Published Jun 01, 2012Well, isn't this familiar. Two years ago, rumours emerged that Axl Rose had ordered fans at Guns N' Roses gigs to remove their Slash T-shirts, prompting the singer to respond with a certifiably insane rampage and denial. Now, the same rumour has reared its head once again.
NME reports that its source at a Guns N' Roses show at London, UK's O2 Arena last night (May 31) noticed that another concertgoer was shirtless under his jacket. When queried, the fan, who identified himself as 18-year-old James Revell, said that security forced him to take off the Slash shirt he was initially wearing.
Revell subsequently told NME, "I felt very angry because I was looking after my little brother at the time and felt as though my freedom to wear what I want had been taken away from me; however, I did not react angrily as I didn't want to spoil the show for him."
He added, "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."
Security apparently told the initial source, "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."
We can't be sure whether this is true, or whether Axl will issue another profanity-laden denial. Whatever the case, the evidence is beginning to add up.
Below, watch a video of Axl Rose ejecting a fan from a show because of his or her T-shirt, which was allegedly a Slash shirt.