Guns N’ Roses take a swipe at Donald Trump with new t-shirt design

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Guns N' Roses (Image credit: Katarina Benzova)

Earlier this month, US President Donald Trump visited a factory that was making N95 face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

During the visit, one of the songs played over the speaker system at the Honeywell plant in Arizona was Guns N’ Roses’ cover of Wings’ 1973 track Live And Let Die. A clip of the moment went viral on social media, due to the fact that Trump and his team weren’t wearing face coverings in the factory.

Now, in what appears to be a jibe at the 45th President of the United States, Guns N’ Roses are preparing to sell a t-shirt with the words: “Live N’ Let Die With Covid 45.”

The t-shirt will be available from June 10 and is now available to pre-order for $25, with 100% of net proceeds going to the Recording Academy’s MusiCares charity

Earlier this month, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin traded insults in what just might be the unlikeliest Twitter spat of 2020.

GNR were also recently forced to cancel their upcoming European tour due to the pandemic, with the band saying: “Sadly, the upcoming European tour will not be happening. Things are changing daily and we want to keep our fans, crew members and band safe. 

"We are working hard with our promoters, venues and cities/countries on next steps and will make further announcements as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience, we will get through this together and look forward to seeing you all very soon."

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Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.