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Security Guard Claims Axl Gave Him the Boot

9/13/2007 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A security guard at a Guns 'N Roses concert is suing the band and lead singer Axl Rose claiming that Rose kicked him in the head while on stage -- back in 1996!
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In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on August 29, Gary Armijo claims that while he was working as a security guard stationed in front of the stage, Rose "intentionally kicked [Armijo] in the head proximately causing severe physical injuries." His injuries were apparently so bad, he forgot to sue for 11 years!

The lawsuit goes on to allege that unless Rose is stopped, he "will continues to commit willful assaults of the nature described herein on innocent members of the public and security personnel, both during and outside of Guns 'N Roses concerts." Wait, people still go to Guns 'N Roses concerts?

UPDATE: Howard Weitzman, Rose's attorney, tells TMZ, "The allegations in this lawsuit are frivolous. There is video of this incident which contradicts the allegations against Axl. Axl vehemently denies he did anything wrong which will be proven via witnesses and the video. Unfortunately anyone can file a lawsuit whether it has merit or not. In my opinion this is a pathetic attempt to get money from Axl."

UPDATE #2: A few astute TMZ readers pointed out the incident couldn't have taken place in 1996 -- GNR wasn't performing then. We're trying to confirm, but the incident probably happened in 2006 -- let's chalk the error up to a typo by the lawyer.

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1.

Chris    

Give me a break- why wait 11 years? Someone needs money!

2543 days ago
2.

Toes!    

Are those dentures he is wearing?

2543 days ago
3.

Whamo    

Do you ever hear anthing good about this knob?

2543 days ago
4.

JESS    

Axl Rose used to be so sexy. What a shame he was an ass and wasted away the way he did. :(

2543 days ago
5.

matt    

there was not a GUNS N ROSES Tour in 1996!

2543 days ago
6.

Ms. Giant1    

Whatever.. what you been doing in the past 11yrs, trying to remember you name??? get off of the drugs dude!!! do you actually remember what happen 11 yrs ago.. no seriously... do you remember????

2543 days ago
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Mark    

I thought it was a female.

2543 days ago
8.

deelicious    

Isn't there a Statute of limitation of how much time one can wait to file a lawsuit. If you snoooze you lose!

2543 days ago
9.

Linda    

I would not be suprised if Axl had something to do with the lawsuit himself. After the lack of sucess of his new CD, he would do anything for attention! With his big ego back then Axl should kick himself in the head! The best part of G & R is now in Velvet Revolver! Axl is a major loser!

2543 days ago
10.

Flake    

Really, 11 years ago and only now he's suing? Lawsuit dismissed.

2543 days ago
11.

who fuggin cares    

this douchebag will recoup on his lawsuit before chinese democracy ever comes out, that' for dang sure

2542 days ago
12.

Kate    

Actually, there is no set deadline for medical cases. Once you feel the medical condition has hammpered your life then you can file a case. The man in this case may not have felt the affects or became aware of them until now and in that case he can file suit. Axl is a jerk. He ruined Guns N Roses...they were the biggest band and coming out with new music all the time and then he just ruined it.

2542 days ago
13.

tba    

He's not much of security guard who let's someone kick him in the head.

2542 days ago
14.

Jay    

Love the cornrows Axl. Cute.

2542 days ago
15.

dw    

heheheheeee..axl must be stopped !!! for the good of the 'innocent' members of the public, and security personnel too.....off with his head !!!

2542 days ago
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