GUNS N’ ROSES have ban a fan named Rick Dunsford after he allegedly leaked some of the band’s unreleased material.
Dunsford was waiting in line to see his favorite band in Wichita, Kan. on October 7 when he was approached by security and told to leave the property. Sources report he posted of the incident on his Facebook, which is private, along with a video of the event.
“I’ve got a lot of friends that go to various shows. When they were playing in Charlotte for the tour kickoff (September 25), I got word that they were looking for me. They were asking everybody in the crowd, ‘Where’s Rick?’ And they had pictures of me too,” Dunsford said in a new interview with Dwyer & Michaels.
“I reached out to them the day after that show and told them I’m coming to some shows — I’ve got tickets to multiple shows — and I wanna make sure that I’m not gonna be thrown out, because it’s a pretty far travel for me to go to this,” he continued. “They didn’t tell me not to come or anything, so I just went out there.”
While he was waiting in line for the Wichita show, he received an email from GN’R‘s legal representative telling him he’s not welcome at the band’s performances, since they blame him allegedly leaking some of the band’s material.
“About two and a half months ago, I drove to Virginia, and there was a storage locker that belonged to Tom Zutaut [former GN’R A&R Rep],” Dunsford said.
“He didn’t pay his bills or something and it was auctioned off. The individual that bought the locker, there was about 20 CDs in this locker of unreleased GUNS N’ ROSES music from around ’99 to 2000 or 2001.” He and a few other fans scraped up $15,000 to purchase the music from the guy who now owned the locker.”
“I know the seller that I bought them from was continuing to sell to other individuals, and there was a massive leak. So pretty much, I’ve been blamed for this,” he added.