For his part, Axl has admitted that he’s not a “‘punctual’ type of person,” but maintained that every delay was “in one way or another show-related or having to do with those involved with the show in some fashion.”
Not sure how a viewing of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze fits into that explanation, but according to Alternative Nation, that was the reason Rose was late to GNR’s concert in Tampa on December 28th, 1991.
A Tampa radio DJ recounted the story to Alternative Nation:
“The DJ was an assistant to the owner of the venue, and needless to say the owner was getting pissed. When the owner asked why Axl was being late for the thousandth time, he said: ‘Axl’s management said he was watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, and that Axl’s attention was 100% on the movie and couldn’t be bothered.'”
Well at least the delay wasn’t because he got sick from drinking a bottle of Mike Patton-flavored orange juice.