Quoted from lmccart5:
I was actually at that concert in Cleveland. To be fair, Axl did not introduce them as the Pigeons of Shit Metal. When Guns were doing their set he paused at some point and asked the crowd "how did you like the Pigeon's of Shit Metal", and then stated something along the lines about how they won't be touring with Guns anymore to which there was cheering and applause. I don't think the crowd cared that greatly about it one way or another, I think they just found it funny. If Jesse said "fuck you" it wasn't during the concert. I'm not sure why Axl went out of his way to bash them though. The EODM received a lukewarm reception during their set, but I didn't think they were terrible by any means.
it's wild that you were at the show! Everything I've read about GNR on that tour was that axl was unhinged and acting nuts. I was never a fan anyway, although I do like Slash. Your description of how it all went down doesn't change my opinion of axl. He's a dick.