The spat between Axl Rose and the organizers of the Reading and Leeds festivals in England is set to run and run. This is typical behavior for the Guns N’ Roses singer, who never seems able to let a good feud die, even if it means that it’s the fans who ultimately get shortchanged by his behavior.
Rose posted a message on Twitlonger, the service that offers Twitter users a chance to rant beyond the site’s restrictive 140 character limit. “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 was a con,” he wrote.
Festival organizer Melvin Benn isn’t buying it, claiming that “bands often say things like that when they are curtailed” in regard to Rose’s supposed “deal.” Guns N’ Roses had their curfew extended by half an hour at Reading after starting their set late at 10:30pm, although the prospect of facing steep fines for overrunning caused the plugs to be pulled. Perhaps Rose could pull a distinctly un-rock & roll maneuver and actually be on time to cut out all this fuss in the future?