Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal is speaking up on news reports by the UK press that the band is hiring models to fill the front row at their upcoming show in Glasgow this Friday.
On Monday, the Daily Record reported the band have requested the front row of their Scottish gig is to be filled by stunning models.
The paper reported that the band, fronted by Axl Rose, contacted a model agency to demand 20 of their prettiest girls for their Glasgow show this week.
Read more about it here.
Thal posted the Daily Record story link on his Facebook page, adding "Hey all, I have nothing to do with this. Nor do I decide when the shows start — when you're waiting, so am I."
Bumblefoot then added more details in the comments section of his Facebook post, writing: "*I* think the story is presented dishonestly and it's disrespectful to the families of bandmembers, and I'm bringing it up 1) because they deserve to be respected and defended, 2) a lot of fans feel that access is being granted to people that haven't earned it — by that I mean standing loyally by the band for years, buying a ticket, waiting on sore feet for hours and hours, cheering until they have no voice left, staying til the end and trying to find a way home after public transportation has been shut down... and doing it again the next time we're in town. I have nothing against 'the models', they were offered a fun night out and they deserve equal treatment from the band that any person at the show should get. But 'the band' did not request it, this kinda stuff comes from other people that are offering a good time by whatever means they have, and that's fine. I just feel the need to speak up on behalf our families and the fans, because they're respected and I don't want them feeling like they're not."
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