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Putting The “G” In GN’R

Apparently everybody is not greeting Guns N' Roses' new tour with open arms.

The group was detained at the Canadian border on the way into its Saturday night (July 16) show in Toronto, according to frontman Axl Rose. rose told the crowd at the Rogers Center that he and the band "weren't exactly arrested. We were detained." He did say that the immigrations officers "were very nice. They were very understanding. You know, s*** happens. You can forget you had a f***ing gun. It wasn't my gun."

A spokesperson for the band confirmed the incident, issuing a statement that, "Yes, this indeed happened on Friday, July 15, as they were crossing the border coming from the Philadelphia tour stop on the 14th." The gun did not belong to any of the band members, however.

GNR, which debuted "Sorry" on the tour during the Toronto show, next plays Tuesday night (July 19) in Foxboro, Mass., outside Boston.

 

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.