Guns N' Roses' agency blames BBC for Glastonbury sound issues

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28 Jun 2023, 13:41

Slash and Axl Rose onstage at Glastonbury.

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The sound quality during Guns N’ Roses’ headline Glastonbury set caused plenty of comment on social media, and now the agency representing the band have had their say. 

The legendary rockers closed the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night with a long set which featured classics such as Welcome To The Jungle and Paradise City, but several fans who were watching at home complained about the sound, in particular the vocal of frontman Axl Rose.

One person wrote on Twitter: “How does Axl sound actually at Glastonbury. Is it just a TV issue or is he quiet there too? #GnR #GunsNRoses #cantHearAxl”.

Someone else wrote: “Slash was amazing but Axl vocals are well gone or was it a sound issue?”

Another added: “They definitely need to turn Axl Rose's mic up at Glastonbury... sound engineer is having a bit of a shocker 🎤🎶”

Now, a spokesperson from the agency representing Guns N’ Roses has told Wales Online that: “Axl was in top form last night. We have dug deep into the matter, and it appears the broadcast had issues being played on certain TVs like UHDs. This was an unfortunate issue that the mix played through these TVs sounded so poorly; however, it was not the band’s fault but the BBC’s.”

Regardless, the band seemed to have a good time on stage at Worthy Farm. They posted a video on Twitter of clips from their set, and wrote: “Glastonbury, what an iconic night. You were incredible. Thank you for having us! 🌹”

After Glasto, Guns N’ Roses played a show in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park last night (27th June), and are set to headline BST Hyde Park in London this Friday (30th June), supported by The Pretenders and The Darkness.

Their world tour will then continue in Europe through July, before moving through North America in August.