Guns N' Roses performing at London's O2 Arena
Just in case there were still any doubters out there that needed further proof of the bad blood between Axl Rose and former bandmate Slash, an 18-year old Guns N’ Roses fan was told to remove his shirt depicting the image of a certain top-hat-totting guitarist or be denied entry to the band’s London concert on Friday.
This is not the first time reports have come out of fans being asked to remove any Slash related paraphernalia, such as top hats or t-shirts, if they wished to attend a GN'R show. Fans attending a 2010 gig in Canada claim to have been ordered to turn their shirts inside out and lose their top hats before being allowed in.
James Revell attended the Gun N’ Roses concert at London’s O2 Arena this past Friday where he was asked at the door by staff to remove his Slash shirt and that he would not be allowed entry if he did not comply.
“I felt as though my freedom to wear what I want had been taken away from me,” Revell told NME. “I did not react angrily as I didn’t want to spoil the show for my brother. I believed they asked me to do it because Axl Rose has some problem with Slash, and if he saw me wearing the shirt he might have stormed off stage.”
When asked about the validity of the accusations, O2 Arena staff confirmed the Slash ban.
“We were told by management not to allow anyone in who is wearing a Slash t-shirt,” said a staff spokesman. “We are asking anyone who is to remove it, and if they refuse they will be turned away.”