Guns N’ Roses was detained at the Canadian border on Friday (July 15th) as the band was traveling from its show in Philadelphia on Thursday (July 14th) to a concert date in Toronto on Saturday (July 16th). According to, the band was stopped at the border for having a gun. A band representative confirmed that the gun did not belong to any member of the group.

Singer Axl Rose addressed the incident during the Toronto show. Just before the song “Out Ta Get Me,” Rose told the crowd, “You did what? What? ‘Oh, yeah, we found a gun.’ So we weren’t exactly arrested, we were detained. (The customs officers) were very nice. They were very nice. They were very understanding. You know, it happens — you can forget you had a f**kin’ gun. Wasn’t my gun.”

  • Guns N’ Roses has been detained at the Canadian border many times in the past, with Rose being stopped in 1988 for carrying a stun gun.
  • The show in Toronto on Saturday was the only Canadian show booked on this leg of the “Not In This Lifetime” reunion trek, which kicked off late last month and is scheduled to last well into the fall.
  • The band next pulls into Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts for two shows on Tuesday (July 19th) and Wednesday (July 20th).

CHECK IT OUT: Watch Axl Rose discuss the gun incident (warning – explicit language):


  • How do you “forget” you have a gun on you or in your vehicle?
  • You ever forget you had a weapon with you?
  • If it didn’t belong to a band members, then did it belong to someone on the crew? Should they be disciplined or let go?

INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth — agree or not?

Bob Tucker wrote: “It was probably just a hired gun from Axl’s last band.”

Aaron Newell wrote: “well no s**t they have guns its only the first part of the bands name.”

Aaron Rever wrote: “in today’s world, as f**ked up as it’s become, I don’t blame them for having one.”

John W. Hill wrote: “So they get detained for guns, but a free pass for the roses? What kind of system is tha