Video footage of what appears to be GUNS N’ ROSES singer Axl Rose arriving at the local airport following the band’s October 10, 2011 performance in Rosario, Argentina can be seen below. The 54-second clip, which was shot by a GUNS N’ ROSES fan and uploaded to YouTube, opens with someone who looks like Rose angrily slamming the door of a car after exiting the vehicle and yelling at a fellow passenger, “Get the fuck away from me, you fucking idiot.”
As previously reported, the publicist for GUNS N’ ROSES released a statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET yesterday regarding the reports that the band was two hours late in taking the stage at this year’s Rock In Rio festival on October 2 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
“GUNS N’ ROSES would like to set the record straight on Rock In Rio,” the statement read. “The festival’s inadequate production and the downpour of rain delayed the event. Anyone who was there knows that SYSTEM OF A DOWN did not leave the stage until close to 1:15 in the morning. SYSTEM‘s extensive stage production did not finish coming offstage until 1:45 a.m. GN’R‘s production was up and ready to go at 2:15 a.m. Axl [Rose, GUNS N’ ROSES lead singer] got to the venue before 1 a.m. and he came ready to go onstage. The inadequate cover of the Rock In Rio stage caused a further delay when the soundboard went down due to water damage and was replaced as quick as possible. GN’R walked onstage at 2:40 a.m. and played for two-and-a-half hours in the pouring rain. GN’R would never seek to intentionally disrespect anyone, especially their fans.”
GUNS N’ ROSES‘ official statement came one day after Rock In Rio festival organizer Roberto Medina told Globo.com‘s Extra that Axl Rose‘s behavior at this year’s event exhibited a “lack of commitment” and “respect for the public.”
GUNS N’ ROSES is scheduled to begin its first U.S. tour since 2006 on October 28 in Orlando, Florida.
Rosario, Argentina airport footage:
Fan-filmed performance footage:
Argentinian TV report: