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Guns and Roses Detained by Canada Over Tour Bus Gun, Tell Tale On-Stage

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By    |   Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016 10:47 AM

Guns N' Roses was recently detained at the Canadian border when authorities found a gun on the band's tour bus.

"We weren't exactly arrested. We were detained for a while," frontman Axl Rose told the crowd at Toronto's Rogers Centre on Saturday night, pacing and laughing. "They were very nice. They were very nice. They were very understanding. You know, it happens — you can forget you had a f****** gun. Wasn’t my gun."



A band representative confirmed to Billboard that the incident happened on July 15, after the musicians' Philadelphia tour stop. The rep said the gun didn't belong to any of the band members.

Rose told the story right before the band performed "Out Ta Get Me," its 18th song of the evening. The 25-song concert lasted two hours and 45 minutes. It was the band's only Canadian show during its Not In This Lifetime Tour.

In 1988, Rose told Spin, "This year, I was only arrested once at the Canadian border, for my stun gun. I didn’t know they’re illegal there."

Another band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, had a run-in with border officials earlier this month when customs officials in Belarus briefly detained them and asked them to sign autographs. They were mistakenly given Metallica photos to sign, Rolling Stone reported.

"We tried to explain to them that we weren't Metallica but they insisted that we sign anyway. They had the power. Well I did play fight fire with [fire] with Metallica once. I love Metallica anyways but I'm no Robert Trujillo," bassist Michael "Flea" Balzary wrote on Instagram.

Twitter users seemed amused by the story.






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