Longtime Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Chris Pitman has apologized for calling the band’s reunion a “nostalgia tour.” In a recent social media post that was later deleted — but captured on Reddit — Pitman wrote: “This is a nostalgia tour, please don’t mention those who are there the last 20 fkg years [sic] oh god no! …(a money grab) FU.”
But PItman later went on Twitter and wrote, “I sincerely apologize to GNR,especially the band and crew,for stupid comments about upcoming tour, ..remember kids, dont drink n text!”
- Pitman joined Guns N’ Roses in 1998, playing not just keyboards, but also contributing bass, percussion and backing vocals.
- He is featured on every song on the band’s sixth album, 2008’s Chinese Democracy, and is one of the longest serving members of the group’s most recent lineup.
- The reunited Guns — featuring Axl Rose alongside guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan — has six shows scheduled so far, all in April: two at the Coachella Music And Arts Festival, two in Las Vegas and two in Mexico City.
- The rest of the band’s lineup remains unclear, although keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer are all believed to be involved. Pitman was said to be on board at one point as well, although it seems that may have changed.
CHECK IT OUT: Here’s Pitman’s original post:
And here is his later apology:
I sincerely apologize to GNR,especially the band and crew,for stupid comments about upcoming tour, ..remember kids, dont drink n text!
— Chris Pitman (@CPitmanofficial) March 4, 2016