Thursday, July 15, 2010
Axl Rose Demands Withdrawal Of All Quotes Regarding Sydney 500 V8 Supercars Performance
According to Australia's rock station Triple M, Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has demanded the withdrawal of all his quotes used on the official press release that was sent around the country announcing the band's upcoming appearance at this year's Sydney 500 V8 Supercars street race.
Guns N' Roses will make its second trip to Australia since 1993 when it performs a one-off gig on Saturday, December 4, at ANZ Stadium, following the weekend's first event around the Olympic Park circuit.
"To mix Guns with this massive Sydney event will be a blast," Rose was quoted as saying in the original press release.
"We will be in Europe just before we head to Sydney so it will be great to come out and chill around Australia for a while, spend a bit of time getting around and soaking up the relaxed Aussie vibe.
When we came back in 2007 it had been about 14 years between tours in Australia and we had a complete ball.
Bring on Sydney and the V8 Supercars. Hopefully I can get a ride in one of those big beasts while I'm there."
In a strange - or maybe predictable - turn of events Axl has already started causing problems.
Following the official announcement this morning, Axl demanded the withdrawal of all his quotes used on the official press release that was sent around the country.
And it's not as if he said anything controversial.
We'll see what happens but we assume the organisers know about Axl's notoriously diva-like reputation when it comes to touring and playing live.
Whatever the case the show promises to be "classic Axl" and he's left the door open for more shows in other cities.
According to The Daily Telegraph, it's believed V8 Supercars officials are paying Guns N' Roses more than AUD $1 million (around USD $886,000) to perform the solitary gig, included in the AUD $91 price (around USD $80) of Saturday's admission.
posted 8:41 AM