axlsalinger Posted February 28, 2012 Share Posted February 28, 2012 Figured this could be a separate thread to make sure people see the clip, since this has been a topic of speculation and innuendo ever since December 6, 2002. For those unfamiliar, GNR's ill-fated 2002 tour started with a riot in Vancouver, when it was learned that Axl was still in L.A. early in the day and the promoters pulled the plug, despite the fact that he was on his way there. The tour continued for a month, some shows with sparse attendance but with a number of sellouts as well. On Dec. 5, GNR played a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden which was generally considered to be the best show on the tour. Afterwards, Axl and a group of friends were seen out and about New York. He was apparently refused entry at a particular club due to a no-fur policy (he was wearing a fur coat). Someone claimed he ran into Stephanie Seymour. Lots of rumours about that night. GNR had 2 shows scheduled December 6 and 8 in Philadelphia. As everyone knows, the opening acts played, the band was there, but Axl never arrived at the venue. The show was eventually canceled and a riot ensued.Axl claims he was sick, I'm not sure about that but it is certainly possible he asked for the show to be canceled at 6 a.m., but this was not done. He may have felt lied to by his manager and ClearChannel, but unfortunately everybody showed up at the venue except for Axl. The rumour mill suggested that the band's manager had a helicopter on standby, as Axl was still in his hotel room in NYC watching a basketball game, and refused to leave. Last night (Feb. 27 2012), Axl finally addressed this issue. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkjX2R9q1iU Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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