Just to silence the unknowing:
Axl Rose was late to shows because he needed a massuese because as a child, he was beaten, and needed someone to take care of his ankles which kept twisting.
Axl punched out that fan with a camera in St. Louis because earlier the "fan" (who was only there to make fun of the band) was taunting Axl and giving grief to those around him, and as we all know, Axl doesnt take motherFUCKIN shit from NOBODY. Damn he`s so hot...
None of the members were fired; they all walked out on the band, as so says Axl and Dizzy Reed, the keyboardist.
Axl is currently working on Chinese Democracy, which Gilby claims is close to finishing, but you never know. I await the album happily even if I`m waiting for a long, longgggggg time...!
W.Axl Rose - Vocals
Slash - Lead Guitar
Izzy Stradlin - Rhythm Guitar
Duff McKagan - Bass Guitar
Steven Adler - Drums
Adler was replaced by Matt Sorum from The Cult, and Gilby Clarke replaced Izzy when he left. Dizzy Reed was added for keyboard duty.
The band was effectively broken up by 1995 or possibly before, with most members pursuing other projects and Axl carrying on the Guns n' Roses name with a new cast of musicians. Slash, Duff, and Matt formed Velvet Revolver with Scott Weiland (ex STP).
It is music's great loss that the band collapsed under the weight of its member's egos, as many predicted that they could have been this generation's Rolling Stones. Perhaps an unlikely Aerosmith-type reunion could still occur, but if not, Guns n' Roses' music will stand the test of time and serve as a testament to the brilliance they showed during their '87-'93 heydey.
axl(william axl rose) - singer
slash (saul hudson)- lead guitar
izzy stradlin (Jeff isabell) - rhythem
guitar *used to be drummer*
Duff McKagen (michael Mckagen) - bass
Stephen adler (the man) - drums
The band went their different ways over a period of time starting from 1993 and different band members took over. The one origional member of the band - axl rose is still trying to re-create the band as it was at its glory...he can only get away with it since he is pretty damned amazing onstage! However we are still waiting for chinese democracy
the other band members went onto do different projects, the most successful of all,involvs slash,duff and Matt sorum (who replaced stephen on drums in 1990) together in a band with dave kushner and front man skott weiland.
They kick ass, and have given great strength and joy to many other youths including myself. a 1 disc greatest hits album does NOT give the band justice