Reading/Leeds festival organiser Melvin Benn has said he will not consider booking Guns n Roses for the festival again, but may have a change of heart if the original line-up was to reform.
Guns n Roses’ 2010 headline appearance at the Reading festival was marred by controversy when they arrived onstage to boos having made their entrance over an hour late, while their performance at the Leeds leg was cut short after the band’s set ran well past the curfew time.
Benn has told NME ‘it doesn’t feel right’ to have the current Guns n Roses incarnation back at the festival, but has admitted it would be ‘fantastic’ to have the classic line-up at the event.
“I wouldn’t have the current line-up, certainly not at the moment,” he said. “It doesn’t feel right. Of course if it was the original line-up, I would definitely consider it and if they could tell the time, it would be fantastic. With the original line-up it would be something very special. We’d have to give them all a watch each, but we’d certainly try to get them if they reformed.”
This year’s Reading/Leeds festival headliners will be Foo Fighters, Kasabian and The Cure.Just Published:
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