During an appearance on the Appetite for Distortion Podcast, former Guns N’ Roses manager Doug Goldstein commented on GN’R performing a concert in Mexico City on March 14 despite the outbreak.
“I’ve said this to you, the reality is that I don’t manage the band anymore since 2004. But I would’ve probably handled things a little differently.
“The one frustrating thing for me is: there’s not a whole lot of communication from either management to the band, to the fans in general…
“Taking it back all the way to when they started the announcement for the original reunion tour, ‘Not in This lifetime,’ it was like one paragraph, ‘Hey, by the way, we’re out, be out there.’
“And then I saw the ticket sales in Toronto, and I thought, ‘Well sure, because nobody is out there really marketing this whole project.’ It was a little frustrating when, as the ex-manager, we certainly used to get in front of that stuff.”
On the current situation:
“I don’t think so. I think in a pandemic situation like this, people are pulling all the stops and doing this, that is the responsible thing to do. I think once everything settles back down, I don’t think it’s gonna get to that.
“I could be wrong, but I certainly don’t see that chemical warfare is gonna be needed to be checked at the door. [Laughs]
“What happens if you have to make a decision like that, A) You are then profiling by pulling somebody to the side to measure them.
“Or in a worst-case scenario, you actually have to take the temperature of every single person. What happens when you need to start letting people in? Because it is going to take hours to be able to do that.”