Guns N’ Roses production manager Dale “Opie” Skjerset discussed Axl Rose borrowing Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s throne, and returning it in ‘parts,’ in a new interview with WAAF.
“Now that’s all good, the foot is doing well. We did the 4 to 6 shows with Guns, then probably about 7 shows with AC/DC in the chair. Now he’s fully mobile.”
He added, “We gave [Dave Grohl] the chair back, yes, they got the chair back. In parts, but yes.”
He said that Guns N’ Roses are now drama free on the road, showing up on time with no infighting. “The new world of Guns N’ Roses, we’ve all matured, we’ve all become older, we all know what’s happening, and we know what we want. They know what they want, they want a good show, and they want to serve their fans and give it to them.”
Over the weekend in Toronto, Axl Rose discussed Guns N’ Roses getting stopped at the border in Canada. He said that after border patrol searched the bus, they found a gun in the tour bus. They were detained at the customs office. Axl said it wasn’t his gun, and Slash and him exchanged a chuckle.
“So, we weren’t exactly arrested. We were detained,” Rose said of the border stop, which happened as the tour traveled from Philadelphia to Toronto. “They were very nice, they were very understanding. You know, it happens: You can forget you have a fucking gun.”
Rose then added, “Wasn’t my gun.”
A representative for GN’R confirmed to Billboard, “Yes, this indeed happened on Friday, July 15, as they were crossing the border coming from the Philadelphia tour stop on the 14th.”