In a new interview with Eddie Trunk, former Guns N’ Roses guitarist and the current singer of LA Guns, Tracii Guns has shared an interesting story about Axl Rose and his little-known band Hollywood Rose.
Tracii claimed that Axl Rose was fired from Hollywood Rose by their manager.
Here’s the complete story:
“So, Axl [Rose] got into an argument with our manager and our manager fired Axl but we all lived together so it was all really weird. So, that same night he got fired we started Guns N’ Roses and I called Izzy [Stradlin] the next day and said:
“Hey, we are gonna start this new band called Guns N’ Roses, do you want in?”
And he agreed. It was as simple as that, no paint or coc*ine involved.”
“And the name was just putting your name and Axl’s last name together? That was the idea?”
“That was it, yeah.
The original idea was before we decided to just start a new band Axl made note that we could still write songs and record because we had an independent EP that was about to come out so we knew how to record and we knew how to put something out on our own.
So, five minutes before the new band was Guns N’ Roses our record label was Guns N’ Roses so it was a very quick evolution of ideas that happened. As soon as Izzy committed to it the next day we were really excited about it and the rest, as they say, is history.”
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