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Guns N' Roses
Cancel European Tour — Again
11.08.2001 8:57 PM
Roses have again canceled their tour of Europe, but unlike other
artists rethinking their overseas trips, Axl Rose doesn't seem to be
afraid of traveling — he's afraid of not being able to work on the
band's never-ending new album.
Earlier this year GN'R
canceled a 14-city European jaunt scheduled for June, citing an
unspecified stomach ailment suffered by guitarist Buckethead, and
then rebooked the dates for December.
But on Thursday
(November 8), the band's European agent issued a statement in which
GN'R manager Doug Goldstein appears to take personal blame for the
"Following the euphoria of [the band's
appearance at the] Rock in Rio [concert], I jumped the gun and
arranged a European tour as our plan was to have the new album out
this year," Goldstein is quoted as saying in the release.
"Unfortunately, Buckethead's illness not only stopped the tour, but
it slowed down our progress on Chinese Democracy.
am very sorry to disappoint our fans, but I can assure them that
this is not what Axl wanted, nor is it 'Another page from the Howard
Hughes of rock,' as some media will no doubt portray it. I made a
plan, and unfortunately it did not work out."
also said that Goldstein and the band will be meeting with the label
to schedule a release date for the album and that the dates will be
rescheduled at that time. He added that Rose has spent "every waking
minute of every day during the last five years writing, recording
and producing the record."
Chinese Democracy will be
Guns N' Roses' first album of original material since
Calls to Goldstein's office at Sanctuary Management
were not returned.
For more on Guns N'
Roses, check out the MTV News
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