Guns N’ Roses’ Reunion Contract Revealed, Is Axl Rose Still Paying Bandmates Salaries?


Page Six is reporting that Guns N’ Roses will not have to fight over money on their upcoming tour, with ‘core’ members splitting tour profits. While it is not expilcitly stated in the report who the ‘core’ members are, Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan have been the only members featured in advertisements, while Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer, Dizzy Reed, and Melissa Reese have not been featured in any press releases. Rose previously had all members under salary. Slash, who left GNR in 1996, wrote in 2007 that he quit after Rose had other members sign contracts “like we were defined as hired hands.” The band is getting a reported $14 million for Coachella and $3 million per show on the tour.

In other Guns N’ Roses news, ‘Scream’ star and former WCW World Heavyweight Champion David Arquette was denied entrance from Guns N’ Roses’ show at the Troubadour last week.

Arquette reportedly said. “I don’t think I can get in,” a dejected Arquette was seen telling Jamie Cimino, a reporter for Brazilian portal UOL. “I didn’t [get tickets],” the actor admitted. “I’m gonna just try and listen on the radio.”

Arquette said he’d catch the reunited rockers during the Coachella festival later this month.

Arquette’s rep told Page Six, “He didn’t have tickets or even try to see the show,” but he was there because he’d expected the band would party at his own club, Bootsy Bellows, after their gig.

“Originally, the band was going to do an after-party at his club . . . so [Arquette] went [to the Troubadour] to see if they still wanted to do the party.

Management [of Guns N’ Roses] said they wanted to focus on doing the LA performance and Coachella and not do the party ultimately.”