Axl Rose Ripped By Guns N’ Roses Icon For Showing Up Late


Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Tracii Guns was recently interviewed by Eddie Trunk, and he discussed the first time Axl Rose was late to a show, and Duff McKagan’s reaction to it. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments. A Guns N’ Roses member revealed when Axl started ‘dictating’ to the band yesterday.

Guns: The next night was at The Waters Club in San Pedro and Axl [Rose] was real late, which was the first time he was late to anything. We were all awkward and uncomfortable already, we were all just like:

“Is he gonna show up, like what is going on?”

Guns: The show was fine and then Duff [McKagan] drove me home, Duff’s girlfriend Katarina drove us home. I told Duff on the way home:

“Is this cool?”

Guns: Duff was like:

“Yeah, did you see all the people?”

Guns: I said:

“No, no, what’s going on here?”

Then he goes:

“Yeah, I know Axl, that’s why we’re a band and then we have a singer.” 

Guns: I’m like:

Guns: “Yeah but he’s like my best friend and I haven’t talked to him in like, eight days.”

Trunk: So he got real distant on you?

Guns: Duff got real distant from everything. Like he was just, newfound power.

Trunk: Because of the band and he was getting attention?

Guns: Oh yeah, lots of attention.

Trunk: So it kind of went to his head?

Guns: I mean, whatever caused it, yeah. Tracii Guns revealed who fired Axl Rose a few days ago