New GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal has refuted a report published in the Swedish newspaper Expressen quoting him as saying that the band "will party all night long" following their Stockholm concert on Monday (June 26).
As previously reported, GUNS N' ROSES fontman Axl Rose was arrested early Tuesday after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg at his Stockholm hotel. "He was drunk, and in the police station they took him to a cell to sleep for a few hours," Towe Hagg, a spokesperson for the Stockholm Police Department, told MTV News.
In a posting on his official forum, Thal said, "I can only speak for myself — this is not an official band statement, just my own personal comment...
"Partying 'all night long?' The only thing I said, if anything to anyone, was 'I'll be sleeping on the tour bus to Oslo [where the band were scheduled to perform Wednesday — Ed.] all night long' — lol — which is exactly what I (and others) did.
"As for *the band* 'asking to be met by Swedish blondes...' [as reported in the Swedish media the day of the Stockholm show — Ed.] — I knew nothing about that. We stopped by a club for a few hours and got to hang with people that went to the show, then hit the bus and woke up in Oslo. That's all. Anyone that knows me, that has hung out or worked with me, knows I don't get drunk, I don't do drugs, and I don't fuck around on my girl — just not my way. And I don't request other women. Ask around.
"Too often, people will print stories and try to make them more interesting and juicier than they really are, without considering the collateral damage of the people they're hurting indirectly by enhancing the stories. There's no one I love and respect more in this world than my wife, Jen — she's the best person I know, and my best friend. Let *that* be the one true thing you read on the Internet."