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    By SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press Writer 45 mins ago
    DUBLIN Axl Rose, it seems, needs a little more patience and a much louder alarm clock.
    The 48-year-old singer of U.S. hard-rock band Guns N' Roses irritated thousands of his Dublin fans at the 02 Arena on Wednesday night by showing up nearly an hour late a recurring problem on his band's European tour and then walking off after an unruly minority in the crowd hurled water bottles on the stage.
    Most of the fans left, but Irish concert promoters MCD wouldn't let Rose leave until he finished the gig. The band went back on stage an hour later to a mostly empty venue and didn't stop playing until nearly 1 a.m.
    MCD and the 02 issued a joint statement criticizing Rose for having "a long history for being late on stage," but emphasized that "no artist should be subjected to missiles and unknown substances being thrown at them."
    Rose's patience snapped after he warned the crowd to stop throwing things on stage.
    "Here is the deal. One more bottle up here and we go. We don't want to go. Your choice," he told the crowd during an abrupt break to the band's second song, "Welcome to the Jungle."
    But when introducing his other band members before a following number, up came another bottle and off Rose went to a chorus of boos. "OK, that's it. Good night. Have a nice evening," he said.
    Politicians called on the promoters to refund tickets that cost an average of (EURO)72 ($92). MCD declined to say whether anyone would get their money back.
    "Reports say that the lights came on and the security people told concertgoers to go home. Confusion reigned and thousands of fans had left by the time the band came back again on stage to complete their set," Irish senator Michael McCarthy said.
    Rose is the only remaining original member of Guns N' Roses, which was founded in Los Angeles in 1985 and achieved chart-topping successes with its first two albums, "Appetite for Destruction" in 1987 and the double-album "Use Your Illusion" in 1991.
    The band effectively collapsed in the mid-1990s and Rose became a Malibu semi-recluse. He re-emerged in recent years with a completely new band that, after missing a decade of production deadlines, unveiled the album "Chinese Democracy" in 2008. It has received generally positive reviews but sold poorly compared to the band's heyday.
    The European tour has been marred by late starts.
    At the first stop Aug. 27, an open-air festival in Reading, west of London, Guns N' Roses arrived an hour late and had their microphones and amplifiers cut off by organizers during their encore.
    Two nights later in the northern English city of Leeds, Guns N' Roses again was ordered to cut its performance concert a half-hour short because of an hour-late start.

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    I was at a GnR concert in Phoenix back in '87, and the same thing happened there... Late start...
    "You only have one life, and you will not get out alive. Make the most of your time and have no regrets." - Me.

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    That's Because Rose is Psychotic !!! I still remember watching Behind the Music Metallica on VH1 & Lars saying after Hetfield Got Burned He waited awhile & went to Axl dressing room to see if they could Go on early & Axl was sitting there with a Shotgun & said I'll go on when I want & the Ego Maniac Lars Said I don't argue with a Crazy Person with a Shotgun !! & that is when the riot happened in Montreal

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    Axl is one insane dude. Love GnR. One of my favorite bands ever!

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    Axl is one insane dude. Love GnR. One of my favorite bands ever!
    I Love GnR too, But his Insanity Destroyed what could Have Been ENORMOUS !!!

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    One of my fav bands of all time.

    Love GnR.

    Got drunk on Friday and was even watching some of their 'Use Your Illusion' concert DVD's.

    Here's a rarity for you all:



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    I Love GnR too, But his Insanity Destroyed what could Have Been ENORMOUS !!!
    Definitely! He destroyed what could have been the greatest band of all time! His ****ing voice is so unique. One of a kind.

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    Got drunk on Friday and was even watching some of their 'Use Your Illusion' concert DVD's.

    Here's a rarity for you all:
    Thank you. Never saw that before.
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    Thank you. Never saw that before.
    You're welcome.

    Here's another. Well, it's a common song, but a rarity for the duet. Hoon did the original background vocals for the song on the album, but this is tremendous as a duet with him:



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    Awesome! It's so great to listen to GnR live and watch rare video! Thanks again!

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    **** shame what an idiot he is/was. That band could have been great for a long, long time.


    And I agree, still one of my favorites.

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