GUNS Tour Closes, Due To Kicking Bucket
GUNS N’ ROSES have canceled their European tour set to begin in December, with manager Doug Goldstein taking the blame. “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,” reads a statement released by Goldstein.
“Unfortunately, Buckethead’s illness not only stopped the tour, but it slowed down our progress on ‘Chinese Democracy.’ I 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.” The tour was to make up for a 14-date tour canceled in June after guitarist Buckethead fell ill with an unspecified stomach ailment.