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A Smashing No Show

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The Redheaded One kicked off the latest Guns -n- Roses tour (featuring guitarist Buckethead) in familiar fashion. The cancellation of G-n-R’s opening show for their North American tour, induced a collective flashback among Vancouver fans. According to KNAC, 10,000 concert goers rioted.

The fans used steel barricades to smash windows around the arena prompting the police to come down hard. Using battons and pepper spray, concert goers said that the police literally went ape shit, swinging wildly at anything that moved and at times assaulting people who were already down.

There is some confusion as to the cause of the cancelation. Axl is blaming the building manager of General Motors Place who, of course, is blaming Axl.

KISW has posted an audiostream of an interview in which Axl tells his side of the story.

As Axl said, “it’s all kind of screwy.

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