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Slash Gear Banned from Guns N' Roses Concert

1/24/2010 9:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

SlashGuns N' Roses fans were forced to take sides in the legendary war between Axl Rose and Slash -- after security at a recent GNR show banned fans from wearing Slash gear inside the show.

It all went down at the GNR show in Canada last Wednesday -- concert security informed fans that they were required to turn their Slash t-shirts inside out .... and leave their top hats outside.

TMZ spoke with a member of the concert security team who confirmed the marching orders -- and told us the instructions were passed down from a producer for the band.

We're told a few fans took the high road and went home ... but most just sucked it up and did what they were told.

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Jess    

The only people that are bigger douchebags than Axl Rose and the fans that follow him. GNR is NOTHING without Slash. Their newest album sounded like Musical Theater! Axl is such a loser.

1677 days ago
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TanBox    

#52 is SO Madison haha. Pathetic.

1677 days ago
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Mike    

"the GNR show in Canada"

I totally agree with Rumpled STilt skin. Sheesh, Canada's only the second largest nation on earth in surface area and TMZ couldn't be bothered to dig up even a region or province never mind a specific (gasp!) city. WTF indeed.

1677 days ago
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Katie    

For the information of those of you calling TMZ lazy for saying the show was "in Canada," the show was in Winnipeg... and shockingly, many people don't know where that is. Besides, it isn't uncommon practice for a news outlet to use the country's name when dealing with a city which is not amongst the top recognized name. It isn't that hard to open a new tab and do a simple Google search for the corresponding date and location.

1677 days ago
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peanutbutterandhoney    

Guns N' Roses was in REGINA, SK last Wednesday night. I was at that show. I was wearing an old school GNR shirt and was not asked to turn it inside out. I also did not see anyone else walking around with inside out shirts on. In fact, each person was body searched as we entered the venue, for *cameras*. They didn't even ask to look at our shirts.

1677 days ago
51.

Woot    

Snatch is a disgusting, narcissistic pig.

1677 days ago
52.

Axlholic    

59. The only people that are bigger douchebags than Axl Rose and the fans that follow him. GNR is NOTHING without Slash. Their newest album sounded like Musical Theater! Axl is such a loser.

Posted at 8:12PM on Jan 24th 2010 by Jess


Yer mom used a douchebag. That's why you smell so fresh.

1677 days ago
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pico de gallo    

yeah, I'm pretty sure none of this ever happened....TMZ is not exactly a reputable source

1677 days ago
54.

Winnipegfan    

I was at the GN'R show in Winnipeg, Canada on Wednesday Jaunary 13th, 2010 (the kick off of the tour), and this story is true. The security would not let anyone in that was wearing top hats or Slash T-Shirts.

1677 days ago
55.

Jess    

#65, I like to apologize, I didn't realize any douchebag Axl Rose fans would be reading this. Maybe in your next life you will have better taste in music. Axl would be and is nothing without Slash.

Sincerely,
Smelling Fresh!!!

1677 days ago
56.

Christian Bobak    

"the GNR show in Canada"? As opposed to "the GNR show in America"? WHERE in Canada? Canada is the second-largest country on the planet. Which city in which province?

Yeesh.

1677 days ago
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Christian Bobak    

So, Katie: If the show was in Winnipeg, Manitoba, why didn't they write "Winnipeg, Manitoba" the way they would have written "Miami, Florida" or "Seattle, Washington" if it was in either of those cities? Maybe people don't know where Winnipeg is because American media constantly refuses to acknowledge Canadian cities and provinces in their stories (like this one). Maybe if they start doing that, people will actually learn where it is and then it wouldn't be an issue.

Yeah, don't write the names of the cities and provinces because no one knows where those are, thereby keeping people eternally ignorant of where they are and completing the infinite cycle of ignorance. And of course, never show them a map of Canada even once during their entire schooling from kindergarten through university.

That's brilliant.

Also, it's not "Winnipeg, Canada."

1677 days ago
58.

Stuart    

Reltney. Aaaaaah.

1677 days ago
59.

HI    

It is no hoax, I saw someone dressed up as Slash get forced to change in Calgary! lol

1676 days ago
60.

kel    

Maybe it happened in Winnipeg Manitoba too, but the story TMZ is talking about HAPPENED IN REGINA SASK. Look it up in the paper, LOL

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