Axl Rose 'fuming' after £130,000 worth of gold and diamond necklaces are stolen in Paris
Axl Rose was said to be “fuming” after the temperamental Guns N’Roses singer was robbed of three gold-and-diamond necklaces, worth an estimated £130,000, in Paris.
The heist took place whilst the 50 year-old rocker was performing at a private gathering for around 100 VIPs. Earlier in the evening, Rose performed a concert with the band at the city's Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy venue.
A Paris police spokesman said that the lead singer of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band was “fuming” after the theft, which took place last night.
Police said they were investigating the theft and added that it did not appear that Rose, who enjoys an estimated wealth of $200 million, was wearing the necklaces at the time.
The jewellery was stolen from a lounge guarded by the frontman’s personal security team, police said. Only invited guests and members of Rose's entourage were allowed into the area.
The only remaining member of the original line-up of band, formed in Los Angeles in 1985 and whose best known songs include "November Rain", "Patience", and "Sweet Child o' Mine", Rose is notorious for his eccentric behaviour.
Guns N’Roses took to the stage 90 minutes late when they toured the UK and Ireland last week, with performances often concluding at 2am.
Rose, who takes regular breaks during songs to visit an oxygen tent, threatened to walk off during a London O2 Arena show, if fans persisted in pelting the stage with coins and food.
The band are scheduled to play in Germany on Friday before returning to France as part of a tour of Europe and Israel which runs until July 22.
Rose declined to take part in a reunion with guitarist Slash and other members of the original line-up at their Hall of Fame induction. The singer spent 15 years working on the reconstituted band’s comeback album, Chinese Democracy, which was finally released in 2008.
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