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Guns N Roses Has Plug Pulled On Them During Reading Festival Set

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American hard rock veterans Guns N Roses were forced to leave the stage last night at the Reading festival, after they continued to play after their curfew, even though they had negotiated an extra thirty minutes to their set. The band is still scheduled to perform at Reading's sister festival Leeds, even though frontman Axl Rose said they wouldn't on stage at Reading. A message from festival chief Melvin Benn reads:

Festival chief Melvin Benn said: "After failing to take to the stage at the scheduled 9.30pm (BST) time, the performance started at 10.30pm and the band were given permission by the festival to play 30 minutes extra to its scheduled 11.30pm finish until midnight."

He added: "Guns N' Roses wanted to 'extend' the new agreed curfew past midnight but were prevented from doing so in order to comply with the entertainment licence issued by Reading Borough Council."

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

good!!! f*** emos and posers, i mean guns and roses.......

# Aug 28, 2010 @ 8:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

but 1 question, how many people were actually there during the gnr set??!!

# Aug 28, 2010 @ 8:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

Thousands. They're still very popular over here.

# Aug 28, 2010 @ 8:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

right-o!

# Aug 28, 2010 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. hellrat writes:

they shoulda pulled that fvcker at 10:35

leeds should do it....3/4 of the way through the first song of their late show----YANK!!!

ya, sorry dudes! maybe LATER???

# Aug 28, 2010 @ 10:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Alfreda Harris writes:

If I could have afforded to travel to London I would be there because Axl was and still is the greatest frontman ever born! For all the people who make fun of and criticize him I would like to know how many bands have you fronted? How many millions have you made ? How many supermodels have you dated? And how many albums have you sold? What's that? You said none, exactly, so until you have stood in the man's Italian handmade, leather shoes---be quiet!

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 2:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Mtob. writes:

#6 gotta add to your post..

How many times have you been late to be on set, only to throw a hissy fit like a little b****?
How many times have you lost great musicians and friends over little tantrums because you suffer from Lead Singer Disease?
How many times have you tried to carry on with a name that several others contributed to, but they all left cause you're a pansy but you can't make anything without it?
How many albums have you been working on for 15 years that turned up mediocre?

Who gives a flying poop about how many bands I've fronted, or anyone else has fronted? He's the one who basically failed as a front man and became alienated by millions.. Not me :-/

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 3:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ThelargestWANG writes:

I think it's funny this site is using a photo of GNR with the old line up! Haha guess they can't fit Axl's ego and the other 17 members of "Chinese democracy" era GNR (11 of which are keyboardists)

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 4:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. wilco writes:

aah the solo dnad of him
dont even call it g/r anymore
deserves them get your act together and get on stage on time

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 5:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. wilco writes:

needs to be band

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 5:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. WOLF7 writes:

I think it's a shame the ex-GNR members are so laid back that they allow Axl to use the GNR name (or perhaps they just dont want to deal with Axl at all, which I can FULLY understand. Too much of legal BS over a name, I guess).

Guns'N'Roses is no Nine Inch Nails(= one guy) and never was. GNR needs at least Slash and Duffy to be called GNR. But... I think Axl knows it as well... the fact is the name "Guns'N'Roses" sells better than "The Axl Rose Band".

Still totally misleading. There's no GNR anymore.

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 8:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. brandedcfh420 writes:

alfreda, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, im still screaming f*** axl poser and his ego!! he is a whiny a$$ c*** who thinks he is god and everyone should bow to him!!!

WHEN HE DIES, PARTY AT MY HOUSE!!!

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 8:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Diamond Oz writes:

The thing is that the old members of the classic lineup don't have any rights to the name because Axl forced them to sell their rights after the Appetite For Destruction tour. It's a shame but there ya go.

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 8:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. brandedcfh420 writes:

YEA, HE DID DUE TO HIM WANTING TO BE A ROCK GOD, BUT TURNED OUT TO BE A ROCK BURNOUT!!!

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 8:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. WOLF7 writes:

Oz, Is that the case? I didn't know that. I was wondering why especially Slash and Duffy have been somewhat quiet about the whole deal. Now I know why.

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 8:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Diamond Oz writes:

Yep. Or at least it is according to Behind The Music and Slash and co.

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 8:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Trig666 writes:

Didn't L.A Gunns and Axl Rose form G 'n' R?
Axl is a big baby, just give him his bottle and put him to bed.

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. hellrat writes:

axl had a band called hollywood rose....he and tracii guns (LA Guns) started a side project and called it g n r

pretty sure ol billy bailey secured rights to the name BEFORE appetite was released....during the interim after live like a suicide---and i don't think ANY of the band was even aware that he'd done that until after the release of AFD

ya, the dude's ALWAYS been a real stand up guy ;)

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 1:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. RTB writes:

Ya its a shame they signed all those rights away....it was a game of poker and axl cleaned house mightily...
HR, this reminds me a little of when the blues brothers played Bob's country Bunker and had the lights pulled on them during give me some luvin...

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 1:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Trendkill91 writes:

I got free tickets to the show, When the new Guns 'N Roses came to town.

Axl refused to come on stage and kept the crowd waiting.
They didn't start untill 12:30. The concert ended up finishing at 2 oclock in the morning.
Way to piss off people that still pay to see this douchebag sing with a cover band.

Fvckin' stupid,man.

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. DWEBB writes:

After this weekend I am done with the, excuse me for laughing when I say it, NEW G"NR. What a childish,immature, and ridiculous display from a group of grown men! I have been an avid G'NR fan for over 15 years but the times have changed, people have changed,politics have changed, music has changed, and GUNS N ROSES has changed. Or should I say completely dissolved into a murky puddle of memories and nothing more? It's not G'NR, just because Axl still acts like a f***ing a$$hole and changes his clothes like an eccentric f***ing maniac, or attempts to recapture that once known energy on stage while he huffs and puffs back and forth between a crowded stage of musicians that nobody gives a f*** about, scanning one of his many teleprompters and sucking on "pure oxegen". As a fan, I feel cheated and let down, and a bit embarassed after Axl acted like he did at both shows this weekend. It might have been amusing or cool to him back in the day to show up late and piss off everyone who was loyal to him but you need a large and loyal fan base to do such things and after not releasing a good song in over fifteen years or touring or giving anyone an interview or addressing your "FANS" you would think he might act his age, or civil, or f***ing something besides a class A f*** head! Why does he think people are going to continue to stand around and wait for him? Did his horrid album sales and vast public dissapproval not clue him in that he is just about done, forgotten, unneeded? Maybe Axl Rose truely doesn't care. Maybe he really is just like that. And maybe..... he cant sell out a large enough venue to meet his staggering approval so he keeps playing festivals that draw large crowds, if not solely for his band, atleast for the overall crowd and exposure? Maybe the new GUNS a ROSES will be playing your local fair in the not so distant years because a red headed -red neck,bit the hand that feeds and it clinched up into a fist and knocked the ever living sh** out of his racist homophobic insane bloated a$$ and he eventually came to, only to discover that knowone cared anymore and he was to blame for f***ing it all up. Goodbye Mr. Rose, may you find whatever it is that you are searching for, and hopefully it will be worth you pissing in the wind and destroying the only good thing you ever had going for you. So sad, you thought that you were the big picture and didnt realize that you were just a piece of the puzzle.

# Aug 30, 2010 @ 12:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Valentine_no_more writes:

GnR? really?

# Aug 30, 2010 @ 3:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. brandedcfh420 writes:

""So sad, you thought that you were the big picture and didnt realize that you were just a piece of the puzzle.""

Best generalization of axl poser ever!!!

# Aug 30, 2010 @ 7:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. phuckphilly writes:

y dont you guys try listenin to some new bands, seriosly, another GnR discussion, whats the point anymore. Listen to AFD and like it or don't.

# Aug 30, 2010 @ 9:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. charest writes:

Axel is a b****

# Aug 30, 2010 @ 5:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. brandedcfh420 writes:

phuckphilly, quit b****ing and go cry to mommy!!

# Aug 30, 2010 @ 8:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. eraserhead writes:

In response to post six... i have fronted several multi platinum bands and banged too many supermodels to count on my fingers and toes. Also im not a f***ing c*** piece of a$$ f*** sh** wad titty f*** damn butt rape f*** sh** a$$ poop like axle rose is.

# Aug 30, 2010 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. brandedcfh420 writes:

^^^
the smell of BS is beginning to seep in the room!!

# Aug 30, 2010 @ 11:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. WOLF7 writes:

Very impressing use of language there, eraserhead.
Even Eminem would be impressed. Ever thought of a Hip Hop career, on the "gansta" department?

# Aug 31, 2010 @ 3:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. xDecapitation writes:

lol more Guns n Roses arguments? honestly, if you were stupid enough to buy a ticket to a "Guns n Roses" ticket in the last ten years and didn't expect to be laughing the entire show, you're an idiot. End of story.

# Aug 31, 2010 @ 4:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Dinx writes:

Well Axel should learn to be on time, if he wants some new fans. However, for me guns n roses died in 1994. So who cares, you could also put a cover band on stage, and they probably would give a show as good as the GnR nowadays.

# Aug 31, 2010 @ 4:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Valentine_no_more writes:

Axel Rose is shockingly not dead.

# Aug 31, 2010 @ 5:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. single guy writes:

i wish somebody would just beat the sh** out of axl.it would be great if steven adler put this b**** in the hospital for a year or two.

# Aug 31, 2010 @ 11:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Valentine_no_more writes:

haha yeah it would be great.

# Aug 31, 2010 @ 4:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Trendkill91 writes:

I agree with post 30.
Bums 'N Posers are pathetic.

Reunite the real thing or change the band name.
Axl is a goof and looks fvckin stupid in the press with the a$$ that comes out of his mouth.

What would his mother think?

# Sep 1, 2010 @ 1:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. wilco writes:

yeah oz is right
he did buy the name of the band
guess when your mind is clouded you dont care so much
untill slash realized what happend it was to late
a real shame

# Sep 1, 2010 @ 5:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Valentine_no_more writes:

Yeah Slash sux too.

# Sep 1, 2010 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. xDecapitation writes:

The last Slash album is a good listen, as long as you skip the tracks with Fergie.

:/

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