Axl Rose Refused To Perform Without Yellow Jacket


Almost Famous and Singles director Cameron Crowe told a hilarious story about Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose in a recent EW interview.

“I heard some roadies talking about how something had to be ‘yellow-jacketed’ and I [asked] ‘What is yellow-jacketing?’ They said, ‘There was a guy that worked with Guns N’ Roses, and there was a show and Axl Rose needed a yellow jacket that he’d left in England before he would perform. So a roadie was given the job to get on a plane as fast as possible, go to London, find Axl Rose’s yellow jacket, and come back so he could play the show.’ The best part about that story is not that somebody had to go get a yellow jacket for Axl Rose, but that it became such lore among other roadies that it became a verb — to yellow-jacket.”