Axl Rose ‘Fired’ By Manager From Surprising Band


Axl Rose was fired from L.A. Guns by manager Raz Cue, according to Tracii Guns in his new book “Nöthin’ but a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the ’80s Hard Rock Explosion.”

Guns wrote, via Rolling Stone, “Axl had actually been fired from L.A. Guns by Raz [Cue, manager]. He was just like, ‘I’m not going to deal with you anymore.’

“And so then we got Mike Jagosz back for a second, which is probably when that Hollywood Rose reunion happened.

“But at that time, Axl and I were attached at the hip. So we decided we were going to continue playing together, we just had to figure out in what configuration. And then I was like, ‘Well, Izzy’s not doing anything, why don’t we just add him to the band?’

“The initial idea with Axl was ‘Hey, let’s just write and record and we’ll go out and play new songs.’

“And somehow we came up with the name Guns and Rose, which was just his last name and my last name. And then within five minutes, Axl’s like, ‘Nah, man, Guns and Roses.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s a great band name.”