A Guns N’ Roses superfan named Rick Dunsford has been banned by the group for life from attending their shows after he allegedly leaked some songs online.
Dunsford has seen Guns N’ Roses 32 times, has their autographs tattooed on his body and even named his son Axl. He was waiting in line to see his favorite band in Wichita, Kansas earlier this week (October 7th) when he was approached by security and told to leave the property. Dunford claimed in an interview that the band had people looking for him at an earlier date as well.
Dunsford said while he was waiting in line for the Wichita show, he also received an email from a Guns legal representative telling him he’s not welcome at the band’s performances — apparently because they blame him for a massive leak of unreleased Guns material.
Dunsford explained that he and other fans purchased some 20 CDs’ worth of unreleased Guns music from a person who bought a storage locker that once belonged to the band’s label rep, Tom Zutaut. The latter had apparently abandoned the locker.
The band’s camp reached out to Dunsford asking for the material back, an agreement was made and they refunded him his money, but the original owner continued to leak the material — which the group blamed on Dunford.
He explained, “[The ban] is pretty much for the rest of my life, is what the head of security in that video was telling me. They made it clear that if I am spotted at all, I will be arrested on the spot . . . I was supposed to go see them this Sunday.”
Guns N’ Roses will play at the Exit 111 Festival in Manchester, Tennessee this Sunday (October 13th) . . . but Rick Dunford will not be there.