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Guns N' Roses Gets Detained at Canadian Border Over a Gun

According to the rep, the gun did not belong to any member of the band

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    INDIO, CA - APRIL 23: (L-R) Musicians Axl Rose, Richard Fortus, Slash and Melissa Reese of Guns N' Roses perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2016 in Indio, California.

    Talk about a very literal play on words.

    The legendary rock stars of Guns N' Roses didn't get the Canadian welcome they were expecting upon crossing the border Friday. According to frontman Axl Rose, the group's bus was stopped and searched upon entering the neighboring country for the next stop on their reunion tour, "Not in This Lifetime." The group was on its way from Philadelphia, where they had performed the night before.

    "You did what? What? 'Oh, yeah, we found a gun,'" Rose described the encounter with border control to the sold-out crowd in Toronto Saturday night. "So we weren't exactly arrested, we were detained."

    However, there were no hard feelings between the band and Canadian officials. "They were very nice. They were very nice. They were very understanding," Rose added. "You know, it happens. You can forget you had a f***ing gun. Wasn't my gun."

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    A rep for the band confirmed the account to Billboard, saying "Yes, this indeed happened on Friday, July 15, as they were crossing the border coming from the Philadelphia tour stop on the 14th." According to the rep, the gun did not belong to any member of the band.

    Fortunately, the group did make it to Toronto just in time for their show. "Always a good time in #Canada! Thank you #Toronto," they shared on Instagram.

    Guns N' Roses is scheduled to continue touring the United States before heading off to South America for the third and final leg of the tour, which ends in late November.

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