Axl Rose Angered At Show: ‘He Broke Glass Onstage’


Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan discussed seeing Axl Rose perform live for the first time, and how Rose was angered onstage by someone and broke a glass. The huge amount of money Axl Rose and Guns N’ Roses spent recording ‘Appetite for Destruction’ was recently revealed.

McKagan told SPIN, “I just learned a lot about truth in music. I never got into music for the money or the chicks. You don’t start playing in punk rock bands to get chicks or money because there was none of that. It was about the music and the pure furor of that and seeing bands that I liked.

The first time I saw Axl, Slash took me—I met Slash first in L.A, and he took me to see LA Guns, very early LA Guns—and Axl was the singer. I see this dude come out, and it’s like rawness. I see a real anger and a real ferocity. I’m like, ‘This guy might jump off the stage and kick my ass.’ He broke a glass on stage. Something pissed him off and it was real. You saw people back away. I’m like, ‘I f**king love this guy.’ [laughs]

Within weeks, I met Izzy [Stradlin] and he goes, ‘I’m starting this band.’ Izzy moved in across the street from me. You probably heard this story. ‘I’m starting this band with this guy Axl.'” Gene Simmons brutally disrespecting Axl Rose was recently revealed.