Music Gear News
Axl Rose fires and rehires crew
Axl Rose sacked and re-hired his entire stage crew between performances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals this weekend.
The 'Guns 'N' Roses singer was furious when organisers cut the band's sound before they had finished and fined them for taking to the stage late on Friday (27.08.10) at Reading - even though the reason for the delay was because Axl was asleep backstage.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Axl has a very firm rule that he is not to be woken up whenever he is asleep. That proved costly at Reading.
"Axl was furious. He refused to take responsibility and blamed his team, so he sacked them."
However, this move left the band without a crew for their headlining slot at Leeds on Sunday (29.08.10), meaning Axl had no option other than to continue employing them.
The source added: "Then he realised it was too late to fly in anyone else from America so he had to rehire them for Leeds."
Things did not go to plan for the band at Leeds, as the 'Welcome To The Jungle' singer overslept again and started 30 minutes late.
Axl then claimed the band had agreed a deal with organisers to play past their curfew and that no-one in the surrounding area would be upset by the noise the band was making.
He said: "We were guaranteed to play till 11.58 but they are telling us to end our set. The festival promoters just want to f**k you.
"We're 35 miles from Leeds in a field in the middle of nowhere, who cares?"
Writing on his twitter page after the performance he said: "So u know, we allegedly had a deal in place pre show w/the city at least at Leeds to do a bit longer performance that was either miscommunication, someone wasn't informed, changed their mind, didn't care or it was a con (sic)."Posted on 31 Aug 2010 10:00 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Open to the public, the DJ decks are led by professional sound engineers and music producers encouraging commuters to try their hand at mixing.
The MEGS initiative aims to break small companies and emerging artists into overseas markets
Not Impossible Labs have developed a vest that is aimed at providing an equal experience for deaf and non deaf concert goers alike.
Classic FM's Illustrious Music Teacher Awards are set to the biggest ever, showcasing the outstanding educational achievements of music teachers from across the UK
In a bid to retain the standard of musical education across the board, the UK government endeavor to preserve their teaching incentive
The University Hospitals of Leicester are running a scheme that will see musicians visit their wards and help dementia patients
Recent Music News
With Pearl Jam, Tupac, , Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson and many more being nominated, this years event shaping up to be huge.
His first album in over 38 years, Chuck's new album is to feature his family and his own original material
Toontrack have released Big Rock, a vintage based rock pack that brings classic flavours in a modern package
A promotional offer from Akai running until the 31st December allows the user to explore a vast array of professional sounds on the renowned MPD218
Opening a public forum on Facebook, Behringer are looking to make the dream product, catering to their customers every need.
Remidi are nearing the launch of their much anticipated Remidi T8, a glove that grants the user the ability to make music with their hands alone