Guns N’ Roses Keyboardist Chris Pitman Apologizes After Calling Reunion Tour ‘A Money Grab’
Guns N’ Roses keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist Chris Pitman has apologized after apparently slagging off the band’s upcoming reunion shows. In a social media post, Pitman called the reunion “a money grab” and a “nostalgia tour” before deleting his comments. But now he has blamed the comments on drinking and texting.
Pitman has performed keyboards, programming, backing vocals and sub-bass for Guns N’ Roses since joining the band in 1998, and is believed to still be in the band. He also contributed twelve-string guitar, mellotron and various programming parts to the Chinese Democracy album. Pitman received songwriting credits for “If the World” and “Madagascar.”
Pitman’s criticism was screen captured by a fan before the keyboardist decided to erase what he typed. “This is a nostalgia tour, please don’t mention those who are there the last 20 fkg years,” Pitman wrote. “Oh god no! (a money grab) FU.” The criticism seems to be directed at the band only mentioning Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan when promoting the tour, leaving fans to wonder who’s in the rest of the lineup.
Pitman’s words were shared on the Guns N’ Roses subreddit, leading to the GN’R member making an apology via Twitter:
I sincerely apologize to GNR,especially the band and crew,for stupid comments about upcoming tour, ..remember kids, dont drink n text!
— Chris Pitman (@CPitmanofficial) March 4, 2016
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