Axl Rose Sacks Tour Crew After Nap Disaster
August 31, 2010
Kim Dawson of the Dailystar.co.uk reports: Axl Rose should rename his band Guns N’ Snoozes after it was revealed he was busy napping when due on stage at both Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Furious Sweet Child O’ Mine singer Axl Rose sacked his entire tour crew after Guns n’ Roses Reading slot over-ran on Friday and landed him a whopping fine.
In fact, he had been kipping backstage in his dressing room after arriving on site at 6pm.
With his team under strict orders not to disturb him, it meant he eventually hit the stage an hour late. And disaster hit again on Sunday in Leeds when the plug was pulled early for a second time.
A source told me: “Axl has a very firm rule that he is not to be woken up whenever he is asleep. That proved costly at Reading.”
Determined to finish Paradise City, the 48-year-old sang through a megaphone after his mic was turned off.
Then offstage he kicked off. My source continued: “Axl was furious. He refused to take responsibility and blamed his team so he sacked them.
“Then he realised it was too late to fly in anyone else from America so he had to rehire them for Leeds.”
But things went wrong again up north.
Axl ranted on stage at 11.15pm: “We were guaranteed to play till 11.58 but they are telling us to end our set.
“The festival promoters just want to f*** you.
“We’re 35 miles from Leeds in a field in the middle of nowhere, who cares?”
Festival boss Melvin Benn denied any extra time had been agreed.
I think Axl needs to take a chill pill instead of a sleeping tablet on his flight back to the States.