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Axl Rose's dinner nearly causes riot

NEWCASTLE, England, July 23 (UPI) -- Singer Axl Rose of the U.S. rock band Guns n' Roses nearly started a riot in England after delaying a concert so he could first eat dinner, a report says.

The 44-year-old singer refused to perform at a reunion concert at the Metro Arena in Newcastle until he was given a roast lamb dinner, prompting fans in attendance to become very disruptive, the Sunday Mirror said.

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While the singer waited and eventually dined on his demanded meal, thousands of disgruntled fans waited an hour and 15 minutes for the performance to begin, the newspaper said.

"It was really hot and the crowd was booing because he was taking forever." Guns n' Roses fan Saskia Green told the Mirror. "A security guard said the delay was caused by Axl demanding a lamb dinner before he went on -- very rock 'n' roll."

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