Guns N' Roses Bans Superfan From Concerts For Life

October 11, 2019

Can a fan love a band a little too much? Because that may be the case for Guns N' Roses superfan Rick Dunsford.

Dunsford has seen GNR 32 times, has had the band's autographs tattooed on his arm, and even named his son Axl after Axl Rose. Unfortunately for Dunsford, the band has issued a lifetime ban on him from ever attending any of their concerts again.

Dunsford is apparently well-known amongst the GNR online fan pages, message boards, and social media pages, and it may be his extreme fandom that contributed to his banishment. A legal representative for GNR emailed Dunsford informing him to no longer attend any of the band's shows.

The band believes Dunsford is responsible for leaking some of the demos of Chinese Democracy online. Although he admits to owning a bootleg discs from the recording sessions, he denies ever leaking it online. Dunsford says he acquired the recordings after he and some other GNR fans purchased a storage shed that used to belong to former GNR A&R rep Tom Zutant. According to Dunsford, the shed was being auctioned off after Zutant allegedly failed to pay the storage fee. Stored inside the locker included several CDs of unreleased Guns N' Roses music from between 1999 and 2001.

Video posted to Facebook by another user reportedly shows Dunsford talking to security, preventing him from entering the venue.

“So today I flew out to Wichita, KS to see my favorite band Guns N’ Roses,” he wrote on Facebook. “Today would be my 33rd time seeing them! Well I was just pulled from the line and told if I ever come to a Guns N’ Roses show again that I’ll be arrested! I was escorted off the property and told I’m done.”