Once again the BottleRock festival shut down Dave Grohl for exceeding the event’s curfew. The Foo Fighters‘ frontman sat in with Guns N’ Roses during the band’s headline appearance on Saturday night (September 4th) and during a particularly hot show-closing take of the the band’s “Paradise City,” the promoters pulled the plug on the band’s sound. Back in 2017, the Foos were also cut off mid-song for running over the stipulated 10 p.m curfew, as agreed upon by the surrounding Napa, California community.
Rolling Stone reported, “As soon as the song wandered past the 10 p.m. curfew, and following the second chorus, organizers cut power to the stage. Undeterred, the band continued to play the rest of the song sans amplification, with the crowd singing along with (Axl) Rose when they weren’t booing organizers.”
Over the years, both Neil Young and the Cure have also been cut off for going past the assigned curfew.
- Guns N’ Roses / Mammoth WVH tour dates (subject to change):
September 8 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium
September 11, 12 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
September 16 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
September 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest at American Family Insurance Amphitheater
September 21 – St. Paul, MI – Xcel Energy Center
September 23 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
September 26 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
September 29 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
October 2, 3 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live Arena
October 7 – Guadalajara, MX – Estadio Akron
October 9 – Merida, MX – Xmatkuil Juntos Haremos Historia
October 12 – Monterrey, MX – Estadio de Beisbol
INTERNET COMMENTS via RollingStone.com – agree or disagree???
Bonnie Scott wrote: “Used to be that Axl wouldn’t even get to the venue by 10 pm. Don’t understand how he could sing better with AC/DC just a couple years ago and can’t sing now. Maybe that was too much for him.”
Guest wrote: “I wouldn’t play at that venue anymore”
Albio Dartling wrote: “I was at Fiddler’s Green when they cut Don Henley short. W-E-A-K. These homeowner’s associations will be smoking a turd in hell.”
Nap Valley wrote: “This is the least rock n roll thing I’ve ever read”
CHECK IT OUT: Guns N Roses with Dave Grohl on Saturday night performing “Paradise City” live at BottleRock: