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Guns N' Roses ban Slash T-shirts

How to win friends and influence people is probably not high on Axl Rose’s list of priorities. The Guns N’ Roses frontman has been antagonising fans and critics on the band’s current UK tour with his arrogant attitude and late start times.

The latest trick has been to ban any fans wearing Slash T-shirts. Rose does not want to be reminded of the reverence with which many fans regard the band’s former guitarist and security have been preventing ticket-holders wearing one of the offending garments from entering the venues.

One fan, James Revell, told NME that security staff at the O2 in London had instructed him to remove his Slash T-shirt. "I believe they asked me to do this because Axl Rose has some problem with Slash and if he saw me wearing the shirt he might have stormed off stage." Revell said.

"I have never experienced anything as insulting as that at a concert before and I had to sit there in my little brother’s jumper and wait for Axl to turn up well over an hour late, which we could only stay to watch 3 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."

With shows starting as late as 11.15pm, fans who have travelled to see the band are having to leave after only a few songs in order to get home. A concerted backlash is in danger of developing against Rose and the musicians now known as Guns N’ Roses.

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