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- Posted on Mar 30th 2010 6:15AM by Barnaby Smith
When Guns N' Roses played Leeds Festival in 2002, Axl Rose and band arrived on stage after they were due to have finished.
"I think I'm going to tell them they're playing the day before," joked Benn in an interview with NME.com. "It's the easiest thing really. The stories of Axl Rose turning up onstage late are the thing of legend but I'm led to believe he's got a new manager and I've been given wonderful assurances it won't be an issue this time."
Benn's words come in the wake of the announcement of the finalised line-up for Reading and Leeds, with Arcade Fire and Blink-182 the other headliners, and of course the Libertines reforming especially for the event.
"The long-awaited return of Arcade Fire. It's a real step up for them but I think it's a testament to how important a band they've become," said Benn.
"And then there's Blink-182, no one thought they'd play any European festivals because of [Travis Barker]'s plane crash, and logistically it's proving to be one of those things involving boats and planes. They've been at the top of the forums for a long, long time so it's a real plus for us."
Axl Rose, meanwhile, is still recovering after being struck by an object as the band played a concert in Peru. The band also recently suffered a collapsed stage at a show in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.