View Full Version : Guns N' Roses Canceled Show Over Alcohol Ban

11-13-2006, 02:38 PM
Guns N' Roses canceled a performance in Portland, Maine last week after being told by state officials that the band could not drink on stage, reports AP.

Inspectors from the state fire marshal's office gave the band the no-drinking order when they came to look over the pyrotechnics planned for Monday's scheduled concert at the Cumberland County Civic Center, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Public Safety Department.

McCausland said the band had wanted to drink beer, wine and Jagermeister while performing. A couple of hours after being told that would violate state law, Guns N' Roses canceled its concert, he said.

After the cancellation, a band spokesperson blamed fire marshals for "making it impossible for the band to perform their show to the usual high standards that their fans deserve." The press release, however, did not give a specific reason for the pullout.

Band leader Axl Rose issued a statement through the Guns N' Roses Web site apologizing to fans in Maine.

"It was important for us to play there and it is a shame that what should have been a great night for all of us was not possible due to the actions of two people," said Rose, referring to the fire marshals.

"I agree with, and ultimately take responsibility for, the end decision not to jeopardize the safety of the fans, the crews, the bands and myself as a result of the methods of these particularly draconian authorities," Rose's statement said. "We hope to find another way to play for you in the future."

Jeff Austin, supervisor of liquor licensing and inspection for the state Department of Public Safety, said state law prohibits performers from drinking while on stage, and prohibits employees at establishments with liquor licenses from drinking on the job.

"It's been on the books for years," said Austin, adding that he talked to state inspectors Monday afternoon while they were at the civic center to read them the law.

In related news, the new Guns N' Roses album, Chinese Democracy, has received the seal of approval from former Skid Row man Sebastian Bach, according to DiS.

The long-awaited album is out next month, and Bach apparently heard the record from start to finish at Rose's mansion in Malibu.

"It's ****ing epic," said Bach. "It was mind-blowing. It's a very cool album - it's badass with killer screams and killer guitar riffs, but it's got a totally modern sound.

"There's this one song called 'Sorry', that's almost like doom metal with Axl singing really clean over this grinding, slow beat that is ****ing mean. I cannot get it out of my head."

11-13-2006, 02:44 PM
Their terrible in concert but you gotta love it anyway.

11-13-2006, 02:58 PM
The long-awaited album is out next month

I call BS on this. This album will never be released.

11-13-2006, 04:07 PM
They been working on that album for like what.....8 years?

11-13-2006, 04:13 PM
They been working on that album for like what.....8 years?Seems closer to 80.

11-13-2006, 04:26 PM
Yep...and their album is just about to be released...sheeesh!!!!!

11-15-2006, 03:53 PM
Guns and Posers sucks azz!!!

11-15-2006, 10:36 PM
1. These tools haven't released a good album since Appetite for Destruction.

2. Sebastian Bach has no taste and is a complete d**khole. The simple fact that he likes this album assures I won't buy it.

11-15-2006, 11:10 PM
The songs I have heard, seemed like Coked-out Meth-induced yammerings from a rich azzhole that owns his own recording studio.

11-15-2006, 11:44 PM
Those fire marshalls are idiots, alcohol & pyrotechnics go great together.

11-22-2006, 06:19 PM
Guns 'N Roses? Oh, you mean Axl plus a bunch of guys calling themselves Guns 'N Roses. I'm with Brock, this album was supposed to be released for ten years now and I doubt it will ever be released.

Easy 6
11-22-2006, 09:38 PM
Axl has completely lost his mind, this album prolly will come out at some point but i bet its gonna suck. They are another one like Van Halen that need to put it all aside & get together for the fans.

But since Axl is batshit crazy & Slash, Duff & Sorum are having success with Velvet Revolver its probably gonna be a long time.