A representative for Guns N' Roses has dismissed reports the group banned fans from wearing any Slash clothing at a recent concert. Frontman Axl Rose and the hat-toting rocker famously fell out when Slash quit the band in the mid-1990s, after their relationship deteriorated. They never patched up their friendship and their ongoing war of words continues to rage, with Rose recently accusing his former pal of lying about the rift in his 2007 autobiography.
A U.S. report claimed the band upset Slash fans at their gig in Canada last Wednesday, January 22 by asking them to turn their t-shirts inside out and leave their top hats outside. TMZ.com reported a security guard confirmed he had been given the orders, insisting, "The instructions were passed down from a producer for the band."
But Rose's personal assistant's son, Fernando Lebeis, has spoken out to deny the allegations, confirming a ban never took place. He explains, "We did not advise any security to ban any sort of apparel... If they did, they did it on their own accord, or under someone else's order - from within their management."