. I dont know if the show will be kept online or anything, but it’s one for the archives.

Twitter updates were gold. But the last word went to one wag, who claims to have spotted our man

“…in the venue carpark, holding his mickey and crying into a bowl of Hazelbrook Farm ice cream”

Observe the full horror here:

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Were you there? What did you think?


40 Comments
  1. was at leeds festival, same sort of shite. extremely late, booed. he got in a huffy mood and told everyone including promoters to fuck off. but in fairness, i watched about 6 tunes and i had to leave. they were so fucking disgustingly bad. they wernt even ok, or mediocre. they were painful to watch. prob one of the worst bands ive seen live.

  2. I for one am fully supportive of anyone that wants to throw stuff at Axl Rose, hahahaha!

  3. People were leaving long before the bottle was thrown. They didn’t come onstage until 10:30pm. The last trains and buses were going to be going soon and he expected people, who have paid our hard earned money to listen to a 20 minute show and be happy? So yeah, people were leaving and he ends up calling us f-ing assholes! Nice way to treat fans that paid money to see them and wait hours to see. No apology no explanation and then storm off in a childish tantrum. He may have come back on stage (under duress no doubt) but the performance was shocking. Then he stormed off again and we were told to go home, ring MCD in the morning and we’d get our money back. Apparently he went back on stage but I wonder who was left.

  4. When did chris rob get his hair braided?

  5. the guns n roses tribute band were a disgrace to themselves and to all other professional musicians.i feel really sorry for the good people (were fans)who travelled from kerry,cork donegal mayo etc and had to go home after this debacle,at glasstonbury SLASH WAS ON TIME AND OUTSTANDING!I HAVE ALREADY SENT MY REQUEST FOR A FULL REFUND TO M.C.D.HOWEVER I WILL NOT GET MY LOST DAYS WAGES OR MY WASTED TIME BACK.JAMES

  6. Didn’t go due to lack of funds and really wanted to….glad I didn’t now…feel sorry for the people who went and who are good supporters of Guns & Roses. I went to Slash in Vicar Street which was a excellent gig, Slash was god like on stage and even when Myles Kennedy lost his voice they continued on which the crowd really responed too…saw Loaded in the Academy and they played an excellent set Duff was also very good with the crowd…so Axl you are a twat treat people who spend their hard earned cash going to see you with respect, did you expect cheers when you came on. He did the same in Leeds and Reading…He shouldn’t have the name Guns & Roses to use…back in the day with orginal line up they where excellent but now an disgrace…Axl cope on to your self….Rock/Metal fans are very loyal but you don’t deserve any loyalty..

  7. Ahahahahahahaha

  8. Holy fuck. Wanted to go last night but couldn’t due to moving house, but boy, am I glad I didn’t. Axl is a disgrace to the Guns N’ Roses name and legacy. Fuck you Axl Rose.

  9. Axl was totally out of order, not given you guys a show. Its well publicised about his reaction to items being thrown at him, so lets hear it for the idiots that do this. Old GnR is not the newGnR, but you guys missed a great show that i and many others enjoyed in Belfast.

  10. open face surgery Says:

    ahahahahahahahahahahahaha.he’s well past a time when he could get away with this sorta shit.just to reiterate ahahahahahahaha.

  11. Personally i think Axl is a secret genius. GnR are now all over the papers and radio, i wouldn’t be surprised if their albums reenter the charts.

  12. fuck the band, fuck the music and fuck their fans… this is brilliant. :)

  13. What a joke. A shadow of a band used to support the ego of a man living in the past. If like me you love the original line up and detest the mockery that the name Guns N Roses has become just take comfort in how it used to be: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7xQ04nlePM&feature=related

  14. Thousands of weekend rockers get stung, what’s not to like?

  15. I’ll second that, when you listen to shit and then pay to see same shit you deserve to be treated like shit. Simples.

  16. Die axl Die

  17. Am I going to be on the telly?

  18. The Belfast show was amazing!! Dublin was ruined by assholes in the audience its as simple as that, they can fuck off! I got hit by a bottle before Guns came on and my vision got blured and my throat got numb, thankfully it started to recover by the time Guns came on. I wish id seen any of the fuckers throwing shit I would beat several shades of shit out of them.

  19. “my vision got blured and my throat got numb”

    I didn’t realise they were selling bottled Sarin gas at gigs now.

  20. Doomschmoker Says:

    kill ‘em all, the band and the attendees, plebs!

  21. When was the last time something like this happened in the world of rock music. The entire rock music landscape has been emasculated and turned into a corporate roadshow. What happened to the spirit of rebellion that turned us onto bands like Guns N Roses in the first place? Sit back and laugh and stop taking life so seriously, the guy came late, so what!??!? We all knew it was going to happen. Also I was in the stands right at the barrier and the amount of little scumbags, metal t-shirts included who were throing bottles across the crowd, not even at Axl, was pretty weak to see, it’s the height of scumbaggery I don’t care how late he was.

  22. I commented on the Youtube video of reading and got a reply from Ron Bumblefoot, calling ME a nerd. I fucking laughed.

  23. “When was the last time something like this happened in the world of rock music. The entire rock music landscape has been emasculated and turned into a corporate roadshow. What happened to the spirit of rebellion that turned us onto bands like Guns N Roses in the first place? Sit back and laugh and stop taking life so seriously, the guy came late, so what!??!? We all knew it was going to happen. Also I was in the stands right at the barrier and the amount of little scumbags, metal t-shirts included who were throing bottles across the crowd, not even at Axl, was pretty weak to see, it’s the height of scumbaggery I don’t care how late he was.”

    Spot on Pedro. The band being late could only be a big deal in Dublin. Clips from the Belfast show looked awesome.

  24. What a fucking sap of a man. Never liked GnR, but jaysus it takes some doing to be that madunsoundourovit.

  25. What the fuck is madunsoundourovit?

  26. Kennyabis wrote:
    “I got hit by a bottle before Guns came on and my vision got blured and my throat got numb, thankfully it started to recover by the time Guns came on”

    Sure that wasn’t the kennyabis?

  27. “I commented on the Youtube video of reading and got a reply from Ron Bumblefoot, calling ME a nerd. I fucking laughed.”

    How dare he call you a nerd ! That’s an outrage for sure pal.

  28. Ho ho, what a fiasco. Saw them in the RDS a couple of years ago and they were crap.

  29. they were late so what people should have expected it. i don’t condone it, but i wouldn’t stay on stage EITHER IF THERE ARE DUBLIN PRICKS throwin stuff at me. there lucky he came back out for em, dubs didnt deserve it anyway. he still played the full setlist. fuck ye and yer refund. its yer fault ye walked away and forced axl to walk off first place anyway. he has walked off before and ye knew he would again so why do it and then bitch

  30. Corrosive Machine Says:

    Down with this sort of thing!

  31. Careful now.

  32. He’s still a ride at that age. I’d bang him for sure.

  33. “What the fuck is madunsoundourovit?”

    To break it up.

    Mad unsound ourov (out of) it.

  34. Good on you Axl, not quite sure what part is difficult to grasp here – he said stop throwing bottles or he was going home, someone threw a bottle so surprise surprise he went home. I would’ve done the same.
    Yes he was late onstage, like that has never happened at a gig before. If you’re annoyed about it go and kick the shit out of the wannabe hard man that threw it, he ruined your show. Otherwise, quit with the crying.

  35. Era VulgaChris Says:

    CTsGimp is so much more articulate than he.

  36. The rest of the gigs are passing off without incident. He’s been late for each and every one since Dublin, Rome, Milan etc etc. Proof our venue was stuffed with dirtbags.

  37. Guns and roses…its time you quit seriously doing us and yourselfs a favour. They took the piss at reading festival came on late and by half 11 the music had to be shut off and they went nuts. Turn up on time you pricks. Also ireland needs some uk bands like bring me the horizon, architects and more to have a good time. Old bands should just give up apart from metallica. Guns n roses should give these guys there money back. Lostprophets even said axl is a joke, the band is a joke. Good old welsh brothers from wales!

  38. MrBrownstone Says:

    You should all know that axl was going to come on late he allways comes on late he used to be late and he always will be late and you should all know by throwing stuff at him he will walk of and he warned you aswell so to the bottle throwers who say what a waste of money your wasting your money by throwing shit at him. The height of rudeness and scumbags and i also met Dj Ashba before the show very nice guy. I was also at reading which was an amazing peformance

  39. MrBrownstone Says:

    also to chris i tink everyone will agree wit me here even those who dont like guns n roses “all old bands should give up” nah man dont think so ive seen plently of old bands and there amazing. And i saw lostprophets at reading and they were shit compared to guns and dont get me started on bring me the horizon

  40. “Die axl Die

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