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Old 11-08-2002, 09:31 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Riot at first date of Guns N' Roses Tour!

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Thousands of GUNS N' ROSES fans rioted in VANCOUVER last night (November 7) after frontman AXL ROSE failed to turn up for the opening gig of the North American leg on their world tour.

According to eyewitness reports, barriers were hurled through box office windows at the GM Place and police were drafted in using pepper spray and clubs to disperse the crowd, who pelted them with rocks in return.

According to reports on Canadian site canoe.ca, trouble began after the doors didn't open at 6.30pm as scheduled, with fans shouting "B.S." in the queue. An announcement was made at 7.40pm, ten minutes after the show was due to begin, saying it would not go ahead, and trouble flared, with windows at the GM Place being smashed and barriers being thrown through them.

Police were called, and, according to Canada.com, used pepper spray on the crowd. Fireworks were set off in their direction and rocks hurled at them from across the car park. The trouble lasted for around an hour.

A spokesperson for the band said Rose's plane was grounded by poor weather at Los Angeles airport and it was impossible for him to make the gig. The rest of the band had rehearsed at the venue on Wednesday without him. The spokesperson said that tonight's scheduled show at Tacoma, Washington would go ahead as scheduled.

Guns 'N Roses have a history of running late and no-shows. At this year's Carling Weekend Leeds Festival in August, the band went on stage two hours late, demanding to be allowed to finish their set despite the fact festival organisers can be fined for over-running stage curfews with Rose declaring from the stage that there would be a riot if they were not allowed to play their whole show.

 
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Old 11-08-2002, 09:36 AM   #2
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jesus, GNR fans are braindead

 
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Old 11-08-2002, 10:23 AM   #3
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Heh, GnR causes yet another Canadian riot. Montreal, 1992 anyone?

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Old 11-08-2002, 10:44 AM   #4
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once again:

Bush in office
Nirvana has a hit
GnR riots......


deja vu

 
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Old 11-08-2002, 11:18 AM   #5
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Heh, GnR causes yet another Canadian riot. Montreal, 1992 anyone?

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Old 11-08-2002, 02:18 PM   #6
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Heh, GnR causes yet another Canadian riot. Montreal, 1992 anyone?

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was that the show with metallica where james got burned by the pyrotechnics?
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Old 11-08-2002, 11:20 PM   #7
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I thought Axl would've learned his lesson. Better play for the Canadians, or they're going to riot.

 
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Old 11-08-2002, 11:41 PM   #8
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was that the show with metallica where james got burned by the pyrotechnics?
no. it's the one where billy joel couldn't make it so axl did a duet with elton john.

 
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Old 11-09-2002, 12:59 AM   #9
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A spokesperson for the band said Rose's plane was grounded by poor weather at Los Angeles airport and it was impossible for him to make the gig. The rest of the band had rehearsed at the venue on Wednesday without him. The spokesperson said that tonight's scheduled show at Tacoma, Washington would go ahead as scheduled.

it was raining VERY heavily today...

 
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Old 11-09-2002, 01:04 AM   #10
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So you could say to blame it on NOVEMBER RAIN

 
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Old 11-09-2002, 03:43 AM   #11
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So you could say to blame it on NOVEMBER RAIN
heh. nice.

 
Old 11-09-2002, 05:40 AM   #12
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Fatty McGoo and the guys that aren't slash strike again.

 
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Old 11-09-2002, 10:18 PM   #13
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no. it's the one where billy joel couldn't make it so axl did a duet with elton john.

 
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Old 11-11-2002, 10:09 PM   #14
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The best of Axl:

was when he was late for a show in St. Louis...and he was going 120mph in a Lamborghini down I-95 and got pulled over. After the cop wanted to give him a ticket, Axl threatened him by saying he wouldnt do the show and that it would cause a riot.

He ended up getting a Police Escort to the gig.

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Old 11-11-2002, 11:45 PM   #15
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wow. they showed all this hardcore footage on the news of riot poilce beating the living shit out of innocent people and now there's all these police investigations going on. i know a couple of people who were there and got thrown around a lot.
it's pretty overwhelming. people came from all over the world and waited ten years to witness "the comeback." axl is such a fucking wacko.

 
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Old 11-12-2002, 10:02 PM   #16
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once again:

Bush in office
Nirvana has a hit
GnR riots......


deja vu
no kidding!

 
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Old 11-12-2002, 11:14 PM   #17
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axl is such a fucking wacko.
axl is not remotely wacko. he is what he has always been - a very dull, over-indulged hair metaller and rich chum of Brian May and Elton and about as shocking as cabbage.

 
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Old 11-12-2002, 11:21 PM   #18
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i dunno. what other rock star doesn't show up on their eight-year comeback show on a tour for an album that still isn't coming out after a decade? i'll agree that he isn't shocking, but fucked in the head nontheless.

 
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Old 11-13-2002, 01:22 AM   #19
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hey, if GnR can still cause a riot, i'd say they're doing pretty well.

 
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Old 11-13-2002, 02:51 AM   #20
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hey, if GnR can still cause a riot, i'd say they're doing pretty well.
Hardly. It just means the same meatheads from 10 years ago haven't grown up.
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Old 11-13-2002, 03:35 AM   #21
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So you could say to blame it on NOVEMBER RAIN
Genius man, fucking genius.

 
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Old 11-13-2002, 04:41 AM   #22
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Genius man, fucking genius.

 
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