January 29, 2023

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Stop flying drones at Guns N’ Roses shows

Bootlegs have been a practice for rock fans for decades, but drone-taping concerts is a recent development that Axl Rose doesn’t particularly like. The Guns N’ Roses frontman posted a statement on social media about the practice, explaining how distracting the plane can be during a live show.

“I had that leg a couple of drones. Last night (Gold Coast Australia) was probably the most intrusive,” Rose said. “Was a bit distracting as obviously someone thought it was ok to do that but also this close in front of the stage and then actually above the stage.”

“People were mad,” Rose added. “As much fun as it is someone trying to stay focused, doing their job and giving the fans the best show possible. Anyway…we know getting your drone bootleg video can be ‘fun’, but we’d appreciate it if someone planning to become a drone pirate considers the fans and the band and playing with your toys somewhere else. Read Rose’s full statement below.

Guns N’ Roses recently released a massive 96-song Use Your Illusion I & II box set, including a new version of “November Rain” featuring a 50-piece orchestra. According to Slash, the band will hopefully be working on a new album next year as well.

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— Axl Rose (@axlrose) November 25, 2022