Guns N’ Roses Frontman Axl Rose Rarely Emerged In Public During the “Wilderness Years”
Guns N’ Roses Frontman Axl Rose rarely made public appearances during the Wilderness Years. We take a look at the photos from 94-2000 of the frontman that have appeared online in recent years and the story behind them.
Riki Rachtman Reveals Slash Thought He Was a Bad Influence on Axl Rose
Recently we reported that Riki Rachtman has started a new podcast where he talks about old stories from his club the Cathouse in Los Angeles. He shares quite a few Guns N’ Roses stories and revealed how guitarist Slash thought he was a bad influence on singer Axl Rose. He said the following
During a recent edition of former MTV personality Riki Rachtman’s podcast, The Cathouse Hollywood Podcast, Rachtman described the altercation between Motley Crue’s Vince Neil and Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses during the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. He said the following:
Rachtman: Then you have Axl Rose. Axl was a really good friend, we had a lot of good times at the Cathouse and a lot of good times away from the club. We used to do a lot of late night into early morning partying. Believe it or not, one time after being up for five straight days Slash once said that I was a bad influence on Axl. Can you believe that?! As a friend Axl was very loyal and very supportive of those who were on his side. If you were in his circle, he would be more than willing to hook you up. Axl went out of his way on more on one occasion for me. Yes, he wore Cathouse shirts on stage and in photo shoots. Axl would also mention Cathouse in interviews and even when they were selling millions of records he would bring Guns N’ Roses back to the club to play unannounced shows.
It’s funny that Slash was so concerned with Axl’s bad influences considering he himself was indulging in his vices around this time. Maybe it had to do with the fact that the partying was catching up with Axl when it came to band business.