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GUNS N ROSES' Axl Rose Once Sent A Roadie To Another Country To Get His Jacket Before A Show

Now it's called "yellow-jacketing."

Now it's called "yellow-jacketing."

Despite his talent and general legendary status as a frontman for Guns N' Roses, Axl Rose is known to operate solely on Axl Rose time in Axlroseland.

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One such example of that was recently recounted by actor, producer, and holder of many more titles Cameron Crowe. In an interview regarding his new Showtime show Roadies, Crowe tells the tale of Axl Rose's yellow jacket. According to Crowe in an interview with EW, he overheard some roadies talking about "yellow-jacketing," and asked what the term meant.

“They said, ‘There was a guy that worked with Guns N’ Roses, and there was a show and Axl Rose needed a yellow jacket that he’d left in England before he would perform. So a roadie was given the job to get on a plane as fast as possible, go to London, find Axl Rose’s yellow jacket, and come back so he could play the show.'”

Yes, Axl Rose once sent a crew member to a different country just to pick up a specific yellow jacket — but that’s not even why Cameron remembers the story so well. “The best part about that story is not that somebody had to go get a yellow jacket for Axl Rose,” he continued, “but that it became such lore among other roadies that it became a verb — to yellow-jacket.”

Despite not saying where the show was, it kind of doesn't matter. Even if the flight was from London to Paris, Axl Rose still made a dude get on a plane to get his coat so he could go on stage with it.

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