GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT: 'I Have Nothing To Do With' Requesting Models For Gigs

According to DailyRecord.co.uk, GUNS N' ROSES has requested for the front row of their Glasgow, U.K. concert on Friday, May 25 to be filled by models.

The show's promoter invited 20 models from All Talent – The Sonia Scott Agency to attend the gig and join GN'R backstage after the concert.

A source told DailyRecord.co.uk: "The band's promoter contacted Sonia and asked if she could provide the band with models for the gig. He asked Sonia for 20 of her prettiest models to stand in the front row and wow the band while they're performing. The girls have then been invited to join Axl [Rose, GN'R lead singer] and the boys backstage for drinks and they've even asked Sonia if she can arrange a party for the band."

The source added: "Axl and the rest of the band love girls from Scotland and they want to party in Glasgow. No other band has ever requested models from the agency to party with a rock band before, so this is a first. But then again, it is Axl Rose."

Among the girls chosen to party with the band are 19-year-old Layla Ferguson, 23-year-old Kyleen McKerlich, and 22-year-old Annie Voigt.

An online posting from a fan who attended last night's (Sunday, May 20) GUNS N' ROSES concert in Liverpool, England suggests that a smilar request was made for yesterday's performance. He writes on the GN'R fan site Here Today… Gone To Hell!, "What was with all the girls stood infront of the stage? They came in just before the show started? All dolled up then showered in cups of booze?"

After the DailyRecord.co.uk article was published earlier today, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal took to Twitter to link to the story and say, "Hey all, I have nothing to do with this. Nor do I decide when the shows start — when you're waiting, so am I." On his Facebook page, Bumblefoot added, "*I* think the story is presented dishonestly and it's disrespectful to the families of bandmembers, and I'm bringing it up 1) because they deserve to be respected and defended, 2) a lot of fans feel that access is being granted to people that haven't earned it — by that I mean standing loyally by the band for years, buying a ticket, waiting on sore feet for hours and hours, cheering until they have no voice left, staying til the end and trying to find a way home after public transportation has been shut down... and doing it again the next time we're in town. I have nothing against 'the models', they were offered a fun night out and they deserve equal treatment from the band that any person at the show should get. But 'the band' did not request it, this kinda stuff comes from other people that are offering a good time by whatever means they have, and that's fine. I just feel the need to speak up on behalf our families and the fans, because they're respected and I don't want them feeling like they're not."

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