The theft from Rose’s dressing room late Tuesday enraged the 50-year-old singer from the US supergroup and police were called in to calm the situation, the source said.
Rose held his private gig, attended by around 100 people, after a public performance at Bercy stadium.He is the only remaining member of the original line-up of the rock band that was formed in Los Angeles in 1985 and whose best known songs include “November Rain”, “Patience”, and “Sweet Child o’ Mine”.
Rose has been named one of the best rock singers of all time by various media, including Rolling Stone magazine.
Axl and his crew have had a substantially rough couple of weeks on their overseas tour. Some of the tour low-lights include Axl injuring his leg and then falling on stage just days later. Not to mention, fans walking out of shows due to their un-fashionably late start times and the band was even pelted with change and glass during a recent performance. With all that piled up, you would think that things could only get better for GN’R — and you’d be wrong.
According to a new report from the Associated Press, Axl Rose — who can often be seen wearing enough jewelery to make even Mr. T proud — was robbed of more than $200,000 worth of gold and diamond necklaces last night. A spokesman for the Parisian authorities says that Axl was furious over the incident that took place during the band’s private gathering following their performance at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy.
While very few details of the case have been made available at this time, it does appear that Rose was not wearing the necklaces when they were stolen. Angry or not, Rose and his Guns are still set to perform their next show in Moenchengladbach, Germany, on June 8, and will return to perform in France later this summer.
The necklaces were worth some $200,000, his talent was estimated to be worth $5 million.
It happened after a concert in Paris. Rumors are circulating that Guns N’ Roses former guitarist, Slash, was in the area at the time. But Slash told WWN, “Why would I steal his necklaces? And his talent… that was gone long ago.”A Paris police spokesman said Wednesday that the lead singer of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band was fuming after the theft during a private gathering after the band’s show at Bercy stadium the previous night.
Axl thew a tantrum and caused over $500,000 worth of damage – according to unconfirmed sources. ”He was a big baby about it,” said one Paris fan. ”He was cursing out everybody and just started punching the walls and throwing brie everywhere.”
Axl and his crew have had a rough couple of weeks on their overseas tour. Some of the tour low-lights include Axl injuring his leg and then falling off stage just days later. He also forget the lyrics to “Welcome to the Jungle” and kept singing “Welcome to the Jingle.”He was also upset that he did not have enough groupies backed stage in Paris and intended to sue the concert promoters for not providing him enough of them.
Fans have been walking out of his shows due to their usual late start times and the band was even pelted with stale baguettes during their Paris show.Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose has been robbed of $200,000 of jewellery in Paris.
The 'Paradise City' singer said thieves took three gold-and-diamond necklaces from an after party following the group's show at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
A police source said Axl was 'fuming' about the theft, and confirmed the rocker wasn't wearing his necklaces at the time they were stolen.
Judicial police have launched an investigation, and hope to quickly find the culprits.
Guns N' Roses have met with frequent troubles on their current European tour, with heavy criticism for taking to the stage late, in many cases later than after 11pm.
In London the band - of which Axl is the only original member - threatened to walk off stage if fans continued to throw money and plastic cups at them after they took to the stage 50 minutes late.
Bass player Tommy Stinson said: 'If you throw any f---ing thing on stage, we'll go home.'
Axl also recently turned down the opportunity to appear with the classic line up of the group - Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler - when they were inducted to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
He wrote in an open letter: 'Since the announcement of the nomination we've actively sought out a solution to what, with all things considered, appears to be a no win, at least for me, 'damned if I do, damned if I don't', scenario all the way around.'
Guns N' Roses next show is in Moenchengladbach, Germany, on Friday before they will return to France as part of their European tour, which lasts until July 22.