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Axl Rose, Guns N’ Roses and Shannon Hoon Have a Long History Together

Today we take a look at the long history between Guns N’ Roses, Blind Melon, Shannon Hoon and Axl Rose. Check it out below!

From Faith No More to Eagles of Death Metal, Bands Hated Opening for Guns N’ Roses

Back in the day before the “Not in This Lifetime Tour”, many bands hated opening for Guns N’ Roses. We take a look at why that was in the video below!


Duff Saw Axl Rose for the First Time At an LA Guns Show

Duff McKagan stopped by “My First Time” show on Sirius XM last week and discussed the first time he met Axl Rose. He said the following:

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Slash took me to a show that Axl was singing at. It was LA Guns It was an early version of LA Guns. And I saw this Henry Rollins, Like that first version of Henry Rollins when he got into flag. he was angry and anything could happen like he might jump off the stage and kick my butt type of guy, which i love to this day and I Love that feeling. This guy is like Rollins maybe more so Izzy moved across the street and said we’re starting a band and Axl and hey I saw that guy play and it all came together very naturally.

26 Years Ago Izzy Stradlin Returns to Guns N’ Roses

26 years ago Guns N’ Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin returned to Guns N’ Roses to temporarily replace Gilby Clarke who had broken his wrist in a motorcycle accident. Today we take a look at those five Izzy dates which started on May 22, 1993 and ran until May 30, 1993.

Howard Stern Discusses Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland was a frequent guest of Howard Stern’s radio show appearing on the show as a member of Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver and his solo projects. Howard said the following:

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“I’m not a drug guy. I tried them early in my life, but I realized pretty quickly they weren’t for me. I think they mess up your entire outlook. I think they destroy your work ethic. I think a million different negative thoughts about drugs, but they sure are fascinating to talk about. Sometimes the conversations can be funny, like Snoop Dogg and Seth Rogen talking about their love of weed. Sometimes it can get dark, like hearing about Anthony Kiedis and Drew Barrymore being exposed to drugs when they were just kids. There are Don Henley and James Taylor who got clean and stayed that way, and then there is Scott Weiland who, no matter how hard he tried, just couldn’t.

That’s another reason I like talking about drugs: because I know it’s a subject all my listeners have some experience with, if not themselves then with family members or friends. It’s something they can relate to. Yet there are few shows or other media outlets that actually talk about drugs in a way that doesn’t vilify them or look down on people who use them. There’s such a stigma about drug users and addiction in this country. It’s a shame. Especially the way it’s criminalized. I may have a million negative thoughts about drugs, but I’ve always maintained that they should be legal. All of them. Locking someone up over a drug is absolutely absurd.”

According to MarksFriggin which recaps the show everyday

Howard said Scott was a sweet guy and he won everyone over when they were on the show. Howard said he’s sad for him and that he’s gone. Howard said he’s sad that he had such a troubled life. Howard said he left behind a great body of work that will live on. Howard said Scott learned how to turn on audiences and all of that experience is gone. Howard said he gets sad thinking about that. Howard said every time he came in there he acted like everything was fine.

Howard said they once asked Scott how he got started with drugs and he thinks he enjoyed talking to them when he was in there. Howard said Scott mentioned a guy who turned him on to drugs but didn’t blame the guy for it. Howard said they had a story a few years ago about Scott turning himself in to the cops when he thought they were looking at him on the street.