Tales From the Roadie: Axl Rose and Yellow- Jacketing
I read this hilarious story this weekend about Axl Rose and his diva like behavior. I love Axl. He is a great studio musician. His antics and "just 'cuz I can" attitude leave me wanting less.
Filmmaker Cameron Crowe once heard a roadie say "that is yellow-jacketing" and had to know what he meant. Once, Axl Rose refuse to go onstage because he was watching "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze." But Yellow-Jacketing is a different level of diva behavior.
Axl refused to perform without this "yellow jacket" he left in London and had a roadie get on a plane to retrieve it. The roadie had to go to London, find the jacket and bring it back before Axl would perform. Wow. That is yellow-jacketing.
Bono once had a hat flown in first class from London to Italy. Rumor is Axl's roadie flew coach. Read the full story by clicking here.