Guns N’ Roses Deny Reports They Requested Models for Upcoming Scotland Gig
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Bumblefoot is shooting down claims that the band contacted an agency to supply the with 20 of their hottest models to “party with the band” after their May 25 show in Glasgow.
Yesterday, we covered a report by UK newspaper the Daily Record claiming that Guns N’ Roses contacted a Glasgow talent agency with the unusual request to supply them with 20 of their “prettiest models to stand in the front row and wow the band while they’re performing,” and party with them after as well. Now their guitarist is saying not only is the report untrue — it’s disrespectful.
“I think the story is presented dishonestly and it’s disrespectful to the families of band members,” Guns’ guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal tells Classic Rock Magazine. “A lot of fans feel that access is being granted to people who haven’t earned it. By that I mean standing loyally by the band for years, buying a ticket, waiting on sore feet for hours and hours, cheering until they have no voice left, staying to the end and trying to find a way home after public transport has been shut down. And doing it again the next time we’re in town.”
“I have nothing against the models,” Bumblefoot further explains. “They were offered a fun night out and they deserve equal treatment from the band that any person at the show should get. But the band did not request it. This stuff comes from other people that are offering a good time by whatever means they have – and that’s fine.”
With or without models, Guns N’ Roses will take the stage at SECC in Glasgow, Scotland, on May 25 as part of their European tour, which continues through late July.