Guns N’ Roses has reportedly banned fans from wearing T-shirts with former bandmate Slash’s logo and image from their London concerts this past Thursday and Friday night.
Axl Rose and his former guitarist have been embattled in a very public war of words since Slash left the band in 1996, and according to one fan who was in attendance in London this past weekend, the band has requested that security on site not permit any fans to wear Slash gear into the show.
According to British music mag NME, a security guard at London’s O2 arena has revealed, “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.”
James Revell, a fan who had his Slash shirt stripped before entering the gig, tells the magazine, “I believe they asked me to do this (take my shirt off) because Axl Rose has some problem with Slash and if he saw me wearing the shirt he might have stormed off stage.
“I have never experienced anything as insulting as that at a concert before.”
Revell also added that the band was over an hour late for their performance, which is sadly nothing new for Guns N’ Roses, who are notorious for making the fans wait. “I had to sit there… and wait for Axl to turn up well over an hour late… (and) 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.”
Guns N’ Roses wrapped up their U.K. tour on Friday night with a second show at London’s O2 Arena.