Axl spokesman points finger at organisers, System of a Down, equipment issues and the weather for latest two-hour delay drama

Axl Rose

Not my fault: Axl Rose

Guns n’Roses have refused to accept the blame for the band’s latest delay drama.

Axl Rose and co left the Rock in Rio crowd waiting for two hours earlier this month. It’s the latest in a series of high-profile showtime delays.

At the weekend they told fans to get used to it, warning them not to expect to make it to work the day after a GnR show.

But a spokesman has reacted with a different stance after Rock in Rio producer Roberto Medina slammed the band for their attitude.

Medina told Globo.com: “Axl came very later and did not respect the public. I found a lack of commitment.”

The spokesman replies: “Guns n’Roses would like to set the record straight on Rock in Rio.

“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 1.45am.

“GnR’s production was up and ready to go at 2.15am. Axl got to the venue before 1am and he came ready to go onstage.

“The inadequate cover of the stage caused a further delay when the soundboard went down due to water damage and was replaced as quickly as possible.

“GnR walked onstage at 2.40am and played for two and a half hours in the pouring rain. GnR would never seek to intentionally disrespect anyone – especially their fans.”

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