Last month when Guns n’ Roses’ tour of Canada began, a rumor surfaced that the band was banning all Slash-related merchandise from Gn’R’s shows. Shirts featuring Slash were reportedly asked to be turned inside out and top hats were allegedly barred from the Canadian venues. The rumor, which was reported by TMZ, turned out to be false, but over at the MyGNRForum, some fans — one in particular — continued to perpetuate the myth, forcing Axl Rose himself — under the user name “Dexter,” which he has used before — to make a rare online appearance to lash out at the fan with his trademark vitriol.
“What the fuck do you know? That’s right! You don’t know jack fucking shit you fucking ignorant, know it all, fucking deluded, misguided, self important, self righteous, pious, small minded, clueless, loud mouthed, arrogant cunt,” Axl wrote in response to one poster who claimed to have the name and phone number of a security guard who could corroborate TMZ’s “No Slash” story. “You’re not a fan or a voice of reason… you’re a sick n’ diseased mind spilling it’s bile over the internet.” Ouch. You can read the entire chain of events over at the MyGNRForum, Rose’s post appears on Page Nine.
In more positive Guns news, at the end of Axl’s post he promised “Surprise gigs comin’!!” According to the New York Post, one of those surprise gigs will take place at New York’s Rose Bar in front of a scant and ultra famous crowd of only 100 people as part of Fashion Week.